Creative at the Wheel
How A Wasp From Texas Discovered Peruvian Shamanism with Barbara Snow

How A Wasp From Texas Discovered Peruvian Shamanism with Barbara Snow

July 26, 2022

Barbara Snow was born and lived most of her life in the States; she now lives in Villa Banba, Ecuador  with her dogs and is a writer of what her friends call "science faction", crafting stories of process that enlighten and entertain. She has written and published around 20 books.

Her biggest transformation came early on, when her bridegroom of 6 weeks had a stroke and she took care of him until he died.  Coming through the dark night, Barbara was introduced to Shamanism through a Peruvian Shaman named Oscar Miro-Quesada and she credits this spiritual path as saving her life.

Barbara shares how she has followed her guidance and given herself a lot of permission to be wildly creative, periodically reinventing herself and finding new ways of living fully expressed. 

Barbara's Info:

Barbara's Amazon.com page:  https://www.amazon.com/Barbara-Snow/e/B01N7OK0BK/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

https://www.facebook.com/barbesnow

Twitter @barbarasn

 

Julie's Info:

Mentoring/Coaching /Experiences for creatives of all kinds: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com

The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/

Intuitive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/

https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig

From Zimbabwe To Scotland Against All Odds, Making and Teaching Art with Donald Hargrove

From Zimbabwe To Scotland Against All Odds, Making and Teaching Art with Donald Hargrove

July 12, 2022

Donald Hargrove's most recent collection of digital paintings "The Landscape of Origins" is an exquisite testimony to his connection to nature and the essence of life. 

 

From a young age, Donald Hargrove knew he wanted to be an artist.  Born and raised in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia then), Donald's life was shaped by deep friendships with his neighbors, his love of the land, and the joy he first experienced at the Mzilikazi Art Centre.

 

Most recently, he survived extraordinary surgeries that saved his life from a disease that took his right arm, shoulder girdle and major musculature on one side, and reconnected him with his love of art making during the intense lockdowns of Covid in Scotland.

 

He is exhibiting again, and shares his journey of healing and creative discovery here with Julie.

Donald's Info:

https://www.donaldhargrove.co.uk/

https://www.instagram.com/donald_hargrove_art/

https://www.facebook.com/donald.hargrove.71/

 

  • Growing up in Zimbabwe during such an intense period of history. (When it was still Rhodesia)
  • Finding his dream of being an artist
  • Attending art school in Scotland and then living in London as an active artist
  • Surviving a catastrophic health event and returning to art teaching
  • The gift of COVID and his new relationship to art

 

Julie's Info

Mentoring/Coaching /Experiences for creatives of all kinds: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com

The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/

Intuitive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/

https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig

 

My Surprising Life With Poetry with David Coleman

My Surprising Life With Poetry with David Coleman

June 28, 2022

David has been a ski patroller, has skied 21,000 feet in the Andes, has travelled to Tibet, Peru and to other parts of the world, has been a full time potter, an inventor and more recently a school bus driver.  Through all of his different iterations, poetry has come with him, and has given him a sense of purpose and a way to explore the world that keeps him sane and gives him a soulful way to be with people and be seen.

David shares what it was like to eventually meet Robert Bly and Mary Oliver and how his own poetry has developed over the years and how what he calls "the language of dreams" shapes his poetry life now.

David's relaxed and yet potent experience with reading and writing poems  is a refreshing and accessible lifelong journey, full of many surprises.  

 

David's Contact Info:

primarymotion.one@gmail.com

To contact David about buying his 2005 self published poetry book "And All This Time" or about the ongoing weekly poetry circle, please email him.

 

 

 

Julie Claire Info:

Mentoring/Coaching /Experiences for creatives of all kinds: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com

The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/

Intuitive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/

https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig

 

Gathering The Forces of Friends and Art Making with Poet Joan Logghe.

Gathering The Forces of Friends and Art Making with Poet Joan Logghe.

