Keeping my mental health in check has always been a constant battle for me. I’m prone to anxiety, stress, depression, and a bunch of other things. Partially because of my genetics, and partially just because of who I am as a person and the stories that I’ve become associated with throughout my life.
I’m very empathic, so feeling the emotions of others is something that I’ve done since I was little. It just comes naturally to me, and I didn’t even realize it was happening until I was in my early adult life. Throughout a lot of my life I’ve dealt with crippling anxiety. The kind of anxiety that stops you in your tracks and makes you feel stuck and frozen on the outside, but on the inside there are 123,493,930 things going on inside your mind and no matter how hard you try you can’t quiet them. That anxiety is often accompanied by stress and depression, because I do believe that they all go hand in hand.
Flashback to 2015. I was about to be a junior in college. I was dating someone that I should not have been dating. I was experiencing extreme anxiety and depression because I was dependent on that person for my own happiness, and it was a toxic relationship. It was a low point in my life. I felt lost, lonely, and extremely confused. Then something happened that changed my life. I discovered the world of Periscope. Yes — the app. It sounds crazy to say that discovering an app changed my life, but let me explain.
If you weren’t active on Periscope when it first started, you might not understand this because it’s very different than it used to be (RIP good Periscope days), but there was a whole community of uplifting, inspiring, spiritual people broadcasting on the app. Periscope introduced me to people all over the world who were dedicated to helping others. It was like all these spiritual, light beings were drawn to this app and a community formed. From watching other people’s broadcasts, I learned about energy healing, holistic wellness, tarot, spirit animals, witchcraft, Buddhism, the law of attraction, and so many more high vibrational topics. I feel weird writing this, but connecting with people through Periscope helped me find my purpose and it changed my life for the better. Who I am as a person today can be traced back to watching broadcasts on Periscope.
When I learned about this new world of spirituality, I knew that I had found my purpose. I knew that I had come home. It all hit me and it just clicked. Pretty soon after I decided that I wanted to one day start a spiritual, holistic business to help others. That was in 2015.
That dream definitely got put on the back burner for a bit while I finished college and went through some pretty intense personal growth. I always hear people talk about “divine timing” and that concept has never really sat well with me, but things truly do happen at the right times. Back in 2015 I wasn’t ready to start my own business and set out on my own path. I had to get my degree, go through more horrible relationships (a recurring pattern in my life), break that pattern, learn to be happy on my own, get comfortable with myself as a person, and find the drive to actually make my dream a reality. I’ve grown a lot as a person since then, and I continue to grow every day.
Okay back to 2018. I decided to go through yoga teacher training which was such a growth opportunity for me. I realized pretty early on in taking a 9-5 job in March that the 9-5 life just isn’t for me. I value freedom and I want to change the world, so sitting in an office all day is not aligned with my higher purpose. While taking yoga classes, I’ve realized that I feel my most calm and centered. You can read more about my yoga story by clicking here, but I realized that I was my happiest and calmest while doing yoga, so getting my teaching certificate only seemed natural to me.
Allowing myself the opportunity to dive into my spirituality through yoga teacher training resurfaced all of the other spiritual concepts I love but had been putting on the back burner. I dove back into my tarot practice and started studying reiki more seriously in addition to a world of other holistic healing and spiritual practices. I started turning my passions from hobbies to a business that will help others the way all of these things have helped me.
So here I am declaring it to the universe. I am starting a spiritual, holistic business to help others deal with their mental health in a holistic way. I’m a firm believer that our mental well-being and physical well-being are connected, so we need to heal our mind, body, and spirit in order to feel holistically well.
I’m passionate about helping others manage their mental, emotional, and physical health through holistic methods such as yoga, reiki, aromatherapy, meditation, crystals, tarot, and other energy healing. All of these things have had such a wonderful impact on my life and I know they can positively impact others as well. Since starting a regular daily practice of mindfulness and holistic healing, I’ve greatly reduced my anxiety and stress, been able to come off of anxiety medication, and I even feel happy for the first time in a while. I still have my days and moments of feeling anxious, depressed, and stressed, but I know how to deal with it in a holistic way and those emotions don’t last as long as they used to. I feel good for the first time in a while. I feel like there’s a world full of opportunities open to me, and I also know that this feeling is possible for anyone.
I’m dedicated to helping others and showing that there is a holistic, healthy way to deal with health. I want to normalize the feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety, depression, pain, illness, and stress. These are all human emotions and feelings that everyone experiences from time to time, but there are practices and tools that can help. If you’re interested in learning more, reach out to me. I want to hear from you and hear your stories. I want to help you feel holistically well again.