My deep dive into stress education started more than 10 years ago after toppling head over heels down an entire flight of stairs resulting in a closed head injury, broken collar bone, separated shoulder, and mega soft tissue injury to my left hip.
Until the fall, I was a typical middle-aged – medical model RN managing a small nursing home, taking a well-deserved vacation with friends. I thought my health was good, despite being very overweight and taking daily meds for lifestyle diseases; Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, and thyroid issues.
The truth is, I was a stressed out, burned-out mess. I worked too much, had an exhaustingly long commute, was in an unhealthy marriage, and had huge challenges with my teen-aged son. I used a lot of energy trying to keep everyone else happy and all the plates spinning. My mind was in a constant state of analysis, and I fell because I was pre-occupied and not paying attention to my surroundings.
Three months later, I was unable to count back change for simple money transactions and started to develop tendencies of becoming chronically ill, I struggled with incredible vertigo, mobility, and cognitive challenges. Pain pills and muscle relaxers just zoned me out, and barely took the edge off my pain. Desperate to find a pain management solution and avoid disability, I began looking for options. Someone shared the idea of healing using mind-body practices, so I began exploring and never looked back.
Throughout the journey I became a stress expert and acquired a number of certifications the fields of stress management and mind-body therapies.
Now, I am a speaker, mentor and change-agent, helping others short-cut the time it takes to move from being stressed to feeling their best.
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