June 14, 2022

Joan Logghe has lived a life of poetry in La Puebla, New Mexico.

Santa Fe's poet laureate from 2010-2012, she is an exuberant story teller and well known around the world for her poetry and her art classes.

In this conversation with Julie, she shares her experience of dealing with the harshest of realities—that of clinical depression. In the last couple of years, Joan let go of writing and everything she had been doing as her daily life reinvented itself around the simplest of pleasures and good friendships.  Her story is an uplifting testimony to how the Universe can step in when we have no idea what to do. 

Joan's Info:

www.joanlogghe.com

 

Steven Skoczen's book:  No Bullshit Guide to Depression 

 

Julie's Info:

Transformational coaching for individuals: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com

The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/

Intuitive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/

https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig

The Gospel of Thomas As My Workbook with Hannah Rappaport

The Gospel of Thomas As My Workbook with Hannah Rappaport

May 31, 2022

Hannah Rappaport made a dramatic exit from her conventional life as housewife and mother and entered the world of Gnosticism at the age of forty. 

 

Always someone who experienced visions, she experienced this initiation as her entrance into what she knew was her life's work, living true to her soul's purpose from the inside out.

 

Now living in Taos, New Mexico, Hannah and Julie uncover the spiritual thread of her life and where it has taken her.

 

  • Born in Israel Jewish
  • Being raised in California with loving parents in the time of sex, drugs and rock and roll
  • Being a housewife and a mother
  • Releasing her identities and roles and becoming a mystic
  • Being guided every step of the way
  • What life looks like now

 

Hannah's Info:

Website:  https://house-of-freedom.com/

The book----Gospel of Thomas:
Also a good website for anything pertaining to Gnosticism.
 
A good printed book of Rumi

 

 

Julie's Info:

Transformational Coaching and Mentoring for creatives of all kinds: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com

The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/

Intuitive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/

https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig

Decoupling My Identity From Work And Money with Danielle Cadhit

Decoupling My Identity From Work And Money with Danielle Cadhit

May 17, 2022

This transformational tale is a fairy tale for modern times—how the young successful consultant found her way back to her love of life.

After being successful as a corporate consultant to big pharma, Danielle Cadhit experienced burnout and went on a sabbatical where she prioritized her gut experience and her playful side.  She ultimately reinvented herself in a way that honors her playfulness, and creativity as much as her work savvy and innovation. She is no longer defined by her money or her job. 

This tale inspires all of us to heed the signs of deep discontent and not be lured by external success; instead, to find another way to live, even if it means leaving something you're good at.

  • The gifts and challenge of being born to immigrant parents 
  • The script of success
  • Her big pharma consulting success at an early age
  • Burnout
  • Her turn towards nonprofit work
  • The ball pit and her return to play
  • A seven month sabbatical
  • No longer being defined by her job/money
  • Coming home to herself

Danielle's Info:

https://twitter.com/danecads

 

 

Julie's Info:

Transformational experiences for creatives of all kinds: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com

The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/

Intuitive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/

https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig

 

How A One Way Ticket To New Zealand Changed My Life with Susie Pan

How A One Way Ticket To New Zealand Changed My Life with Susie Pan

May 3, 2022

Susie Pan was born in China, raised in Canada and has moved and travelled for much of her young life.  She has now worked in seven countries and visited over 40 for startups and large corporations.

In 2020, After 5 years working in Toronto, Susie quit her job, packed her life into 2 backpacks, and bought a 1-way ticket to New Zealand without much of a plan. After dealing with multiple family deaths, her goal was to have a year of deep rest, reflection, and exploration. During this time, she lived out of a van, worked on a farm, helped local businesses get online for COVID, and deeply reflected on what she wanted next in life and career. 

And she made a core shift in her life.  Today I get to talk to Susie about what changed that made a whole new relationship with herself and her work possible? 

