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self-help life decisions, creative problem solving, women's personal growth, get unstuck, beyond binary thinking, abundant mindset, create the life you want to live

Color Up
to Create the Life You Want to Live
by Karen A. Foss and Ann Skinner-Jones

Today’s world is stuck in black-and-white thinking that limits creative possibilities. We all need fresh ways to move forward beyond constraints that insist on only two possibilities—one right, the other wrong.

But the world is not a black-and-white place. It is packed full of color.

Just as color is infinitely abundant, so too is the potential for reshaping our lives. By breaking down rigid mindsets, new insights and vantage points can emerge.

In COLOR Up, you will discover why black-and-white thinking is so prevalent when framing life dilemmas. Placing possible choices in opposition to each other masks the abundant alternatives that lie in between and beyond— everything from the mundane to the miraculous.

Color is your starting point and your prompt for change. Take full advantage of the five interactive steps of COLOR, an easy-to-remember acronym, to transport you from limitation to possibility:

Connect to break out of black-and-white thinking

Optimize to put your imagination to work creating colorful choices

Lighten to choose and appreciate the playful side of life

Oops to grasp there are no mistakes, only opportunities

Ripple to inspire others to see life from an abundant, vibrant place

The message is profound: You are never stuck, no matter the circumstances.

With the help of COLOR Up and a trusty color wheel, you have all the tools

you need to create a more vibrant life—a life lived on your own terms.

COLOR Up gives us a delightful road map for navigating the range of changes we encounter in life. The book is chock full of stories, tools, and activities to support us on our journeys toward becoming our best selves. A love of color and a passionate belief in the creative process shine through every page of COLOR Up. I definitely will recommend this book to coaching clients, friends, and family who are experiencing a life transition.

—Nancy L. Olson, MA, Life Coach, Franklin, Indiana

Karen A. Foss and Ann Skinner-Jones photo

Joining their talents, Karen A. Foss and Ann Skinner-Jones bring years of award-winning teaching, writing, and artistic practice to the adventure they call COLOR Up. A blending of their different perspectives was the catalyst for this innovative toolkit designed to counter polarized thinking and to encourage vibrant choices. With color as a vehicle for change, they are ambassadors for an imaginative and transformative worldview.

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Karen A. Foss
Ann Skinner-Jones
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