The Painted Picture

Welcome to my inaugural blog post!

It has been quite a journey to get to this point with many twists and turns along the way.  Life sometimes has a way of throwing you in at the deep end and that has certainly been the case for me.  I have been on an enormous learning curve in so many ways, the least of which has been coming to grips with social media.  I still have a way to go but I am certainly enjoying the ride.

After some major unexpected life changes I have come to view life in a very different way from the way I did a decade ago, in my thirties.  I have endured a great deal of pain, heartache as well as an enormous amount of loss.  At the same time I have also experienced an incredible amount of personal growth.  I’d just like to say for the record, that I would have been perfectly happy to accept the growth without the pain, but that was not to be.

The events that I experienced would bring me to my knees.  I would hit rock bottom but I would come to terms with this, eventually.  Rebuilding at this level meant that I could at least make sure that I put into place firm footings and solid foundations for a new start.

In the beginning, all I would be able to do is get myself out of bed and put one foot in front of the other and go about my day to day activities in a state of numbness. Living life like this was incredibly difficult but I would continue on this way until life would become a little less painful to live. I had two perfectly good reasons to get out of bed and live each day the best way I could and these were my two beautiful children.

For me, a great deal of healing has taken place but there is still more healing to be done. There always is.  On my journey, I have explored different modalities of healing from the traditional to the alternative to find what combination worked for me.  In future posts I hope to share these, with my readers and my clients, as my experience may make the road ahead a little easier you.

Life experience has provided me with an excellent education and I have worked, read, studied and practised much of what I have been learning over the years.  This has brought me, I hope, to a greater understanding of myself and a greater appreciation of the need for compassion for myself and other people.  I feel I am now able to help others much more than if I did not have the experiences that have come to me.

Now, I create a painted picture of how I want my life to be.  I am more selective about the people I allow into my life.  I have learnt to trust my intuition more and act upon it. I practice mindfulness so that I can take the reins of life more rather than feeling I am at its’ mercy.  I work more and more on living a truly authentic life each and every day.   When I am true to myself in the choices I make, I know that I experience peace and happiness.  Of course, I am human, I am far from perfect and I struggle from time to time but this is my new approach to life.  This is the life I crave, desire and above all else, deserve.  At times, this all falls into place and comes easily and other times it is extremely difficult as I face the stresses of daily life which don’t always to support my new approach. Regardless, of this I persist and focus on appreciating the good things in my life, at all times.

To achieve my painted picture there have been a number of processes, many of them fun and enjoyable which I have put into action and I hope to also share these with you, my readers and my clients.  I know that these processes can make an enormous difference in people’s lives because I have not only experienced it but I have also seen it with my very own eyes occurring in other people’s lives.

My aim is to make my blog posts to informative, fun and insightful. I also aim to develop my website at as a sanctuary with lots of information and free downloads.  This is all a work in progress and a continuation of my learning.

Anyway, this has been my first Blog post so I hope that’s the way it’s done.  Until next time, best wishes to all,

Clare xx

2 thoughts on “The Painted Picture

  1. Anne Fletcher

    Yay Clare!
    It’s wonderful to read your blog. I feel privileged to have watched and been a small part of your journey the last few years. The growth, strength and courage you have shown is inspirational and I know it will continue and grow in many different ways in the future.


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