I came from a long line of strong women. A great grandmother, Nannie, that was left by her family during the Russian Revolution and found her way back to the US when she was 18. A Nana who was an orphan, had 6 children, lost 1 of them, was married to a man that lived a dual life and gave her family everything they needed. A grandma who was the only english speaking member of her household, witnessed her brother get hit by a car, survived the death of her two sons and worked herself to the bone to cultivate a talented woman like my mom.
These women were strong. They held it all together during times where I'm sure falling apart was just a breath away. As hard as I have tried, breaking through the barrier of strength isn't an option for them. Uncovering the trauma and wounds of the past could never be done in front of me.
Somehow, I wasn't given that gene. I can't hold back my tears and questions. All of my fears and hurt are so in front of my face that whenever they come up I grab my pen and paper and begin to write. They sit in my stomach until I eat them away or express them.
I have been told that I am the voice of all of the stronger women in my life who didn't feel vulnerable enough to speak.
Nannie, I carry your dark state of mind sometimes and I promise you that I will be the voice to heal people.
Nana, I will marry a good man and always do the best for my children.
Grandma, I work myself to the bone just like you but I will create the new pattern of loving myself most before anything else.
Those who feel like me, we are amongst the strong women that we look up to. We are strong even though classically our tears are seen as weak. We are the revolution of strength and strong women.
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"It's like, it's like your rib cage is a jail cell, holding all that love in. So, I want you to take your fist, take your fist, and grab your heart and hold it in the air, hold that love in the air and open your fingers, one at a time if you need to, and let that love out. " #loveart
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If I am thankful (and slightly embarrassed as a kid) for one thing, it's for your love and influence of music- in my heart and soul fo sho. Cheers dad 🍻 ⚡️🌹#beatles #tubaman #grateful #mydadisabadassmusician
Hugs not drugs #sisters👭
I don't think I have ever felt as at home as as I do here. I think back on all of the cities, the apartments and places I have lived. I used come back from California wishing that I lived there. This time I came back craving these mountains and this awesome,alive community. Home is where your heart is. Mine really is here. #colorado #grassaintgreener #wineaintsweeter #welcomehomehunny
Life, out of the depths, will clarify things for you only if you wish to see your challenges as an opportunity of growth. Sometimes we need rain. #itstimetogrowtoday
If you know me.... #steinerohhowlovely #mirandahillardplease
The Hollywood shows were amazing. Unfortunately there was a threat in the middle of the first show that had my heart in my throat. The interesting thing as I reflect was that my fear was actually for @bobweir And @deadandcompany . And my fellow neighbors. I truly felt it for my life last. These lessons are learned through the message of this music. Despite it all, the energy from this crowd was peaceful and alive. I am so thankful for finding this music and for my two friends who helped me get there. #pleasespreadpeace #wavethatflagwaveitwideandhigh #grateful ✌️
I finally made it home #homeiswherethedeadis #grateful