Meet Anna

“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.” Sarah Dessen

Being heart connected is a powerful way to live. Being heart connected means knowing the truths and desires that reside in your heart – the sound of your heart – and allowing that inner wisdom to guide you. At Heart Connected, we can help you learn the sound of your heart.


Anna Hodges Oginsky, Heart Connected Owner, Heartist, and Guide is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher (CZT), writer, and mixed-media artist. She holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Michigan State University and an MSW from the University of Michigan, School of Social Work. Anna is also a Reiki Master.

After the sudden death of her father in 2010, she rediscovered the healing power of writing and collage, practices she had enjoyed in the past, but rarely pursued in the course of taking care of her three children. As she comes to better understand grief and the ways in which life goes on after loss or trauma, she has found that it is important for all of us to make time to connect to our hearts and the wisdom and truth we hold there.

In keeping with these beliefs, she founded Heart Connected, a small business dedicated to providing opportunities for people to tune into their hearts by making art.

Anna lives in Brighton, Michigan with her husband, their three children, and their yellow lab, Johnny.

 “Anna is a walking testimonial of following her HEART, and living from her SOUL~ whether it’s on the yoga mat, or caring for family, teaching HEART ART, or listening to a friend, Anna is a TRUE GIFT – A PRESENT in the PRESENT MOMENT! Invite her into your life, your world, and you will be forever blessed with her GRACE, her LIGHT, and her LOVE. I am richly blessed by having Anna in my life!” -Lee Ann Louis-Prescott, Ph.D., E-RYT500, and Owner: YOGA CENTER for HEALTHY LIVING,LLC

Anna is truly heart connected in that she shares her soul in all that she does.  Her gentle nature allows the space and freedom to express in a comfortable and non-threatening way.  Even those that feel challenged with the artistic assignments blossom in this space.  Her art is so soulful in it’s craft and message.  She truly has a gift of reaching everyone right where they are and gently guiding them right where they need to be.” – Janelle DeWolf Owner and Artist at Ottuatore Photography