What really drives me to do what I do is more about my personal story. Even though I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work and years of experience as a mental health professional, I have a Ph. D from the “School of Hard Knocks”; the classroom of life.
Like many of you, I have lived the brokenness of abandonment, abuse, chronic bullying, persistent mental health issues, suicide, addictions, obesity and crippling relationships. I am very familiar with shame and the ugliness of not feeling “good enough”. I know given my experience as a social worker and psychotherapist, how as an adult, my life could have easily taken a downward spiral to a severe mental health issue, addictions, homelessness, and possibly even suicide.
By the grace of the Universe, in my early 20s, after a very painful break-up from a really, crappy relationship, an earth angel gave me my very first Law of Attraction book by Dr. Wayne Dyer called “You’ll See it, When You Believe it”. This was the start of a 25 year journey of personal growth and development.
When I look back at the first 25 - 30 years of my life, it’s hard to believe that it was mine. Today, I feel like I am being schooled in the abundance of the Universe. My life experience is full of health, well-being, love and success. The Law of Attraction helped me to honour myself, believe in who I truly am and trust that I was loveable and loved. The Law of Attraction played a crucial role in attracting the love of my life, my husband, James. And it helped me to release close to 70 lbs and keep it off !
Once I released the weight, my passion for style awakened. I had always loved playing with hair and make-up. In fact, in my early twenties I contemplated becoming an aesthetician or make-up artist. But, It was not until I lost the 70 lbs and could now shop in “regular” people stores vs. the “big girl” stores that a whole new world opened up for me; so many more options, so much fun, creativity and confidence!