Thank you for taking the time to stop by my website. If you explore more about me, you will find that there are many sides to who I am. So who am I? Click on the links to learn more in depth info or scroll down to get a general story.
Grief & Healing from Loss, Lyme Disease
In 2011, I began blogging to tell my own raw story of grief and healing. In 2012, I lost my best and dearest life-long friend inside an abusive marriage and community that had become a cult. (This story has received a lot of media attention, and a 48 Hours episode was filmed about this situation.) In 2013, I shared my story of grief and healing from this traumatic loss through post after post—and eventually, I went viral. My blog has received over 1,650,000 hits since it’s inception in 2011.
Besides this very life-altering tragedy, I’ve also had some very intense issues with Lyme Disease and other health-related problems, which has been a painful journey for me. I’ve experienced other deep heartbreaks and losses, as well as coming to terms with issues like emotional and spiritual abuse, trauma, PTSD, and childhood grief.
Personally, my deepest desire is to see people heal from traumatic and painful circumstances. Because of my own struggles emotionally, physically, and spiritually, I’ve sought healing in a variety of ways through yoga, art, writing, sound, and movement.
Over the past few years, I’ve begun deep personal study and education around how one heals from grief, wounds, and trauma. And what I’ve learned has profoundly changed my life. Healing is possible. I’ve seen it in my own life, and I’ve seen it in countless others.
What Lies Ahead
The week of January 1, 2020, I moved to Rhode Island. New year. New decade. New job. Wow! I am planning to pursue a Master’s Degree in Clinical & Mental Health Counseling at Salve Regina University, as well as continue my own journey into being an artist, writer/poet, movement teacher, and healer.
No matter how difficult, I’ve come so far–and I’m excited for what lies ahead in this Great Adventure into the Unknown. I will continue to write, teach, create, and help others heal in whatever capacity the Universe brings my way.
This website is devoted to communicating about topics related to healing, art, writing, & movement. So read, think, feel… and find hope.
Never give up.
For you are never alone.
Featured Photos by Abby Mortensen