UNLOCK: The Reviews

“I signed up for the six month program because I felt stuck. My life was in a period of flux as my body transitioned through an illness, I tried to balance graduate school with a full-time job, and my husband and I began preparations to adopt. I felt like at any moment the balance would tip and I’d lose my grip on something vital. I needed help, but I didn’t want to turn to family or friends (who despite their best intentions, always have their own priorities/agenda). I needed someone to talk to, someone with an outsider’s perspective, and I was lucky enough to find Bethany.

“She was perfect. She understood what it meant to be an artist while trying to juggle the demands of a busy life, and she encouraged me in all of the right ways. Sometimes that encouragement meant pushing me to try something new or to finish a project I’d already begun, sometimes it meant giving me permission to stop pushing and to just rest. But she always took my whole life, its many aspects and my many goals, into account (something I don’t think happens very often in our increasingly specialized world), so it wasn’t just about making more/better art or about purging my living space of unnecessary stuff or about working out more–it was always about finding the best balance for my life at the time, which was exactly what I needed. Basically, talking to Bethany bi-weekly helped keep me sane through a really rough, transitional period in my life and I’d recommend her program to anyone, but especially to the busy, ambitious artist who may need a little bit of extra help finding balance. ”

~ Jessi