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Co-Creation: Contracts are Made

Co-Creation: Contracts are Made

This mandala was inspired by an Aboriginal tale of a snake shedding it’s skin to begin anew. When a snake gets too big for its’ skin, it naturally sheds off as the snake gets bigger and bigger. Shedding its’ skin is easy and makes room for new growth. Many times in my life I’ve shed parts of me that no longer fit and began a new phase in my life. Sometimes the shedding was natural and easy. Sometimes it was a struggle. I didn’t want the changes to be happening! It wasn’t fair, it was hard but it happened anyway. Every

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The Circle of Life: Relationships

The Circle of Life: Relationships

This mandala was inspired by all of the circles of friends, family and communities I have in my life. Each relationship effects us in some way and extends out to the other people in our lives creating a constantly growing and changing matrix of communities. We are born into our own mandala of folks. Our family. Our immediate family is the most influential community in our lives, and then our extended family, close relatives, friends, church, school, work, volunteer organizations. You get the idea. Sometimes we have to choose to create new communities if our current ones aren’t fulfilling us

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Self Actualization: The Individual Need to Evolve

Self Actualization: The Individual Need to Evolve

This mandala was inspired by Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. As human beings we are evolving from fight or flight to love and compassion. We are taking care of ourselves, our planet and our fellow man more and more. It’s not longer weird to do yoga or to meditate and use alternative, healthy ways of healing. Collectively, we’re listening our individual bodies, minds and souls for answers instead of relying on religion, the government and corporations to dictate what we do and how we think. Here are some questions for YOU to contemplate as you color this mandala: It seems that

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It Takes All Kinds: The Universal Need to Express

It Takes All Kinds: The Universal Need to Express

This mandala was inspired by the song… “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.”   If your light isn’t shining, you’re dead. It’s the gift of life, this little light of yours. The energy that pumps your blood and makes you breathe. It’s a light that can not be stopped short of death. You need to express this light. You can pretend you’re not creative, you can hide away in your tiny little life. But the light will always be shining to keep you alive and wants to express in creative ways. It can be crunching numbers,

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And So It Grows: Expansion and Creation

And So It Grows: Expansion and Creation

This mandala was inspired by the natural expressions of water.   Most of us have very little knowledge or understanding of what’s going on underneath the surface. The waves come and go, they swell, they break. We love to listen to the waves, walk the beaches, swim and skim along the surface in boats, jet skis and rafts. We harvest the bounty of life, we collect shells and build sand castles. Underneath the water there are millions of things going on that are not only a mystery to us, but are critical to our well being and the well being of

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The Seed is Planted: Creation

The Seed is Planted: Creation

This mandala was inspired by planting pea seeds with our granddaughter Ruby. One spring morning the thought popped into my head that we should plant pea seeds together. “Wanna plant some pea seeds Ruby?” I said. “That would be super fun!” Ruby replied. In the garden, we dug a row with our fingers, carefully planted seeds and covered them with dirt. This simple act took less than an hour and resulted in hours and hours of conversations and trips to the garden. We watered and kept watch as the peas sprouted and grew. We planted sticks so they had a

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Create Your Dream Life in 2016!

Create Your Dream Life in 2016!

It’s the dawning of a new year and possibilities abound! You may want to write a book. You may want to learn how to build websites. You may have a big project already on your plate and don’t know how all the details will pan out. You may want to plant a garden in the spring. You may have a dissertation to write or a big proposal. You may want new clients, or new friends. Most likely there are at least one or two new “big” things you’d like to accomplish in 2016. And there could even be

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5 Reasons Why Adult Coloring so Popular

5 Reasons Why Adult Coloring so Popular

How about something different than politics on the news? How about adult coloring? Why is adult coloring so popular these days? I mean, coloring books for adults? Well, these are not the simple drawings you’re used to in the coloring books as a child. Adult coloring books are detailed and challenging. Balance. When you’re coloring or doodling, you’re using BOTH sides of your brain. This means you’re activating both your logical side and your creative side (to put it simply).  This is a very satisfying  place to be. You feel balanced and more whole. Simpler Times. As you

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Mandala Doodles Adult Coloring Book

Mandala Doodles Adult Coloring Book

I’ve decided to create adult coloring books with my mandala doodles. There are a few obvious reasons for this. I LOVE doodling mandalas. I love teaching others to doodle mandalas. I think mandalas can open up creative avenues in anyone who creates, colors or looks at them. Doodling is being recognized as a super powerful way to help people remember and be creative. Adult coloring books are extremely popular (they outsell all other books in the UK!) I’m an entrepreneur and I see this as a “holy shit!” way to earn money doing what I absolutely love to

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If a 2 Year Old Can Doodle a Mandala

If a 2 Year Old Can Doodle a Mandala

I am blessed with the cutest, smartest, most present 2 year old girl in the world for a granddaughter. Seriously – I’m NOT biased:) Ruby has been spending 2 days a week with us (at least) since she was born. She’ll be 3 in October. Needless to say, Ruby “knows” what a mandala is. This wasn’t intentional but I have a lot of them around my home. I bought a pack of cards called “A Soul’s Journey Cards” a year ago because a friend of mine, Charlotte Backman painted a mandala for each one. They’re gorgeous and

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