Monday, November 14, 2011

Day #14: Create Yourself (& BIG give-ways!)

Create Yourself

Today marks the beginning of week three of our Thirty Days of Giving Thanks challenge and I'm continuing to make space to thank those in my life who have taught me something new.

As a thank you to YOU for reading my blog, I'm offering you a sweet opportunity to win a spot in some of the best e-courses out there!

Nothing brings joy and inspiration into your life like learning something new while connecting to other women from all over the world.  Here are just a few led by some of my very favorite women on-line.

Creative Courage - offered by Stephanie Levy
Creative Courage is an international e-course about finding, following and realizing your creative dreams. Creative Courage is a practical guide to help you clarify your own unique path and give you tools you need to start making your goals real. Creative Courage will run from January 9th - February 24th, 2012.

Journal Your Dreams - offered by Amelia Critchlow
This is a two-week long on-line workshop exploring dream-setting (reaching your goals) through watercolor, photography and collaged words. This course is open access and you can take it anytime from now through October 2012.

Sparkles - offered by Jamie Ridler 
Sparkles is a creative e-course.  For 31 days, you'll go on an adventure designed to awaken your creative spirit and fill you and your days with sparkle.  Each day, you'll receive a quick-to-read, quick-to-do inspiring creative exercise in your inbox.  Lessons come from an amazing array of creative guides from a wide range of disciplines (e.g. photography, writing, painting, sound, dance - even food!) They'll show you how to get creative even when you feel like you have no time at all!  Registration is always open.

Rooted - offered by Megan Monique
Imagine your entire creation, your life, your body is a house.  The Root Chakra is the foundation your house has been built on.  In Rooted, you get the opportunity to take a good look at what it is your roots have grown into.  You will get to explore as you gain tools to assist you with creating abundance, freedom and so much more. Registration is always open.

Inside Out: A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery 
-offered by me.
Become a bold explorer of your dreams, celebrate your unique brilliance and embrace the REAL you in this 5 week e-course experience.  Through art journaling, writing, guided meditation, and yoga principles you will learn how to limit the distractions of the outer world and reconnect to your intuition and creativity.  Rediscover the inner wisdom and beauty that live within YOU and be inspired to bring it out more fully into the world - all in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. This course runs January 23rd - February 24th, 2012.

1) To enter to win a spot in one of these e-courses, leave a comment below to the following question:

Your Personal Reflection:  What are you feeling thankful for today?

Let me know if you do any of the following and I'll make sure to add your name for more chances to win!

2) For additional entries, join my Facebook Page or follow any of us on Twitter.

Stephanie @StephanieLevy
Jamie @Starshyne

3) OR send a tweet out about this give-away or share it on your personal Facebook page. 

I will announce a winner this Friday.  
Happy day!


  1. I am thankful for my neighbor, who is a friend to talk with and who is a friend to my children.

  2. I am feeling thankful for my husband, my soul mate. He is such a good man and is supportive of me at all times. Our relationship continues to grow and blossom even after 18 years. I am truly, madly and deeply in love with my man.

    Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity to attend a class of personal growth.

  3. P.S. I'm already a follower of you on FB!!!!

    Sorry. I do not twitter.

  4. I am thankful for this give away! I have wanted to take your e course for a while now.
    Aside from that, I am truly grateful for my health this year. I have felt "off" for the last couple of years and think I have finally found enough balance in my life to really take care of myself.
    I follow you on Facebook and now follow all five e course facilitators on Twitter.
    Thank you for this opportunity!

  5. I am thankful for knowing you, for being me on my creative path, for my loving family, my supportive friends, my community, for my entire life! I am thankful for such an amazing creative community that is always opened to share amazing things and help each other to grow!

    I am a Facebook fan of every lovely creative souls above and also following them on Twitter!


    M xxx

  6. Today I am thankful for my health and being able to accomplish what needs to be done in my day. As I age and fight the affects of Grave's Disease, it may take me longer to do things than it use to, but I do get it done.xx

  7. today I am thankful that I have a home, my health, my loving family, and so many opportunities to continue to grow and help the world. We helped cook a meal for our local homeless "tent" community that is at our church right now. They smiled and clapped and thanked us for the hot meal and it was so simple but it so made me realize how truly blessed and lucky and thankful I am. And this was the day after a large limb fell on my car and broke my windshield. That seems so petty in comparison to how truly thankful I am to be in the life I am in.

    Thanks for the wonderful opportunities to win a spot in all these great looking e-courses! I am hugely thankful to know you Shannon!

