Empowering everyday difference makers to create meaningful connections so you can influence your world from a full heart.

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Hey there.

Today we live in a rapidly changing world. How are we to navigate and survive increasingly complex and uncertain times? Our technological resources and social-media connections are increasing, yet the quality of our relational connections in real life is deteriorating. Loneliness and mental health challenges are on the rise.

Is the stress of keeping up with the pace of life, work, and ministry causing your heart to be running on empty? Does your mind wander when trying focus on the moment? Do you struggle to relax and be fully present in your existing relationships, tired of superficial interactions?

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Technical Foundations

These workshops focus on equipping you with a foundation of technical tools for your continuing creative adventures. With a focus on building your creative confidence in an encouraging environment, perfection police are not allowed. Leave feeling relaxed after getting into the flow and space of slowness and presence that the practice of calligraphy builds.

Creative Expression

Focusing on creative exploration (and zero technical how-to's), these workshops will empower you with expressive lettering as a tool for self-care and compassion, focusing on topics like gratitude, journalling, vision and values. Engage in an intentional space of reflection through guided prompts, visualization, journalling, and creative exercises. Experience belonging as you share in meaningful conversations in a collaborative community.

 

Research reveals what we need to experience meaningful lives:

  1. Practices of presence like gratitude, prayer, and celebration.

  2. Rich social connections and sense of belonging to one another, including acts of kindness.

  3. A redemptive perpsective on suffering.

  4. Belonging to a purpose larger than ourselves.

 

It Just Flows workshops are designed to:

  1. Hold space for you to slow down in creative reflection and celebration.

  2. Engage intentionally with others in meaningful connection and collaboration.

  3. Guide the path in making meaning of what’s going on in your world.

  4. Inspire creative ways to give back to the community.

These workshops focus on equipping you with a foundation of technical tools for your continuing creative adventures. With a focus on building your creative confidence in an encouraging environment, perfection police are not allowed. Leave feeling relaxed after getting into the flow and space of slowness and presence that the practice of calligraphy builds. 

Focusing on creative exploration (and zero technical how-to's), these workshops will empower you with expressive lettering as a tool for self-care and compassion. Engage in an intentional space of reflection through guided prompts, visualization, journalling, and creative exercises. Experience belonging as you share in meaningful conversations in a collaborative community.

Perfect for

  • Staff development team building

  • Bridal showers

  • Holiday celebrations

  • Faith-based fellowship groups

  • Community organizations

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I’m Justine.

I empower compassionate souls like you to tap into your creativity as a form of powerful self-care, building community, and connecting to a greater purpose.

I love creating words and spaces that engage people in meaningful connections. This leads to “aha!” moments of personal growth, increased belonging, and catalyze compassion in our beautiful yet fractured world.

I'm forever a night owl, a nap enthusiast, and a dreamer fuelled by naps, ideas, funky shoes, and ice cream for dinner.

Shall we dream of the kind of world can we create together?

What’s a heart-centered calligaphy workshop?

The Difference We Make: Not Just a Calligraphy Class

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Step 1: Consult

We discuss and I find out more about your group and goals and time available.

Justine held a supportive, loving, and inspiring space where I overcame a huge block and fear around creativity, put down my judgment and simply created. The laughter and fun of the day effortlessly led me over my own hurdles. 

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Step 2: Create

You choose from an initial base of workshops. Or we design from scratch if there are not suitable topics for your group’s goals.

Justine’s workshop sparked a dormant passion in me. There was this excitement in the group, together writing and sharing ideas, laughing, doing something fun for positive change.

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Step 3: Connect

I come to you on site, or you join me in my space. You relax and enjoy the creative experience together.

Many of the women in recovery keep the notes of encouragement they receive from Justine’s workshops on their walls, incorporating them into their recovery. The notes sow the seeds for who they really are, as women, mothers, and daughters — not where they come from.

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Heart-centered

We go deeper than pretty letters, beyond technique, empowering you to create with confidence and write truth into your heart. You'll feel less stress, more calm, greater self-awareness, and courage to re-engage your life and world with intentionality.

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Community building

In an age of disconnection and loneliness, we engage you in conversation and meaningful connection with others in community and a greater purpose. Everything we do invests back in the community.

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Catalyzing impact

We share the messages of our hearts by writing notes of positivity we donate to women in recovery. 10% of proceeds are invested in community causes. By getting creative and using your art for impact, your heart feels good for doing good.

What’s at risk if you don’t come. What are you waiting for? Connect to your creative stress management.


What People Are Saying

Justine’s workshop sparked a passion that was dormant for 30 years. She is much more than explaining how to form letters. She's passionate about the messages and words and delivering them in a beautiful way. There was this excitement in the group, it was fun and enjoyable. I was moved by the connection to social justice, having a cause, being in community, writing and sharing ideas, laughing, doing something fun for positive change.

I feel more confident and alive when I connect with other people in the community. Justine’s workshops are a fun way to connect, to develop a new skill, and to do something tactile. Writing encouraging notes to women in recovery makes you realize how much you need that encouragement.

I was nervous but Justine really focuses on where you are, not getting constrained in technical perfection, yet giving you enough technical knowledge necessary to expand. Getting into the flow and space of slowness, helped me identify it’s something I really need . The heart workshops connected me to the value of building connections and community.

I’ve been scared to do calligraphy because I can be such a perfectionist. Justine holds a supportive, loving, and inspiring space where I overcame a huge block around creativity. I felt safe to explore my feelings, put down my judgment and simply create. I articulated a piece of gratitude that feels like a celebration to me. It was the laughter and fun of the day that effortlessly led me over my own hurdles.

 

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Perfect for:

  • Long lost creatives
  • Lovers of word + creativity
  • Team building
  • Fellowship groups
  • Retreats

Collaborations with:

  • Non profit fundraisers
  • Marginalized groups
  • Recovery settings
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