Cheryl Sosnowski - artist, mindfulness meditation teacher, creativity guru, entrepreneur and inventor. I have a patent and everything.
Hello! I'm Cheryl! I teach you how to move from ho-hum to WOOHOO through the everyday magic of creativity and the superpower of mindfulness
My mission in life is to empower YOU to mine your hidden creative potential so that you can become a creative POWERHOUSE in life. Creative doesn't mean artistic - it means you know how to tap into your dynamic and divergent thinking skills so you can create a life you love! I also teach the superpower of mindfulness so that you can learn to respond to, rather than react to life and all the stuff it throws at you everyday, because calm is a friggin superpower.
Being mindful and creative is not something you do - it's a way of being in the world. Anyone can be more creative and live mindfully - they are skills you can develop.
And Some personal stuff if you really want to know me:
After suffering a stress induced nervous breakdown from years of ignoring my feelings, I discovered the power of creating art to relax, and the POWER of mindfulness though MBSR training. The change in my mind and life was so noticeable that I decided to dedicate the rest of my life to mindfulness training. I have done both MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) and MSC (mindful self-compassion) training, have completed a 1 year intensive training with UCLA’s MARC institute,am a certified MBSR-T trainer, and a certified Mindfulness Teacher through MindfulSchools and currently studying with Mindfulness Exercises. I sit on the board of The Resiliency Council of Phoenix, teach mindfulness in schools to children and teachers for Mindfulness First, and I facilitate Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for teens classes for at risk teens. I am a passionate and dedicated volunteer and professional teaching artist for Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. I grew up in a very traumatic childhood and was an at-risk teen myself, which is why, having found my way out, I think it's my duty to be a light to kids who are where I used to be. One person CAN and DOES make a difference.(You can be that person too - be a volunteer!)
I love to read and learn - I am an autodidact. That's a fancy word for nerd. I love to paint and step into the mystery of the unknown experience of the creative realm, which I believe is an energy.
Most importantly I practice what I preach. I make time to meditate every day because it creates space inside. You can create space in you, for YOU. And YOU are 1:7,000,000,000 (thereabouts) so that makes you pretty darn unique and special. Fun Fact: your brain's topography is 100% unique to YOU - no one sees and interprets the world like you do! How creative is THAT?!
When I'm not doing all of these things I love spending my free time hiking with my dog Nama (get it?), or with the people I love - especially my kids, laughing and enjoying life. I love to laugh until my face hurts. I have been told I dance like I'm breathing, which is true - it's my other passion. I love all kinds of music, and my idiot savant talent is knowing all the words to (almost) every song. I enjoy deep meaningful conversations and travel, I am freakishly punctual, I loooooove tacos, and really care about and am curious about people and I talk to everyone - people tell me really weird random things all the time and I love it! I am a compulsive book sniffer, I hate cheese, and I have never liked my name and want to change it to Charly but my son says he will disown me if I do, so....I'm stuck with it..Say Hi!