I am a forever student. Committed to the highest learning in yoga, ayurveda, chakras, essential oils and other alternative healing practices, I have received more than half dozen certifications in these healing arts.

But the most impactful lesson I’ve ever learned, I didn’t learn from a training.

For an entire decade of my life, I worked in breaking news. It was fast paced, it was all the time, and it was unbelievably stressful. I spent days and nights watching graphic footage and deciding what was and was not too graphic for tv.

Then September 11th, 2001 happened.

I spent days watching all the footage you never saw. I had to turn off my feelings and press onward because our country needed its news more than ever.

A few days after the tragic events of September 11th, I got to go home. I showered, I climbed into my bed and I spiked a high fever. Within 24 hours I was admitted to the hospital, where I was informed that my kidneys and liver looked like that of a 60-year-old, alcoholic man.

I was in my 20’s. I had never smoked. I had never done drugs. I didn’t drink. I exercised and I ate my vegetables. But none of that was enough to combat the stress of a job I hated— a job that forced me to swallow my feelings so that other people wouldn’t have to feel theirs.

Pain invites change.

My change was a path to healing that combines yoga, ayurveda, chakras, essential oils and other healing practices. I immersed myself in studying and practicing methods of healing and self-discovery.

And I ultimately landed on my purpose to use what I know to serve leaders who want to blaze trails; to inspire visionaries live into their limitless potential; to find answers where it previously appeared there were none.

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