In January 2018 I left my corporate job to support a private family through the terminal diagnosis of breast cancer. In December 2018 I divorced after almost 20 years of marriage losing my marriage, my faith, and my community all within a few months. In early 2021 I lost my father to Covid. The journey through these experiences of grief and loss completely changed the trajectory of my life.
I would describe the process as being on a slow, steady journey of rediscovering me. Not the me I thought I "should" be. Not the me other people needed me to be. But simply me. It has been painful and beautiful, bitter and sweet, terrifying and exhilarating. It is a journey I am still on today!
Along the way I simply became curious to learn and study as a means to further my own growth and healing. I studied and explored different ideas, modalities and techniques. Some were deeply spiritual. Some were deeply rooted in science. Some were helpful. Some were not.
The tools I found the most helpful all shared a common theme around how thoughts and beliefs (both conscious and unconscious) influence behavior. Through my own exploration, study and work I learned some relatively simple techniques that had the ability to create profound shifts in my thoughts and beliefs, thus creating the opportunity and freedom to change my behavior.