I was broken, Now I’m Healed.
I wasn’t always as happy as I was in this photo…
I was raised by an awesome mommy and daddy. My daddy was kind, strong, cool and loving. But when I was 13, he passed away suddenly from lung cancer. I went through my teenage years hopelessly depressed because of the loss that happened to me. I wasn’t prepared for such a tragic loss. It wrecked my entire world.
Although I was depressed throughout my teenage and young adult years, I didn’t realize that I was until I was pregnant with our son at the age of 21. It hit me when I was lying in bed in our messy apartment crying uncontrollably paralyzed with fear. I literally couldn’t move.
I was broken and afraid…
In that moment, I knew something was wrong with me. I knew I needed help. Even with the love and help of my family and husband. I was still broken and trapped inside this dark cave. I eventually got up out of the bed and began to live what I call a “stable” life. I wasn’t happy or sad, I was numb to life and everything in it.
Time went on, and even after having our son and daughter (a year and 2 months after having our son), the depression was masked with life and busyness (sound familiar?). And underneath my outward appearance, I was still unwell and depressed. I secretly cried at night because I felt like I would never feel joy in life again. Our marriage became rocky and my life began to fall apart because of my struggle with my mental wellness.
Sometime later, my husband joined the military and we began to work on our marriage together and things began looking up. We moved to a military base where we found an awesome church family and both of us re-dedicated our lives to Christ. While there, our family was introduced to a chiropractic program at service one weekday and we decided to give it a try.
I Began Healing Mentally, Spiritually, and Physically.
After going to see a chiropractor for the first time, our family was introduced to the awesome world of natural health. We attended information sessions where we learned about chiropractic care, nutrition, environmental toxins and more. We all began getting adjusted and I soon found myself feeling better after every visit. We started to change our diet and I began exercising. I also began having weekly sessions with a life-coach for a few months.
Through our chiropractor and personal research, I began learning about the positive effects of nutrition, exercise, prayer/meditation, and personal discovery had on mental health. I also enrolled and completed the Wellness and Life Skills Coaching program at Auburn University to learn more about how to better my health and how to help others.
All the new knowledge and life changes led me to FINALLY begin living a life free from depression! I let go of my past hurt of my Dad passing away, I took responsibility for my messed-up life choices, and I took advantage of the opportunity to change my future.
I began living a life full of purpose, wellness, God, happiness and joy.
You Can Heal, Too.
My passion and purpose is to help as many women as I can to begin living a life full of joy, right where they are. You may be going through some of the same things that I experienced right now.
I want you to know that:
You’re not alone
You’re Not a Failure
You Have Value
You Are Needed
I’m here for you to encourage you and be by your side whenever you need someone that understands what you’re going through.
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