We had the good fortune of connecting with Joan Marie and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Joan, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?

To shine our light, we need to stand in our Personal Power. I am a visionary artist, creating Personal-Power Portraits, which express the power animals, symbols, and energy that lights you up. This helps you to remember who you really are! Stand strong, not carrying what others think. Do what your heart guides you to do- not what others think is best for you. People will judge you no matter what you do, so you might as well do what you love. Getting connected to the energy that inspires you (and one way is through the Personal-Power Portraits I create), helps you connect to your very unique special self. It is time for you to shine! The world needs you to express your unique fabulous self, and shine!!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?

Life is all about energy! I have finally learned to stand in my power, to listen to my heart for guidance, and trust in the flow of life. At age 19, after Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling left me swooning with a deep spiritual connection, I was intensely driven to express the powerful passion I felt inside. But I was hyper, and a work-aholic, working too hard, then creating what I felt would make money. As a result I felt insecurity which stopped the powerful energy flow within me…until I learned to BE who I believed I was, stayed in trust, and listened to my heart for guidance…. I work in the silence, listen to my heart, trust, and allow the flow. Now magic happens … and flows through me.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?

The City Museum and the Art Museum in St. Louis.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?

Jim Fortin’s TCP …And his fabulous podcast!!!
He creates Incredible subconscious self-transformations for everyone in his TCP classes!!
Www.JimFortin.com

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