Hello dear readers, creatives, journal keepers, JOY Finders, small business owners and friends!
I'm excited to share with you a memorable message to take with you into the holiday season of 2018 and beyond, with great anticipation of good things to come both now and into 2019 (yes, it's right around the proverbial corner, isn't it??)
With no further ado, I'd like to introduce you to the 3 Gs of Your Soul. Are you ready? Good. Here we go!
The first G of the 3 Gs is Goodness. When you think of goodness, what comes to mind?
Perhaps a caring parent looking with love upon you, both in childhood and as an adult.
Or the loving exchange between two siblings. Or between you and your significant other.
How about the inspiring goodness of nature, its beauty and instinctual dance that never fades.
What goodness do you see around you? What goodness do you feel inside you?
Consider what that goodness does for your soul. Does it make you want to sing, do a happy dance, or laugh heartily?
That's a great start with our 3 Gs, isn't it?
Okay. The next G is Gladness. This is where the experience of JOY comes in. When we see the goodness of what's around us, relationally, personally, and even professionally, we feel Glad, don't we?
We find ourselves saying, "I'm so glad we got together; I really enJOYed myself!
Or, "I'm glad I heard our song today; it just helped remind me of why I love you so much!"
Or, "Aren't you glad things worked out so well?"
Gladness is that source of energy we tap into when we see clearly the goodness around us and we feel really, well, glad about it!
I'm glad you are reading this post and trust you are being inspired!
Now for the last G in the 3 Gs for Your Soul.
Ready? Gratitude. Yes! When we see the goodness and feel the gladness, we've got something to show our gratitude for, don't we? We want to share it with others. I am so grateful to have so many blessings in my life. When we become more mindful of what we are experiencing that is working to our benefit, we can lift our voice or get our writing implement and say or record what our hearts are singing about!
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And it feels so good to record our gratitude, whether we're sharing it with someone we love or detailing it in our journals (great idea!), it can make all the difference--in our perspective, our attitude and our future blessings to come!
Our souls crave goodness, gladness and gratitude. It opens our hearts to wonderful, inspiring, uplifting energy that helps us transcend above the more challenging side of life. The 3 Gs can enable us to set a standard of the kind of days we want to experience, ones full of Intentional JOY, because what we find, we can share, thus making the world a better, happier place.
Write a list of 12 things that are good in your life right now.
Write a list of 12 things you are glad about right now.
Write a list of 12 things you are grateful for right now.
Are they similar? Do they overlap? What's different about these lists from one another? Is there a distinctness or do they simply harmonize? How does your energy feel after writing these lists? Lighter, buoyant? Surprised?
Art Journaling Prompt:
Cut out pictures from magazines that represent gladness, goodness or gratitude to you (or all three). Put a photo of yourself in the center and put the images around you showing what surrounds you right now that makes you happy.
Either choose one of the 3 Gs or all three, creating a visual with your favorite writing implements that shows the energy behind the word. What does that look like to you? You can also draw images that come to mind to illustrate the word.
So there, you have it; 3 Gs for your soul.
Here's to goodness to spread around, gladness to express from our hearts and gratitude to lift our soul and leave us feeling fabulous!
If you would like to hear the Refresh Daily Podcast Episode 10: 3 Gs of the Soul, just click here.
If you would like to hear the Refresh Daily Podcast Episode 9: An Empowered Voice with Laura Volpintesta, click here.
Copyright 2018 Dawn Herring
Hello friends, creatives, journal keepers, JOY Finders, small business owners, teachers, musicians, and moms! Today I am very excited to share with you a very special episode of Refresh Daily Podcast, titled, An Empowered Voice, featuring a very dear friend of mine and special guest, Laura Volpintesta. In this interview/creative conversation, Laura shares her artistic, musical and educational story and shines the light on the importance of deriving pleasure from creativity. You are sure to come away inspired and uplifted by Laura's story, finding Your Path to JOY that leads to an empowered voice. Do EnJOY!
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Note: The video on the left is the interview recorded as video so you can watch our conversation. The video on the right is a full podcast episode in audio if you prefer to just listen.
Here is Laura's Bio:
Laura Volpintesta is an unschooling single mom who loves family, art and creativity. She believes Art is our Birthright and loves multicultural arts as a way to bring people together into shared experiences.
She has an online school for fashion arts at FashionIllustrationTribe.com, is the author of the Language of Fashion Design, and taught Fashion Design from draping and sewing to illustration and portfolio at Parsons for 20 years.. She’s a Brazilian jazz singer who loves to dance and play percussion, as well as music and movement for littles and caregivers. Also an advocate for mothers rights in birth, education, and family choices, she is trained as a doula.
EnJOY Episode 8 of Refresh Daily Podcast, JOY in Stillness, where I share about incorporating Quiet into my day and how it will benefit you too!
Write a list of ways you can incorporate Quiet/Stillness into your routine, even if it's just 5 minutes. Then put it on your calendar or set aside time just for you.
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So let's walk together and enJOY what nature has to offer (lots of bird flight!) and let's share in finding JOY together--thus making the world a better place.
