Ray Of Light

Original photo courtesy of Katia Pershin Photography
Mixed media artwork by Tammi Salas using b/w image, acrylic paints on a 5″x 5″ wood panel.

As you know, I am a woman in long term recovery. As such, I am getting to meet some incredible people; people like California girl, Tammi Salas.

I had the pleasure of meeting Tammi in person when I attended the She Recovers in NYC conference in May. Tammi is a powerhouse of a woman; first, because she is in recovery from alcohol; second because she is an incredible writer who generously shares about her life and experience to help others (check out her blog, here) and third because she is an outstanding artist–one who is encouraging others to embrace their inner artist, as well.

Back in March, I joined her Spring Equinox Recovery Art Exchange. These art exchanges are where women in recovery from alcohol share art based on a recovery-related theme on the equinoxes and solstices. She does this with her friend and co-creator–and fellow podcaster on The Unruffled Podcast–Sondra Primeaux. These two women help us fill the void that alcohol left by reminding us that recovery can fuel our creativity. I love the work they are doing.

In January of 2017, Tammi started running a 52-week feature on her blog called Ray of Light Interview Series: Women in Recovery. It has been an incredible experience to read women’s journeys and to be reminded that there are as many pathways to recovery as there were roads to addiction. I love the way she allows us to share our individual journeys and how creativity has played a role in our recovery.

For each interview, she takes an existing photo and uses it to create her art. I love what she has done with mine, and I feel incredibly honoured to have been featured this week.

I wanted to share it with you today. Here is the link to the interview, if you’d like to read it. I share more about my feelings around my journey and the role that health, wellness and my teachers have all played in my recovery.

I hope you connect with Tammi because she is doing exceptional work in the recovery space. I am excited to see what else she creates as she continues to combine and share her passions.

I hope this post serves you if you, or someone you know, is struggling or is in recovery and needs to be reminded that they are not alone and that everything we want is on the other side of addiction.

Because I want you to love your life one bite at a time.

P.S. If you would like to make a change in your life and create a new relationship with food, The 6 Week Sugar Freedom eCourse might be for you. You will be surrounded by a group of like-minded people who will support you. I encourage you to join us here

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