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    go anywhere what would be your chosen destination and why I love travelling and would love to see the whole world but first I want to travel around Australia in a car with a camper trailer for a while I ve visited the east coast from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation and I lived in Melbourne for 1 5 years Australia is such a vast country with amazing nature and landscapes I want to experience it all Short and Sweet Favourite song I can t pick just one So let s say one of my favourite bands Depeche Mode Favourite quote Never lose a holy curiosity Albert Einstein Favourite book Many but I ve been coming back to Women who run with wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes What is your number 1 self care tip Spend time in nature it s such a potent healer Beach ocean and meditation this combo works perfect for me Your role model s I can t think of any particular person at the moment In general role models for me would be people who speak up their truth and are devoted to higher good and making a difference Bio Experimenting explorer surrendered to her intuition Guided by her heart Marta creates art hand painted jewellery and decorations using salvaged and discarded materials and offcuts She loves nature ocean breeze on her skin travel biking and everything cruelty free Check out Marta s beautiful work and online shop here www martawalenda com www facebook com HandPaintedByMartaWalenda Instagram martawalenda Dear Readers I d love to hear from you in the comments on Marta s interview and beautiful work 0 Comments My Gutsy Dare to Declare Pledge May It Inspire You and a confession 19 11 2014 0 Comments So here it is my gutsydaretodeclare Pledge I hope you will join me and share it wherever you can It s easy takes a few clicks to facebook it tweet it pin it instagram it For many years I harboured a desire in my introverted intuitive and shy being to become more out there to step out of my shell my cocoon and not be afraid to share my spirit After much inner work I am ready to stand out I am ready to guide lead mentor I see these messages and signs everywhere I look even when I am not looking too It is not just coincidence or woo woo a phrase I do not like much Alignment happens Personal growth happens I can t deny the tr ansformation I have undergone to be ready for this I can t deny inspiration or creativity I can t deny bringing my gifts forth For what is the point of life if you cannot bring something worthwhile into it I m not going to get to the end of my life where someone asks me what I did and all I ve got is just a shrug of my shoulders I m going to have stories Bloody good ones You Whatever is going on in me it s my calling and I am not afraid 0 Comments Let s Go Viral with the Gutsy Dare to Declare Pledge And a Special Birthday Sale 17 11 2014 1 Comment To celebrate my 38 th birthday today I invite you to make your Gutsy Dare to Declare pledge gutsydaretodeclare Dare to Declare is my initiative to create a community of encouragement for people to stake their claim set their intentions and manifest their highest good for 2015 By holding this space for us all and the intentions for ourselves and each other we are raising the vibration for more goodness to occur in our daily lives In 6 months time I will randomly contact a few Gutsy Pledgers and invite you to share your story and how you are progressing with your pledge on my blog It is my goal to reach as many people as possible to make a pledge Please share this wherever and with whomever you can It takes just 5 minutes to make your declaration and share it Your dreams and goals are worthy and worth this time Instructions 1 Edit your pledge on photo and collage editor apps Canva Picmonkey Rhonna Designs A Beautiful Mess etc 2 Fill out your intentions sign it download and or print the pledge be extra creative and art it up and take a photo of it Share on social media Email and or tag your image with gutsydaretodeclare gutsygirlart gutsygirlart and I will tweet each one I ll also choose some declarations to publish on my Facebook page and blog 3 Copy and paste the text into your blogpost facebook update and Instagram and let s get the Gutsy Dare to Declare pledge viral Don t forget to link back to this blog post and tag with gutsydaretodeclare gutsygirlart gutsygirlart so I can re post and re tweet yours I d love your support on this and would be so grateful if you could do a blogpost on this Pledge For 2015 I hereby make my Gutsy declaration to the Universe I dare to declare my intentions are insert your goals intentions wishes you want to bring to fruition I will fulfil them by insert inspired action I will be courageous and compassionate in my pursuit of these intentions Signed And so it shall be And so it is So get the word out create your gutsydaretodeclare pledge and let s make this go VIRAL If you are wondering what my gutsydaretodeclare is stay tuned for tomorrow s blog post when I share mine From now until 30 November the one word mantra necklaces BRAVE and KIND will be available for AUD 35 that s a whopping 10 off http tinyurl com md5kllk 1 Comment Big News I m a Desire Map Facilitator Gutsy Gatherings coming in 2015 10 11 2014 Now this really is me stepping out and honouring my Courageous core desired feeling Commencing 2015 I will be running

