I am a seeker.
I have always been incredibly curious about life and felt an instinctual yearning to understand the world around me from a young age.
Truth? It’s been a tough gig. I felt conflicted over how I was told to feel about my life experiences and how I actually felt about them. The inner war I fought between my need to honor myself and my desire to be loved and accepted by others led me down a self-destructive path, one I came close to losing my life to. (Learn more about my story, here.)
I seek self-love so I can help others.
I intimately understand the repercussions of hurt people hurting others, and I actively work towards healing from the trauma I experienced every day of my life. I feel compelled to share the results of the work I do, in hopes of helping others.
I use my journey to inspire and motivate people to work towards healing themselves, but I know I need to be kind to myself, mentally, physically, and spiritually, in order to do that.
Everyone is recovering from something, and they need love in order to do it.
So many people are burdened by past trauma, consumed by their desire to run from their pain or displace it onto others.
We need self-compassion in the form of self-care practices in order to keep ourselves from enabling reactionary responses (You know what I’m talking about…responding to aggression with the same degree of aggression.)
With self-care induced clarity we notice when fear is trying to do the talking for us, helping to stop the cycle of hurt people hurting others.
There is nothing more compassionate than this work. Love is…refusing to enable the perpetuation of pain.
My goal in life is to experience a reliable appreciation for all that I am, specifically, the parts of myself I learned to reject from a young age. Through writing I prove to myself and the world that it’s OK to acknowledge and appreciate your Dual Nature: The aspects of yourself your parents, friends, teachers, or siblings may have taught you weren’t OK.
Acknowledging the existence of your own duality is a powerful form of self-love.
We are warriors when we do this work. We contribute to the ending of normalized self-hatred and the reinstating of self-love, something years of human error beat out of us.
FYI: I don’t have all the answers. I’m still learning and growing and making mistakes along the way, because I’m human.
I also send them free self-care inspired resources, too.
Right now it’s my latest, Therapist Recommended Books To Help You Heal. I’m really excited to share this resource with as many people as possible because these books have made a huge impact on my life.
If you’ve read this far, thank you. 🙏🏻 I’m grateful you took time out of your already packed schedule to learn a bit about me. I hope to connect with you soon over email!
You are loved.
* A dear friend of mine initially set up this blog for me in 2015. If you’re looking for someone to help you launch a business, build a website, or develop a marketing strategy, he’s the dude you want to talk to. Check out his website.