candy colored studio podcast episode 184 - running too fast, doing too much? pushed to your limit & about to fall apart?
did you miss so many friends during pandemic like i did? i found my heart swelling with gratitude for all the dear friends who made a positive impact in my life and so many others. i started sharing about these amazing women who i call “SWEETladies”. ondalynn lewis vance is one of those extra special friends who made my college years so bright, fun & enriching. hear about some of our many adventures together and some of the incredible lessons i learned being her friend. love you ondy!!!
one of my favorite things during the holidays is to ready holiday books with our kiddos. for many years, i gave a book to each kiddo during christmas. we keep them in a very accessible place during the season and read them constantly…most years, well into the next year. in this episode i’ll share some of our favorite books from our collection. you’ll find links to each book.
talking about all things sweet lady ashley today! this sister-in-law is the queen of fun and has the best eye for design. she is always up for a party and takes the time to make special moments. enjoy learning about this amazing sister of mine. love you ash!
throughout my life i was taught to separate media into two categories: the “imaginary” and “truth”. but what if it’s not that simple? what if there is truth hidden in films and fictional novels? what if there are lies hidden in “the news”? what if all this time i should have been discerning carefully between all the media i am inviting into my thoughts and life journey? what if, like an art exhibit, it’s all curated? should i be carefully curating a life of my own and what does that look like? does it take work? or should i simply allow others to curate my life, thoughts and views along my journey?
i also share about a recent “asherah” or heavenly mother commission: the process, the design, & the symbols included. it’s such a special experience creating alongside collectors, my heavenly parents, and savior. i’ll also share how my collector is including the piece in her holiday traditions -- inviting all to make new connections and revisit sweet things they’ve learned from their heavenly parents & savior. hooray for the holidays and this cozy season!
candy colored studio podcast episode 165 - tracy ann holmes: ceramics, watercolors, pencil & her certain woman piece about heavenly mother
candy colored studio podcast episode 164 - laura erekson atkinson & certain women's "reflections on a heavenly mother" show
in our personal lives, as well as in our careers, it’s easy for many of us “people pleasers” lol to feel that happiness & success only come from giving our all and even more often -- way more than what is expected or anticipated. don’t get me wrong, it served me well in so many situations -- but the expectations started to weigh on me and the only way i could feel less anxiety, depression & stress was for me to let go of it all, reevaluate, and make a new plan. let’s look at 5 examples of how the principle of under promise & overdeliver can make a great difference in our lives and the lives of those we love and associate with along our journey.
how do you go from mere busywork to something more substantial and sustaining in learning? how do we know that something is true when there are so many sources asking for our attention? it’s back to school season and many of us inside & outside of the classroom are pursuing truth. we’ll chat about possible good, better, and best when it comes to learning for our children as well as for ourselves.