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Hello friends, journal keepers, creatives, JOY Finders, and small business owners! I'm am SO EXCITED to share with you Episode 7 of Refresh Daily Podcast I've titled, When You Know, which features an interview I did with Aubry Hoffman, Founder of The Queen of Intuition Podcast, as we discuss the profound and empowering impact we can experience when we listen to and follow our intuition and our intuitive knowings in helping us build an authentic creative practice and create positive change that leads to personal empowerment.
The first video is the audio version with images for your listening pleasure.
The second video is the actual interview recorded on video you can watch.
(Please excuse any tech glitches with the internet connection.)
Aubry and I initially connected on Instagram, then she interviewed me for The Queen of Intuition Podcast which you can listen to here (just check out Ep. 16. Increase Your JOY and Intuition). And now I'm interviewing her as we tap into the wisdom of intuition and why it can play such a vital role in our well being.
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Do EnJOY this chat and leave a comment below with your thoughts; we'd love your feedback and anything positive you gleaned from our discussion.
If you would like to get future Refresh Daily Podcast episodes in your inbox, please subscribe today! You will also receive 3 Secret Keys to a More JOY-filled Life mini course.
If you would like to have a connection call with me or schedule The JOY Appointment: The One Appointment You'll Want to Keep!, please click here.
Please note: Any discussion we have on this podcast episode is not meant to be used for medical advice. If you are having health issues, please see a medical professional. Refresh Daily Podcast is purposed for inspiration and creativity as well as fun and JOY.
My new Refresh Daily Podcast, Episode 6, titled, Music Magic is here! I share my thoughts and heart about my song writing and singing with my tambourine, my history with music, and I also sing my song, It's Possible! EnJOY!
Hello friends, creatives, journal keepers, JOY Finders and small business owners! I'm back with a new Acronym for the month of September with a Mindful Message to take to your journal and your heart! I come to you from my studio and my goal and aim is to provide you with more strategies to help you find more JOY every day.
If you'd like to have a more customized experience one to one with me, do schedule The JOY Appointment: The One Appointment You'll Want to Keep! We can also have a connection time prior to it to get to know one another and then Dive into JOY strategies you can take with you that are Do-able, Visible, and Powerful!
I also offer 7 Steps to Creative Clarity Course based on video, audio, and prompts for your journaling, art journaling and doodle practices to help you get clarity on Who You Are as a Creative Being and how you can build a JOY-filled Creative Practice that evolves and grows as you do!
You are welcome to subscribe to The JOY Finder and receive 3 Secret Keys to a More JOY-filled Life mini course!
"After seeing your first two videos on the [3 Secret Keys to a More JOY-filled Life], I was suddenly rejuvenated with gratitude and JOY." ~Patricia Gallant
You're always welcome to leave a comment about how you're finding more JOY through my products, services and videos.
May JOY Find YOU in the Most Unexpected Places!
Hello friends! Here is the replay from JOY in the Making Live Event I hosted on Thursday, 8/23/18. I share a journaling prompt and some new songs I've written and sing with my tambourine. The Contest for the One JOY Card Reading Giveaway ends Friday, August 24, at midnight. When you subscribe, you can enter by replying with "I WANT IN." I look forward to connecting with YOU behind the scenes! EnJOY.
If you would like to schedule The JOY Appointment with me, click here.
If you'd like to purchase 7 Steps to Creative Clarity, click here.
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Our Creative Energy can be a power house for expression and leaving our meaningful mark in the world, but sometimes we may find ourselves using that energy in too many places at once. We may want to go after this project and that activity and end up feeling pulled into too many directions. When that happens, we can lack direction which is a good time to get back to center.
I find that when I look at all the different things I'm doing, it's helpful to ask the question: What is Bringing Me the Most JOY? Once I determine what that is, that's where I choose to put my energy. Yes! (Of course I continue to fulfill needed responsibilities.)
When we spread ourselves too thin, it can actually be a deterrent to our creative growth and to expanding on the very thing that brings us the most JOY.
When we engage with too many things in our creative space, it can sometimes be disorienting, leaving us feeling misaligned, not in our creative flow. When we feel that way, we can take a closer look at where we might be putting our energy that may be making us feel like we're just spinning our wheels and not really getting anywhere.
I want to give you Permission today for releasing your Self from working on something that just isn't working right now, especially if you feel like your energy is being wasted. It's okay to let it go for a time or for all time, if that's what it takes to get you back to center.
When we align and center ourselves with what brings us the most JOY, we create a shift in our energy, getting back to Who We Are creatively.
Looking at the contrast of feeling not as happy, too heavy, overwhelmed and disheartened and feeling like maybe we shouldn't even bother, it pays to give ourselves space so we can regroup and figure out what exactly we want to accomplish, where we want to go from here, how we want to grow as a creative being.
It can help to dissect how we are feeling and where we are putting our energies as we detail our current place in our journal, helping us determine where the JOY resides in our creative path.
