No one said life was easy.
I should know. My life has not always been as joyful as it is now.
Beginning in childhood, I often felt unseen and unwanted, despite my efforts to excel at everything I tried. It wasn’t until I married my husband that I began to break free of these feelings of self-doubt, and start to feel secure and appreciated. The arrival of my children allowed my journey of positive self-discovery to progress even farther. Little did I know that my family’s adoption of a new child and relocation to Montana would herald a severe blow to my fledgling confidence.
After several years of trying, my husband and I were forced to face the conclusion that our adopted daughter was too mentally ill to continue to live with us. We made the heartbreaking decision to give up our parental rights to allow our daughter to get the help she so needed, and to keep our family safe. While that may seem like a necessary decision, I spiraled downward into my pain, shame and grief. Therapy and anti-depressants helped, but I lacked the joy necessary to have purpose and peace. Then, one day, I decided to forgive myself. It didn’t happen all at once, but bit by bit I felt better.
As I traveled this path, I realized that working with my massage patients, and seeing them achieve wellness, healed me as well. Today, I recognize that it is my destiny to guide other people who are struggling with loss, grief, or feelings of inadequacy. I have found myself in those dark places time and again, and now I am strong and dedicated to helping others to find their peace and joy.
It doesn’t happen all at once. It’s not always easy.
But it is my mission to heal, one heart at a time.
Certified: Master Holistic Manifestation Coach, Radical Forgivenes and Living Coach, Archetype Consultant, Massage and Energy Work