Jillian's Blog

Silence Between the Waves, Do You Hear it?

I had the distinct pleasure to pass this article on to WomanScape Founder, Rose McInerney, as an inspiration for her October theme, "In the Spirit of Wise Women." Please be sure to visit WomanScape.Com for all the insightful articles, and especially Jillian Maas...

Words Hurt!

WORDS HURT. Your profound awareness of this can change the world one phrase at a time!  The new Time's Up Movement is growing out of the sexual assault scandal involving Harvey Weinstein and "addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have...

The Black and White of It All

I recently had a once-in-a-lifetime experience with world-famous wildlife photographer David Yarrow. Yarrow expertly grabs the essence of his subjects in the simple form of black and white photography. I was in awe of both the man and his works that were showcased in an exhibition at the Hilton/Asmus Contemporary gallery in Chicago.

Intuitive Litmus Test of Authenticity (Series)

  Time and time again business owners, entrepreneurs, and individuals recite stories of how their personal intuition has catapulted their ideas and relationships to a new degree of success. Some are born with it, others learn through years of coaching, and use...

Home Design Begins with Positive Energy

The simplest and easiest way to begin change and growth is in the space we call “HOME.” Susan Brunstrum of Sweet Peas Design and I have been working together for several years and had a kismet moment during one of our regular brainstorming meetings of bringing...

Gig By The Sea

    The March Madness college basketball tournament is one of the most popular sporting events annually held in America. Throughout this month chosen schools will face off with “one-and-done” games until the last team reign supreme and crowned victors of the national...

Chaos to Calm: FREE Event with Jillian Maas Backman & Paula Cross

Do you find it challenging to achieve peace, quiet, and joy in your life? Are you caught up in worry and discouragement about situations in our world played out in the headlines? Treat yourself and join us for the dual expression of words and music with two creative...

Super Moon Sunday

  When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.  Mahatma Gandhi- I might be grasping at straws here, but I am going to do my best to persuade the consciousness of our country to put aside the dystopian...

A Temporary Ashevillian

Recently I had the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite places on earth, Asheville, North Carolina. I know it doesn’t sound that exciting compared to the vast array of sensational options to tour here in America, but believe me when I say, don’t judge ‘till you’ve been there. It’s popularity has skyrocketed in the last couple of years thanks to dozens of film directors, actors/actresses and common folk like myself who crave some kind of eclectic ambiance, history and culture with artists in residence.

Broth Fit For Champions, The new super food

Move over, protein shake! Your reign as the go-to super food is slowly being replaced by all things brothy -- bone marrow broth, that is. A crucial part of committing and living an intuitive lifestyle is about being in-tune with all parts of ourselves, MBS. (Mind,...