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    which prevent us from accessing our highest selves They are lessons but they only become lessons when we choose to learn from them otherwise they are trials with no reward or positive outcome Be brave enough to live life creatively The creative place where no one else has ever been Alan Alda The Brave mantra necklace was created with all these lessons and thoughts in mind A wearable reminder When we remind ourselves that the gift exists we have opened the door to our inner wisdom and the bravery that is contained in us all I have invoked Bravery for my first 2015 face to face workshop which I announced here on the blog last week I can t wait to delve even deeper into the work I am creating and to share it with everyone who feels the call This is an amazing opportunity to dive into what my soul aligns with and to provide a service to a connected community I will be contacting a venue shortly to book the dates Stay tuned and stay brave I ve added a B Bravery to my soul s equation which began with 3 C s Creativity Connection and Courage Each C is a core desired feeling you may be asking what is A Surely there s an A for my ABCs Well that s a post for another time Enjoy the rest of your week and I look forward to reading your answers to my call below Please share this post with someone who needs to read about invoking bravery in their lives I invite you to welcome the gift by learning the lessons from your trials How do you honour bravery in your life What would it feel like if you tapped into your inner wisdom learned the lessons and unleashed bravery on all your trials Please share in the comments 0 Comments Favourite 5 Friday and Big News 16 10 2014 0 Comments Happy Friday to you This is my quick and fast favourite 5 things I ve tried read and or enjoyed lately The powerful words in the quote above by Rev Dr Karen Tate This great post on Shamanism Incidentally I am going on my first guided drumming journey walk in my local national park next week I can t wait for what may come from that experience This awesome post by my Reiki Master and Mentor about Crystals This heartfelt post by Alex on loving yourself This organic perfume Exciting news I m creating a face to face workshop for you I ll be guiding you with my tried and tested creative processes and life tools It s going to help you re discover the essence of You Aiming to launch in early 2015 To ensure it serves you in the absolute BEST possible way I d love to know what one thing challenges you most If you can explain or give an example of why it challenges you that would be very helpful You can also email me via my Contact Page Thank you and stay tuned for further updates by subscribing to my newsletter Link in sidebar on the right 0 Comments This is Bliss A Visual Exploration of this One Word Mantra Necklace 12 10 2014 1 Comment Welcome to the first in this series about why I chose the words for my One Word Mantra eco silver necklaces At the end of last year I explored the word bliss in all its definitions I did this as part of my desire to come up with my core desired feelings based upon Danielle LaPorte s book The Desire Map Bliss was high up on the list but didn t make the final cut Why Well I felt that my definitions of wholehearted and nourished which are 2 of my chosen core desired feelings represented bliss in a broader manner I had not forgotten bliss A few months ago when I came up with the idea to create my necklaces using words that embodied feelings or intentions bliss was a must have Bliss plays a part in every aspect of my life marital bliss family bliss blissful times in nature blissful creation blissful imagination bliss in nourishment of body mind and spirit and building blissful connections with kindred spirits What does bliss mean to you I d love to read your point of view in the comments The Bliss necklace is available on etsy here Custom word selections happily made to order 1 Comment Featured Creative Dreamer in Upbeat Downstream Magazine 10 10 2014 0 Comments I was honoured to be interviewed by Kylie for the Creative Dreamer feature in her Adventure themed 2nd issue of Upbeat Downstream Magazine Issue 2 is a great read with beautiful pieces on adventures in travel family and work along with regular interview features and segments on health wellness gardening community and short fiction It s packed with great reading material and available to download for just 5 Head to the website to get your copy 0 Comments Gutsy Woman Interview Series Naomi Goodlet 9 10 2014 0 Comments Today I am pleased to welcome a fellow multi passionate entrepreneur Naomi Goodlet Naomi shares with us her personal healing journey and down to earth wisdom Naomi s latest project is INVINCIBLE which she co created with Tahlee of Sonesence INVINCIBLE will teach you how to Tap into your true spirit Uncover your heart s deep desires Kick bad habits for good and Be INVINCIBLE every single day In just 3 powerful weeks This incredible program is open for enrolment until tonight Friday 10 October 2014 midnight AEST Don t miss out On with the interview Welcome Naomi Who are you and what do you do I am a multi passionate entrepreneur I m a mindfulness crusader anxiety hacker spiritual rebel and best selling author After living with severe anxiety for nearly 10 years and trying every known treatment under the sun I healed myself using mindfulness in

