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About Judy Helm Wright
Hello from beautiful Montana,
My name is Judy Helm Wright, but many people call me “Auntie Artichoke.” The honorary title of “Auntie” is given in many cultures to the wise women who guide and mentor others in life. “Aunties and Uncles” are sources of encouragement, support and unconditional love.
My training is as a parent educator, family coach, and personal historian. I have written more than 20 books, hundreds of articles and am blessed to have had opportunities to speak internationally on family issues, including care giving. I am a life-long learner and connector. My favorite volunteer activity is writing end-of-life stories for Hospice.
Credentials or Character?
I truly believe that character is more important than credentials and I have both. What I learned in school is nothing compared to what I have learned working with people just like you. My greatest source of inspiration is observing and modeling those who have developed resilience overcoming great hardships and trauma.
My husband Dwain and I have six grown children and ten grandchildren. We consider our greatest success in life that our children and grandchildren like themselves and each other. We have had foster children and mentored many young people who had lost their way in the journey of life.
Why The Artichoke?
The symbol of the artichoke has great meaning in my teaching and writing. As I work with families, I frequently find only the outer edges are exposed and can be prickly, hard to open and sometimes bitter. They are closed to new ideas or methods. Many families prefer the known over the unknown, even when the old patterns and skills are not serving them well.
But, as you expose the artichoke and people to warmth, caring, and time, gradually the leaves begin to open and expose the real treasure—the heart.
The artichoke also became a teaching lesson when we moved into military housing in California to find artichokes in the yard. Given that it takes two years for the vegetable to flower, the original gardener never got to see the seeds of her labor. Many times, our actions and reactions in life are felt by people we will never meet, but we plant the seeds of kindness anyway.
Why Choose Judy Helm Wright?
A client said it best: “You will enjoy Judy's approachable manner, wonderful storytelling and common-sense solutions gleaned from working with hundreds of families and organizations just like yours. Your encounter with Judy will leave you feeling inspired, entertained and especially motivated.”
To make arrangements for your group or organization to enjoy having Judy present a keynote address, workshop or training session, please contact her at:
Judy H. Wright aka Auntie Artichoke, the Storytelling Trainer
(406) 549-9813, Email: Judy@ArtichokePress.com
www.ArtichokePress.com “Finding the heart of the story in the journey of life.”
Free eBook at www.UseEncouragingWords.com
“Visiting with Judy is like having a cup of tea with a loving auntie.”
"We are all grateful for the incredible work you do to birth these stories."
PS: You will find solutions and support for any of the relationship, parenting and empowerment questions you may have. Visit our many websites for excellent references and a full listing of books, workshop topics, tele-classes and testimonials.
Judy Helm Wright Success Stories
Global Director of Solutions For Families--WIN
Judy Helm Wright aka "Auntie Artichoke" local Montana author and motivational speaker has been named Global Director of the Solutions For Families for the Women's Information Network--the fastest growing global women's network in the world. more
She will be joining Marianne Williamson, Dr. Paula Fellingham and other experts at the speaker's podium at the Global Women's Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah January 25-26. The WIN is sponsoring summits in 152 countries.
The WIN mission is "to strengthen women and families worldwide through education, enlightenment, and entrepreneurship, in an effort to eradicate illiteracy, poverty, and hunger, and to increase the level of love, prosperity, and peace on earth."
Judy owns Artichoke Press LLC, an e-learning company and publisher of Kindle eBooks in Missoula and can be contacted at 406-549-9813