In 2010, I officially declared myself Soul Starved. Void of all life nutrients. From the outside, I had a wonderful life that included a brand-new home, marriage, corporate job and an adventurous social life. And yet I was still thirsty. The path was about to change in a horrifying and needed way. A universal punch in the face took it all away and I realized it was officially time to pivot.
School of Hard Knocks:
· I was a child who suffered from deep anxiety, the earliest memory being 5yrs old. That manifested into full blown depression as a teenager who carried out quite the destructive acts.
· Major health issues plagued my life including two reconstructive surgeries to fix a collapsing jaw & face, that forever altered my physical appearance, a long battle with endometriosis and food allergies along with unbalanced gut health.
· During the recession I lost my job, my house, my marriage, all financial security and my mother. All at once and in less than one year.
When one loses almost everything in their life, you are offered a choice.
Remain the Victim or Rise.
To be honest, I chose victim first and then I "grew" better.
I needed to give myself the space to process, decompress and find my own answers to what the hell just happened. It wasn’t a luxury, it was survival. I had to do it without financial or emotional support.
I found Yoga, became an instructor.
I moved to a different state without a plan.
I left the corporate world for good.
I detoxed from being an alcoholic.
I became a Health Coach, studying integrative nutrition and alternative therapies to heal my mind and body.
The unbeaten path of Soul Growth is undefinable.
Today the work continues, because life isn’t perfect and I will never have all the answers. I don’t need to be fixed. None of us do. We just need to be empowered, inspired and love.
After spending five years of my life dedicated to personal growth and studying whole health I took all my hard lessons and new found knowledge to create the Thriive Program© to empower other women. The world of nutrition, health and self empowerment is like walking into a deep forest with no road map. Thriive is the road map and I would love to be your guide.