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How Creative Expression Taught Me True Self Love

“Expressions of Self Love,” by Rita Loyd

Letting go of ego and embracing spirit opens the doors to authentic self-love

I began painting healing art 20 years ago after the onset of chronic illness. When my health collapsed, so did my sense of self-love.

As a way to cope with my illness and depression, I decided to paint as a form of therapy. I wanted to create images that would uplift me. In order to do this, I first had to look at my life and see where my life needed lifting. That meant that I had to look

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