I really struggled with whether or not I would start writing this bloggy thingy. My gut feeling was telling me to run and hide under the covers, but I've gotten this far so, what the hell.
If you've landed here it's likely that it's because you are related to me, are one of my 5 friends or you thought this site was going to make you look like the skinny bitches in the photographs. It won't. (Sorry) It will however give you some links to some pretty bad ass yoga classes that will help guide you into some very profound changes in your life if you're willing. It's a wellness revolution, baby.
But mainly I'm talking about AUTHENTICITY. Wave Wellness is all about getting to the root of who you are and allowing you to integrate the true you into your daily life. It takes guts, courage and is scary as shit but, we're doing it anyways. It's about learning to speak your truth. To be yourself. To stand up for what you believe in and look fear in the face and say a swear word at it. And this is why:
Earlier this year I was struck with an impossible sense of panic and anxiety that left me completely paralyzed in the face of my daily life. A dear friend of mine suffered a trauma that cracked the entire crust of the Earth on which I stood. In therapist training if someone else's "stuff" reminds us of our own "stuff" we say something "triggered" us. And that gun was loaded man. I myself then spiraled into my own shit storm of anxiety, panic and depression. Which, in retrospect seems completely counter productive but my shit storm was not and never is the intended outcome. Hence the whole "why can't she just shake it off?" debacle. (She's trying believe me!)
This story is mine and so I do not feel entitled to tell my friend's story but all I can say is this: If life gets to a point where we feel helpless, hopeless and willing to nearly die then there is a major problem. And the problem is not you and the problem is not me. The problem is that we haven't been allowed to be our true selves or AUTHENTIC. We haven't been able to shake stereotypes, gender roles, work expectations, social expectations, addictions, family roles, financial responsibilities, status symbols....and the list goes on.
If society is built to support human beings yet is in such a state that a human being feels that they cannot cope within it, then society is failing human beings.
And so, herein lies the revolution. My mission is to revolutionize the way that we look at mental health and to focus on mental wellness and emotional fitness. I am studying with The Transformational Arts College to become a Spiritual Psychotherapist and in the meantime am available for Wellness Mentorship (shameless self promotion). My goal is to create and facilitate yoga classes and experiences that allow for human connection and human spirit. Healing circles that strengthen our bodies and embrace our unique souls. I've spent the last few months healing and spending time interviewing many many dear souls (and drinking A LOT of coffee) and have realized this: We are all craving CONNECTION & AUTHENTICITY. I wanna be a driving force for creating spaces where we can get some of that good shit.
And so, now that I've introduced my vulnerable self and this heartfelt revolution (Brené Brown eat your heart out! - just kidding I LOVE her)......... it's time to start the revolution.