Hello out there, to anyone who followed an inkling of curiosity about this piece. Thank you for being here.
I love that definition of courage, and I distinctly remember the impact it had on me when listening to the renowned author and researcher Brene Brown, famously explain in her now viral TedTalk, that the root of the word courage is from the Latin word ‘cor’, meaning heart and that in one of its earliest forms the definition of courage, was to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart. Wow. That landed.
So essentially, I’m here to do just that because there is a lot to share. My life has brought me to a point where I’m called to share my stories and gifts to anyone that needs them. A knowing that someone out there is now walking or wants to walk a similar path to one that I’ve been on before and could use some ideas, or just to know they are not alone, or to possibly get a glimpse of a new perspective from which to see their current situation. It’s all about connection, helping, healing, and inspiration, to move forward in a thoughtful, positive and authentic way. I am sharing my stories and gifts in a variety of ways but I was attracted to this platform because of its humble vibe. I like that there is space to explore topics deeply and there is no pressure to perform or conform to an algorithm. It feels calming and genuine to me and hopefully to any of my readers.
So who am I and what will I be sharing about?
In a nutshell, I am a former United States Air Force Intelligence Analyst who is now living a wildly different life as a Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT) practitioner, reiki energy practitioner, astrologer, (former) yoga teacher, and writer. I have studied psychology, trauma, mental health, therapy and explored much about spirituality.
I would consider myself quite spiritual but in a very grounded, practical and even analytical way, that is my nature, to question everything. I want to know WHY. I thrive on new experiences and new information, and am driven to understand as much as I can. I want to know how it all works and my life has become somewhat of a quest in search of myself on all levels and as a biproduct, those larger existential questions. Why are we here, what is the meaning of life, etc.
The other large part of my life and who I am revolves around this never ending journey of healing and sharing what I’ve learned through personal experience. This could be what I’ve done right in this life so far but also from trial and error, what I’ve done wrong and have learned from the lived experience. What I have to share relates to healing from Trauma- with a capital T, trusting myself and my intuition, learning to love myself and feel worthy of love, forgiveness, being brave and telling the truth at all costs, keeping my heart open no matter what, rejecting society’s expectations, leaving the 9-5 grind, living and traveling solo throughout the world, and echoing the many that have learned that vulnerability and emotional expression is a strength and not something to be ashamed of, in fact, is is exactly what the world needs right now, more than ever.
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