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Authors : Gina Quarles
Spotlight on Gina Quarles
Healing Through Creativity: Spreading Kindness and Hope
I am a 45-year-old stay-at-home, divorced and remarried woman. I am currently recovering from a near-death auto accident I had in January 2012. I am still recovering to date and awaiting another surgery.
After my accident, I was very thankful to have been given another chance at life and had to work out many of my feelings. I went to what I could do as I was in a halo and had a broken leg, and that was my writing. Most of my writings from the early days can be found within my journal entries and more are within my website at www.ginaquarles.com.
Writing provides me with a healthy escape including a creative outlet for expressing myself. You cannot put a price on spreading kindness and encouragement around. The rewards are what fuel my passion for writing.
I wrote for healing purposes and it was mainly though that process that I found myself caring about the non-tangible things in our world. My passion is for spreading encouragement, inspiration and hope. That is the main theme of my website. The accident changed my perception of life. My website contains messages of kindness, happiness and hope for others, along with many movements I respect that do the same or more.
I first discovered my passion for writing back in the late 90’s after the birth of my first child. I had worked since my twenties and staying at home was brand new for me. I have published articles on the web back in the 2000’s. Some were on Momscape.com. They were under “Thoughts from our readers” under the articles, “A Mother’s Epiphany”, “Towards Compassion: Understanding the Pressures on Your Husband”, “Serenity Now!” and “Mother Matters: Affirming a Mother’s Role.” I have published poetry works in the Library of Congress edition, “Echoes of the Century” by Pen Publisher and poetry in a local Northwest publication, “Spiral Journey” located in the Pacific Northwest.
Since then, I have relocated to Texas, been divorced after 13 years, now remarried with a 3-year-old, two girls from my first marriage and three step children. We are your modern day "Brady Bunch." I was forced to take a break from pursuing my degree in Education due to my recovery. I am a stay-at-home mom once again.
Gina Quarles's Dabbles and Dos
Dabble with Art and Discover the Hidden Gifts from Within
Treasures of Memories
Creative Mind Therapy
The Tools Within My Art Box
Time for a Field Trip
Optical Illusions, Changes in Nature Prompt Creativity
Fill in The Blank
'Change It Up a Bit'
Making Time for Creativity — The Secret Problem for Moms
You Are Beautiful
20 Questions Interview