My Art of Forgiveness

In the years before I met my husband and had a child, my life was full of alcohol abuse and unavailable men (check out my secret). My self-worth was very low. Although I now lead a very fulfilling life of sobriety and gratitude, I sometimes feel the shame of my past creeping into my daily life. Forgiving myself and my past inspires my current body of work. By no means do I feel completely healed of shame. However, I have developed a creative process that helps me overcome it. This involves writing love letters to myself, dancing, music and doodling and most importantly, not judging or being fearful of the outcome. My perceived “mistakes” are simply gateways to exploring something new. My goal is to use this creative process to help others who are in recovery from addiction and trauma, check out my blog post Judgement, Shame, Forgiveness.