Thank you so much for inquiring more about my story :) What you see in me, is a reflection of yourself. Namasté.
So here is a quick snap shot of my journey. Ever since I was a young girl I felt a bit out of place. The best way I can describe it is, I felt (still feel) like a old woman in a young girls body. With the exception of my close friends, I was generally intimidated by others my own age. I wouldn't speak up in school and teachers would tell me and my parents that I needed to "self advocate more". I was a ball of anxiety. I was fearful about pretty much everything and it took over every aspect of my life.
Throughout those years, there were parts of me that were open and intrigued by self growth and positive living. I remember journaling my feelings as young as the 2nd grade. My head was always in a book. I would save and constantly read quotes from great leaders about life, truth and the purpose of it all. I had a passion for writing my goals out and setting intentions for my day, my year, my life. I sprinkled in aspects of greater living, but at that time I wasn't ready to explore that path further... I still needed to be in that place of uncertainty. To fully experience the confusion of the ego, fear and quite frankly, darkness at times.
I allowed my inferior ego to steer my life. As I grew older, fear created challenges around mindful eating, healthy relationships, use of alcohol and other substances, partying, entitlement, jealousy, people pleasing, OCD tendencies, anxiety and many other fear based patterns. After college, I began a career in marketing at a corporation. I set off on this path because I believed that business success was the secret to achieving, "the dream". I set my intentions on being successful in my career by achieving a high income, a position of title and positive accolades. It was during that time, that my world transformed and my awakening began to unfold. I connected with a mentor who was looking to leave corporate America and start her own life coaching business and I agreed to be her client. What an eye opening experience to say the least!
A true transformation began to unfold during the time that I was being coached. I was promoted within my company, met my now husband Pete and really began to find myself. The light began to pour in, as I found true freedom within myself. I came face to face with who I wanted to be and what I wanted to contribute in the world. I spent hours upon hours pondering the topic of love and the purpose of life. I was unsatisfied with the articles that I found online about relationships and articles on love, that seemed to just skim the surface within an ocean of infinite possibilities.
From there, my journey beautifully continued. I immersed myself in the teachings of (and still do!) through reading, listening, studying, writing, absorbing messages from great leaders and spiritual teachers. The messages of Matt Kahn, Ram Dass, Oprah, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Brian Weiss, Louise Hay, Gabby Bernstein, Michael Stinger, David Hawkins, Don Miguel Ruiz, Dr. Joe Dispenza and many more. My teachers and guides reminded me of the messages that have been within my heart for so long. During that time, I also made weekly trips to a Tibetan Buddhist center to learn about meditation and topics, such as non-attachment. I trained and ran a Ragnar Relay race across Canada (awake for 36 hours, ran 13 miles out of 200 = wild!) , completed a life coaching school training program through CoachU, became a vegan and life long plant eater, had a piece published for Natural Awakenings-Fairfield County, discovered my love for taking photos among nature and ultimately reconnected my relationship within the vast outdoors, fell in love with Kundalini yoga, re-established my journal and gratitude practice and began soul coaching!
I am here to be truly helpful (Gabby Bernstein's affirmation from the book May Cause Miracles = highly recommended!) . I am here to love. I am here to be light and I am here to teach others that we are all the same, and for each one of us... the possibilities are absolutely limitless.
Okay... So you're looking for even more credentials? I've got you:
University of Rhode Island Graduate- Public Relations Major/Communications Minor
2016 Westchester Magazine "30 Under 30" Business Professionals
Marketing contributor for Love Has a Home Here- an amazing non-profit that spreads the message of love and light
Published in Natural Awakenings Fairfield County
Graduate of the Core Essential Program via CoachU
Guest Speaker at The University of Rhode Island - The Success Plan program
Spread Light & Love To Every Soul
Awaken Ones True Purpose
Spark A New Way Of Thinking
Laugh & Smile
Feel My Way Through Each Day
Some words that describe me:
I am an old soul, free spirit, friend of nature, yogi, plant eater, spiritual archeologist, daughter, organic, partner, natural, lover, light, sister, tea lover, sister-in-law, silly, energy, aunt, friend, colleague, hippie, crystal holder, journalist, earthy, ahimsa, whole, air, sunlight, soul coach :)
“You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.”
― Ram Dass