Creating. All the time, creating.
For many years now, through several earnest self-published works and countless articles and blogs published online and elsewhere, I've been about the work of breaking through creative and spiritual resistance, stepping into the process of relentless making and creating.
I want to help and inspire people through my art, but not only with the finished product. I want to show you what powerful creators we all are, and how our creativity is a path to healing, wellness and wholeness.
Surviving cancer in 2003 equipped me to write Things Not To Say To Someone Who Has Cancer, and Soul Letters for the Cancer Sojourner. I thought I knew a lot about recovery and wellness because of my diagnosis with Bipolar Disorder. My marriage fell apart and my husband went to rehab to be treated for mental illness and alcohol addiction, and I believed I was a failure as a woman, an artist, a wife, mother and healer.
More learning. More breaking. More healing. And all the time, creating.
Just this past year, I experienced a mental, emotional and spiritual breakdown I thought I'd never recover from. And once again, returning to creativity has helped me survive. This time, I won't be distracted, not by the scared orphans trying to commandeer the wheel of my mental minivan, and not by my fear of being poor, criticized, too much, or not enough.
I have so much to show you.