Why you should work with me?
Through my work as a massage therapist, I have had the honor to connect with so many wonderful people along my path. I have seen, heard, and felt so many stories, journey’s, and struggles. I have learned how unique each and every one of us is. I have learned we are built for life, we have such a powerful inner strength, but we also can benefit from support, compassion, and empathy. That is what I hope to provide for you along your journey.
- Do you ever feel stuck in life? but too overwhelmed to do anything about it?
- Do you have difficulty with your emotions? especially anxiety or feelings of being out of control?
- Do you struggle with loss and grief, and could use someone to guide you in healing that is personalized for you?
I want to assist you with all these, and more. I am here to listen, serve, and guide.
I discovered that I am living my life backwards.
Let me explain. I faced hardships first, and am having fun later. Some grow up as children should. Playing and seeing life with rose colored glasses. To then enter adulthood and have to begin to deal with the “real shit.” I have had the opposite experience. Really hard stuff first, and now it’s more play and fun then I could have ever imagined as a kid.
My childhood went like this. I had older parents who had me late in life. They had struggles with finances, marriage, and being parents. When I was 11 my mother got diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and battled it for a year and a half. It was here when I first remember stepping into a motherly role. Which continued when I grew up with a single dad, who again, struggled with finances and being a parent. Very early on I saw a glimpse into the “real” world.
After college I moved to the big city of Washington DC, from NC. And here I struggled with finances and the ups and downs of being an adult. Once I finally got a hold of this adult life, I hit another hardship. My dad had a stroke at 80 and Dementia entered my life. Three years I was in over my head with facing the fear of losing another parent, being a loving daughter, as well as a caregiver. Managing my own life and his took it’s tole. Not to mention I got pretty good at denial and avoiding my emotions.
This all happened before I turned 30 and a little after. That’s where living my life backwards comes in. Now that I am 30, I have learned so much, gained wisdom, and feel called to share. One of the biggest lessons I have learned, is that emotions had controlled me for a long time. Being someone who has gone through all these hardships, one would never know. I always had a smile on my face, and had run so many times from my emotions, you would think I would have a medal by now. But when I learned to sit with them, learn from them, detach myself from them controlling me while being kind, I found freedom.
I have walked this path feeling alone, overwhelmed, unloved, and afraid. But I am here to tell you, you are not alone, you are loved, and you are so much stronger than your fears.
If you feel called to work with me I would be honored to guide, listen, and lend a helping hand. To reassure, comfort, and empower you. I am so eternally grateful to be sharing my story and will hopefully be hearing yours soon.