Jeanne’s Insights



Dare to Want More

Dare to want more ~   Wanting more can be so riddled with guilt and doubt, but it’s the foundation of shaping the future of your dreams. This paper collage is sprinkled with silver glitter, and I love the feeling of the girl soaring with the moon as though it was a...

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Celebrate Your Spirit

Your personal spirit nurtures and guides your authentic self. It’s the part of you that knows your life purpose and is connected to your inner wisdom. This quote about spirit reflects the way your spirit encourages you to be carefree, whimsical, and safe. It might be...

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Addiction to Fabric is Often Underestimated

Do you know someone who can never have enough fabric? Are you one of them? Do the textures, colors, and patterns ignite your spirit and tickle your creativity? I made this mixed media art piece to celebrate you! Or maybe you’d like to give it to someone you know who...

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Releasing Shame

We can’t escape our childhood sexual abuse without shame. It sticks to us no matter how much we achieve and in spite of loving relationships. This disempowering feeling is one of the big challenges in healing… which means it also holds some of our richest insights to...

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Road to Recovery

The journey begins in the deep, dark, and intimidating forests of our experience where no path is visible. Finding our way to the sunny meadows of our lives is a daunting adventure of self-empowerment, but we don’t have to travel alone. Since sexual abuse was first...

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Two Words Can Ignite Change

When we are ready to make a change in our life, words begin flowing through our thoughts. Very often, they are something like… “It’ll be hard, but I can do it.” “This is going to mean less family-time.” “Feels kind of selfish.” “Every time I try something new,...

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Healing… How Long Does it Take?

Healing… How Long Does It Take?  Healing from our childhood sexual abuse calls to us from an old gate on the side of the road we’ve been traveling. The path on the other side of gate is overgrown with memories we’ve dissociated or tried to ignore. The unmapped...

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Guilt Can Guide Us

Like all feelings, guilt is an energy that can help us grow. The first step is recognizing it took root when we made choices, took action, or reacted while feeling disempowered. Then it grew like ivy, attaching itself to our life in ways that continues making us feel...

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Anger Can Be a Friendly Ally

Many of us avoid anger, believing it reflects poorly on our character. And though this emotion can cause physical and emotional pain, it can also be a worthy ally. It shows up to tell us when a circumstance isn’t honoring our spirit. It asks us to set new,...

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