A beautiful symbolic painting encouraging us to never give up faith and have the strength to carry through the tough times. Life isn't always the easiest, but if we have strength, love and faith we can get through anything. Don't ever give up believing that better things are waiting for you just around the corner, always strive to live "Your Best Life", day in and day out.
When life throws curve balls, we have to rely on our inner strength, faith and love for ourselves and from those around us. Stay Strong and Hold Fast to all the positives in your life, they will help you overcome anything. I hope this painting will inspire you to believe in yourself and love yourself as a shining beacon of strength and love to others.
Today isn't just about being a feminist and fighting for our rights and freedoms, it's about empowering all women to believe in themselves and the choices they make. We can't know every womans situation, what struggles she goes through each and every day, but we can support all women and be a support system for one another.
As women we do have unique issues and struggles that men will never experience, whether it is physical, emotional or put upon us by society. In order to overcome or be able to safely and unapologetically deal with these issues we need to be there for each other, open our eyes and hearts to understand the challenges other women face, even if not what we are personally dealing with. Women in Arab countries have different struggles than women in Asian countries, and women in America have different issues that are important to them than women in Africa, we all are different, but at the same time we are all Women and need to be there for one another.
Most importantly we need to raise our young women to be strong, independent, and kind hearted, to not allow others to determine the course of their future or to force them into slavery or abuse at the hands of someone physically stronger than them, we can overcome that with education and empathy. We each can stand up for ourselves and for other women at the same time. Each and every time we speak out against misogyny and the oppression of women in any situation we are standing up for someone who may not be able to, we are empowering women to believe in themselves and fight for what is important to them. Even if their goals as a woman and their fight is different than yours, it is no less important and we all deserve to have a voice.
Today is a day to honor ALL women, not just the women we agree with politically, but all women across the world. Let's be a support system that we can turn to at any time of need, no matter what that need is, I encourage you to open your heart and your mind to women voicing their concerns, to really listen to what they are saying and why they feel the need to speak out. Let today be the start of a new era where women truly support one another as women, not as a political talking point; let us be here for one another and every day hereafter ~ We are Strong, We are United and We are Women!!
Giving you a sneak peak at some of the paintings I've completed for the women's Empowered Collection. I'm in the process of creating an entire collection before offering anymore for sale, and actually hoping to be able to have an in person showing with the collection, so wish me luck and stay tuned for when and where sometime in 2017!
"Life is a Balance"© - we have all struggled at one time or another balancing the demands put on us whether from family, work, friends...even ourselves. But we have to find a way to make it all work in order to be less stressed and find a peaceful balance. In most cases this means really taking the time to prioritize our life and focusing on what's most important.
Family and work are two things we really need to make priorities, but even with those we can work towards a healthy balance. With work whether self employed or not try to avoid "taking it home with you", be sure you make time for your family that doesn't involve work, maybe not take any work emails/phone calls after a certain time.
If you have kids, make sure that they, and you, aren't overloaded with two many activities or events, limit weekly activities to one sport or after school activity. And make them be creative and figure out how to entertain themselves and give you some stress free time. You both will benefit!
Little things like these may not seem like a big deal but can really make a difference in minimizing your stress and leading towards a more balanced life. Think of different ways you can find better balance and peace in your life.
The past few weeks have been heavy with violence in the news, tragedies we have a hard time wrapping our minds around. Each of us are affected in some way when we read or see about terrible things in the news and social media, but we each have to find a way to make sure that our own actions and thoughts don't drag us and others down a spiral path of more anger, hurt and violence. We need to lift each other up and become human again...our humanity seems to becoming lost in a world full of strife and division, we are all one race, the human race, and we need to treat each and every human being with dignity and respect, and find the good in that which makes us human.