I was in my early 30s before I was able to admit that I had grown up in a home with addiction, abuse, and mental illness, which might seem surprising for someone with a PhD in Sociology, specializing in family studies! That's how powerful childhood trauma, and the denial associated with it, can be.
Breaking through that denial forced me to examine my life through an entirely different lens, which raised uncomfortable questions, such as:
How could I have ignored what happened to me for so long?
Am I irreparably damaged?
What do I do with all the anger and fear I've been living with?
Conventional approaches to healing, such as support groups and counseling, only brought me so far. I knew I needed something more to mend the deep spiritual wound that all survivors of childhood trauma carry.
My inner wisdom led me to study yoga, mediation, Reiki, and other spiritual healing traditions---all of which were entirely new to me.
Looking back, I see that it was through this exploration that I rebuilt my connection to myself, by simply following an inner sense of knowing that each pursuit was the next thing I needed to do in my life. In responding to this internal guidance, my intuition, I was able to rebuild my trust in myself and dramatically accelerate my healing process---emotionally, spiritually, and even physically---and create a joyful, peaceful life.
Now, my mission is to share what I have learned, to help others on their own journey of healing and self discovery.