I’ve been slow to get moving on my “Radical Wellness” class (with Tam Laporte) but I’ve finally started, and it’s playing nicely into my paper challenge. One of the most important parts of the class is the art journal that we’re supposed to do as we figure out why we’re allowing ourselves to live unhealthy lives and working our way back to health.
For the 1st page, we started with journaling on the blank pages in pencil and a couple of different pens. Since it was going to be covered up anyway, I was pretty mean to myself, much as I am most of the time when it comes to my weight (which is one of the key symptoms of unhealthy living!)
They aren’t words I want to reread over and over, but it was good to get them out there, then cover them up, as a first step toward learning to be more loving to myself.
One of the scariest parts of this exercise is that we were doing a face as the primary focal point on one page, and I’ve never done a face before – which is probably why I’ve been dragging my feet about getting started. But, I jumped in, and although it’s not a masterpiece, I’m pretty pleased with my first attempt.
And best yet, I had LOTS of fun!