In the Conversation with Amy Lyles Wilson

In the Conversation with Amy Lyles Wilson

Amy Lyles Wilson lives just over a half hour drive away from my home in Middle Tennessee.  Our paths never crossed until we arrived at Kanuga Lake in Hendersonville, North Carolina as new students in the Haden Institute Spiritual Direction program. We were assigned to different cohort groups, but when she introduced herself  during our first gathering as one whose call is to "work at the intersection of creativity and spirituality" I knew I needed to get to know her better.

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In the Conversation with Kim Manley Ort

In the Conversation with Kim Manley Ort

One spectacular Autumn morning in 2003, I went out for my daily walk and was so captivated by the light and color that I could not resist going back to the house to retrieve my little point and shoot digital camera.  Hours passed as if mere minutes, and it wasn’t until fatigue and sore feet became an issue that I reluctantly trudged home.

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In the Conversation with Carmen Joyce

In the Conversation with Carmen Joyce

When I met Carmen Joyce last year while training together as SoulCollage® facitators , I was immediately impressed by her drive and vision help others heal through creativity.  She exemplifies what it means to live creativity daily, and always has something wonderful going on with her personal art projects and with the people she serves through the non-profit arts healing organization she founded. 

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In the Conversation with Shannon Fitzgerald

In the Conversation with Shannon Fitzgerald

One of the best parts of the various workshops, courses, and training programs I am drawn to are the unique and talented individuals that I meet.  Shannon Fitzgerald,  a fellow SoulCollage® facilitator, is one such person.  As you can tell by her work featured here today, she is a supremely gifted and versatile artist.  She generously ferried me, a total stranger,  around Charlotte, NC during our facilitator training--saving me from having to rent a car for the week.   In that time, we shared many wonderful conversations about creativity, spirituality and our future plans  over evening meals and our short commute to Catherine Anderson's studio.  

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