For as long as I can remember, I've always been a source to those seeking inspiration and guidance in their lives. Over time, I discovered myself as an empath and projector, with the ability to see right through someone's heart and know exactly what their soul needed in the moment. With divine timing and years of soul (re)discovery, I’ve now consciously stepped into my calling as a sacred guide. As with any heroine's journey, my path towards alignment was not without its shortcomings. Perhaps by sharing my awakening story, you may see bits of yourself in me.
Six years ago, I was a young mom to two beautiful kids, a wife to an adoring husband, a co-founder to a purposeful family business. I had everything I've ever wished for but behind the facade, I felt tremendous emptiness and hollowness inside. This unfulfillment instigated more guilt, shame, and fear that started weighing down on my mental health and wellbeing. As a maternal wellbeing educator today, I now recognize that I was experiencing symptoms of postpartum anxiety and depression.
During this dark period of my life, my role as a mother ironically was that which kept me going. At the same time, I was synchronously pulled into a whole new world of mind-body and spiritual practices. Under the loving guidances of soul sisters, I picked up writing, dancing, and music again. My creative reawakening led to deeper exploration in meditation, shadow work, women's circles, and healing arts from spiritual teachers that healed my soul inside out and beyond. During these soul-finding years, my lost selves came back little by little - this time, stronger, happier, more alive than ever before!
My healing journey also guided me back to school. Initially, I had no idea why I had returned back to student mode. My heart just knew I had to push through the long-distance travels, the 3am online classes, research papers, while up-leveling my responsibilities as a mom, wife, and business partner. My dear friend and colleague Terre, had once described my experience as a "Field of Dreams," I was catching up to my life's calling. And she was right.
Towards the end of my grad school, not only did I fall in love with the science behind psychospirituality and mind-body practices, but I discovered a deep passion and connection to the field of maternal mental health and wellbeing, particularly in that of Dr. Aurelie Athan's work on matrescence.
It was then, I realized that my spiritual awakening has always been motherhood, a spiritual matrescence you could say. In becoming a mother, I rediscovered myself and my innate gifts, and now I'm onto supporting other women, mothers, and female leaders who are just like me.
Today, I am a Clinical Psychology MA graduate of Columbia University's Spirituality, Mind-Body Institute with an Advanced Certification in Maternal Health and Wellbeing. I am an MBSR & 300H certified mindfulness and meditation teacher, Usui reiki healer, with an undergrad degree in literary journalism. In my free time, I love to meditate, write, read, learn, do yoga, dance, sing, and spend quality time with my loved ones. I admire creative expressions, live for delicious cuisines, and love to surround herself with imperfectly-perfect authentic souls.
Thank you for reading my story. May the universe bring us together!