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Joyful Movement

In body positive, community, local artist, personal, self care on June 7, 2022 at 3:33 PM

I’m not much of a selfie person … but every once in a while I’ll throw one up so you know who you’re interacting with. I know when I’m making a decision on whether or not to do business with someone, I like to know something about who I’m supporting … especially with a profession like massage therapy.

This morning I started a Summer Training Camp. It’s a supportive online community with women of all body shapes and sizes where we’ll spend 12 weeks either prepping for anything from a 5K to a half marathon or doing a weight lifting program. I choose both 😳🏋️‍♀️🏃‍♀️. I’ll probably stick to walking … but the encouragement of the program may get me to run (ahem…slow jog) again. We’ll see.

Either way that’s not really the point. It’s about finding joyful movement…whatever that means to you…in whatever body you’re living in right now …without intent to change it – just to enjoy and care for it. :)

Anyways … they asked for us each to post a pic so we can get to know one another … and that’s why I even have a pic to share here…

Anyone local want to sign up too? They’re leaving it open for the rest of today. It would be fun to have in person community along with the online one. 😊 In fact I’ve been wanting to start a walking group for those of us who move SLOW for a while. I’d love to hear from you if you’re interested.

Black Live Matter Protest – Manchester,CT

In black lives matter, community, Manchester, personal, Photography, Uncategorized on June 6, 2020 at 5:33 PM

Some photos of the Black Lives Matter protest in Manchester, CT today.  It was a peaceful and beautiful event with inspiring speakers of all ages. I’ve been thinking about ways I can continue to use my voice to be an ally – and I know that art of any kind is a powerful medium to communicate through. If I can use photography to help give anyone a voice who wants to also be an ally to the black community, and create positive change – please reach out to me and we’ll figure out a way to stand together. I’ve been musing an idea for an art project on my own – but I’d like to hear what’s needed rather than just what I think might be a good idea.

Take Mini Breaks

In community, Massage, self care, Uncategorized on March 24, 2020 at 10:10 AM
I’ve been talking with fellow small business owner friends about ways to offer our services online. A lot of people I know sell products, so they can keep doing that via Etsy or their websites. Yoga studios are recording their classes and sharing them on YouTube … I’ve been so grateful for this!
While I can’t give you a massage online … we CAN keep talking about self care. It is especially vital right now to take mini breaks from any stress you may be experiencing.
What’s an activity that you find restorative? I love the combination of spending time in nature with photography. It calms me right down. Look for the light. Focus on any hope you can find. Acknowledge all that IS working, all the good that IS showing up. Stay in the moment and know that RIGHT NOW you do have everything you need.
May you be well.


Art, Beer, Brunch & Music!

In Art, art portraiture, community, local artist, Manchester, Marketing, Music, Open House, Photography, Uncategorized on February 10, 2019 at 2:12 PM

Labyrinth Postcard Final February 2019 copy

More info can be found on the Facebook event page HERE.

Handbags with Heart

In community, Uncategorized on October 21, 2016 at 5:19 PM

Last year was such a success we are holding this event again. Thanks for all your support!

Help spread the word by sharing the EVENT page on FB.


Handbags with Heart | The Purse Project

In community, CT, Manchester, Uncategorized on December 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM


Do you have any gently used handbags lying around that you no longer use? Well, it is time to re-purpose them….with heart!

My friends Gina & Alex started “THE POCKETBOOK REVOLUTION” to gift women in need in the greater Hartford area. Taryn W. and I are jumping on board to support their mission and will be accepting donations for the greater Manchester area here in the studio.

We are collecting gently used handbags along with women’s hygiene supplies to directly benefit women in need. We will putting all the bags together on December 19th and donating them to four different women’s shelters in Manchester.


Donate and/or collect handbags and supplies such as:
Tampons, pads, soaps, shower gels, socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby powder, mini-first aid kits, shampoo, conditioner, etc. Imagine if you were starting your life over with potentially  nothing but the shirt on your back. Gift whatever items you think you might need … or want.

Drop these items off at the studio at 264 Main Street in Manchester ANY TIME BEFORE December 19th. If the shop is closed just leave items in the space provided on the front porch.

Thank you in advance for your compassionate generosity!

See what’s happening via our FB event page here.

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