“I am out with lanterns,
looking for myself”
My name is Hélène. I am a French Canadian, retired and living with my husband for the past 53 years. I am a mother, proud grandmother to the best teenager on this earth.
I am not a conformist or follower, pretty much loving doing my own thing, learning from that experience, whether it is bitter or fruitful.
I seek solitude, quiet, nature, the simple things of life.
This is me today.
I am a Certified Holistic Health Educator/Counselor. During my younger years I taught classes in Yoga, Stress Management and the like, these in different schools and venues. Eventually, I settled down in my own little studio at home where I held smaller classes. In my studio I received clients who came for Holistic Massage and other Energy Balancing modalities.
In my 50th year I found myself letting go some inhibition that had held me back for most of my life. Due to cancer, I had just given up my private studio a few years before. After a whole year of chemo treatments, I considered it time to look after myself and climb the hill back to health once again.
That is the year I discovered an abundance of creativity of sorts, all flowing from within me; creativity waiting to be explored. I began painting, writing and other art forms ensued. With no prior training whatsoever in these fields, I was often comparing my work to those whom I felt were talented and trained.
That is what I had been doing for most of my life; drowning my talent because I felt it did not compare. I discovered that if I let it be, without judgement or editing of any kind, it was right just as it flowed and manifested.
Here I am today, letting it happen just as it is.
What a release it is to be just me.