My life journey has been one of learning to love and accept myself. My major life challenges revolved around the same theme of self love and acceptance.
My parents got divorced when I was very young. This was in the seventies so the ridicule that I received growing up resulted in a very poor self esteem. I myself got divorced which was very traumatic for me as I never wanted to have that happen in my life, however, I did receive the gift of being able to understand the pain of divorce. I am now happily married with 3 children, 2 daughters from my husband’s previous marriage and 1 daughter from our union. Having inherited tweens going into teenagers, was another gift to me as I learned first hand about relationships and the complexities that comes with it. We have had a many family meetings over time and whilst every family has it’s dysfunctional counterpart, ours does function in a loving way.
It is with great joy that I am on a daily basis discovering more and more ways of self love and acceptance.
Art has been the best healer in my life and greatest medium through which I have been able to express and learn about myself with no judgement. Most of the time nobody ever saw what I did, just me actually and this alone helped to me to understand the great quote:
“Comparison is the greatest thief of joy”
When you are being creative, you are really sometimes so judgmental of your own creations that you can hurt yourself with the unkind thoughts you have about yourself. It is through art that I learned to look my creations through eyes of love and compassion and to turn this inwards towards love and acceptance for being that I am becoming, my greatest version of myself every day.
I invite you to join me in discovering this for yourself.