Growing up, I experienced lots of pain and suffering. A lot of it was due to substance abuse and addiction in my home. My mom was working hard to make it in a new country as a single parent and had to leave us in the care of family. Unfortunately, our home was very dysfunctional. To top it off I also experienced severe bullying in school. I found myself becoming bitter and angry, and I didn’t like the way that felt. I wanted to feel confident and free from the sadness, pain and loneliness I was feeling.
I took a city bus to a local bookstore and started reading about emotions, the human brain and what causes change. That started my healing journey.
Here’s the special part: I don’t see those painful years as wasted time, but as an important part of my life. My past helps me understand some of what you’re going through when you come to my office. I’ve been there, so I can connect with you better than I ever could had I just read about these things in a book.
I also realized..
Our biggest hurts can be our biggest motivators. Pain can make us stronger while inspiring others to do the same. I believe in transformation from within because I’ve experienced it, and I know you can too.