louiseandrolia2016

hello-imgI’m Louise, I am an Artist, Writer, Emotional Mentor and Woman dedicated to feeling my full spectrum of feelings and helping others do the same.

I believe in emotional honesty and discovering our humanness aka discovering the parts of ourselves and the world that we are so often numbing out from. My personal challenges have shown me what it is like to feel deeply disconnected from my self and the world and it doesn’t feel good. I strive to show up and be truthful with my experiences, to myself and to you.

I do not believe in promoting a false end game such as success, abundance, peace, happiness or enlightenment. I believe we have a bigger and broader spectrum of emotions and experiences to feel and seeking a black and white life is not only personally damaging and limiting, but cuts us off from connecting deeply in our relationships and how we view the world at large.

In today’s climate it may seem like a radical act to truly love, trust and accept ourselves and each other, but by understanding and valuing our experience, we can deepen our sense of presence and compassion, and then work out how we can contribute.

Over the years I have taken on the roles of Life Coach, Lingerie Designer for my own Lingerie Brand ‘Loulou Loves You’, Nanny, Tarot Therapist + Tutor, Energy Healer, Writer, Massage Therapist and Public Speaker. I have five years experience working in fashion industry followed by five years in the self help and spirituality industry. I now currently focus on whatever medium enables me to most connect to myself and others.

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A deeper look at my story so far. The one that is still being written:

At age three, my parents found me casting spells in the backseat of the car and from that point on I was enraptured by magic. I have always been highly intuitive, a deep feeler, sensitive or whatever you want to call it. This gave me an ease with understanding others, but also at many times left me feeling isolated within my own wonderland. Falling into the safe net of the New Age world when I was a teenager as well as numbing out my sensitivity by trying to fit in gave me many ways to let me bypass getting to know myself.
In my early twenties I became seriously ill with a chronic pain condition and following that suffered a psychological trauma and PTSD. I recovered and dedicated myself to getting to know ‘me’ again. When, ten years later at age 35 whilst working successfully as a Life Coach and Tarot Mentor I suffered a serious burnout and breakdown I knew that my own practice of self love needed more attention.

I had spent my 10 years after my physical pain recovery in ‘survivor’ mode, and although that enabled me to achieve some really exciting things, it had left me locked in a safe space and I found it difficult to receive all the love that I had in my life, though had no problem giving it out. I realised that it was time for me to commit to ‘walking my talk’ that I had been sharing with my clients on a deeper level myself. I dared to decide that I could perhaps accept and love all parts of myself, even those that felt deeply unlovable. I believe we are the walking wounded, and that is where our natural perfection lies.

I believe this is a continuous journey and there is no such thing as being fixed, healed or perfect. We are not broken. Happiness and success are not destinations and there is no such thing as enlightenment. In every area of life there is someone who will try and sell us a fix, whether it is material, physical or spiritual. But my experience of truth is, that there is faith but there is no guru. There is no one who can save you from yourself because you are not here to overcome yourself. We are here to get into ourselves, to be full of ourselves. We have to face first into our past and present pain to be able to experience our aliveness in the present. We are always walking side by side to each other sharing common feelings, thoughts and experiences, but it is our disconnection from our own vulnerability and each other that causes us to feel alone. I am committed to constantly shaping and reshaping my experience from the root up in a way that feels authentic for me at the time I am in.

REASONS TO GET IN TOUCH.

I’m interested in people’s stories, those that are also unfinished and love to get involved in any project dedicated to making positive changes towards communities, animals and the climate.

I also love creative collaboration and my most recent endeavours have been collaborating on my first jewellery collection ‘As Above, So Below’. and on a Glitter Fringe Banner with FUN CULT, and if you want to make some art with me let’s talk.

You can commission artwork and illustration from me. I have a particular interest in portraits and currently working on my new series ‘Women and Feelings.’

I have been commissioned for writing within the self help, motivation/inspiration and spiritual community for the past five years and am open to write and comment on mental health, feeling feelings, the self help industry, chronic pain, spirituality and healing exploration.

If I am not painting or writing, I am likely to be talking to animals, taking photographs, planting seeds, swimming, stretching and loving.

I am currently based between England and Los Angeles, California.