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    or to drop the guilt and trust that if our intuition tells us we need a break we take a break This post is just a brain detox of a few things that I ve had in my mind lately For the last 2 weeks I ve taken steps back from the online world little by little I ve been so involved in online groups online courses and researching in general for the perfect answer to whatever questions I have It has drained me somewhat so I ve taken some time here and there to re group and focus on where this path is taking me I love the communication and vibes in online groups but it can be really overwhelming when faced with so much information and being the person that I am I am compelled to read support and learn So I m taking a semi brain break as I like to call it I ll reduce the number of tabs open on my laptop I ll spend less time online wasting time I ll reduce the number of email subscription lists I m on I ll spend not waste quality time online with a purpose i e real connection writing watching course videos and taking notes A few weeks ago I had my first kinesiology session followed by coaching from my coach Since that time I ve been more open to noticing what I allow into my mind and what not to allow I m also sick of my self sabotage tactics and inner critic calling me out on why I m doing what I m doing and comparing it with what everyone else is doing And really what am I doing First thing is I plan on including more content I want to share more of my creative work with you I want to make more art I want to share my processes I want to make art accessible for everyone I want to share the benefits I have gained from art journaling I want to create an e book a mini art e course and a soul identity e course I want to include all facets of my interests from handcrafting jewellery to moon gazing to shamanic practice to slow cooking to eco beauty fashion The ideas are simmering away and calling for attention I want to support other creatives and feature their stories and work here I want to bring more good stuff into the world As a mega multi passionate artist you can imagine that me honing in and trying to focus on just one thing or even two is pretty difficult I go to an art shop enter into a deep meditative state of eye boggling awe as my eyes devour every paint brush paper and paint colour I go into a time warp where I am just buying a few things only to discover I ve been in there for an hour or longer sorry husband It is my intention to bring you richer content and you answering these few questions will really help me out I value your input Thank you Why do you read my blog What content do you enjoy What would you like to see here How frequently would you visit my blog ie 3 days a week once a week weekday or weekend Would you want to receive email newsletters fortnightly or more or less frequently Are you interested in free art zines and printables I d really like to know Share your answers here or email me at gutsygirlart yahoo com Day 5 12 Artists 12 Days 18 9 2014 Today I have something completely different to share Collaborative art by Los Carpinteros I spotted their art via The Jealous Curator As you are aware I love crystals so I really appreciate these drawings Los Carpinteros collective founded in 1991 in Havana Marco Antonio Castillo Valdes was born on September 18 1971 in Camaguey Cuba Graduated in 1994 from the Instituto Superior de Arte ISA Havana Cuba Dagoberto Rodríguez Sánchez was born on March 6 1969 in Caibarién Las Villas Cuba Graduated in 1994 from the Instituto Superior de Arte ISA Havana Cuba Day 4 of this series is here Day 4 12 Artists 12 Days 16 9 2014 Today my featured artist in Day 4 of this blogalong series is Julia Jeffrey Julia Jeffrey is a Scottish artist and illustrator She studied painting at The Glasgow School of Art Her faery and fantasy themed work of recent years has attracted considerable acclaim and attention with features in numerous international fantasy magazines Her work appears on and in many books and albums and her first tarot deck The Tarot of the Hidden Realm was published in 2013 The Tarot of the Hidden Realms was my first choice when selecting a new tarot deck my first in 2 decades I had received an insightful one card reading from a tarot reader who drew The Hermit which so happens to be my 2014 year card It has definitely proven to be a year of self discovery self teaching and going within to harness my intuition Julia s art is so fantastic powerful and evocative I could not resist the art in this tarot deck Barbara Moore who wrote the accompanying tarot guide is a marvellous writer Each card interpreted in a story telling manner which garners all my attention and is beautiful read aloud to my creative 8 year old who is presently reading The Last Wild Witch by Starhawk to me out loud Previous Posts Day 3 Day 2 Day 1 Subscribe to the Gutsy Girl Newsletter and receive artsy news and inspiration a special Etsy Shop discount and free printables indicates required Email First Name Day 3 12 Artists 12 Days 15 9 2014 I was lucky enough to attend a 3 day painting workshop with Jesse Reno in March this year It was an awesome experience and got me back on track with my

