The Quirky Team

We're quirky in a good way!
In a forest you can find magic, wonder and awe. Yet in it's mystical beauty you will also find shadows. It's the perfect metaphor for a place to learn how to feel good about yourself.
The space we've created at QuirkyForest.com is a little like me, quirky and somewhat unconventional. We've created it because needing help isn't something we all feel comfortable asking for. Sometimes, I just want a quiet space to figure it out for myself, and that's what this is. A place you can come to for some ideas, inspiration and information, so you can figure stuff out.

You see, a few years ago, I got myself so lost, I started feeling hopeless, wondering why I even signed up for this whole human experience thing. It's a dark place to be when hope is lost. In that darkness, I discovered art journaling which, when I combined it with using Tarot cards, went on to become a guiding light in finding a way out of the mess my life had become. 

Now, I have to say, I did not (and still don't) do the typical 'Dear Diary' style of journaling. Instead I blended the creative techniques of mixed media and junk journaling, to capture and express the intuitive concepts I felt from playing with the Tarot cards. It's a wonderfully therapeutic process, that gave me something to look forward to among the every day doings of my life.

You see, through journaling the insights I uncovered with the Tarot in this way, I came to learn how to trust myself, and once I started trusting myself my life changed in the most amazing ways.

It has made such a difference to me, that I want to share it with you, so on our site, you will find courses that show you the various ways I've used to learn how to trust myself. Some involve the Tarot, others involve mixed media and art journaling. 

My belief is that this is a life of discovery and that we come here to have a human experience so we can work things out and find our own way. This means when we're faced with situations, we don't always know what to do - even when we think we know, we don't always get it right. In fact we spend a lot of time just guessing our way through everything. We all do it, some are better at it than others but we're all here just fiddling and fumbling as we figure stuff out. Sometimes we surprise ourselves, other times we're disappointed but overall it's a mostly good experience.

Finding your way in an imperfect world as an imperfect human is not always easy and sometimes we lose our way. There's going to be a number of times where you find your life isn't what or where you want it to be, and that's okay. It's all part of the human experience. 

It's true that it's scary to feel like you don't know what you're doing, especially if it feels like you're stuck but if you can learn to trust yourself you will find your way.

There have been many dark times in my life, with situations I found myself in that I had no idea how to deal with, so I know how overwhelming it can feel to face them, especially if you're not able to trust in yourself. However, being scared and not knowing doesn't mean you haven't got what it takes to find your way. You have got what it takes, you simply need to find it within you.

To find your way, means you need to be able to trust in yourself. If you've found that your life has too many obstacles or gaps, it's a sure sign that it's time for you to grow your trust. Whilst growing can be painful, it doesn't always have to be. If you embrace it creatively, it's actually wonderfully transformational and rewarding.

Our goal is to encourage and support you to develop your trust in yourself by looking at your life through a creative lens - with you as the co-creator working with your higher Self.

Our courses show you how you can have fun and feel good about yourself, as you explore, question and get curious about your feelings. This is a place where you learn how to harness your creative courage to foster your own wellbeing.

Enjoy!

Laura Apolo | Course Manager

One of my great joys in life is in empowering people to feel good about themselves and be confident in who they are. To me, great learning allows us to capture and convey the human factor. In my experience, people enjoy learning much more when they can relate to it, and they're allowed to safely explore their own point of view. 
My goal is to support people to step through that vulnerable feeling of 'not knowing' and to feel good about the personal discoveries and choices they're making. 
If you need any help with any of the course content, or you have any questions, feel welcome to reach out to me. I'm happy to help.

Joseph Apolo | Site Manager

It's a common thing for people to underestimate themselves and what I like about working here is being able to help people learn more about who they are and what they have to offer.

If you need any technical support, or have any questions about the site or about your membership, get in touch. I'm here to help.
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