Your mind is part of your greatest adventure in life.
Allocate time to let her wander.
LOVE LETTER WORKSHOP
WOMENS WEEK EIGHT - MAY 13th 2020
Host: Saira Hussain of Breath of Henna
Co-host: Cally Grace Tate (Founder of Emotions Therapy, Swimmer & Mind Enthusiast)
You are here because you are experiencing mindfulness.
Thank you for taking the time out to dive deep within your mind.
You are here because you are experiencing mindfulness; an approach that takes patience and the act of slowing down. What reasons must we have to be mindful? Join me and Cally of Emotions Therapy while we share how, we too, are dealing with our emotions through our social platforms and journaling digitally. I have found it challenging to express myself daily through the three Instagram handles that I manage, let alone my life away from social media. I am a single woman show and it's challenging to constantly be engaged and deliver when you open up your mind and heart to explore your own traumas. In doing so, I have developed a stronger connection with my community of women and now, Artists. It's encouraged me to set the tone of love and compassion, but I too become estranged from these feelings that I built my platform from.
As we share our journals, and exploring the world of illustration we have engaged in a conversation with our subconscious mind. Many of us have taken on a new job of DEEP WORK. The ability to sit with your own thoughts is an incredible power and you too are not alone. This period of quarantine has given courage to Cally Tate of Emotions Therapy to revisit her inner child with compassion and education. She is my woman of influence for this week because of her commitment seen in developing a platform of sharing her vulnerabilities, which has allowed thousands of people to express their emotions. Here are some words from Cally:
"I have dealt with my emotions in quarantine with more compassion than usual. This is because right now things are weird. Nothing is normal. This is new for everyone. I open my mind and let it speak. I listen to myself while also teaching my own thoughts. I remind myself that everything I’ve learned will help me get through this.
My platform Emotions Therapy came about after getting out of hospitalization due to my poor mental health at the time. When I was released I knew I had to use my voice. I have always felt something in me made myself unique. So I used this to my advantage. I began right after I got ahold of my phone after coming home from the hospital. I have been posting daily since the beginning because this is also my therapy, outside of having therapy with a therapist. I want to help anyone I can, including myself."
- Words of Cally Tate
We are an ever growing community of women who are built from strength, compassion and have the capacity to adapt to change. As we enter our ninth week of quarantine, I would like to suggest that we all take a moment to appreciate how far we have come. Let us face the patriarchal routines with our Feminine rights and decipher new challenges with solutions for our betterment. We must remember that there is a voice inside us that has been knocking at our door with unconditional love and she has been patient. Let us hear her speak.
Here are some of the beautiful words with illustrations that can be seen on her @emotions_therapy handle. Join Cally & I as we dive deep into the conversations of our mind and how showing up on our platforms has allowed us to be vulnerable.