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    Earth brand 1 Cinnamon stick 1 tablespoons honey I used Western Australian Active Jarrah but choose your favourite 3 tablespoons maple syrup Pour milk into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat Add the raw cacao mesquite and cinnamon stick Stir until dissolved Turn heat down and simmer until warm hot Do not boil Add honey and or maple syrup or your choice of natural sweetener to taste Stir Remove cinnamon stick Pour into your favourite mug sip and enjoy Serves two or one devilishly happy soul Mesquite powder is from Peru It is low GI gluten free and has a high mineral content It has a nutty caramel like flavour and thickens the brew nicely It is typically used as a partial flour replacement but is great in drinks and smoothies Why I Write Why I Create Bloghop 18 8 2014 In the space of 24 hours I was invited by two lovely women Robyn Wood of Purple Salt and Lisa Hatherly of Coloured In Life to participate in a blog hop about why I create and why I write I met Robyn at a BrisStyle market last year where we were stallholder neighbours The best thing about handmade markets is getting to share the experience enthusiasm and passion we have for our respective arts with our kindred spirits I met Lisa at the Radical Self Love Party back in October and we had a lovely chat We bumped into one another at a meditation circle recently and caught up on what we d been up to Now I don t think Robyn or Lisa have ever met but they both have a passion for colour so I m thinking this synchronicity is not a coincidence Do visit and follow their blogs and see what they are up to Be prepared to be entranced by colour On with the questions What am I working on Right now I am working on jewellery for my newly released ARTISTA Creative line I m pleased to announce that the Manifesto Cuff and Signature Pendant will be on display in a curated exhibition at Artisan during September October My eco silver word necklaces are proving to be popular and I ll have an expanded range of the word theme in bracelets in the coming months I m brainstorming ideas for my first e book inspired by my first published post on kindovermatter com I m designing my own range of rudraksha sacred seeds from South Asia and gemstone beaded malas which I aim to release by the end of August Also in the works are my altar vignette sets which will consist of intuitively chosen Reiki charged crystals feathers seashells candles and other objects These sets are ready to set up altars and are perfect for people who are interested in crystals but don t know where to start I have a few guest bloggers coming up and several blogposts in draft which will bring even more informative and heartfelt content to this space How do my creations and writing differ from others in these genres I believe we all have unique talents so I just bring out what I have to offer I try very hard not to compare The comparison game has been unhealthy and damaging to my development in the past and I strive to express myself the only way I know and that is by showing up and being myself I bring my own flavour to what I write because my experiences differ from other people Why do I write The Sylvia Plath quote says it all really I m on an awakening path so the more I write the more I gain clarity for my soul purpose I m grateful to know that by sharing my words I have helped my readers work things out in their own lives and I really love that I hope that the more I write the more hearts I can touch Why do I create I love working with my hands Creating was something I denied myself for a very long time initially as a teenager because we all fall victim to comparison when we are so young and know so little about the world We don t value our differences we see them more as an obstacle We notice what we don t have rather than valuing the talents or potential we possess When I entered my 20 s I was in a damaging relationship and as a result of that painful experience I had a creative block that lasted for most of my 20 s I had lost my love for creating and in a major way I lost love for myself too I crave the freedom of creativity and self expression so I began to explore it again and made some very important discoveries along the way I create because it has provided much needed healing and also because I love honour and respect myself in a way that I didn t in my early 20 s How does my writing process work It s automatic A passing thought or dreamwork develops into a contemplation of why and how and then the answers come to me I keep on typing and rarely edit these moments When I say that I don t edit that is to say I am open to showing my vulnerability so I don t moderate my thoughts or feelings as they come out I trust that what comes out is inner guidance to support me and to help others If you have seen my writing in Sprout magazine you will have read that I don t shy away from emotional content and I do not hold back Sometimes I just write about a certain topic that I m passionate about How does my creating process work It s experimental and intuitive When I was painting and art journaling more frequently I treated every page and canvas as an experiment To use my senses to

