Tune in Thursday, October 10th at 8 a.m. (repeats Monday, October 14th at 6 a.m.) as The Original Loretta Brown Show welcomes author and artist, Janine Layton Kimmel.
Kimmel, who is also the mother of two sons, resides in Locust, New Jersey. She is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in human development. In 1997 she received a master’s degree in transpersonal studies from The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California. She travels frequently giving diverse workshops for children emphasizing the connection between nature and creativity, inspiring imaginations She has also worked with students to improve interracial and intercultural understanding through the Project Writing Link, a federally funded grant program.
Kimmel’s art has been described as having a visionary quality suggesting an altered magical reality where lush blossoming vines, vibrant colorful forests, and luminous animals and birds will “invite” you into their world.
Kimmel began painting a series of vibrantly colorful doorways that would later inspire her illustrated children’s book, The Magic Gown. In 2000, The first Magic Gown Project art installation took place when Kimmel donated four giclee prints to the Center in Asbury Park, New Jersey, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
The installation brought a sense of magic and wonder to the Center igniting her pursuit to fund the Magic Gown Project and donate prints of the original ten doorway paintings to other children’s hospitals, treatment centers and public spaces. Installations have been donated to The Anna House, a non- profit day care center at Belmont Park, Elmont, New York. The most recent installation is at the Stony Brook University Medical Center, Pediatrics, in Stony Brook, New York.
Loretta Brown, owner of Reiki Oasis, has been practicing and teaching Reiki Energy Medicine, sound healing, intuitive Guidance, past life regression, meditation and psychic development since 1995. Born as a sensitive, Loretta always felt at home among the concepts of angels, spirits, fairies, energies, vibration, sound, music, devas, goddesses and God. However, it took years for her to understand not everyone had these gifts, and to figure out how to use them to help others navigate their lives in a more positive way. Now, she is dedicated to helping everyone discover their own gifts, resonate from the very center of their Being and live the joy-filled life they were meant to live. Loretta has traveled the world extensively, teaching and performing internationally, has studied with great spiritual teachers, and has spent years chanting, searching for truths, visiting sacred sites and learning the great mysteries. Her joy is sharing as a Teacher, Channel and Healer so you can renew, refresh, and re-member who you really are and why you are on the planet at this time. Loretta also offers Crystal Bowl Healing Concerts, Loretta offers in person one-on-one sessions, as well as workshops, skype and phone sessions.
Find out more about her here.