Archive for January 29th, 2012

ETSU – AN EVENING OF HEALTH, WELLNESS, & THE ARTS

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

I got to spend a couple of days at my house in Virginia before we were on the road again.  Our trip show would be in Illinois but I also had a speaking engagement at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.  This would be the first time that I would be separated from the rest of my team. I caught a flight to Knoxville while the rest of the gang (including Cindy) moved the show from Virginia to Illinois.

I arrived in Knoxville in the early afternoon and was greeted by Anita, my contact (and friend) at ETSU, at the airpot.  When she invited me to be a part of this unique event almost a year ago, I was excited by the opportunity!  I would be a part of “An Evening of Health, Wellness, & the Arts.”  This allowed me to be creative in a new way – to combine a magical performance with a medical presentation!

The audience for the presentation was fantastic.  They responded well to the magic but they were even more attentive to the idea that the arts can be a powerful force in healthcare and education.  It was an amazing evening – and one I will never forget!