Outcome-based therapy through Massage, Sound, Art, and Movement
I've learned that artistic expression through therapeutic art can offer us so much internal healing. Spending time with color illuminates our feelings and gives our emotional bodies a voice. Prices are negotiable. I am always happy to find a new home for my art.
Some of the most monumental lessons in my life have been involving death. It teaches us so much.
Let’s face it…we wouldn’t spend so much time noticing what everyone else was doing if we were truly focused on our own evolution. After so many reminders of how short life really is, I began to pay very close attention to the messages my life was sending me. Social anxiety following the suicide of a close friend offered me the isolation I was craving. Time to meditate and journal, dance, create and pray offered an environment for me to spend a lot of time getting to know myself. My journey became about letting go of as much suffering as possible. After more than a decade as a bodyworker, and a whole lot of emotional trauma, my soul was begging for an energetic release. Massaging thousands of clients in my career had taken its toll on my mental, emotional, and physical body. Massage sort of broke me open and allowed me to rebuild myself stronger. Now, years later, I reflect on this gift that's been with me for over 20 years. Massage and hands-on healing have taught me so much about how important it is to take this business of taking care of ourselves seriously.
"Soul Secrets" has given so much to me since the beginning of its journey. Through this path, I came to know myself as an author, an artist, and a teacher. Sometimes, all it takes to transform our world is that one person who can see us for who we truly are.
The pictures are meant to be viewed from all angles, just like life. Each of them is an expression of very real emotions. Drawing for this book helped me to trust my intuitive nudge to create art and share it. It's fun to see how far I've come...and exciting to think how far I will grow. This book and the journey of writing and publishing it, has taught me that we are all artists.
Writing this book helped me get up off of the floor as i was grieving the loss of a friend. I wrote it to help my niece remember to stand up for herself. In doing so, it reminded me to remember myself.
It's easy to forget our voice, and to shrink when the world seems to push us around. I've learned that through the biggest challenges and the most uncomfortable situations, we become even more of ourselves. In the times when we are made to feel the worst, when we receive the harshest criticisms and treatments from others; we then have a reason to go only within to find our truest answers.
Sandra is a name that means defender or helper of mankind. People with this name have a deep inner desire for love and companionship, and want to work with others to achieve peace and harmony.
My Grandmother told my mother with assurance “This child will be a blessing.” I took it to heart, and I’ve always tried to help when I can. Along my journey, my desire to make a positive impact on the world has grown.
There have been many lessons in my life and without a doubt, the times of pain and suffering, sadness and grief, have been the most monumental teachers. This blog is a space for me to share some of what I've learned along the way.