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    21 7 2014 Image ArtonlineGallery Etsy I m finally coming to realise that there really is no limit to manifesting our dreams I m brewing so many ideas right now and each one is asking to be made a priority I will stay in this zone where creative fire is burning I don t want to miss a single glowing ember Each one has energy and life Some of my ideas may take months even years to mature and manifest But I know all of it is possible I m present in this moment I unite with the fire and smile because I now know that it comes from within What will you do to stoke your creative fire Will you set the intentions required to manifest your dreams What s holding you back Share with me in the comments and I will see if I can help Making Magic Core Desired Feelings Review July 17 7 2014 1 Comment Hi soulful spirits Today I m sharing a few of my favourite things and latest projects It s been a little while since I shared some Friday link love with you but I figured a day early would be fine with you In keeping my core desired feelings in check this post will share some nourishing and creative things associated with and honouring the core desired feelings I chose in January 2014 Now that I ve reviewed each of them I can happily say that they are still the ones that continue to resonate with me most How cool is that It take a lot of effort to truly know yourself so I encourage you to do some inner work like stream of consciousness writing and time to yourself which will allow you to assess where you are at and where you would like to go If at this point you are wondering what are core desired feelings check out www daniellelaporte com thedesiremap What s keeping me NOURISHED Box subscriptions are increasing in popularity and the clever folk at The Vegan Box released their first beauty box this month The goodies are amazing What more can you ask for The Hurraw Black Cherry lip balm has been my favourite lip balm for the past year and I ve gone through 2 of these myself already The one in the box was warmly received okay taken by my daughter who loves lip balm she has 4 flavours of Hurraw The Black Cherry one has a lovely tint and is suitable for those who like some colour but don t want to wear a sticky lip gloss or lipstick The Meow Meow Tweet Chai Scrub is addictive and edible of course I tasted it and the deodorant is very effective and gentle The Wotnot face wipes are great for removing all makeup and they are biodegradable too A s they say on their website The Vegan Beauty Box is the easy way to discover luxurious cruelty free and organic brands for your body Delivered straight to your door each season you can enjoy entire body nourishment in the form of natural chemical free and palm oil free beauty products No nasty parabens phthalates petrochemicals parrafin lead SLS PABA or other dodgy ingredients Orders are still being taken for the 1 August delivery so jump in now for a surprise selection of lovely treats The perfect self love gift I haven t tried all the products in this box yet so stay tuned for a follow up post In February this year I decided to receive my first attunement Reiki I training For the 18 months prior reiki had provided me the much needed healing for traumatic experiences and energy blocks in my life I have a wonderful Reiki practitioner massage therapist named Andrea but felt I needed to received Reiki training in order to attain a greater level of healing on a daily basis I m not saying Reiki is a cure all or solves all life problems but it certainly has been an effective treatment for me on a soul level I was amazed at the immediate effect following the attunement I actually felt physically sick for no reason My body was detoxing Within a few hours the sickness passed and I continued to self reiki for the prescribed time My self awareness has grown and reiki alongside all the other forms of healing and spirituality I follow have combined to nourish and support me with whatever lies ahead I m just about to receive Reiki II training I have felt ready to take this next step for a couple of months now I intend to offer Reiki services via distance and this will also infuse into my jewellery business via my gemstone pieces and upcoming crystal sets and altar vignettes with cruelty free naturally moulted feathers I talk about this more in future posts How I m being COURAGEOUS and a CREATIVE ARTISTA I m ramping my jewellery production in preparation for the BrisStyle Indie Market next month Here s a sneak peek of a few items in progress textured earrings and just one word pendants and custom mantra bangles I m also in the process of getting the Artista Creative logo designed and all the work associated with sourcing packaging and display set up That s right I took the leap into creating a new handcrafted jewellery brand and named it after one core desired feeling It is quite a busy time juggling this alongside a day job Anyone who knows me well enough knows about all my artistic and soul searching pursuits and will be familar with Brave Girls Club I have done almost all the online art and life classes created by Melody Ross and Kathy Wilkins Of course I jumped when I read they were launching Soul School a monthly subscription box package of arty goodness to get you creating and nurturing your creative spirit I ll do a review of my Soul School package

