Catching hail in a jar + seeing the world through creative eyes.

I was in Colorado all weekend for my nephew Caleb’s bar mitzvah. (That’s Caleb and I in the photo above) The day started off full of sunshine – complete with sundresses and bare feet – but by the afternoon there were tiny balls of ice pouring from the sky! What the what?

So we did what any curious Californians would do – we ran outside with a mason jar! Nico grabbed a handful of ice and put it in his mouth, Ben stuck his hand inside the jar until it was numb and I giggled and felt more alive than usual for having run outside in a hail storm. I love how kids understand this intuitively… that to experience wonder fully, all the senses are necessary.

Another highlight of my trip was spending time with my sister’s niece Hannah. She is an incredible artist and poet who just graduated from college + is a total kindred spirit. She leads a poetry camp for girls each summer in Bolinas, CA (hit reply if you want more deets on this) and as she was telling me about it – tea parties, poetry walks, fairy houses – I realized that I do something similar for grownups!

We are reminding ourselves and each other to see the world through creative eyes.

We are connecting in deep ways to our spirits and nourishing ourselves with color and play and the joy of being with others. Simple things. But things that get lost in the busy busy.

I wish we could all be in the same room for a tea party. We would eat pastries + drink earl grey + tell each other stories. We would walk through the streets capturing the beauty we find. We would write love notes and paste them on mirrors in public restrooms. We would remind each other that it’s okay to be imperfect, to not have it all together… and that we don’t have to pretend for each other.

The good news is that we have a great little internet classroom where we can gather! And I am so excited to be with you.(Thrilled by how many of you have already signed up!) If you haven’t enrolled in my newest creation (Summer School: Calling in ease, beauty and magic) you can find out more here!

It will be an easy peasy class – a place to remember wonder, magic + your creative spirit.

xo Andrea

 

The adventure begins Monday, June 4th, 2018

$99 You can still get the early bird price for $49!
Just enter the coupon code: EARLYBIRDLOVE at checkout.

 

Wow! and the story of the beet lady.

So delighted by how many people are already signed up for Summer School! Thank you!! I couldn’t be more excited.

And I have to tell you, the magic has already begun. 

Get this! I was contemplating one of the creative photo prompts for the course – thinking about how we might be able to find things in the world that match the color palette of what we are wearing on a given day.Sort of like your own personal camouflage… where if you stood in front of a bright pink wall for example, you might blend in.I wondered if it was too complex, when lo and behold, the woman in line in front of me at the grocery store said, “Sorry, gotta just grab one more thing!” No problem, I replied.

She returned with a bunch of beets in her hand. “Oh my goodness!” I practically shouted. “You match those beets perfectly!”

I explained that I am a photographer and teach creative courses and that I was contemplating a prompt just like this… she let me take her photo and then beamed at me the whole way out of the store. It’s possible I made her day + I  know she made mine. Just a simple moment of spontaneous connection with a stranger (where I got to share my delight in all things creativity and color) was pure gold to me.

It was also a beautiful nod from the Universe. Go girl! it seemed to say. You’re on the right track!

In a world that often overwhelms, that makes me want to crawl under the covers and hide, creative play is a balm. It nourishes me in the best possible ways.

It reminds me of who I am at my core.
It reminds me of my aliveness and my joy.
And when I feel like I’ve lost my sparkle, it helps me discover it again.

If your heart did a little leap when you saw the lady with the beets, this class is for you. Or if you’ve lost your sparkle, please join me in this creative adventure.

You can still get the early bird price of just $49. (Enter the code: EARLYBIRDLOVE at checkout)

Hoping you all find some sparks of joy today,
Andrea

The adventure begins Monday, June 4th, 2018

$99 Early bird pricing gets you the class for just $49!
Just enter the coupon code: EARLYBIRDLOVE at checkout.

 

So excited to share a brand new course! Summer School!

For summer, I wanted to create an experience of pure joy for you! Something easy…. (it’s summer after all!) and fun. Something that will get us out into the world + wake up our creative spirits.

Here’s what I came up with:

A series of delicious prompts on the themes of ease, beauty and everyday magic.

  • Ease: Self-compassion, cultivating a mindset of ease, letting go of struggle. 
  • Beauty: Creative photo prompts that will wake you up to the beauty and color in your world.
  • Everyday Magic: These prompts are my favorite of all! These will be secret missions of kindness that are designed to delight you + also the world. They are joy-filled and all about creative play.

Here’s what you’ll discover, inside:

  • 4 weeks of written, audio + video lessons that will help you call in ease, beauty and magic.
  • Prompts for creative play that will loosen our minds and open our hearts – allowing us to see the world through a different lens.
  • Secret missions of kindness.
  • Support in choosing ease as a way of being – inside whatever circumstances we are in.
  • As we welcome in ease, beauty and magic, we will ultimately connect to our joy.

The adventure begins Monday, June 4th, 2018

Want to see a sample prompt? Here’s one below!

 

$99 Early bird pricing gets you the class for just $49!
Just enter the coupon code: EARLYBIRDLOVE at checkout.

Hey sweet friends, I want to hear from you.

I want to create something new for you! Something that you will LOVE, that will be fun and delightful and truly make a difference in your life.

Would you do me a favor? And take 2 minutes (I promise, that’s it!) to answer my little survey?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RF9BZFL

It would help me SO much!

Deeply appreciating that you are here,
Andrea

CSP #31: Gary Salyer on attachment styles + how to make love feel safe

Dr. Gary D. Salyer is a master transformational relationship coach who helps people re-write the rules for love in their brains.  This allows amazing shifts to happen in a very short period of time so that people can have the extraordinary relationship they deserve.  Dr. Salyer speaks to a national audience as a featured expert and various celebrity TV and radio shows such as Hay House Radio.  His life purpose is to change ‘a generation’s fate with love.’

Dr. Gary is the creator of the Safe to Love Again™ Workshop and the Extraordinary Couples™ Retreat.  He is the author of the forthcoming book, Safe to Love Again: How to Release the Pain of Past Relationships and Create the Love You Deserve.  Dr. Gary offers a unique blend of NLP, Bert Hellinger’s “Family Systems” approach and Attachment Theory, the science of relationships.  For more information, go to http://www.garysalyer.com.