How It All Started
My Soul. My Creativity. My Loves
For years, I have happily served in a helpful role to those seeking inspiration, coaching or advice. In 2019, I finally decided to own that role and be intentional about it. For over two decades I silently struggled with a painful chronic disease and other various health challenges, while donning my 'armor' to serve a brave, makeup-enhanced face to the world as if everything was wonderful. When In actuality, in some parts of my life, it was quite the contrary. Living with an invisible illness and balancing a 'self-inflicted' social butterfly M.O. can be a bit counterintuitive. I realized that the more I tried to 'act' normal in the face of my body constantly attacking itself, the more I was doing a disservice to my attainment of better self-care, something I promote as part of my career and to my loved ones (yet I wasn't practicing it). It constantly wears on your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The laundry list of diagnosed ailments and surgeries go from Stage IV Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Fibroids, Chronic Pansinusitis, Migraines, and most recently to a brain tumor. I knew I had to channel my angst, pain, feelings of being constantly broken and overwhelmed into something positive and beneficial for my sanity and soul, a.ka. Securing Your Oxygen Mask First, but how and what?