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    my vast collection in a regular crystal post feature So this is what crafting a Gutsy and Creative Life looks like for me Not just painting and making jewellery but partaking in my multiple passions every single day This typically includes photography making sacred space collecting beauty and preparing homemade body soul nourishing food and drink I hope you are as excited as I am about all these projects and I hope you ll join me over on Facebook where I post wordy wisdom and what I m working on on a regular basis What nourishes you and what interests or collections do you have I d love to know Share your links in the comments in you ve written a blog post A Rumi Quote 4 6 2014 I made this just for YOU Conscious Shopping Why I Care and Resources to Help You 3 6 2014 Ever since I learned about animal testing in the early 90 s when I was a teenager I ve scrutinised the ingredients list of every product I buy I ve researched and contacted companies directly to check whether their policies are truly cruelty free and I ve learned how to identify ingredients which have many ambigious names About 5 years ago my husband and I made the choice to replace most of what we were eating with certified organic free range and or grass fed and unsprayed produce Whilst we do eat meat most days I am concerned about the ethics of how the animals are raised and treated We may not be vegetarian or vegan but we do care about how the animals are cared for After 20 years of personally buying cruelty free skincare and cosmetics making more conscious choices in other areas of our life made sense Recently I had a conversation with a friend about how baffling the ingredient lists are and how it s not always easy to find products which meet our criteria so I thought I would write about it and in the follow up post I ll share with you my go to products When it comes to skincare and haircare I always choose cruelty free palm oil free natural and where possible certified organic I will note here that it is costly to become certified organic accredited so for many small businesses accreditation is beyond their financial reach In this instance they will identify which ingredients are certified organic and may state the overall percentage of certified organic and natural ingredients There are many companies in the marketplace that profit from greenwashing consumers It is not always immediately obvious that they are concealing some of their practices behind natural sounding or environmentally friendly brand names and product lines I also keep an eagle eye out for palm oil and the hundreds of names it is disguised under It s hard to be a conscious shopper when I have list of criteria like this These are the things I look for Is it cruelty

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    faltering and his exceeded his expectations You can read his race report here Despite the rejections and in some instances non replies I can say from experience that they truly did make space for some new opportunities So here s what is happening after rejection I was invited to write for a new publication and I m working on a few new products to add to the Gutsy Girl collection including expansion into some handcrafted and unique ear studs affirmation art crystal and cruelty free feather vignettes and handmade candles Coming up Natural Certified Organic and Palm Oil Free products what s the deal and what works Lessons learned at the Big Hearted Business un conference 2014 It s going to be a good one bhb2014 bighheartedbusiness Gutsy Women Jen Saunders from Wild Sister Magazine 2 5 2014 I am thrilled to bring you this new interview series where I will shine the spotlight on wonderful Gutsy Women around the globe Introducing my first interviewee Jen Saunders I first came across Jen while searching the interwebs for inspiring stories and to learn from and connect with like minded women back in 2011 Jen has had an amazing journey and created amazing offerings in the space of a few years a magazine an online community e courses and co founded an online social network for women on the Autism spectrum I have written for Wild Sister and I m a member of her online community the Wild Sisterhood Her publication is truly amazing vibrant and definitely an expression of her beautiful self Each issue s theme just makes womens hearts the world over sing The Wild Sisterhood is a nurturing and supportive group proving that virtual friendships are just as wonderful as face to face The Wild Sisterhood has definitely helped me fulfil one of my core desired feelings of being connected It was this community that supported me when I was first writing about being an Empath To those womderful ladies I will be forever grateful Thank you I ll let Jen tell her story now Read on enjoy Who are you and what do you do I m Jen Saunders I m the CEO founder editor in chief of Wild Sister Magazine creator of the Wild Sisterhood and more recently the co founder of the Autistic Women s Collective What do you love most about your business Oooh that s a tough question I love it all I love that I get to write everyday and read tons of inspiring stories from women across the globe I love being location independent but my fave thing about my business is all the beautiful friendships I ve made With readers writers creative entrepreneurs artists there s so many amazing women out there who I m honored to call my sisters You can t beat that Best piece of advice you ve ever received and how it has influenced your life I think the best pieces of advice I ve received are

