Nature in movement & harmony with humans
May 2023 was a big month for art! Out of 75 quality artists at the 11th annual Salida Council for the Arts Valley Visions Art Exhibition, being able to enter only ONE piece to represent my work, I chose this one ~ Messenger, a watercolor that I thought showed my style, ability to reflect emotion and connection. It won First place! I was pretty pumped!
June saw my painting Rust Remembers Prosperity awarded best watercolor in the Alla Prima Westcliffe Plein Air event. And the the Fremont Center for the Arts show, Portals included my watercolor Goddess Warrior Graffiti as one of the winners!
In all my creative ideas, I never thought I would write a personal growth book, or any book for that matter. But I was guided to share the unique perceptions I had accumulated because of my Core Belief Restructuring work for so many years. It turned out to be a whole lot more work than I imagined, so I was not too keen on book number two wanting to be written as well! It was great actually. Then my husband, Ed Hunt, and I wrote a paranormal mystery together. That turned out to be way more fun than I imagined. So you never know what lies ahead. I guess one’s own story keeps writing itself throughout a life!
Challenged to present a one hour 8th grade class with everything they needed about healthy relationships, I ended up teaching what I believed could have helped me at that age have better relationships. What transpired became the foundation for Advantage Interpersonal Relations, helping people feel understood, accepted and appreciated (the lack of which are the top reasons people quit their jobs) in companies, organizations, schools and the difference it makes is fundamental! So now I take this to companies, organizations, schools and the difference it makes is fundamental!
A Brief Overview
Not sure if we all come with only one purpose, but we certainly come with individual passions. Mine is the joy that comes from watching people open! Creatively, expressively, uniquely, allowing an inner repressed Self to surface, naked, alive and passionate! Unkinking the creative hose, releasing limiting beliefs, facing fears, overcoming obstacles, finding understanding where there was grave misunderstanding, learning other communication styles so we can find appreciation and acceptance, calling forward the strength and bravery to connect openly and honestly are all a part of the what and the how of My Work.
With a Master’s Degree in International Relations, BA in political science and foreign languages, my formal education began in learning how to connect (as countries & societies). My experiential education, which kicked my egoic butt, was in business and working in close settings with co-workers, clients, bosses and reps in the broadcast video industry. There I learned the impossible and delicate skills of connecting, relating, communicating and imparting value.
I was then ready to put these skills into practice as a teacher, healer and author of personal growth retreats, programs, books and a healing modality. If I thought the video industry had a lot to teach me, that was only a warm-up~ I learned from every student, every curriculum, every philosophy. And being somewhat contrary, it took me a few times around (with some seriously hard blows to the head) to really get it. And attempt to live it.
Now I am in a place where I can attend to my inner landscape, tending and cultivating, sharing my bounty as it ripens, joyfully watching each person’s opening with satisfaction and the deep fulfillment that comes from knowing your passions are being realized.