  8. Thanks to each of you. I've added your names...ooh...this is exciting. ;)

  9. Today, I'm thankful for my insomnia. It sounds silly- who is grateful for insomnia?- but it forces me to take these lovely quiet moments- it gives me these stretches of stillness and silence.

  10. Today I'm thankful to the presence of the sun, our walk in the forest, the new words of my toddler, and for having the time to read, rest, and knit :-))

    (I'm already following you on facebook)

  11. Today I am thankful for patience. I don't always have it, but I do for today at least.

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

  12. I totally don't need to win, but what a gift to who does! I am thankful for synchronicity in life and right now the quiet time to catch up on what truly IS and will continue to BE~

  13. I am so thankful that I am feeding my family a home-cooked meal tonight!! :)

    I follow all of you on twitter. :)

  14. I am thankful for following my mother's intuition and getting my son the help he needs.

  15. p.s. I follow you on Twitter and Facebook!

  16. I am thankful for the huge snowflakes that fell this morning....and then quickly melted! :)

    I am thankful for finding something I am passionate about and want to share with people.

    I am thankful for this opportunity to have my name in the drawing for any one of these inspirational courses.

    I am thankful for my children that help me giggle throughout the day!

    I am thankful for the amazing women that I can call my friends since I was 13 years old...they know me inside and out, the good, the bad, the "oh no, we didn't!" and still love me completely!

    I am thankful that I can see all the wonderful things that surround me.

    I am now a follower of you on FB and am so excited! I didn't realize you were there too! :)

    Thank YOU!

  17. I am thankful for my friends because I couldn't make it through this life without them!


  18. hi shannon,
    catching up with your posts,
    i love that surrender is a positive, and i love that you gave yourself permission to.
    great post and photo too, so sweet.

    i would join the food challenge, but it would be cheating, i'm with a nutrionist right now, eating and juicing veggies. it also includes seasonal fruit, wild fish, quinoa and yams. even though i've eaten healthy all my life, this is something else, i'm really missing my latte and wine! (and mexican food) :)

    i'm thankful that i have this opportunity to see a nutritionist and eat all this healthy food, and hopefully it will give me my good health back.

    p.s. i don't have f.b. or twitter...thank you for the giveaway.

  19. I am thankful for a good cup of coffee after a not-so-restful night. :) And I'm grateful for a husband who drops the kids at school so I have a few extra minutes for writing in the morning. Happy Day, everybody!

  20. Today i am thankful for so many things. Thankful for my health and the health of my children. Thankful for the opportunity to choose my path. Thankful for art and the joy it brings to my life and others. Thankful i have so much to be thankful for!!

  21. I followed everyone and will definitely share this on my Fb and twitter! Thank you for this chance! Exciting!

  22. Would love to win a spot in Inside Out! I'm thankful for my family today. :-)

  23. I am thankful for my husband that is not only a wounderful loving person and an amazing father, he also think it is okey that i don't work one day a week to find out what i realy want to do :)

    I will join your facebook page! :)

  24. I am thankful for accepting the way life is and being ok with the imperfections. I'm thankful for my improved health and my family's. For living a life that allows me to have freedom with live and work and for continuing to be creative every day. For the love and laughter that fills this house! Ohh and for chocolate mint tea by my side this morning ;)

  25. I am so thankful that after years of " searching" I am finally truly learning to let go and embrace the process of simply being present in the moment. Thankful that I have such an amazing husband who is always supportive of my growth and a beautiful little boy that brings more joy into my life than I ever thought could possibly exist.

  26. I'm thankful today that I am ABLE to be in my boys' school and classroom 4 days this week. Without my husband having the job he does, I wouldn't be able to support our children and their school in this way. And I love that I can be there with the boys while they still want me there. :-)

  27. Now added the other 4 ladies to my list on Twitter! Thanks so much for this opportunity. :-)

  28. Wow-great giveaways! I am thankful for my incredibly loving supportive & encouraging husband.

  29. I am feeling thankful today for the wonderful, unconditional love of pets.

  30. I am thankful for my husband who cooks for me every night while I have been sick this week.

  31. Today I am thankful to be the mother of my two children who bless my life beyond what I could have asked for..and that we are planning our first all day pj day tomorrow..:)I am thankful that I have the ability and the faith to create in each moment, regardless of external, and to feel immense gratitude for being who I am and where I am in this moment.

  32. Thanks so much to each of you for sharing your amazing comments. The winners have been posted - Caroline, Shannon J, Jennifer D, Lynnette G, and Kristen. Congratulations!

    Lynnette G and Jennifer D - can you email me so I can send you the details? Thanks!


Thanks for sharing!