“I participated in the inaugural Inside Out e-course in January, 2010. I was still in the midst of undiagnosed, untreated postpartum depression (which I’ve really only fully understood from the other side). Inside Out helped me see that I am capable of anything that I put my heart and soul into. The “realness” of everything Shannon teaches and shares, along with her ability to bring that out in others, helped me really see that extraordinary people are just people. They don’t have some special gift. They have a whole host of gifts, just like everyone does. What sets them apart is the action they take, putting themselves out into the world, taking risks, and moving forward. This idea is a value I hold very close to my heart.”

Kelly

Ohio

“I am learning that everything I do is based in love. And committing to creation, whether by myself or with my kids and friends, is the most effective way to create love in my life. I’ve finally, for the first time EVER, found a way around procrastination and guilt. – and I am full. I can’t thank you enough for this experience!”

Shannon

Colorado

“I am thankful to all of the wonderful people I have met online, my inspiration and my guide. Thank you, Shannon. My health and wellness journey started at the Inside Out e-course.”

Daniela

Italy

“I took Inside Out as a way to get myself to commit to a daily practice of creative play, pondering what I want to focus on and to have some fun! I hoped to explore my personal creative process, have an opportunity to experiment without the pressure and loosen up. Shannon’s combination of great questions to think deeply about, relaxing yoga for stillness and focus, creative art play – was a great mix for body and soul. Her class way surpassed my expectations.”

Dayle

California

“Inside Out gave me strategies to help me relax, see goodness, make the most of my energy and appreciate others. Best of all, Shannon helped me do this from the inside out, so that changes are personal, considered and full of hope. That this type of activity and support is offered online, world wide, is a testament to Shannon’s vision and compassion, not to mention her masterful organization and support.”

Kim

Alaska

You are such an inspiration and positive person in my life. When I’ve noticed that people say how happy I am, it’s usually when I’ve been reading an doing your stuff. Having been inspired by you I appreciate colors, smells, personalities, textures, cooking – just real life experiences that fill our days. Thank you for that.

Janice

“I took Inside Out because it sounded interesting, was in the right price range, and I felt I needed to give my life a quick emotional kick-start. Although I am a professional artist, photographer and art therapist, I learnt a lot about myself and incidentally my art practice flourished from this amazing e-course. I think I made some friends for life from all over the world, who will always be there for advice, support and most important of all – fun!”

Lynda

UK

I just wanted to let you know that I am really loving the course, despite how quiet I have been and have really felt unpinning up in that I am allowing myself to just create without thinking about it or worrying about it, which has been really fun, exciting and liberating. It is also great to see my feelings laid bare on a page and tidiest express those feelings with an art medium – sometimes literally throwing paint at the page or finger painting (which I haven’t done since I was a child) and really connecting in with those feelings through art. My journal is very, very messy which is polar opposite of who I am as a person, but I feel so satisfied when I look at it. So…thank you for this amazing experience!

Narel

Australia

“I just finished a two-part series of poetry at our local library, and I’m getting ready to teach my first creative journaling class for women here in town. My journaling class is focused on writing and building a better foundation for personal health and well-being, but I really feel like Inside Out is what sparked all of this for me nearly two years ago. I’m also being led to lead group sessions and I’m completely my first novel! So this is simply to say “thank you”. Your work is having a ripple effect.”

Donna

Virginia Beach

“Shannon’s class came into my life at the right time. As a busy mama of two, I was struggling with finding time for myself and was feeling burned out. Through taking Inside Out, I found time for myself everyday to create, meditate and explore my feelings. This class is much more than an art journaling class. If you are willing to take risks and dig deep into your soul, then this class is a must! I learned so much about my dreams, my fears and myself. I feel motivated to dream big and to make those dreams come true as a result of this course. Shannon is such an inspiration and she has a way of making you look at your life differently and positively.”

Sarah

Mom of 2

“I loved Inside Out as it has done so much for me in so many ways. Even though I am up in years it is never too late to change and learn. Taking the course really changed my life and let the artist side of me come to surface. I just loved the ideas Shannon gave us to follow and think about. So much of it was about letting ourselves go, which is a very meaningful and eye-opening experience. I am now experiencing the joy of putting my thoughts to paper and really expressing how I feel about aging and life in general at this time in my life. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to know what makes them tick and to reveal some of their thoughts, feelings and expression on paper while discovery more about their true selves.”

