Hi, I’m Denise Ellis Stewart.
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A Little About Me
When I was a Junior in college, I got my first full-time job in the photo department at Whittle Communications, a publishing company in Knoxville, Tennessee. I later became a photo researcher. Finally, I took a position in the marketing department working on a project called Medical News Network.
After Whittle Communications went bust, I did production for television commercials and promos. My clients included Bruce Flooring, Comcast, Food City, Goodies, HGTV, Lowe’s, Owens Corning, Purina, and Scripps Howard to name just a few.
We moved to Southern California, and I decided to take a break and stay at home with my three young children. In addition to home schooling them, I volunteered in my community, a lot. I learned so much and made life-long friends. I love California.
In 2003, we moved to a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia for my husband’s job. After eight years being at home with my children, I became a teacher. I substituted for two years and then taught students with Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, and anxiety. I loved my students and teaching.
While I have had a pretty awesome life, I realized that I wasn’t living my dreams. As a matter of fact, I wasn’t even sure I had dreams anymore. I decided it was time to take a BIG step back and remember who I was and figure out what I needed to do to align my life with my values and passions.
I realized my purpose is to love. As a matter of fact, I believe that every single solitary person is put on Earth to love. We have no greater purpose than that. Save your money on all those purpose finding workshops and books. This is one area that is cleared up. My purpose and your purpose is to love. Period. It’s as simple as that.
I discovered one of my passions is writing. I love nothing more than wiling the hours away tapping out essays to share with you. I also recognized that I have a knack for mentoring others. I’m really good at getting people to look at their lives from a different perspective and giving them the courage to lean in and try something new.
I also realized that another passion I have is organizing. I work as a professional organizer helping my clients clarify their objectives so they can make thoughtful choices about how they will structure their environment to support themselves and their dreams. Everyone deserves to feel supported and nourished by their environment.
I love teaching. I love putting together and leading workshops. I love sharing what I’ve learned with others. I love it when I’m presenting a concept and someone gets it. I live for that moment when the person I’m working with lights up as they recognize a new idea, a new way of looking at the world, a new way of living their life.
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I’m SO very glad your here.
Thank you for visiting my site. It really means a lot to me. I hope you’ll spend some time reading my essays. Also be sure to check out my resources. I add new stuff all the time. If you have any questions or concerns or just want to share something about yourself, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email. I’m always at email@example.com. I can’t always reply at length, but I do read every single email and will at the very least acknowledge that I’ve read yours.
Sending Love and a Big Hug,