Tanya’s Pearl – How Nature can Enhance Your Creativity

Every once in a long while, something happens that surprises me by moving me to tears – joyful tears, not the sad kind. Unexpected tears are like my body’s way of getting me to notice that something important has taken place.  Something worth paying attention to. I experienced this just the other night.  I was participating in a great little trade show hosted by the wonderful Tanya Shapenko at Verity, Toronto’s largest women’s business club. Tanya is a gifted jewelry designer.  She specializes in creating exquisitely crafted pieces that feature pearls and diamonds.  And she has an ability to create magic. Tanya exceeded herself that night. Just before our show began, Tanya announced that she had a special gift for each participant.  Tanya rolled out a dish containing several oysters and she asked each one of us to choose one. Even though the oyster shells appeared to be a brownish grey, on closer inspection I could see that each shell had subtle, iridescent colours.  I love colour and became absorbed in my choice.  [...]

By |2019-04-29T17:35:11-04:00April 29th, 2019|Creativity|

My Why and the Building of the George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion (G.R.A.C.E.)

Do you have a dream about something you’d love to create in the world, but believe it isn’t possible?  If that’s you, I hope you will read on.  I’m sharing my story of G.R.A.C.E. with you in mind.  I intend my story to inspire you to shift your thinking.  To cause you to consider letting go of the reasons you’ve been thinking you can’t make your dream happen and to start focussing on the reasons you want to make it happen.  And letting those reasons carry you forward into action. I’ve now taken action that commits me 100% to moving forward with my own vision. The realization of my dream is exciting, terrifying and fulfilling. I’m building The George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion on 8.4 acres in Prince Edward County.  Construction is proceeding rapidly.  G.R.A.C.E. includes a sundrenched meditation and yoga studio that is part of the circa 1866 farmhouse, and a brand new painting studio, art gallery and workshop/classroom space in a 1200 square foot building I designed. Building G.R.A.C.E. is, [...]

By |2019-04-05T12:25:27-04:00March 31st, 2019|Coaching|
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