Good morning Beautiful,
I have some super exciting news coming out next week about the amazing The Pay It Forward Series: Notes To My Younger Self, I can barely wait to tell you about it!!
When I was asked to collaborate on the book, I was over the moon and thrilled to be involved an such an incredible project, right from the get go.
I thought by sharing my 20 year battle with Bulimia (yikkes- another vulnerable moment) with the world, I would help others, but I had no idea how chathartic it would be for myself.
At first, I approached my chapter from a place of having "healed" and thought I would be simply sharing my pearls of wisdom to the greater good of womenkind. You go girl!
"Easy. Been there. Write about it. Help Others. Job Done."
However, it was not as simple as this. On the contrary, it was far from being "Job Done" - it opened old wounds and new vulnerabilities.
As I dug deeper, and started paring back old layers from a new place, I had insights that I'd never had before. In opening the old wounds I got to heal them all over again, but from a stronger and healthier place adding a new dimension to my recovery. Awesome.
I was blown away profoundly by the experience of going back, from a fresh perspective, and I was excited to be able to use my experience to help others.
I explain a bit more here in this incredibly spontaneous video....
Already a great believer our strength lies in our vulnerability, I also realised that sharing the story was not only a good thing to do, but, if you are willing and able, an ESSENTIAL thing to do.
For the person sharing and the person receiving.
Because once you know the power is inside you and you have an unwavering belief that, as long as you keep putting one foot in front the other, even when the storm is blowing in your face, you WILL succeed.... and if you have the summit of the mountain in your sights, even if you are not there yet......Something beautiful happens when you to reach your hand down and help another women up.
For both of you.
By sharing our stories we disarm the power they have over us, and give hope to others.
Knowing you aren't "broken" and someone else has been there too, helps. We are all in it together and doing our best.
I am not my story but without it I wouldn't be here today, with my amazing husband, family and friends, a colourful and full, happy life, making a living doing what I love, in Barcelona.
Having revisited and reprocessed my story for the book, I am more connected to myself and my work and have more confidence and conviction in what I am doing and why. heartcorebody is thriving and seeing the benefits in my clients has been phenomenal..It's coming from the heart. It all makes sense now and it wouldn't be possible if I were me without my experience. The the magic is the journey. It's the same for us all.
I would not have changed a damn thing.
We don't want to erase our stories, but we need to know how to weave them into our hearts and present lives, so we are empowered by them and not the victim of them.
I am grateful for all that I have and all that I am. Life truly is a terrific ride and I feel blessed.
Thank you so much for reading this far and being in my little community. It means so much to me that you are here.