You deserve the best love, support, relationships, friendships, and experiences. You deserve abundance, wealth, and opportunities. You deserve to treat yourself with kindness and love. You deserve growth. You deserve peace. You deserve to find communities that understand you. You deserve to be accepted. Your voice deserves to be heard.
You are not too far from love, even if you feel alone and no one cares. You are not too far from community or support. It’s okay if you are struggling and need help sometimes. There is no shame in wanting to connect with others, to feel like you’re a part of something, or simply want to be around like-minded people. You are not too far off or far gone to access people that understand. The love you seek exist. You are never too far away.
Have the conversations that need to be had with the people you love. Create solid and supportive relationships with the people you care most about. It’s time to speak up. Needs don’t make you needy. Triggers don’t make you weak. Vulnerability doesn’t make you any less of a person. Build the healthy bonds you deserve.
It’s okay to ask for support. It’s okay if you need some help. It’s okay not to be okay. It’s okay to seek guidance. It’s okay to reach out and ask for what you need. It’s okay to advocate for yourself.
So very excited to announce the NAMI-NYC Expressive Arts workshop event I will be hosting at the end of the month! This event will be via Zoom and on the NAMI-NYC website. You can find the link here. Click the Expressive Arts Zoom link for October 31st, 2020.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free email me or leave a comment. The time of the event is in Eastern Standard Time.
**I will share any updates or changes and keep everyone posted.
Here are some details for the event:
“Leaves” is a creative and fun event focused on reflecting on ourselves and the year we are moving past. Starting with an ice breaker, we will think about a lesson we’ve learned this year and what we are grateful for. The main activity will then be to draw and create a pile of leaves. On each leaf, we will write either something we want to let go of or something we are looking forward to. Lastly, we will close by sharing our works of art!
Paper, writing utensils (pen, pencil, markers, or crayons).
Support as you interact with others. The way you respond in sensitive situations will allow for healing and growth for the ones listening. Learn to understand in the process of supporting. Effective supporting comes with time, patience, and thinking. Use language thoughtfully. How you say something is as important as what you say and when you say it. Support in your body language and in your gestures.
Support even when you feel you don’t need to. Always support and be a helping hug or compliment. Love in your support.