"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."
- Maya Angelou
When well beings grow wings,
the world blossoms...
Welcome to Glasswing Creative, LLC! I'm Sheersty.
I believe that well people willing to pursue transformational growth are needed to heal our world. The challenges we face today require us to be at our best: courageous, compassionate, aware, willing to experiment and fail, and capable of re-imagining a more connected future.
I seek to nurture creative, embodied, and wild hope for a vibrant world by teaching individuals experiential, integrative self-care - equipping them to become catalysts for systemic change. In this work, I draw on the rich resources of art, mind-body practice, and the natural world.
Self-care, the basics
Self-care does not have to be some check-off-able thing that you feel guilty about not doing. It can be more of a mindset and a practice that you look forward to, as you learn what makes you feel good.
Self-care is not self-ish. If you truly want to show up for others and give them your best, you have to be well - and that requires time, intention and effort on your part!
Instead of looking at your progress through the success-failure frame, try making learning the goal. And, treat yourself with kindness.
I enjoy facilitating conversations with groups about self-care and overcoming our mindset barriers to experience greater well-being.
The butterfly, a masterful teacher, makes the difficult work of transformation look easy. The caterpillar eagerly enters the chrysalis without looking back. It naturally knows to let go of the comfort of what it has been in order to embrace what it can be. It embodies risk, loss, and messy progress.
Transformation is much harder for humans, both personally and collectively. We tend to avoid risk and uncertainty. Yet, if we want to grow and contribute our authentic gifts to the world, we can - and must - move through our discomfort and beyond what we know.
The glasswing butterfly, in particular, inspires my work supporting individuals through times of transformation and growth.
In the midst of getting things done, rushing around, multi-tasking, and the endless pursuit of "bigger and better," we have forgotten how to BE. Many of the challenges we face today stem from the disconnection inherent in our lifestyles. We live and DO, disconnected from our own bodies, hearts and souls. We neglect meaningful connections with the people who live next door to us and those who sit across the aisle. We have disregarded the natural world that supports human life and, in many ways, we have put aside our very nature as creative, wild, embodied and interconnected beings.
Connection is perhaps our most vital, healing resource.
In my roles as coach and teacher, I connect with individuals, first, as fellow human beings remembering how to BE. I provide a safe exploratory space for them to "recover their humanness," to grapple with the messy realities of life, and then to leverage their capacities for connection and integration, both personally and in community.
"A butterfly says, 'The caterpillar-me is history, my metamorphosis a mystery, and today is a present my struggle gifted me.'" - Manali Oak