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    an Empath and are learning how to support me when I have my highly emotive moments where my boundaries are crossed and I struggle to put them back up again Inside View and Some Guideposts for Supporters and Loved Ones In future posts I will go back to my earliest memories of thinking there was something more to my thought patterns right through to the present where I actively try to control block and strengthen my boundaries while I traverse daily life If you want to know what it s like for me if I follow the news read the newspaper and watch documentaries about people who have suffered I will write about this and more in upcoming blog posts You may have someone in your life who you think is very emotional or sensitive It could be that they are HSP and or an Empath and they need you to communicate and support them in a different way They may not even know they are HSP or an Empath I hope that in sharing my story you will attain some guidance on how to change the way you communicate with your friend or family member I m not much of a rule setter more of a rule breaker being an artist maker and all SO the first guidepost I will lead in with is this do not tell the person that they are being overly sensitive silly or what they think or feel is stupid This can only escalate the anxiety and negativity they sense and can encourage reclusive behaviour Here s why Emotions run extremely high in highly sensitive and empathic people If we have not worked on our boundaries we are quite vulnerable to the thoughts feelings words and actions of others We will mull over or feel what people have said long after the words were spoken and will most likely suffer with insomnia It s stressful but it doesn t have to be It can feel manageable if we have support We tend to think of others first more often than not but it is assumed that we think of no one but ourselves We may come across as selfish because we crave solitude even more if we don t have it as often as needed but this is because silence is absolute bliss to be alone allows us to recharge our batteries and restore The time we spend worrying what other people think of us is wasted time It took me a while to learn how to block and protect myself from outside influences and noise not just thoughts but emotions I m still trying to find an effective way of managing it If we don t have the quiet we crave we lose focus become irritable and end up emptying our self love cup because it feels like a burden rather than a gift to feel what others feel Nourish I feel like I can only be at my best when I make time to do things that nourish my soul I ll also mention here that I am an only child so I spent 29 years of my life in relative quiet before becoming a parent Being sensitive to noise on a daily basis can consume me but as long as I create the space to do what nourishes me I m okay Here are a few things that I do make and eat healthy slow cooked meals drink herbal tea preferably Yogitea Detox self reiki crystal body gridding drink green juices and super foods homemade salt scrub exfoliation salt is the ultimate detoxifier magnesium and essential oil baths massage and reiki healing sessions walks in nature ocean dips and listening to music Tell Me Over to you now What do you think Do you suspect that you are an Empath Do you know anyone who is an Empath or a HSP Is there anything you d like to know and would like me to answer in this blog series Please email me or add a comment below Thanks for reading Answers in my Art Her Soul Fragments 9 4 2014 I hope you ve had a good week so far This post is a follow up to my Painting Slideshow last week In Answers I will go through a bit of my process and thoughts had during and after my painting This is actually my favourite painting to date I haven t spent much time in the past on colour theory or colour mixing I didn t bring every paint tube I own to the workshop yes that was hard so I would spend a bit more time actually mixing my own colours Painting with hands fun and I didn t find colour mixing boring I began this painting with sweeping strokes of my hands palms loaded with acrylic and applied to the watercolour paper until my hands were dry I used more colour and multiple patterns using my fingers and palms in a dance on the watercolour paper I saw the emergence of a vibrant red figure with an elongated neck and antlers Such a thrill to see this image appear I stopped many times during the layers to put the paper on the floor standing above it with narrowed eyes to see what wanted to be brought to the foreground And taking photos for you all to see Most of what I write next is after contemplating the piece and trying to figure out the meaning and the message My husband took a video of me talking about this painting but I don t know if I want to share that with you Seeing yourself on camera is a bit weird and kind of embarrassing as I can get quite animated The crosses are from the first paint layer I wanted to retain these because I felt at the time they held greater significance but I didn t know what I sense that if I m going to paint

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