I started out happy as a ripe sweet peach smiling into the morning sun on a gorgeous spring day.
By the time I was in kindergarten, though, I’d gotten scared … by the too-muchness of life outside my front yard.
Also, some pretty bad things went on behind the scenes, in the dark corners of what was supposed to be the safest place in the world for a young girl.
I was very sensitive and shy. I experienced emotions in very deep ways that others just didn’t seem to.
Bursting into tears was my go-to response for many years (think there’s a connection?!).
I had to do a lot of personal healing around psychological, emotional, spiritual and sexual trauma before I could stand tall in the world.
I’m here to tell you there is always a way through. Always.
One of the dangers in being sensitive, introverted, creative, and passionate is that you can start to believe there’s something wrong with you. It doesn’t take long to begin feeling a little bit trapped, and lost.
And if you’ve experienced childhood trauma, been diagnosed with a mental illness, or have a family member who has suffered from a mental illness, it can really rock your world in not-so-great ways.
It doesn’t take much to begin questioning your own knowing of who you are, and what your place is in this glorious universe of almost infinite choices.
I’m here to tell you that life is a whole bunch easier when you
- feel confident in who you are,
- give yourself permission to have what you want,
- and take the tiniest little baby steps to start gettin’ where you want (and need) to be going.
I’ve had a career I love for a long time now. Along the way, I earned my PhD in creativity and psychology, with a focus on the synergy of art and healing, and became a licensed psychotherapist.
Now I mentor bright, passionate people who are ready to take the risk of being amazing. ‘Cause you’re not here to just take up space on the planet … you’re here to get some stuff done.
Plus, I get to do cool things like produce/host/engineer a weekly public radio show.
And travel all over the world with my guy, just because it makes us happy. I’m spending my birthday this year in Chiang Mai, Thailand (yep, I’m psyched).
Perfect, Easy Life, Right? Right.
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