Three Ways to Nourish Your Soul

If you’re anything like me, a creative soul living in the real world, achieving and maintaining peace and balance in your life is difficult. Let’s face it, the real world is a mess and our lives reflect and multiply that in many ways.

As I travel along my path, I keep my eyes open for possibility and sometimes I find true gems as my reward.

One such gem came to me through a network of creative women who took me in and gave me wings. April Cole runs a group on facebook called, The Studio – artist lounge. The group is a closed one, but genuine souls in search of healing through art can be added from time to time. This February, she added a healing art therapy component to the group and it promises to be an amazing journey. It takes a commitment to self and peers that some may not currently possess, but if this sounds like something you can embrace and follow through with, I invite you to request an invitation to join. There are introspective, artistic exercises each month, not to mention a very supportive network of artists of all levels.

Melody Ross and the Brave Girls Club Team are a loving, nurturing group whose mission is to spread love and art. If you’ve never heard of them, you should definitely check them out. ( Their Soul Restoration courses are deep and thought provoking with an unrivaled healing component. This month, Melody released a free course, “The Thing About Love.” ( I promise that it threatens to tear down the walls of those hard core, societal ideas about love, replacing them with TRUTH. A lesson we all need to learn and/or be reminded of.

Most recently, I received an invitation from Carrie Brummer (of to join in on her free webinar, How to Draw and Color a Mandala, on Wednesday, March 4th. She released this video as a means of invitation and introduction: I’m in! You ought to join us! Use this link to reserve your spot:

Looking forward to spending the remainder of the day in the studio!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!


Share Your Heart: Paper Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you out there! Whether you have a significant other with whom you are sharing the day, or whether you are simply taking the day to express love to family, friends and pets, I salute you! Spread LOVE today! But don’t forget to share a little of it with the person who matters most… YOU!

Paper Hearts is a new book by Courtney Walsh. The story is amazing! I cannot wait to read it! You can view the trailer for the book here: Facebook:

It was only through this Brave Girls Club post: that I learned about the new book and the movement it has inspired; the #ShareYourHeart campaign! Immediately upon reading, I knew I would participate in some way. I am sooo glad I made the time to do so.

This is what I came up with…

Practice Self Love

I may add to it later, I didn’t have much time to tweak it. But the message is true… Practice Self Love!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!



Brave Girls Birdies

Several years ago, I took a leap of faith and invested in myself. By this, I mean that I got up the courage and the funds to participate in Soul Restoration as taught by Melody Ross and the Brave Girls Club. It was one of the best things I have ever done.

BGC Soul Restoration

Try as I might, I don’t remember how I stumbled on Brave Girls, or how I heard about Soul Restoration. It doesn’t really matter. What matters is that I said, “YES!” I stepped out in faith and was rewarded with a new view of myself and the world at large.

BGC What Matters Most

To this day, I carry with me the lessons I learned and the joy that I found on that journey.

BGC Live A Brave Life

My series of birdies grew out of that period of self-discovery. As near and dear to me as the wings of my own heart, these birdies exemplify the Truth, the Freedom, the Diversity and the Courage that Brave Girls instilled in me.

A Little Bird Told Me...Worthy

It is no wonder then, that I continue to share my fine feathered creations with the Brave Girls Club. Each new birdie I create is submitted faithfully for inclusion in the Brave Girls Daily Truth emails. These uplifting and encouraging emails are delivered daily to subscribers. They support and uphold the Brave Girls teachings, providing little bits of inspiration and reminders of the fundamental truths we tend to forget.

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My birdies have become, by extension, a symbol of those truths. I am extremely grateful to Kathy Wilkins and the rest of the Brave Girls team for their support and encouragement. Just yesterday, I received an email letting me know that another of my birdies was to appear in that evening’s Daily Truth. Within, Kathy extended a compliment to me and it touched me deeply. It reminded me that we all crave validation and approval. Sometimes we actually get it.

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Gratitude is a beautiful thing. It grows wings of its own and spreads like the fire of a phoenix, sharing messages of renewal and rebirth.

Woodland Jewel

In that spirit, I encourage you to check out the Brave Girls Club. Sign up for their Daily Truth emails. (Little Butterfly is a similar email subscription for girls and teens.)  Take a peek into their classes and all the wonderful things they are up to these days. You won’t be disappointed and you might just be inspired!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!