Connection is at the center of my life. With myself, my friends, my family, and my work. I find that, like love, connection is actually all around (cheesy reference to Love Actually, a wonderful movie you should watch immediately). The podcast, and my social media are ways for me to share with you some of my personal reflections, insights gained from meaningful conversations, and whatever other random awesome things I encounter. I realized that in order to increase and strengthen my sense of meaningful connection that it is important for me to share my story, even when it is uncomfortable and painful, with as many people as possible.
So, who am I?
I strive to challenge myself in the areas of vulnerability, self-compassion, authenticity, boundaries, and feeling my feelings...even when they suck. I completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Johns Hopkins University, work as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington State, and am passionate about helping people help themselves.
I'm passionate about helping other things besides people, including animals (especially cats) and local organic farms and shops.
Basically, I'm a helper.