In 2015, my journey threw me into a complete tailspin and my life came to a SCREECHING HALT! I hit rock bottom! Shortly after the birth of my second daughter, I contracted an infection which led to ongoing auto-immune issues. I was anxious, depressed, chronically ill and in pain, lacking confidence, struggling to see my own self-worth, afraid to pursue my dreams and passions, and terrified to live my life authentically in any way. I spent years going to doctors, having tests run, taking medications, trying different diets, and signing up for every program under the sun that promised me results, cures, and solutions. Each one failed to deliver and left me in more pain and with less and less hope.
I found myself tirelessly “swimming against the tide” trying to be someone and something I wasn't and trying to force my life in the direction it wasn't meant to go. In the end, I would always end up right back where I started. The only difference was that I would find myself feeling angrier, more grief stricken, exhausted and discouraged than I was before. I was anxious, depressed, and consumed with shame and self-hatred. I felt completely helpless, couldn't figure out why I didn't seem to "fit in" anywhere and wondered if my life had any purpose. It was through my own experiences on my life’s journey that I found myself broken down, lost, and in need of some serious direction to get me back on track and on the right path. I surrendered all control and asked for the solution and purpose in my life. That’s when I discovered my true calling and transformed my life forever.
Despite the fact that I was loved and supported by my incredible husband, beautiful daughters, wonderful family and friends, and had a truly great life, I felt as if I was completely alone in the world. I was stuck in the past and was the VIP of my own private perpetual pity party. I woke each day feeling helpless, hopeless, lost, confused and scared out of my mind! I lived each day focusing on the “lack” in myself and my life, rather than appreciating all the ways in which I was blessed and abundant. I was locked in a victim mindset, convinced that terrible things were "happening to me" and that "good things only happen for other people, but would never happen for me." (Notice the repeated use of the word "I" in this story. You'll soon come to learn the importance of this as you get to know me more.)
At one time, I believed that my experiences with chronic illness, anxiety, and depression were the worst things imaginable. Little did I realize this challenging time was the "wake-up call" I desperately needed and would serve as the greatest gift in my life. These experiences led me on the journey to my new life path and would help me transform the lives of so many others. As I met and spoke with others, I realized that my needs and desires were very similar to theirs. So many would tell me about all their experiences, how they felt, what they longed for, all the things they had tried in the past and the burdens they carried.
After twelve years as a special education teacher in the public school system, I found myself being called to not only continue my own healing journey, but to also provide others with the guidance, safety, love and support that is so clearly and strongly needed and desired. That when I made the inspired choice to begin a new chapter in my life and serve as a light worker to bring peace, hope and happiness into the hearts and lives of others.
It is my deepest passion and purpose to support and uplift others and to help them create and life a free and peaceful life that is aligned with who they truly are. I hope that I will have the honor and privilege of working, learning, healing and growing alongside you very soon.
All my light and love are with you, beautiful soul💖✨
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