I hope you are having some wonderful creative adventures during this special season! I have been out of touch for a while. It has been a time of both sadness and celebration, as well as complete overwhelm. Yet, there have been magic and miracles along the way. For example, I wanted to have the Black Eagle Jazz Band play at my Dad's memorial service. My parents and Rusty and I went to many of their concerts over the years. While that fantasy was impossible, our beloved minister did some networking and secured Billy Novick, the actual Band's sax and clarinet player, to play some of my Dad's favorite tunes at the service. Everyone loved it, including Billy, and it was a first for my church, too!
Thank you for your cards, emails, Facebook messages, and words of comfort and wisdom. Grief is so very daunting. I feel very blessed to have two amazing brothers and my family to traverse with on this uncharted journey, as well as all of you. My appreciation envelopes me each day. I like to picture my folks dancing together in heaven. They were married over 60 years.
My workshop on called "Spark New Creative Ideas and Excitement Using the Magic of SoulCollage®" which will be fun, illuminating, and give you the beginnings of a personal vision deck to use daily to connect with your divine inner guidance and creative gifts. Secondly, I did a fascinating podcast with the dynamic Deb Hornell on "Are Millennials Afraid to Find Mentors?" As my Life Purpose is Passionate Mentor, her insights about this creative new generation will be helpful to parents as well as in the workplace! See below! Enjoy the magic moments, which I wish was indeed truly endless.
CREATIVE ACTS AND RESOURCES!
The Keys to My Imagination
Are you feeling creatively stymied, fearful, or lost on your creative journey?
Are you ready to tackle new and more fulfilling creative challenges?
Using a fun, potent self-awareness tool called SoulCollage®, invented by Seena Frost (http://www.soulcollage.com), you can quickly illuminate insights into your creative callings, gifts, and intentions. Connect with the secret messages from your personal Muse by dialoging with your SoulCollage® images which jump-starts your imagination and illuminates your dreams and aspirations. Using your SoulCollage® Cards as a daily creative warm-up tool deepens your creative wonder and artistic results, and is life-changing.
You will discover both your inner and outer guides and the wisdom they have to offer you in your life. We will make SoulCollage® Cards on special cards using glue, scissors, and a collage of images that you choose either intuitively or intentionally from the myriad of images available at the workshop. This process opens up the hidden workings in your mind and heart and is quite different from traditional collaging.
You will learn the 4 powerful questions to ask your collages to get the answers you need in your creative life and then journal about these responses, and then share them with others, if you wish. This workshop is open to everyone, regardless of artistic ability, and all materials are provided. We do recommend that you bring a journal book so you can write down your magical discoveries and possible action steps for the future. If you have any favorite images at home that call to you, bring them along too. You will leave the workshop with a collection of SoulCollage® Cards to start your own your cherished personal vision deck, and with invaluable and truly magical insights about your creative self and what’s next!
Gail McMeekin, LICSW, has been dubbed the “Queen of Imagination” and is the best-selling author of “The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women” and “The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women” and co-created a beautiful deck of “Creativity Courage Cards” with her photographer husband, Russ Street, which were just featured in “Artist Magazine” and the “Huffington Post.” She is a certified SoulCollage® Facilitator and loves sharing this powerful technique as a success strategy for creative souls. A nationally known creativity coach, her work has been featured on radio and TV and in major media ranging from the “New York Sunday Times” to “Woman’s Day.” Her website is http://www.creativesuccess.com.
I am going to be offering SoulCollage® Workshops online.
Have a listen to my recent podcast about Mentoring and Millennials with Deb Hornell, author of a new book called "Good Things for a Full Life" and a Chicago based leadership consultant. I also love what Deb has to say about the myth of "balance."
At this same link, you can also listen to a few recent radio interviews that I have done with people like Janet Conner, Michael Dresser, etc. as well. Enjoy!
Gail is known as the Passionate Visionary Strategist/Mentor/Coach for Creative Entrepreneurs and Professionals. She has spent her whole career helping people discover fulfilling work, activate their creativity, restore inner balance, and grow their businesses. She works one-on-one or in groups with people from all over the world helping them to vision and achieve their goals and to leverage their best ideas into a heartfelt, prosperous business and wonderful lives. She also runs creativity and SoulCollage® retreats and is available for private parties as well.
Gail is the author of four books with Conari Press: "The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women," "The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women," "The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women Journal, " and "The Power of Positive Choices." Her "Creativity Courage Cards" were recently featured in "Artist Magazine" and she blogs for the Huffington Post and was invited by Arianna to create an app for GPS for the Soul called "The Power of Positivity" for mobile phones.
Her work has been featured on radio and television as well as in many publications, including the "Sunday New York Times, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Investor's Business Daily, Self, and Redbook".
She works with clients by phone or in her Boston office. Contact her at GMcMeekin@comcast.net for a Strategy Session.