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Sandi Kimmel and Patrick Murphy
Sandi Kimmel and Patrick Murphy

Working together as one


Friday, February 10th, 2012
Issue 06, Volume 16.
Sandi Kimmel
Special to the Valley News
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It seemed clear to my husband and me that we were destined to join our creative talents. Patrick is a multi-dimensional, multi-talented creative director and I am a songwriter, motivational speaker, and author. Together, we are Sterling Heart, our company dedicated to taking care of others.

As a "musical motivational speaker," I use my songs and my heart to deliver messages of healing, self-care, and support. I speak on a number of topics that are appropriate for all kinds of people in all walks of life. My three CDs of uplifting, healing songs are popular all over the world, and my stories of using music for healing are appreciated across the Internet.

Patrick’s art has recently evolved into a new modality, Fine Art for Healing, combining his photography with lines from my songs. These breathtaking images coupled with soothing and uplifting messages are powerful, beautiful, and useful. They are finding new applications in healthcare facilities and doctors’ offices, as well as in homes and offices.

In addition, at the request of a hospital administrator and as a result of our work with hospice, we created and published Heart Wide Open – Self-Care for Caregivers, our mini-book to help soothe compassion fatigue. We made it small enough to fit in a pocket and powerful enough to be called a lifesaver, a touchstone, and nourishment on the healing journey for "anyone who has ever cared for anyone else."

We are a husband and wife team, sharing our talents and hearts in a variety of ways.


 

3 comments

Comment Profile ImageGood News
Comment #1 | Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 10:02 am
What a fabulous merging of talents and compassion these two are. Congratulations for highlighting them in your newspaper. Good news indeed.
Comment Profile ImageMarilyn P
Comment #2 | Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:45 am
This team is the real McCoy. Their creative talents, compassion and desire to bring a new dimension to the lives of so many is truly genuine.
Comment Profile ImageChristine Assad
Comment #3 | Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 5:46 pm
I think Sandi and Patrick are earthly angels. We are blessed to have them share their talents and love with us.

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