Being your own boss means you get to say yes to whatever your heart desires.
So in addition to providing psychotherapy, I got to be creative with my business and have workshops and events as well to help people discover, play, grow, and love themselves more.
My 10 Magical Play Creative Art monthly workshops kept me accountable to practicing and playing and growing in all the things I had discovered. I did the following and honestly not sure if I would have done them all if it hadn't been for Magical Play:
-I attended a Sand Tray Workshop. It got me getting more supplies and getting back into doing my own personal sand trays after a lapse of several years. Plus I did a collaborative one with my spouse (I requested it for my birthday so he obliged :).
-I also took Alisa Burke's online Mandala class and progressed from just loving to color in mandalas to making my own!
-I took photography classes.
-I zentangled on a Pumpkin at Halloween.
-I made a mask at my first ever ceramic class (unfortunately my mask disappeared so I never got to see it fired but I still remember it).
-I incorporated clay with my LEGO® creations.
Self-Compassion Saturday in April was my first big event . It was so beautiful to collaborate and put on an event that showed my heart for holistic healing that included body, mind and soul with yoga, meditative walking with tea, self-compassion exercises, and yummy vegetarian organic food. I really feel like this offering was me sharing some big transformation pieces of my journey and doing it with Barefoot Girl Yoga and Juicy Mama made my first big foray feel much less scary and much more supported.
And then I got to lead a WholeheARTed summer intensive version of Brené Brown's Art E-Course for her 10 Guideposts for Wholehearted Living. I even created a whole free email series to go along with it, based off of handouts I created when teaching the course monthly in 2015. Getting to share again the course that changed my life with a group of special adolescents and adults, truly filled my heart.
I'm so glad I was able to say yes to so many magical holistic creative things, but being your own boss also means learning to say no and finding what your body, mind, and soul need to balance.
Stay tuned for Part 4 next week!
In Case You Missed it:
Part 1 of 2016 Review
Part 2 of 2016 Review
And if you want to know more about why I'm doing an annual review, and especially why I'm sharing it, read my recent blog post about it thanks to Cynthia Morris.
Week 47 of my 366 Building Creativity Experiment Days 323-329
Lee Ann Hilbrich (she/her) is an author of three books, a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator of Brené Brown's work, a Qi Gong and Yoga Teacher, and a SoulCollage® Facilitator. She is also certified in Equine-Facilitated Learning. Learning.
Lee Ann Hilbrich, MA, LPC, CDWF, RYT 200
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