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What Does It Take To Be Brave With Your Life?

Being brave is about taking action and it takes courage to be brave.

I decided to survey my circle of friends for their thoughts on being brave. These were the common actions and thoughts about what it takes to be brave with your life.

  1. Make decisions and be a leader.
  2. Be OK being different.
  3. Show you’re vulnerable.
  4. Do what you do and do it well.
  5. Know what you stand for.
  6. Share your experience.

Leadership is a skill that you can learn. And if you already have leadership qualities there is always room for improvement to maximize your potential.

Working toward being the best version of you each and every day takes bravery and courage. By the end of the year, you can look back and see from your actions how far you’ve come. Realistic goals and challenges are important. Most importantly, remember to be playful and have fun too.

If you are interested in working with a mentor to help you cope with major life change and transitions or if you need help with choosing the right harp therapy program for you please contact me @ francescadurham@gmail.com.

An Open Letter From My Student, Monica Part 2 –

My Year Of Harp – Part 2

You will have to tune into our blog talk radio show later this month to learn more about the work Monica is doing in her practice and how she’s helping her clients through body-based therapeutic work. For now, enjoy this short 3 min 5 sec clip, a continuation from An Open Letter – Part 1. Monica poses the question, “What exactly is creative energy, and how else does it manifest in our lives?

Monica writes, “And if we access this energy either through music making or sexual pleasure, how does that ripple out into everything else we do?” Well, what lies behind creative energy and consciousness just might surprise you.

If you are interested in being mentored or wish to learn how to play the harp therapeutically, please get in touch. I’ve been through 2 wonderful creative harp programs and I’m happy to share my experience with you. Interested?

Email: francescadurham@gmail.com
Visit: francescadurham.com
Or: myharpersjourney.com

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time…

Francesca

An Open Letter From My Student, Monica – Part I

Hear Monica’s Feedback After One Year Of Learning How To Play The Harp Therapeutically

For a different blog experience today I’m going to share with you an open letter from my student Monica. With her permission, I’m going to read her thoughts on learning how to play the harp therapeutically, after one year. And yes, please do stay tuned for Part II next week.

It’s been a pleasure showing and sharing with Monica what I’ve learned on my harper’s journey. I’m encouraged and delighted to have worked with her for a year. Time passes quickly and I look forward to hearing how Monica will go on to use therapeutic harp music in her practice moving forward. Our time together has been anything but traditional and a whole lot of fun.

If you are interested in being mentored or wish to learn how to play the harp therapeutically, please get in touch. I’ve been through 2 wonderful creative harp programs and I’m happy to share my experience with you. Interested?

Email: francescadurham@gmail.com
Visit: http://francescadurham.com
Or: http://myharpersjourney.com

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time…

Francesca

Monica sitting with her harp

A Sneak Peek of the Art Exhibition, Halton Hills Cultural Centre

Get a glimpse of the artist’s paintings on display located inside the Halton Hills Cultural Centre upper and lower deck.  The art exhibition will run through to September 2nd.

Thank you to Judy Daley, curator of the Gallery for providing the space and ensuring our 1st annual exhibition would be a success.

Congratulations to the artists!! Your participation in helping raise awareness for the organization has certainly left an impression. Being my first experience organizing such an event, it was a pleasure to see the end result.

The art exhibition was one of three events put on this summer by the HBHAS. Come see and experience The Colours of Ontario ~ Four Seasons, in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. You’ll be delighted you did. Happy 150th Birthday CANADA!

Here’s a list of all the artists who participated in the exhibition.

http://jennylyndjames.com/
http://www.nicolealexander.ca/
http://annamaria-dickinson.artistwebsites.com/
https://www.blissstudio.info/gallery/landscapes/
https://www.facebook.com/ras.stone
https://www.thecaribbeancurrent.com/georgia-fullerton-glowingly-expressing-visual-arts-with-experiential-interactions/

NEW Fall Schedule 2017 Harp Workshops @ JCHAC

Fall Schedule 2017

Excited to share the Fall line up of harp workshops.

Fri Sept 22 – Introduction to Harp

Fri Oct 20 – Introduction to Harp

Fri Oct 27 – HARP CIRCLE

Fri Nov 17 – Introduction to Harp

Fri Dec 8 – HARP CIRCLE

Introduction to Harp – Cost: $45/per

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play the harp? Would you like to experience something NEW? Learn to play the harp for comfort, healing, and relaxation. No prior music training necessary. Learn the basics and play on your very own harp.

Harp Circle – Cost: $35/per

Join in for a different harp experience! Harp circles start with a set of 6 small rainbow harps used in a group. Our goal is to bring people together for creative music making, socializing, and adding to their harpers’ journey. This workshop experience is perfect for your mental health and to de-stress from the daily grind and relax with the soothing sounds and vibrations you create on your own rainbow harp.

All workshops are delivered in a safe and positive environment reflecting the different needs of the group and individuals.

Space is limited so sign up today!

Call: Francesca 416-505-4014

Email: francescadurham@gmail.com

Website: francescdurham.com

Visit JCHAC for more details: http://www.joshuacreekarts.com/2017/03/10/harping-for-wellness-workshop/

Click on the map below for our Mississauga location on Google Maps.

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There’s Always A First Time, For Everything

Who Can Resist The Northern Lights Harp Fest?

Excited to be part of this year’s event…finally. I’ve waited for what seems like forever for the right time when everything would fall into place so I can attend. Well, 2017 is the year I get to see what all the talk is about. Even better, this year I’ll happily be representing the Harp For Healing program with Director, Mary Stevens.

I’ve signed up for workshops with Diana Rowan, Ray Pool, and Frank Volt to name a few of the presenters, artists, and musicians over the weekend. Out of my comfort zone? Maybe, but it’s good to try new things so I’m delighted to join in and participate. How exciting!!!!

Here’s the link for more information: northernlightsharpfest.com