In this episode Jeanne is talking with artist, teacher and self proclaimed silver-haired ordinary mystic Sheila Atchley. Sheila considers herself a late bloomer in the world of creativity but she has dived in with her whole heart. She has also weathered her own journey with life in the middle and now passionately guides others by taking their hand and sharing a way to live more abundantly.
I’m Sheila Atchley. Artist-author, wisdom-chaser, preacher’s wife, life and creativity coach, and silver-haired ordinary mystic.
I’m a die-hard congregant, and a flagrant creative.
I have a semi-empty nest, a handsome preacher-husband, and seven adorable grand-wildlings.
And I over-use the hyphen. Proudly.
While I am equally drawn to words and art, words are my defining first love, and a big part of my art form. I’m here to encourage you with paint, prose, and poetry. Hence, the paint brush and the ink pen in my sketchy little home-made logo.
I have no shame. No really, I have no shame.
I’m here to unleash an army of women who celebrate for no reason – an army of women whose metric is grace.
My main mission is the middle age woman. This beautiful season of life is under-celebrated, and under-valued. Middle aged women do not get enough support. I aim to change that, when and where I can. I believe that (like Abraham and Joshua of scripture) “everywhere the soles of your feet tread shall be yours…the Lord will extend your boundaries…”.
Middle age is a vast and gracious land. It is a Promised Land…disguised as a battle. It is a land where many of us now find ourselves walking, a place where the potential fruit is enormous – if we are willing to slay some giants.
I’m busy doing just that in my personal life, in my art, and in my writing and speaking ministry. I want to help you extend your boundaries. I want to help you inherit what’s legally yours, in every season.
After all, if I encourage the women, I encourage the world.
I invite you to sit down, relax, and please overlook my hair (it is its own light source, my apologies).
Let’s talk about the things that really matter – and laugh about the things that really don’t.
Podcast 053 | Awake Awake with Sheila Atchley
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