As a published Author/Illustrator and Crafts person, I have been privileged to utilize my creativity in many ways to express myself with the written word as well as visually with paint, paper and scissors and a host of other objects and this has helped to facilitate my healing and my exploration of who I am and why I am here. I’ve had the opportunity to teach classes in journaling, chakra healing and creative expression besides teaching the tarot for the past two years. Prior to my focus on healing (especially inner child healing) I taught traditional classes in illustration and writing and conducted many workshops of art making with children after my book readings in Libraries and Bookstores.
I have dedicated the past nine years to my own healing and self mastery and I am passionate about teaching others to heal from their own traumas and any and all disappointing circumstances, losses and addictions (as a whole we have been taught to be addicts as well as codependents in this society). That’s a paradigm that is needing much reexamination and change. A wounded warrior/healer myself, I speak from my own experience in overcoming these challenges.
I am currently in the process of writing my own book which details a lot of these experiences, and will be my first endeavor to write for adults. This is just a very, very rough idea for a cover….so the sample below is just a work in progress. I’ve been working on this book for a couple of years now–and the writing was very emotional as I was digging up a lot of the wounds so I had to give that some time to mend before I could get back to it. And yes, I almost quit many times and questioned it’s validity as it seemed to make everything resurface putting me in a tailspin — some people told me to quit…as it should be dead and buried… Too painful they thought to reexamine; stuff that stuff back down and move on. That’s the thing though, if you don’t clean the wound, it won’t heal. And you don’t move on, you drag that baggage behind you, in front of you and all around you. And if it still hurts, it hasn’t healed. I advise anyone to let these things see the light of day because even though it may cause you to revisit the original pain, you can finally be free of it. FOREVER. But it takes a great deal of STRENGTH. But if I can do it, you can do it. Anyone can. I’m glad I listened to my writing coach’s advise and kept at it….but I did have to put it away for a while. Thanks to Coronavirus; I have time to get back at it again…and so I shall. It’s been on the to do list ever since I was fifteen! (a knowing)