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“Artist Brianna Martray embraces the contrast of light and dark.”
Brianna Martray decided in her mid-twenties that creating the life she truly wanted, that of a fulltime artist, was a risk worth taking. As she became successful and demand for her work grew, she realized that one thing needed to change—end her alcohol addiction or die.
Brianna chose life and began the process of transforming her life breakthrough after breakthrough, one step at a time. Taking a break from the studio to get sober taught her the power of eliminating negative self-talk and listening to her gut. She wanted more than anything to realize her full potential as a sober person and as an artist, so she bravely took the path of discovering this new identity.
Even when we are clear about what we want, we still need to embrace the process of change which involves living with darkness, in other words, embrace the contrast. Remaining open and aware of opportunities for growth, no matter how painful they may be, is the key to being your most authentic self. The other key? Being gentle with yourself throughout the process. Brianna’s advice is to notice, without judgment, what is negative and gently redirect it to something positive.
Creativity, in all its forms, is cathartic and can lead to breakthrough. After all, the purpose of art is the same as life, to share it, while loving others and ourselves deeply.
If you’d like to learn more about Brianna Martray, visit her website www.brainnamartray.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always Tougher Together! Please tune in to other episodes of our Breakthrough podcast and explore the human connection between us.
Rebeccah Silence, is a speaker, coach and international media personality, who survived cancer while pregnant and has impacted hundreds of thousands of listeners through her radio programs and appearances. She is the Creator of the HEALING IS POSSIBLE movement and courses and is committed to helping others heal their traumas. As a certified world-class Emotional Healing Coach, Rebeccah is uniquely qualified to facilitate breakthroughs to wellness and transformation while she inspires hope and possibility in even the most challenging times. She is best known for healing heartbreak, and her clients frequently tell her that she brought them “back to life”! www.rebeccahsilence.com
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