We all have a story (or many) that we cling to and these tales, true or not, affects our wellness. You know the true wellness you experience when your mind, body and soul are all in sync. Yeah, I didn’t know that feeling either … until recently. I thought at times I was healthy – I was in shape, exercising, eating mostly good for me food. And then there were times of complete opposite – inactive, depressed, eating for comfort and drinking a bit too much delicious red wine. Two extremes, one me. And then life really blew up.
My world came to a crashing halt after the sudden ending of a very toxic marriage. My heart was shattered, and it took me many months to catch my breath, function through the tears and do some serious life purpose searching. The beauty of my broken heart was that my experience actually broke my heart open, and something drew me to not wanting to look FOR love but to BE love.
Realizing the need for a serious life adjustment, I spent some precious time contemplating these questions: What does my mind need? What does my body need? What does my soul need? The answers: creativity and learning, movement and true authentic human connection.
And that draw brought me to yoga. I learned the term ‘issues in your tissues’ and that spoke to me. Through the practice of yoga, I was able to start truly accessing and processing unresolved issues from childhood (and adulthood) that were stored in my body and untouchable from a talk therapy perspective. I was hooked!
I literally googled a variation of my answers and found Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. During the process of becoming a certified yoga therapist, I did the training with the mindset of personal growth and wellness. It worked! And I’m so excited to work with others with creative action to help in your wellness journey. Let’s get creACTive!
Spreading Peace, Love, and Patience-