I was a little girl who was full of life, a goofball, with dreams of being a dancer/writer. And even though I can't remember much of it, I know I was surrounded by love and was able to experience so much thanks to my family.
When I was 13 my bipolar disorder reared its head hard, and my world got very dark, very fast. I lost love for my passions, love for myself, my family, and love for life in general. I abused myself mentally, physically, and tried to end my life more than once. I truly didn't think it would end especially after being diagnosed with mild schizophrenia. Attempts at therapy and various medications never seemed to provide a long term solution for me personally.
I moved to sunny Tampa, Florida hoping for a change, went to college still dealing with frequent episodes of depression, and graduated with my BFA in Photography with no real plan plotted out for what was next.
Because like so many others out there - I couldn't see a future, and wasn't looking forward to one. Even when I was out of the worst of it, I lived life moment by moment never feeling called, pulled, or propelled to achieve anything for myself. I was sad and angry, and had become my biggest bully.
After leaving a mentally abusive relationship my life started to shift. One person showed me what it looked like to be genuinely kind to myself and to others. I got a glimpse of respect, compassion, ambition, and the light in a seemingly dark place. In time, and through practice I learned kindness towards others and kindness towards myself. To love myself wholeheartedly.
Now I'm 27 with two beautiful daughters and lucky enough to be able to call that person who helped me start to change my life my husband today. But I want to share that same feeling he shared with me with you.
I promise, don't need to eventually marry you to do that. I live a life I never thought possible, a life where I'm happy, a life where I'm loved by myself and others, a life where I'm grateful everyday and content no matter what comes my way.
I can lead by example, share with you tools, what I know, what I've learned, and what I'm still learning today. But it starts with you. You need to be open to finding the light, you have to value taking the time to invest in yourself, and I know you can find the courage to love yourself.
I'm sharing with you my jewelry, because it's become my therapy just as nature has, and maybe it will help you stay grounded and light you up like it does for me.
I'm sharing with you my lessons learned in the blog & podcast, not to help you avoid yours, but rather to help you navigate them and see the value in harder times.
I'm sharing with you my vlogs, my daily life, my family, my world, so that you can see with your own two eyes that happiness doesn't look perfect - it looks however you need it to.
I share with you my time and honesty with coaching, because when we have someone to lean on, guide us, and hold us accountable, amazing change can happen quickly.
I love how far you come, your view on life, and what you offer to others.
Connecting with nature is my jam and I love that you make the items you sell by hand.
I want to see more behind the scenes of you and your family being real.
I'm all about diving into self help topics at my leisure. I prefer:
Most of us ladies are so busy taking care of others that we don't make the time to take care of ourselves.
I will teach you how to shift your mind-set in order to reduce stress and create consistent happiness.
Taking the time to better yourself might feel selfish or like a luxury rather than a necessity, but I promise you it's not.
When you learn how to navigate your thoughts and emotions it not only creates positive change in YOU, but also in your relationships and many other aspects of your life.
It's never too late to make a change for the better. If you don't put in the effort how can you expect to grow?
When you gain control of your emotions, thoughts, actions, and reactions you have the power to transform your life.
- You are tired of struggling with not feeling in control of how stressed you are and are ready to do something about it.
- You are know you have the power within you to change but don't know where to start.
- You are ready to start seeing change now and are ready to leave the excuses behind to move forward with an open mind.