Welcome To Love
To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.
Isaiah 61: 3 NLT
Beauty For Ashes
Learning to love, accept, and realize that she is worthy caused Author Dana C. Love to embrace becoming the woman she was created and approved by God to be!
Her adult coloring book, Beauty for Ashes (8x10, 136 pages), is the author's way of sharing a 'self-care' tool she uses to refocus and center her life. The book also features a mini journal for jotting down thoughts, feelings, and goals!
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Who Is Dana C. Love?
Having endured childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, workplace sexual harassment, job loss, and the suicide of her father, the author is no stranger to the challenges of life. Each of these traumatic events had an impact on her spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally. Although the author points out she has a loving and devoted family who consistently supported her, there was a point in her life in which she described herself as broken, understanding her need for acceptance.
As a mom (and author), transparency is important to me. I want my children (and readers) to understand that while the physical scars and wounds healed, the emotional impact can have lasting effects. My hope is that by sharing my story, it will help others avoid what I went through.
The most challenging aspect of surviving domestic violence was finding myself.
I want other people to know that while domestic violence is a traumatic experience, it no longer has to be a taboo subject or hidden behind closed doors because it happens each day in our society.
Coloring is Therapeutic
It's Not Just For Kids!
Most of us think of children or childhood when we think of coloring. When we were children, many of us spent hours upon hours carefully choosing just the right color and concentrating on staying within the lines. Nothing else mattered. It was just us, our crayons, and the perfect picture. Often, this was a time of peace.
When we color as adults, that same type of tranquility can occur. As we focus on the task at hand, we can let go of what may be troubling us as we are transformed into a time and place where all that matters are color choice and technique. There are many articles and studies concerning the benefits of coloring. Take some time to research the phenomena and then give it a try if you haven’t already.