Friday, November 12, 2010

Art on Hold

This week I have been busy mentoring 28 students who are going through the program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I graduated 2 years ago and it was a life changing experience for me and now I get to help a whole new group of amazing women through the program.

I have women from Australia, Israel, Japan, and all parts of the US. They are such an interesting group of women with the most amazing stories. I feel completely honored to work with them and see their lives change over the next year.

This is not the first time I have mentored IIN students. This is actually my third round. I will be finishing up with my second group next week and I am amazed at the changes they have made. The power these women have to juggle their families and their responsibilities to create a new life for themselves.

The greatest part about it is that they are now going out into the world to help other people make changes and improve their health and their lives. It's a humbling feeling to be apart of something so big.

To be honest, when I sat down to write this post I was planning on lamenting about how I didn't have a chance to create any art this week with the exception of the eye doodle I created on notebook paper as I had a meeting with a colleague.

In the process of writing about my experiences with these women I suddenly have a shift in my energy. I feel a sense of gratitude and blessing and I don't feel as I've missed out on anything. In fact, I know for a fact that I have gained so much. And guess what? My paints will be there next week.

1 comment:

  1. no WAY Michelle! i have a friend going there! you might be mentoring her!!! i'll check with her, her name is Kristi H. and she knows Lisa D. from BIG too, in a totally different connection!!!

    wouldn't that just be too weirdly wildly synchronistic!