Posted in Having a Voice, Self-Nurture

Let it all hang out

How does anyone know who you are?  How do you know about your inner core?  What do you want to say but haven’t found the words for?  These are important questions because the answer may not be spoken, but artistic.  Consider putting your message out creatively through some form of artistic expression.  It’s amazing what happens physically, emotionally and spiritually when you use your creativity to communicate.

 There are so many forms of creative expression that there is some gift or interest you have that will serve as the language you use for your message.  I’m a textile artist so that’s one form of my self-expression.  In addition, I’ve included writing both in articles like this, but most recently in writing Haiku poetry (I’ll share some of my work down the road).  It’s a great release and translate the deepest of emotions in a safe and eloquent manner.

There is an ever increasing body of knowledge about the connection between art and healing.  It’s important to remember that we all have something in our lives that need healing.  It’s not about curing an illness, but healing those wounds that get in the way of treatments we’re exploring to achieve a cure.  Remember that in this day and age not all illnesses can be cured, but that doesn’t exclude you from experiencing a healing.  When you experience healing there is a calm, a peace, a reconciliation of your inner and outer worlds.  Give it a try and see what you creativity has to say.  I think you’ll be surprised at how verbose you can be without words.


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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