As a Life Coach I often run workshops at a local retreat particularly "mood board" workshops. This is where you cut pictures & words out of magazines that grab your attention and then create a board or sheet of images and words that appeal to you.
9 times out of 10, the images show up things that maybe you are aspiring to, things that make your heart soar OR show you the things that are lacking attention in your life and it can be a very emotional experience.
Where did I learn to do this? My wonderful Mum of course. My brother and I would often come home to find our own personal board on the cork board in our kitchen with images to inspire us, to cheer us on - they were wonderful. I've even got photos of the one Mum did for me when I was doing my O'Levels.
Standing up infront of a group explaining my passion for mood boards and where it comes from does bring a lump to my throat especially as the last one I had done was before her diagnosis and there were lots of pictures of Mum and words that were hopeful she'd get better....HOWEVER, how lovely to be able to pay forward the gift my Mum has given me and I will continue to do this and be very proud xx