Open Minds, Open Doors - Janet Luongo
Programs for    
Programs for    
Education and Art    
Events for the Public    
Books & Tapes    
About Janet    
Contact Us    

Janet Luongo - Artist, Speaker & Counselor

"We work with people who want healthy lives that are creative, productive and joyful."

HOT 2B HEALTHY - All Day Rally for schools addresses timely health issues for whole community in an artistic and entertaining way - art, puppets, stories!      In the last generation childhood obesity has doubled, and childhood diabetes has increased  ten times! For calendar of events, see below. For descriptions and photos, click on  Call Janet: 203-846-2642.  Email Janet at

Host of public access television show, Nourish & Flourish.  For schedule and to suggest a guest or program, email:

Author of 365 Daily Affirmations for Creativity, published by Hannacroix Creek Books.

"Unlock the Power of Your True Self
and Create a Richer Life."

From the Foreword: "Read an affirmation every day until you absorb its wisdom.  Affirm yourself, visualize accomplishments, and most of all, take daily action.  May your life be truly enriched in the process."
- Jack Canfield, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul (R) book series 

True wealth:  open spirit, healthy body, creative mind

See below: for Retreats for Women, and Affirm Yourself, and Upcoming Presentations in Connecticut for schools, museums and the public. Please email me and ask for more details at 

Creative Renewal Retreat for Women

October 26 - Nov 1.  Choose a three day or six day retreat in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Give yourself the gift of time for reflection.

Making Art ~ Meditate ~ Mini-massage ~ Movement ~ Visioning ~ Journaling ~ Nutrition ~ Nurturing ~ Relaxation ~ Sisterhood ~ Higher Consciousness

Cameron Kayce, massage therapistJoin Janet Luongo, M.S.Ed, artist, author and inspirational speaker and Cameron Kayce, M.Ed, LMT, psychotherapist and massage therapist, for a mid-fall retreat. 

All inclusive: Meals, accommodation, all creative activities (drawing, painting, writing) PLUS a free mini-massage, facial and bonus gifts.  Walks on the beach, spa.

Value: Priceless.  There's limited space - only six - so reserve your place now.

Please call Janet at 203-846-2642. Please email Janet for schedule and other details on the retreat. 

 To Affirm Yourself, Start with Your Body

An important part of affirming yourself is to respect your body as the gateway to the soul.  When we treat our bodies as the miracles they are - vehicles to move around on this Earth and accomplish our purpose - we naturally want to give our bodies the nourishment and movement they need.

Because I found people cannot be as creative and productive and fulfilled as they desire if they ignore their bodies, I decided to further my education on nutrition and enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, now accredited by Teachers College at Columbia University.  I am working on my certification as a holistic health counselor.  I added a division to my enterprise called, Nourish & Flourish, Int'l., which educates and motivates people about healthy choices of diet and exercise.  My sister Cameron and my son David and I became Certified Team Leaders with Dr. Strand's Healthy for Life.

 Through educational seminars, school and library programs, retreats, speeches or private counseling, we work with people who want to be healthy, feel great, and who want to move in the direction of their dreams.

 As an art teacher, museum art education curator and professor of art and communication, my ultimate aim was always to help my students see the value of their original ideas.  Successfully expressing themselves raised their self-esteem. 

I find I now obtain the same rewards from helping people reclaim their self-esteem through taking control of their lives, re-shaping their bodies, managing their weight, finding movement which gives them joy, and designing the life style they want. Before I created paintings on canvas, now I help people see their whole lives as canvases on which to paint their dreams.

Email me at and tell me you'd like a free Special Report, Fabulous Foods that Keep You Fit and Fat Free.

Upcoming Events in 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 pm.  Visioning Workshop with Janet Luongo and Cameron Kayce.   Guided visualization on the ideal future you imagine for yourself.  Once you have your vision, write it down, paint it and share it with a small, supportive community.  Donation for art materials.  Norwalk, CT.  RSVP at 203-846-2642. 

Sunday, July 29, 10 am.  Principles, Psychology and the Chakras. Presentation with Janet Luongo, Cameron Kayce, Dr. Duffy Spencer and Jackie LeMeur.  Free.  Unitarian Church.  10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport.

October - November.  Leadership Training Through Art.  Janet Luongo and Laura Litvinoff work with Bridgeport students from Luis Munoz Marin Middle School and Harding High School to develop critical thinking, listening skills, and open minds.  Students demonstrate achievement by leading art tours for their peers.

October.  HOT 2B HEALTHY in Bridgeport Schools.  Motivator/story-teller Janet Luongo, ventriloquist Judy Buch and banner painter JoAnn Moran.To volunteer or observe events, please call Janet at 203-846-2642.


 Hear 3 minutes of Janet's interview on creative leadership on “Best Speakers in America” aired worldwide on American Airlines and Northwest Airlines. (listen here).

"Janet is a true visionary. She sees the 'Big Picture.'"

Laura Litvinoff, Mar-Len, Milford, CT

About Janet Luongo

Janet Luongo works with people who want to develop their creativity and who want healthy lives that are productive, creative and joyful.  She does this through inspirational speeches, workshops, seminars and counseling.  She also is host of the public access TV show, Nourish and Flourish. Her audience is international - mostly women and youth in educational, cultural, non-profit and retreat settings.  Janet has exhibited her paintings in Connecticut, New York, Paris and Geneva, produced five TV documentaries, designed award-winning museum programs, and founded a non-profit for women artists.  She lives in Connecticut with her husband, an English teacher.  Her son, David, teaches mathematics to youth at risk in Colorado and has raised money for cancer patients by bicycling across America - twice!.   

"The talks you've given for us at the Writers Voice have been powerful, funny and engaging. You really got us interacting."

Gina Tracy, Director of Arts and Humanities, YMCA, CT


Janet Luongo, Chief Energizing Officer
Nourish and Flourish, Int'l

Tel: 203 846-2642