Reclaim Your Calm {and Wisdom!} with Creativity

In this fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. We work fast. Talk fast. We make quick, reactional decisions. We overwork to the point of exhaustion.

We yearn for moments in our lives where we can quiet our minds, take a deep breath, and let go of the stress from our day.

But it doesn’t have to be a far reach. Reclaiming some quiet and calm in our lives can be easier than we tend to think.

Repetitive motion, the kind that comes naturally to us – like washing dishes, walking in the woods, or doodling – helps us relax much like traditional meditation does. I don’t know about you, but this active style meditation helps me access that place of inner calm much more effectively than sitting in a quiet room with my eyes closed.

And it turns out, coloring especially lends itself well to this.

It has been shown that adult coloring books help reduce stress and anxiety in a simple, fun way. In fact, psychologists have been prescribing coloring for almost a hundred years! The sound of a crayon’s repetitive strokes on paper brings us to a place of ease. We breathe deeply. Our minds release some tension.

But that’s not all. Active meditation through coloring can help us in an even more profound way.

Have you ever experienced a breakthrough to a problem while showering, or doing some other repetitive task? Repetition clears the mind and allows us to work out complex problems subconsciously; which means we can use coloring as a tool to help us problem solve or become more creative by accessing our inner wisdom.

We have the answers we seek, right within us.

When I color, I’m able relax and reach that place of deep inner knowing. I am able to look within to find the answers. Which is why I’ve been inspired to create my own adult coloring book, to share this experience with you. One that I can design specifically in a way that will help remind you to stay present and listen to your intuition.

And today, I’m so excited to announce the realization of this dream come true: Color for Clarity – an adult coloring book and meditation prompts.

In this book, you’ll find 50 beautiful coloring pages mindfully illustrated by six different artists from across the globe; each page featuring a word or question to prompt further inner exploration and help you gain clarity.

My hope is that it becomes a tool for you to transform your life by offering a colorful way to gain access to your inner wisdom.

Grab your copy (and perhaps one for a friend!) over at Amazon.com and get started on the journey of reclaiming your calm and inner wisdom.

You have all the answers you seek, right within you. All you need to do is listen.



With Love,



How Our Coloring Book Came to Be

I often need reminders to slow down. To take it all in. To really sit back and listen to what my intuition or soul is trying to tell me.

In this fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the flow of things and just take things as they come. But that’s not how an intentional life is built… That’s how you loose your way.

Juliette Meditating

I always hear success stories from people who’ve built daily meditation practices. But I’m not one that can easily sit in silence and meditate. I’ve tried. I find it painful. (My daughter above totally didn’t learn that pose from me!) The idea of it is oh so intriguing, but it just doesn’t feel right.

What works better for me is to do something that keeps my body busy yet allows my mind to wander.

Things like showering, washing dishes, and doodling are great for this. Have you ever done something similar and found yourself in a relaxed state? Or perhaps getting hit with clarity or inspiration? If so, then you’ve experienced the benefits of active meditation.

I don’t always find myself in a state of meditation when doing these things though. Sometimes I do it so quickly, I don’t get a chance to enjoy it. Or sometimes my mind just starts rambling off negative commentary or things on my to-do list, and I don’t get around to the relaxed wandering.

That’s where intention and daily practice comes in. And if I had a choice, I’d rather do something more creative than washing dishes or showering (duh!). Doodling is fun, but sometimes I just want something completely mindless – like coloring.

coloring

Coloring brings me back to a playful, child-like state.

It makes me smile. It’s something I can do alongside the kids without worrying about a big mess (bonus!). And it lends itself really well to active meditation. So well, in fact, that I often zone out when coloring.

It almost becomes like an escape from reality.

Which brings me back to my initial “problem”: I need reminding to listen to my intuition, to listen to what my soul is telling me so I can live a purpose-full life.

So I started to think: How can I use coloring for my daily meditative practice, yet not zone out completely? How can I remind myself to be present, to listen within, to use this time to gain clarity around my life?

…And that’s when I got this idea:

What if the coloring pages themselves reminded me? What if each page had a prompt to get me thinking?

Oh, so brilliant!

But where would I find said coloring book? Even though adult coloring books were on the rise, I had trouble finding exactly what I was looking for. And it would be no fun coloring in my own designs day after day.

So I set out on a mission to gather other talented artists to collaborate with me to make this dream coloring book come true.

Color for Clarity Sneak Peek

I am so thrilled and blessed to have found five amazing artists who are excited about the idea! We’ve been drawing our hearts out and listening within for the words that inspire us to create the most thought-provoking, beautiful coloring book we can muster. I cannot wait to see this baby in print and dig in with my crayons! And I just know you’re going to love it too!!



With Love,




Our book: Color for Clarity arrives at Amazon this November!! Be sure to sign up to receive sneak peeks and updates over on our webpage HERE.



It’s Coming Soon!!

Ahhh! Words cannot express how excited I am to be announcing this long held “secret” today!! Over the last few months, I’ve been gathering artists to collaborate with me to create something special.

Something that I hope will bring creativity to more lives.

Something that will allow you to take a break in your busy day.

Something that will help you to tap into your inner wisdom and hear what you really need to hear.

What can possibly be so powerful to achieve all this?

Nothing more than the simple act of coloring.

ColorPlaydate

Millions have been experiencing the meditative and healing properties of coloring with crayons or pencils in a coloring book… but I wanted to take it one step further.

What if, instead of just zoning out to relax when you color, you let your mind explore and expand on one small topic?

What kind of clarity or wisdom would you receive if you allowed yourself the time for creative mindful exploration?

These are the questions (along with my love of working with others) that led to this project: an adult coloring book full of unique artwork and inspiring prompts.

Introducing Color for Clarity

Color for Clarity

Six amazingly talented artists are coming together to bring you a book full of unique, fun designs that each feature a word or question to prompt further mindful exploration. Our hope is that it not only brings you some time for simple creative play, but also a doorway to hear your inner wisdom.

This printed(!!) book will be available THIS November!!

Want to learn more and stay updated? Visit the webpage and sign up for updates at: ColorForClarity.com



With Love,