What Gifts Do You Have That Can Help Others?

Writing is a very powerful creative tool for healing. I use it to process life and share inspiration. To help me, I have a couple of  friends I go to for their expertise in writing, ideas for my art for healing and recovery business, and ability to help me stay calm and not get overwhelmed. The other day I wondered  if I was helping them in return and got worried that I was just taking without giving.

Being that I grew up in a bartering environment, where I do for you and then you will do for me. It was very natural for me to feel like I needed to give back to those specific friends.

Then I had an ahaa moment! I was helping other people, different people with my gifts. When people find out that I have written and published my recovery/art for healing novel, Gift of Desperation, they often tell me that they want to write something too! But their next sentence is, “But I can’t seem to do it ’cause there is so much to write.” I was blessed with the gift of writing and organization. So I pass on the techniques that I have learned to help others untangle their creative thoughts so that they can start to write.

I realized that I was paying it forward instead of bartering.  A new skill I am learning, like a new pair of shoes that I need to break in before they feel comfortable.

What gifts do you have that can help others?

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Robin Gilliam is an artist and author in long-term recovery. She has over two decades of using art and the 12 steps to recover from addiction and heal from sexual assault. For a powerful story of inspiration and hope read her recovery/Art for Healing novel, Gift of Desperation. She is an inspirational speaker and art for healing workshop facilitator. To book Robin for a presentation or workshop, please send an email to robins.art@verizon.net or PM her on FB.

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Robin Gilliam Featured on #WSATV Women Leaders’ Interview

I am so excited to share my WSA-TV interview with you. In less than 12 minutes you will hear from myself and three other women leaders who are following their passion to help others reach theirs.

As an artist and author in long-term recovery (2/6/91), I am grateful to help change the conversation about addiction  through my novel, Gift of Desperationand by working with facingaddiction.org and promoting #nightofconversation scheduled for November 19 2015, through drugsoverdinner.org and Dr. Oz.

Thanks for taking the time to watch my interview and for sharing this with your friends – just think, what you learn might just help someone else to recover! Robin

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Robin Gilliam is an artist and author in long-term recovery. She has over two decades of using art and the 12 steps to recover from addiction and heal from sexual assault. For a powerful story of inspiration and hope read her Recovery/Art for Healing novel, Gift of Desperation. She is an inspirational speaker and art for healing workshop facilitator. To book Robin for a presentation or workshop, please send an email to robins.art@verizon.net or PM her on FB.

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