How I see the world
“Life is either a daring adventure
– Helen Keller (The Open Door)
Life as a Creative Adventure
In the South of France, I found precious space for my own creative process, and the inspiration to honor it in new ways. Over time, my personal creative journey led me to a loving marriage and inspired lifestyle, which now span the South of France, the UK, and the USA. I work with clients around the world, using the principles of The Wheel of Creativity to guide them to return to themselves.
Five years before the release of Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Eat Pray Love, I left the USA on a journey of my own, a six-week solo tour of Europe. It was Autumn 2001. In the aftermath of September 11, the world had stopped in its tracks. And so did I, in the South of France. I swam in the Mediterranean, made friends with strangers, sketched and wrote. The soothing sensuality of the French Riviera began to loosen the grip of my American ambition. My life as I knew it was transformed.
What began for me in 2001 as a six-week European “walkabout” led me to a new life in three countries, a paradigm shift in my business, and a magical first marriage at 52. I am living the adventure. Everyone can. While it need not be geographical, the journey of life is always transformational.
Discovering the Wheel of Creativity
As weeks turned to years, I made a dramatic discovery, at the intersection of The Hero’s Journey and The Artist’s Way. It was a new application of an ancient invention, used throughout history to describe the journey of life. It was the Wheel of Creativity. In Helen Keller’s famous words, “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” The Wheel of Creativity®: Taking Your Place in the Adventure of Life offers readers a compass for the adventure.