Susie's Website:  https://www.susiepan.me/

SheEO Website: https://sheeo.world/

 

Julie's Info:

Mentoring/Coaching/Experiences for creatives of all kinds: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com

The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/

 

Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig

 

I Could Have Been A VP But I Had To Dance with Sandi Scheuber

I Could Have Been A VP But I Had To Dance with Sandi Scheuber

April 19, 2022

Sandi Scheuber has lived parallel lives, one as a systems engineer for a large organization and the other as a dancer and choreographer.  She has experienced times of great courage putting dance first along with many years of dance being after hours only.  

 

Here she shares with Julie the value of purposefully not advancing up the ladder in her life as an engineer in order to make real time for her dancing life.

 

This is not a story of leaving everything behind to follow one's passions. This is a story of how one woman took the safe career path but has also boldly followed through on her dream of dancing, letting her passion lead the way.
 

Sandi's Info:

Website: www.makedancehappen.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sandischeuberchoreographer/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandischeuberchoreographer/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sandischeuber

 

Julie's Info:

Mentoring/Coaching /Experiences for creatives of all kinds: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com

The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/

Intuitive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/

https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig

 

Healing Illness Through a Restoration of the Feminine with Jill Ashley Hoffman

Healing Illness Through a Restoration of the Feminine with Jill Ashley Hoffman

April 5, 2022

Jill Ashley Hoffman is a Healing Artist and Transformational Coach supporting women on their healing journey through her Unlock Your Radiance retreats and mastery coaching program. She helps women discover their own inner healer.

In 2012 Jill was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism. After making big changes in her life, researching nutrition, attending health coaching school, she still felt frustrated and angry and not healing in the way she had intended. 

It was when she began to do the deeper work of shifting core thoughts, beliefs and ways of being that she realized that the way she was trying to heal herself was the same energy that had made her sick.

She discovered her body was craving was a more gentle, compassionate and feminine approach. As she learned how to love herself first, she began experiencing the healing she needed. 

Here Jill shares with Julie what core changes made all the difference in her healing journey.

  • Healing as a reunification
  • Fixing versus healing
  • Experiencing burn-out
  • Judging versus honoring her body
  • The support she received to shift her core energies around body and healing
  • Want versus desire
  • The power of intention lining up with desires
  • Finding the energy to heal

Jill's Info:

Free Quiz: Reveal the Medicine Your Body is Craving Now https://bit.ly/FindYourMedicineQuiz

Website: https://jillashleyhoffman.com/

Unlock Your Radiance Retreat
June 22-25 2022
Hillsdale, NY
Talk with Jill about next retreat opportunity:  https://calendly.com/empoweredhealingwithjill/radiance-retreat-clarity-call

 

 

Julie's Info:
Mentoring/Coaching Experiences: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com

The Creative Cure: Class every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/

Intuitive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig

 

Following A Love of Theater and Changing How We work with Mental Health with Amy McDonald

Following A Love of Theater and Changing How We work with Mental Health with Amy McDonald

March 22, 2022

Amy McDonald lives in Glasgow Scotland and is the Founder and CEO of Headtorch, an organization dedicated to prioritizing mental health at work. 

 

Amy is a CEO but she is also an actress with a background in interactive theatre and has experience as a mediator and a coach.  She has found a way to bring her creative background together with her work in business, innovatively changing how mental health is seen, acknowledged and dealt with in organizational settings.

 

Amy flourishes in playing fictional characters and facilitating creative experiences that build confidence in workers, at all levels of an organization, to look out for their colleagues and come together in a transformed mental health business culture.

 

Amy shares with Julie how her work has creatively and professionally evolved over the years and what it's like to work with a stellar team at Headtorch.

Amy's Info:

Website  http://www.headtorch.org

 

Linked In  https://www.linkedin.com/company/headtorch/

 

Augusto Boal  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_Boal

 

Julie's Info:

Mentoring/Coaching /Experiences for creatives of all kinds: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com

The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/

Intuitive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/

https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig

 

 

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