When I was 22 I lost my brother, after a struggle with substances, in an alcohol related accident.
I questioned everything while simultaneously drowning my sorrows and numbing out. The anxiety, depression, and PTSD that had been trying to hide behind the scenes came out full force for a year to follow. I pushed anything good for me away…until I stumbled upon yoga at 24 and my life began to change.
I dove into personal development, therapy, and yoga certifications (6 trainings in 2 years to be exact). I started sharing my journey of loss and healing. I slowly made decisions that strengthened my confidence and self trust. I started leaning into the fear and discomfort that led to growth and away from avoidance and numbing out. I went on yoga retreats and did more things that lit me up and kept following my soul's calling and welcoming in others that supported my vision. Above all, I learned to develop inner strength, self trust, and resilience.
It felt like my whole world fell apart in a moment. I was shattered and everything I thought I knew about the world was flipped on its head.