Iris

78 years young

“Shannon, I can’t tell you what a pleasure and special day it was to meet you face-to-face. I feel honored that you would open your home and share your family with mine. We had a wonderful time and hope to repeat it again one day. I tickled pink by your encouragement. I am forever grateful for your friendship and guidance that helped me discover myself and encouraged me to live boldly. I am having my first new moon gathering for women in my community tonight and it is a dream I had for a long time. Thank you for this Inside Out experience and our online community!”

Lynnette

Colorado

“I had a fabulous time in Inside Out and it gave me the courage to start taking small steps. I began with some e-courses to explore my creativity and to find out what I enjoyed. I have now started dancing classes and am having great fun. I’m living more in the moment and exploring my inner child is fun! Without Inside Out I would not have started this journey and I love it. Thank you so much, Shannon!”

Victoria

Finland

“I’m grateful for your open-minded spirit and for your first e-course in January, 2010, that I participated in. You gave such a friendly welcome to every single one ofus, also to me far away up in the north of this planet. And that impressed me a lot. I want you to know that what you do affects others a lot. Your kindness and care about other people is spread throughout the world. Through my work I meet a lot of people, not only your fellow-countrymen, but also from other countries. I have found out that through these meetings I learn something new every day if I am open-minded. Thank you for everything!”

Merit

Sweden

“You are really talented and I am so thankful to my friend for introducing us. Your class opened up a whole new world of creative expression to me, as well as helped me get through a difficult time (and still is).”

Sara

Kentucky

You are such an inspiration and positive person in my life. When I’ve noticed that people say how happy I am, it’s usually when I’ve been reading an doing your stuff. Having been inspired by you I appreciate colors, smells, personalities, textures, cooking – just real life experiences that fill our days. Thank you for that.

Janice

“I just finished a two-part series of poetry at our local library, and I’m getting ready to teach my first creative journaling class for women here in town. My journaling class is focused on writing and building a better foundation for personal health and well-being, but I really feel like Inside Out is what sparked all of this for me nearly two years ago. I’m also being led to lead group sessions and I’m completely my first novel! So this is simply to say “thank you”. Your work is having a ripple effect.”

Stacey

“The Inside Out e-course was an incredible, joyful, fun-filled experience where I got to make art like a child again. No rules, no outcome, just creating and seeing what happens. I have learned so much about myself, learned to enjoy creating in ways I never thought possible, and feel that I have loosened up creatively!”

Jennifer

UK

“Shannon, you are so refreshlingly open and honest and I love reading your posts. I have been so super busy, but it’s always lovely stepping over in your blog. I just want to say “you are amazing and totally inspirational”. I feel emotion well up as I totally relate to so much of what you write. You are doing courageously well.”

Amelia

UK

“Thank you for your wonderful heartfelt and wise insights and sharing. I really love the focus and clarity you gain and the vibrancy, love and enthusiasm you bring to life and share with others. It really comes through so much, Shannon. Lots of love to you and your family and sending full gratitude to you for being such a shining star.”

Katie

Australia

“Thank you for your wonderful heartfelt and wise insights and sharing. I really love the focus and clarity you gain and the vibrancy, love and enthusiasm you bring to life and share with others. It really comes through so much, Shannon. Lots of love to you and your family and sending full gratitude to you for being such a shining star.”

Karen

Washington

“Shannon’s e-courses are powerful, thought-provoking and insightful, and Shannon gently nudges you to try new things while still having a great time. Most importantly, Shannon is open and accessible, a real person, who responds to comments and messages, and stays engaged with her students throughout their adventures in Inside Out and beyond. Shannon establishes a community of trust, where you can be yourself withouth judgement, and her community thrives even after the conclusion of a course. Led by a bright, caring and accomplished woman, I highly recommend Inside Out as a personal journey into your soul.”

Amy

“Thanks, Shannon. Inside Out was the journey I needed to embrace this motherhood adventure just the way I imagined it. And being a mother truly is the best! I think of you almost every day!”

SIlvia

Portugal

“You are bloody brilliant. I love the way you encourage me to look at the world in such a different way. Thank you for being you!”

Barbara

You know what? When I think of you, I feel peaceful. I am amazed how you handle life in such a peaceful and trusting way! YOu are so very inspiring. I’m trying hard to stay in a peaceful and trusting place in order to see my life unfold in a way that reflects my inner-self. Not that easy though. But on the other hand, life is so beautiful. I guess I need to produce more yummy stuff for me in order to fill in my creative well and nurture my soul. I am glad I have friends like you that I can rely on to keep me on that wonderful and fulfilling path of creativity in a peaceful way!

Manon

Canada