All I need is a “Courageous Heart”

Last week I was asked to be a guest artist for an Art Therapy lecture and I needed to provide a Zentangle design, explaining the entire creative process

I’ve just started to deepen my study into Art Therapy and the fact that a very successful and knowledgeable teacher from the UK was offering me to be part of her new project it made me feel very proud, but on the other hand, I was very nervous and all the feelings of not being good enough for the task were assailing me all at once.

I’ve struggled most of my life with a sense of low self-esteem.

I’ve always felt that I wasn’t good enough, although everyone around me kept praising me for my endless creativity.

I’ve started many projects that has been left unfinished, somehow for the lack of confidence and the fear of judgement.

However this time has been different. I needed to prove myself that I could do it!

This was the best assignment that anyone could have ever gave me. It really helped me focus and express myself in a way that boosted my spirit and improved my focus.

I’m developing a “Courageous Heart” to fulfill my goals and dreams, while using the best tool that I have: “my endless creativity…”

“Courageous Heart”

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BLOG PARTY! 11/28-11/30

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I’m happy to be celebrating my growing blog with each and every one of you! Have a wonderful time getting to know one another, as this is a awesome opportunity to grow your blog while supporting others.

As a proper hostess, I of course will be providing a gift. I will be holding a drawing for one lucky winner to receive a $50.00 gift card the moment I reach my 1,000th follower! I encourage you to reblog and share this post all over your social media, inviting as many people to our party as possible. The quicker I reach 1,000 followers, the quicker we can have that drawing!

To Participate In The Party:

  1. Please follow my blog if you haven’t already. In return, I will follow you back.
  2. Reblog this post. (Sharing is caring)
  3. In the comment section of this post, paste one link to your own blog with a…

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Propelling Your Blog As The Next Hot Ticket Item

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Eureka! I’ve finally discovered the secret to blogging success! The good news is that I can’t wait to share the magic potion with all of you! Whoot!

Ready?

Let’s get started…

What is ‘blogging success’ at the outset? Is it something achievable? Is it quantifiable? For me, a successful blog is one that is loved by all. A blog that is pampered in its niche attracts thousands of visitors, garners hundreds of likes and is home to a never-ending string of comments. A successul blog stands out from the rest because, well, it is amazeballs. But what does it take for an amateur to get there? Did it cross your mind at some point in time that those established bloggers were starters, like you too? Yeah? Good!

1. Passion

Passion is the key to unlock the door to blogging sucess. When you blog, you have to do it out of…

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Thoughts of Gratitude

I am grateful for life itself and the limitless power that I possess to create my own reality.

When I feel a sense of appreciation, I expand my own life and learn how to overcome any difficulties.

This process helps me bringing to light my humanitarian spirit and compassion for others.

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I am thankful for all the experiences I have lived through and also the many mistakes I made which at the end, they have turned out as blessings.

I keep navigating through life with strength and dignity, thanking my family and friends who always did and will continue to support any of my efforts to become the best that I can be, for my highest good and the good of others.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

 

 

 

Let’s Be Kind To One Another

Yesterday it was the anniversary of my mom’s passing and today it’s “World Kindness Day”.

It’s the perfect combination that inspires me to express certain feelings.

My mom was such an intelligent and beautiful woman, who sadly suffered from depression, which led her taking her own life at the age of 46.

My brother and I were just teenagers at that time. and I admit, I was so self-centered  that I couldn’t recognize her cry for help.

After I realized that she was really gone, forever, I experienced lots of pain and blamed myself for being so blind, unable to stop the course of her destiny.

No matter how life goes on, every year, on November 12, those memories kept resurfacing, while bringing to light the tragedy of “suicide”.

But this year I have decided to celebrate this day releasing those bad memories and dedicate love and joy to my mom.

I see her surrounded by the energy of the bright colors of life itself.

I LOVE YOU MOM!

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Now, I’m the mother of two teenagers and it’s very painful to hear about the many suicides happening between young people in today’s world.

I follow my kids on social media and I’m very concerned about the hate and lack of kindness that circulates through those posts.

The “bullying factor” is what brings children who suffer from depression and lack of self-esteem to take their own life.

This time I’m here for my children!

I teach them that it only takes a small act of kindness to lift others up.

Making someone’s else feeling loved and accepted, sometimes it may really change the course of their destiny.

Let’s be kind with one another and as responsible adults, let’s teach our children to become compassionate.

I’m very grateful for my own children growing up as kind human beings.

HAPPY WORLD KINDNESS DAY!

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