Trust yourself as you look a little closer and make some choices that will lead you into a better place. Pay attention to your intuitive voice, especially if it's telling you to let go of something, if it's leading you in a different direction or showing you to expand on something you're already tapping into and it just needs a fresh approach to get where you want to go. It may just leads you to a place that lights you up, lifts your spirit and leaves you feeling fabulous!
Find that place that feels expansive, fun and vibrant and aligns you with Who You Are Creatively.**
Make a list of all the activities you are currently engaged with. Note each one singly and see how your body responds as you read it out loud. Record your discoveries and nudges in those JOYful Directions. Then pick your favorite and go do it!
Art Journaling Prompt:
Using JOY as your starting place, use visuals and your favorite colors to showcase how you feel right now in your creative space, giving honor to what is bringing you the most JOY right now.
Create the word SHIFT in doodle form and see how your lettering can look shifty as you use your favorite pens, markers and colors to honor your creative experience. Note any associations that come to mind in your journal.
Copyright 2018 Dawn Herring
Hello friends, creatives, journal keepers, JOY Finders and small business owners! I am excited to announce my next LIVE EVENT which will take place on August 23, Thursday, 1 CST/2 EST, for JOY in the Making! Yes!
Here's what you can expect from the event as I go LIVE on my personal Facebook (on a public setting so all can join in):
I'll be singing some music with my tambourine, sharing a prompt or two for your journaling practice for further reflection, plus I will be Giving Away a Complimentary One Card Reading from my JOY Finder Game Card Deck! Yes!
You will be given an opportunity to sign up to be in the running for this Contest Giveaway for a one-to-one session with yours truly as we connect and get to know one another, plus I'll be giving you details on The JOY Appointment: The One Appointment You'll Want to Keep! I will draw one card from my JOY Finder Game Card Deck and we will find a Creative and Intuitive Strategy to help you find more JOY in your daily life! My aim and goal is to make JOY-filled Self Care Visible, Do-able and Powerful.
You can read testimonials here from folks who have experienced a JOY card reading from me.
I'm so excited to be sharing new music with you from songs/choruses I have written and play my tambourine. And I'm looking forward to connecting with YOU, dear friend, in JOY as we come together in community to share our JOYs with one another.
The reason I'm calling this event "JOY in the Making" is this: by tapping into new intuitive and dynamic energies and strategies to help you find more JOY, we are providing you with the opportunity to make a choice for self-care that will make a difference, thus creating positive change that leads to personal empowerment.
Wouldn't you love to have JOY in the Making in your life?? Well, do join me!
You are eligible to enter the JOY Card Reading Giveaway if:
1. You are already subscribed to The JOY Finder and haven't won a previous Contest. Be sure to leave a comment during the Live Event saying, I WANT IN with your first and last name. Or you can reply to your invite you received by email or to The JOY Finder newsletter prior to the deadline of August 24, Friday at midnight.
2. If you leave a comment saying, I WANT IN with your first and last name, during our JOY in the Making Live Event and sign up for The JOY Finder. (You can sign up here too.)
3. If you leave a comment after the JOY in the Making Live Event prior to the contest deadline of August 24, Friday at midnight and sign up for The JOY Finder. .
Once the deadline has passed, if you are chosen as a the winner, you will receive a private Congrats email from me with information on follow up so we can get together and find more JOY for YOU! Yay!
So, do join me on August 23, Thursday, 1 CST/2 EST as we come together in community to share our JOYS with one another, share some music and celebrate this fun JOY Card Reading Giveaway! I'll be looking for your entry and look forward to connecting with you in the future.
If you would like to sign up for The JOY Finder, please click here. You will receive 3 Secret Keys to a More JOY-filled Life automatically just for subscribing.
If you would like more information about The JOY Appointment: The One Appointment You'll Want to Keep!, please click here.
If you would like to check out my blog post, My Soul Songs, and watch a video of my singing, Feel the Light, please click here.
If you would like to listen to my Refresh Daily Podcast Episode 5, A Creative Shift, please click here.
If you would like to have a connection call with me prior to The JOY Appointment or to discuss commissioned watercolor work or hand lettering and illustration with Dawn's Dynamic Designs for small business owners, please click here.
See you there as we make JOY-filled Self-Care more Visible, Do-able and Powerful!
Dawn engages in many roles: As Writer/Blogger and Artist/Creative and Founder of Refresh with Dawn Herring: Where Art and JOY Align, She enjoys sharing from her vast experience as award-winning, life-long artist and leader in the field of written journaling, offering encouragement and proven tips to other journal keepers. Dawn's focus is on written journal keeping, artistic expression and finding your Creative Voice, and positive change that leads personal empowerment, encouraging you to leave your authentic and positive mark in the world. Dawn is a Commercial artist, hand letterer/illustrator and writer/blogger and enjoys sharing insights, humor, and encouragement as she shares from her life experiences as a woman, wife, mother of two grown daughters and as a Grandparent to a special needs grandson. She enjoys keeping a journal and reading spiritual texts to help keep the light on. May JOY Align with Your Creative Heart.