In her high school days, Sandra had an interest in the printing process. She landed her first job at a printing press during high school, which eventually lead to an 18 year career in the industry. Looking for a change, she enrolled in college, taking classes in graphic design, allowing her to see how what came to press was created.
Sandra's interest in photography started with watching the images develop from her dad's Polaroid camera. With a camera of her own, Sandra found she could get lost in nature, melding into the scenes of seagulls and flowers, even sensing communication with them without saying a word. She'd take off in the morning with her camera and be gone for hours. On her website, Sandra offers photography and graphic design services. Her photographs have been published, in print and online, by the Hi-Desert Star, LA Yoga Magazine, Vice.com, Palm Springs Life, Coachella Weekly, Lulumag.com and many more.
In this episode, Sandra talks about a trip to the desert that brought her to healing. What was to be a four-day visit at the desert home of friends, turned into weeks after connecting with a printed, framed affirmation (below) displayed at her friends home. The affirmation was from Louise Hay (who wrote 'You Can Heal Your Life')and sent Sandra on a journey to connect with being true to herself and loving herself. If you're looking to really connect with who you are and tamp down the negative voices with positive vibes, Sandra recommends self-help books, music, podcasts and getting outside in nature.
I Love Myself Affirmation
Deep at the center of my being, there is an infinite well of love. I
now allow this love to flow to the surface. It fills my heart, my body,
my mind, my consciousness, my very being and radiates out from
me in all directions and returns to me multiplied.
The more love I use and give, the more I have to give. The supply is
endless. The use of love makes me feel good, it is an expression of
my inner joy.
I love myself; therefore, I take loving care of my body. I lovingly
feed you nourishing foods and beverages, I lovingly groom you and
dress you, and you lovingly responds to me with vibrant health and
I love myself; therefore, I provide for myself this comfortable home,
one that fills all my needs and is a pleasure to be in. I fill the rooms
with the vibration of love so that all who enter, myself included, will
feel this love and be nourished by it.
I love myself; therefore I work at a job I truly
enjoy doing, one that uses my creative talents and abilities, working with and for people I
love and who love me and earning a good income.
I love myself; therefore, I behave and think in a loving way to all
people for I know that that which I give out returns to me multiplied.
I only attract loving people in my world, for they are a mirror of who
I love myself; therefore I forgive and totally release the past and all
past experiences and I am free.
I love myself; therefore I live totally in the
now, experiencing each moment as good and knowing that my future is bright,
joyous and secure, for I am a beloved child of Divine Mother and Divine
Mother lovingly takes care of me now and forever more.
And so it is...I love you