A Hoosier by birth and a Peach at heart, I like to see myself as a delightful blend of Midwestern-Southern charm. I STILL love driving down the highway in the Summer, seeing endless rows of corn at its peak and will gladly strike up conversation with anyone who is willing (and sometimes not-so-willing) to participate. For me, every "stranger" offers an opportunity to learn something new and every cornstalk offers countless opportunities for good grub. But...I didn't start there.
Childhood experiences created what felt like an inescapable story around my value, my abilities and my voice...or lack thereof. I spent years fighting against my own happiness, choosing self-destructive behaviors, often centered around food, to "cope".
Although I was quite talented at hiding my pain, the older I got, the more challenging it became to push past the sadness, the hurt. It was a real, living and breathing thing screaming for my attention. And then it happened...
In the Winter of 2009, life knocked me on my butt in that "straw that broke the camel's back" kinda way. By the Spring of 2010 I decided it was time to take control of my life, to get to the root of what was holding me back from living a healthy, joy-filled life.
While it has not always been an easy journey, I have found the value, abilities and voice that once felt lost. And through my experiences, a desire to help people understand the root of their old stories and how they affect the present was born. I am nothing short of passionate about doing all I can to guide my clients toward creating the path for change.