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Adrienne Austermann
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Adrienne Werle-Austermann is a creative professional whose career has crossed many disciplines: Advertising Art Director, Fine Artist, Writer, Illustrator and Art Educator. She holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and a Master’s degree from SCSU. She is author illustrator of The Sleepy Star, a children's bedtime book. She can be contacted at

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Calming the Inner Chaos

(2) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 9:20 AM

One day, while driving alone in my car, I caught myself turning down the radio because it was interfering with the conversation I was having in my own head. The simple turn of a radio knob was all I needed to realize it was time to realign my priorities and...

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Create Your Personal Power

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 4:22 PM

Here we are in the throes of the holiday season. For many of us, life is full throttle on a routine day, and along with the accelerated pace of the holidays comes the accelerated stress level. There's no controlling it: We don't add the holidays to our personal calendars --...

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A Promise 20 Years Later With the Launch of The Sleepy Star

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 7:19 PM

When my daughter was two, I cherished our routines. Any trivial thing I could turn into a routine I did. Not because parents know the importance of structure for healthy child development, but because it was the only constant I had amongst the mayhem of my crazy schedule. I was...

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Change Random to Perpetual

(2) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 1:40 PM

On line at a Starbucks drive-thru last week, I found myself trying to catch a glimpse of the man driving the grey truck in front of me. "Why isn't he moving?" I lamented, as I strained to see him in his side view mirror, as if my staring him down...

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When Did 'Sure' Become a Bad Word?

(11) Comments | Posted August 10, 2013 | 1:42 PM

There is little doubt that social media has not only altered language, but it has also accelerated the rate at which the way we use language is changing. Increasingly, abbreviations are becoming words, as in LOL, and nouns are becoming verbs: "Will you friend me?" What's interesting is that we...

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Finding the Grey Zone

(4) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 3:38 PM

We as human beings instinctively feed our bodies, nurture our relationships, and find a sense of spiritual belonging. We seek out the things we need to do to make sense of our world. But too often we neglect other important aspects of our well being, like tending to our creative...

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