We live in a world where self-expectations and social pressures are demanding for everyone. In 2013, I survived a life-altering stroke that left me severely limited on my left side. My rebirth as a disabled person has been a gift. Though difficult, I am certain this is the path I needed to walk, straight to who I was meant to be all along.
With this WAKE-UP CALL, my new journey is to offer young adults introspective mindfulness tools that inspire self-love, awareness, self-respect and empowerment within THEMSELVES first. I relate to those negative voices in our head that hinder self-perception, resiliency and a positive outlook through turbulent times we all inevitably experience in life. By sharing my darkness, we can create light together.
As they look in the mirror,
I long for them to hear this:
I AM: ME.
I AM: THE GIFT.