To help women better understand their own mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs, aside from trying to uphold the expectations to make other people happy, often at their own expense.
Many women are not encouraged to vulnerably open up with even their most trusted confidants. As a result, many women feel alone and feel they have little support in their lives.
Through personal anecdotes, I’ll walk women through my thought process and vulnerable moments that allowed me to make monumental shifts in my life.
I believe many women are currently weighed down by external and internal pressures to be good enough for other people. If every woman could have unwavering belief in herself and her capabilities, she will clear up so much headspace to help move the world forward towards progress.
Growing up, I believed I was stupid and broken beyond repair. I was the youngest of four kids and the only girl in an abusive home. I have ADHD, a learning disability, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and I’ve been fat since I was five.
I never asked spoke up about my difficulties because I thought they were my fault –– and therefore, my responsibility –– to fix by myself.
Trying to fit in, I became a people-pleaser who said “sorry” every other word. I believed if people got to know me, they’d be disappointed. I felt I had nothing of value to say so I kept my thoughts and needs to myself.
In 2016,* I started therapy. My reason for going? To fix what I hated about myself; I didn’t want to pass my personal failings onto my future children. Things seemed to be going well, until they started getting worse.
November 2019, I had a mental breakdown. I was crying every day. I didn’t want to leave my bed. I stopped eating. I threw up daily. I wanted to crawl out of my skin. I wanted to die.
I didn’t want to hurt myself, I just wanted to stop existing.
It was a difficult time. After my breakdown, I committed myself to healing and recovering and every lesson I learned began to click together and life started to make sense.
Today, I’m using my experience to help other women grow. I’m going to show women how to believe in themselves, take ownership of their lives, and achieve a real happiness and peace that no one can take away from them.
*I had been in therapy since 2005 but I stopped going in 2013.