A writer, self-care advocate, author in the works, and writing consultant with a drive to heal and help others. You’re visiting my blog, Must Love Crows, which I’m really grateful for!
I started blogging in 2015 because of a feeling. I was in a very dark place in my life, which you can read more about here, and writing felt like something I needed to start doing again.
I say again because I wrote a lot as a kid. Poetry, free verse, and personal essays with insights on life; I loved it and it came very naturally to me. But in my 20s I stopped doing what I loved, which, though sad, now makes a lot of sense to me:
If you don’t like yourself, why would you give yourself the gift of doing what brings you joy?
In the early days of this blog, every post was me, riffing on life, trying to figure out how to process the pain and frustration I felt in trying to heal myself of PTSD (which I didn’t know I had at the time) and the anxiety, depression, and addiction that stemmed from it. Zero traffic eventually turned into a steady flow of readers who connected with what I was going through and what I had to say.
So I kept writing until I achieved some goals that in the beginning felt like impossibilities: I was invited to become a Huffington Post blogger, was featured in a magazine, and then in a book.
❤️ These were transformative validations of my passion for writing that compelled me to continue.
As I’ve continued to write, educate myself, and evolve on a physical and emotional level, I’ve created more goals for myself (1 – write a book, 2 – get it published) and refined the purpose of this blog:
- To help people discover the power of self-care and self-love;
- To inspire people to care for themselves on a physical, mental, and spiritual level;
- To help people comprehend the necessity of commanding their need for daily self-care practices, with or without the approval of others.
I am a writer, self-care advocate, writing consultant, and a part-time poet, but above all of those labels, I am a survivor.
I healed myself of addictions that were killing me and beliefs that drove me to harm myself, without medical intervention. Through my blog and the book I’m writing, I share how I recovered and what I learned along the way, in hopes of helping others.
I care deeply for everyone walking this planet, particularly those in pain. I want us all to be well, and I want to contribute to the healing of our society, by giving back in all the ways I’ve been given the chance to heal through the sharing of my stories, insights, and research.
I share resources. I share posts. I connect with my readers over email a couple of times a month, and I give away free resources. And I’m so happy to be here.
I’m also happy you’re here right now and hope to connect with you soon. 🙂