What Really Hinders Innovation and Creativity?
Here’s an article to help us keep an open mind to the brilliance of diversity.
Look at the image created by local artist Andrea.
The lesson was given by Jennifer Cairns, Director of the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre. The inspiration came from studying the great work of Hundertwasser. The collection of work from the artists came together in late Spring.
I was invited to play for the artists on a brisk Monday morning. So, with my pink harp in hand, I sat around the table and played for everyone. They worked feverishly from the minute they picked up coloured pencils, markers and everything else made available. From lots of chatter to quiet in a matter of minutes, all the volunteers noticed a difference. The artists shared and expressed when sounds made them feel, happy, sad, sparkly and peaceful. I believe they enjoyed the experience and connecting with the harp music.
During my recent visit to the JCHAC in June, I happened upon their latest art exhibition. Looking back at me from across the gallery was Andrea’s completed image. I was overjoyed and thrilled to see the stunning results from her hard work and effort. Who would have thought I’d make it into the picture?
Congratulations to all the artists. It was a pleasure to be part of the experience too.
I know one young woman who’s living a meaningful life. Karina Bianca Scali. Karina recently fulfilled a lifelong dream, one she can now scratch off her bucket list.
Friday, March 31st I had the pleasure of meeting Karina. She joined our Harp Circle at Joshua Creek’s Heritage Art Centre.
Learning how to play the harp was on Karina’s bucket list. She realized this goal on Friday. The accomplishment enhanced not only her happiness, her well-being too. Achieving this goal is one of many sustainable core projects Karina’s aligned for herself this year. Her goals, all within reach, are full of personal meaning.
To read Karina’s story click here.
An inspiration to us all, Karina moves through life with grace and calm.
Do you ever take a moment to reflect on what matters most in your life? Karina did. Setting goals pulls us forward toward possibilities. With the odds against her at every corner, Karina’s risen above every challenge. Today she focuses on individual goals to enjoy living a meaningful life.
Let this be the beginning of a magical new adventure and harp journey for Karina. The possibilities of learning how to play the harp are endless.
Karina’s story is one I’m only too happy to share with others. Together let’s bring awareness to community about Williams syndrome.
Williams Syndrome has been Karina’s life challenge. And, it’s been through difficulties faced having Williams syndrome that’s shinned a light on Karina’s gifts and talents. Music is definitely a gift Karina’s blessed to share with others. She plays the guitar. Now she’s learning how to play the harp!
Karina’s personal development has grown tremendously since moving to Oakville in the late 90’s. Her personal accomplishments, too many to mention, are inspiring and it doesn’t stop there. I understand congratulations are in order. Karina’s accepted into the Sheridan College ECE program starting 2017. Wow!
After a great deal of disappointment, rejection and having many doors closed, Karina never gave up. She persevered allowing several new opportunities to unfold. Perhaps the lesson is about following your dreams and listening only to those who say, “You Can Do It.”
Karina lives everyday with wonder and surprise. She lives an authentic, meaningful life carrying out what needs doing to make her dreams come true. She certainly has courage.
Your community is right behind you, Karina. Every step of the way we will be here to support you in every way.
See you again soon at JCHAC. We can’t wait to have you join us again.💜
I invite you to come out and have a little fun in the month of February. Try something new at the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre.
February 24th join in our very 1st Harp Circle from 6:30-8:00PM. Another MARI Workshop is scheduled for March 4th 10:00AM-12:00noon. There are too many wonderful activities to mention here so be sure to check their calendar of events.
Expressive arts is a multi-modal approach to healing and self development. In other words, a good way to relax, recharge and realign. MARI is perfect for this experience as well as learning how to play an instrument. What are you waiting for?
I’ll be presenting throughout the month of February at JCHAC. Come out and make authentic heart ❤️connections in your community. Strengthen your mental health and enrich your life with creativity. See you there!!!!
What you wear speaks volumes about what you want others to know about you. So, why bother with a wardrobe you ask? Well, it’s common to hear someone say, “I haven’t got anything to wear” and if this describes you, then you need to survey your wardrobe and make a plan.
Listen to Gail reveal Fall’s 2016 unique and exciting line up of trends, patterns, prints, detail, colours, boots, shoes and so much more to suit YOU.
The key is to plan an adequate wardrobe. Have enough suitable work clothes to carry out your job and feel confident about the way you look. Learn how you can go from Business, to Business Casual to Casual Friday’s in three easy steps.
Have I peaked your interest? Good.
I can hear it now … “Why can’t I make money doing what I love?”
It’s a common complaint I hear from passionate harpers wondering why clients aren’t lining up in droves to hire them. Why people aren’t calling to book them and why is there this ever constant struggle to ensure people don’t confuse therapeutic harping with the dreaded “E” word … entertainment.
It’s not easy for sure, and ever since I completed my first certification program I’ve been faced with the reality that most (I can’t speak for all programs as I haven’t enrolled in them all) but most, lack the BUSINESS and MARKETING training necessary to turn your passion into profit.
It’s not based on some theoretical, pie-in-the-sky training from a teacher who hasn’t walked-the-walk, this is a factual course filled with my own findings. My own advice and my own resources.
Yes, I’ve turned my harp playing into a profitable practice and when you enrol in this course I’ll show you how I did it and you can too.
Remember, learning to play the harp was merely the step that gets you a seat at the business table … now you need to know how to market your service, how to position it, how to price it and more.
I’ll share my sales letters, my strategies and my failures … I’ll share with you the things to watch out for as well as the things to chase and I’m confident that you’re probably chasing the wrong things right now!
But we can fix that, and fix it quick. Enrol in my program and you’ll be part of an elite group with lifetime access to my training. Your membership includes updates, a PRIVATE MEMBERS GROUP on Facebook and more.
If you have questions about this training, please get in touch – I’d love to help you.
Remember, if you’re happy playing your harp for fun and friends then you don’t need this course. If you want to turn your passion into profit and make your harp practice profitable … ENROL TODAY.
I hope to see you on the inside.
PS. Remember the old adage, “If you think the price of training is expensive … try ignorance!” My course is a bargain because it will save you the time, the trouble and the out of pocket expenses (I have conservatively invested well over $10,000 getting here.) ENROL TODAY
Along with your comprehensive video & audio training, sales letters, strategies and more – you get these VALUABLE BONUSES:
And an interactive pricing spreadsheet that reveals the truth about time (see what you should really be charging)
MARI is a non-verbal, non-threatening creative process that speaks to us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Listen in to learn more with my Guest Sherry Lynn.
Halton Harps shared a delightful afternoon yesterday with the Girl Guides in Mississauga. The Brampton Room was full of activity, music, laughter and song. We’ve also been invited to present our workshop to another group of Girl Guides in Woodstock later this year.
Recently I was approached by Maria Teresa De Donato and asked about my work with color and sound. My interview with her is embedded here for your convenience. I thoroughly enjoyed the interview experience sharing stories about the connection between health, wellness music and color. **Scroll within the frame**
Dare to Rise is written for the many people who feel a calling for more “awareness in living”, who are looking to grow more consciously and find clear understanding of the mechanics of responsibility in action. This is the 1st interview in a four part series. Please join Teresa, Denis and myself next Sunday June 12th, 11:00AM EST for the continuation and part II.
Unconditional Love grows when you learn to Love yourself more and take full responsibility for your circumstances as co-creator of your world.