I was honoured to be invited along to the Cancer United Support Group meetup which takes place in the Faith Centre at University Hospital Coventry.
I shared my story detailing how creativity has helped me cope with life with a long-term condition. I spoke about how refinding my creativity has helped me to re-find my purpose after having to give up a lot of the things I used to be able to do, including being a teacher. Putting pen to paper helped me to express my feelings both personally and for those who have helped me on my journey. The realisation of how creativity has impacted on my wellbeing has not only helped me but also has enabled me to create a new Feel Good future for myself – a future that I hope will inspire others to start creating.
I often hear people say that they are not creative or they don’t have time for creativity so I wanted to share some simple, inexpensive ways of activating the feel-good chemicals. Together we made flowers out of old magazines and coffee stirrers, we made cards to share our appreciation to someone who has made our life a bit easier. The group embraced the activities and taught me a few new tricks. As you can see from the photos our creations definitely have a Feel Good vibe!