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Inspiration is everywhere these days!

 A nature walk makes for some great art…
Taking Nature to the Studio…
When I’m in my art studio for hours, I leave the radio on all day – so I’m bound to hear quite a few repeats!  This song by X Ambassadors, however, I don’t mind being overplayed.  Have you seen the video for Renegade?
 You’ll meet several individuals who might seem impaired in some way
– but they are achieving amazing things and you’re bound to be inspired.
What limits are you putting on yourself today?
30 days of Life Lessons…
For 30 days, try to write one one new thing you’ve learned.
It could be about your world, a new fun fact, someone you know, or something you’ve discovered about yourself.
After 30 days, you’ll be able to appreciate all of those beautiful “flowers” that grew just because of your detour!
art therapy
What is one thing you’ve learned about yourself today?
Comment on the #LoveMyDetour Facebook page…or this post!
Want another 30-day activity?
Try my free 30 Day Creativity Adventure printable – and send to a creative buddy!
Art-Life Lessons
I try to teach myself lessons through art.  This art wasn’t for anyone but myself.  I was thinking about life after my trauma and how for a while, it was difficult to bring music back into my life.


When the  trauma left me dead inside, I turned to the world around me to find the life in it to bring life into myself.  I worked from the outside in.  I relied on nature and my friends the trees.  I just pretended the world was a Disneyworld ride, and tried to be as awed by every little sight I noticed as I would in one of those cars moving steadily down a stream in It’s A Small World.


Speaking of DisneyWorld…

This “magic” is what has always made me crazy about life.  Those stories in my head have entertained me for as long as I can remember.  My imagination has carried me through since I was a little girl.

Trauma made me feel like there were “multiple” Amy’s.  For a while, I lost the girl I knew.
My approach to healing is all about rediscovering your passion for the world.  I want to help others rediscover their passion, and for the life they discover and the magic hidden right before their eyes.  The magic will be enough for them to heal.
How can you put the magic back into your life?
My two quick answers….
  1. Read my article about why Creativity is the Only Mindset You’ll Ever Need
  2. Read Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic – it’s amazing!

Life Long Lessons can Lead to Happiness and…Success

Imagine if you jotted down one lesson you’ve learned every day of your life – you could write an encyclopedia of lessons by now!


I recently wrote for Ms. Milliennia the most important 28 lessons I’ve learned about business and turning my passion into a livelihood in my 28 years.  Read it here.
If you had to assign a lesson to each of your years on earth, what would some of the key ones be?  <Tweet This!>  
Remember: Ever my life lesson is a flower from your detour.
What flower will you find on your unexpected path? #LoveMyDetour!
“‎Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”
― Chico Xavier

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