"You will never be able to escape from your heart.
So it is better to listen to what it has to say."
How long have you been doing what you do, and how did you become a holistic life & inspiration coach?
To answer this question, it’s probably best that I share with you a defining moment, and a resulting “compelling story”, that brought me to where I am today – coaching people like you on exactly what to do to release self-limiting beliefs, shift your mindset, and let love lead the way in living a life full of health, wealth, and abundance. That defining moment in my life happened in 2017.
Once upon a time, we were all young beings full of innocence, wonder and an endless fascination for the world. We were silly, ridiculous, playful and had imaginations far bigger than the depths of the sky and sea, where we believed in our limitless potential. Then one day, something flipped and we unknowingly “domesticated” our own selves in order to fit in and live within the constraints of society’s unspoken laws. In doing so, we have forgotten what it is like to live our authentic truth for fear of judgement. But ultimately, we have forgotten what it means to be ourselves.
I, too, once forgot what it meant to live my truth. At the age of 18 I was rejected from my top two University choices after following society's blueprint: "Steps to Achieve the American Dream". This rejection was a pivotal moment for me; for the first time in my life I began to question society - or so I thought. In reality, I began questioning myself. I didn't even realize I had a deep fear of failure.
I graduated from University with ZERO clue about what I wanted to pursue. "Whatever," I told myself, "... I'll figure it out later." But I didn't even try. On a subconscious level I stopped believing in myself. My mindset was "I can't fail if I don't even try." So I didn't try.
I continued to follow my passion for travel. Between 30 countries and living abroad in Shanghai teaching English, I still stumbled into my "quarter-century life crisis". In 2016, I was six-months out from leaving my time in Shanghai still with NO IDEA what I wanted to do with my life which created an immense amount of stress and anxiety for me. Soon enough, my internalized mental and emotional stressors developed into physical symptoms that I had never experienced in my entire life before. My body was hurting on the inside, and I was experiencing rashes on my fingers, digestion issues including leaky gut, and my sleep was suffering from this huge imbalance in my body. Basically, I just felt so out of whack and completely unlike myself. The craziest part was that people around me couldn't even tell I felt this way because on the outside I looked physically fit. This was the defining moment leading me to realize for the first time in my life that there is so much more to health than just the physical.
Once my partner and I started traveling across Asia, I slowly started to come back to myself and learned to become more present in the moment once again. While in Nepal, I met a gal from London who introduced me to IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition), a program that quote on quote "changed her cousin's life." I was at that point in my life where I knew I needed to change my life as well. And so began my journey to heal myself by connecting to my mind, body and soul.
2017 was by far the most transformational year of my life. After returning to the states, I made a huge leap of faith and completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training & began holistic health courses at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Coming into 2017, it was clear to me that people had a different idea of how yoga was working it’s magic in my life. I was working through some very deep blocks including believing in myself again that "I can and I will." I began to crave working in an intentional and passionate way to meet a goal instead of simply traveling and escaping my reality. My best life now included curling up with a good book, lighting candles, and holding a very sacred space for myself. In this process I rekindled with my truth. I found my passion in life and, in doing so, I found the true ME. I was opened up to a whole new world filled with potential and love. And I want to share all of this with the world.
The other deep-rooted mindset block for me to overcome, was my belief around wealth and abundance. I had this intense fear-based story that I couldn’t manage wealth, or that it would make me greedy or bitter. I started to see how my relationship with money and abundance was completely backwards, and so I began to develop a new conversation and internal story with myself regarding my worth.Throughout my life I’ve always been known as a positive person, and although that is generally true, on the flip side I didn't know how to handle my negative feelings, so I'd suppress these difficult emotions. This came up and resurfaced during my yoga training, where it became clear to me that as spiritual beings having a human experience, this is the new truth I now own: we have the right to FEEL. All of it. The good. The bad. The ugly. The Transformative.
And so Sunshine for the Soul was born. A sacred space for me to help you to let go of your fears, surrender to your truth and live your authentic life. To feel fear and do it anyway. To look life straight in the eye and say, "Fuck yes, let's do this shit!"
Together we will rise by first digging deep within your own self, letting go of past judgements and fears, and reconnecting to and listening to the map of your soul. My man Rumi says it best, "When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy."
Since then, I’ve worked with many private clients, spoken in front of countless groups: I lived my dream of traveling the world and making an impact while I travel with my online business; and I have created Sunshine for the Soul, a series of six important holistic life practices every woman who is feeling called to unleash her soul’s purpose needs to apply in order to let go of fear, surrender to truth, and live an authentic life filled with self-love.