A former nun turned inspirational speaker who travels across the U.S. on her motorcycle is making a stop in Frankfort, thanks to an invite by former Downtown Frankfort Director Kelly Everman.
Everman has invited Jan Phillips to the capital city July 27-28 with the hopes that she will “inspire us.”
“Creating an Inspired Community” is the focus of a public seminar Friday, July 27, at the Farmers Bank community room on the fourth floor, from 6-7:30 p.m.
“Jan’s work can help us better navigate our lives, our community and our world one thought, one action, one day at a time. It is based on the premise that we are authors of our own experience and co-creators of the world we live in,” Everman said.
“It could actually be transformational for the way we view life and react to those people in our lives.”
There is no cost for the Friday session, but donations will be accepted, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sunshine Center.
On Saturday, July 28, Phillips will hold a six-hour creativity workshop: “The Yin and Yang of Living Creatively.”
Everman says Phillips, an author and speaker, travels the nation focusing on igniting original thinking and promoting evolutionary thinking.
“I have known Jan for many years and wanted to bring her here because I think she ignites excitement for creativity,” Everman said.
“Her workshops help examine the events of our lives and encourage people to turn them into a means of letting go of old ideas, harvesting the wisdom of our lived experience and improving our skills in thinking and speaking creatively.”
The workshop, which will be on the first floor of the McClure Building (St. Clair entrance), begins at 10 a.m., concludes at 4 p.m., costs $80 and includes lunch.
Everman says Phillips’ life is testament to transformation.
“You could say she’s out of order, literally.”
Phillips, a former nun, left the order when she discovered she had another mission for her life.
She has since traveled across the U.S. on a Honda motorcycle, and according to her website considers herself on a one-woman peace pilgrimage.
Her biography says she blends east and west, art and activism, reflection and ritual, into her transformational presentations to inspire consciousness and commitment.
Phillips is the author of “The Art of Original Thinking – The Making of a Thought Leader,” “Divining the Body,” “God Is at Eye Level – Photography as a Healing Art,” “Marry Your Muse – Making a Lasting Commitment to Your Creativity,” “Making Peace: One Woman’s Journey Around the World” and editor of “A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind.”
She has won numerous awards for her writing and photography from the New York Press Association, the National Federation of Press Women, the National Religious Press Association and other organizations. Phillips teaches annually at the International Women’s Writing Guild Summer Conference.
In addition, she has recorded and produced two albums: “All the Way to Heaven” and “Singing for the Soul.”
“I hope many people will take advantage of this opportunity to hear Jan and see how instrumental she can be toward helping us all live more inspired lives and become visionary leaders in our community,” Everman said.
For more information or Creativity Workshop reservations email KyKellyEverman@yahoo.com or call 502-319-1100.