Life is about experience, and experience is the greatest teacher.
I had a growing corporate career and outside looking in, a pretty great life. What people didn’t see was that I was having chronic panic attacks, seeing a chiropractor several times per week, and needed a ton of coffee to get going in the morning and several glasses of wine to turn off at night. Desperately attempting to be an idealized version of myself, I felt trapped, joyless, and powerless. I was lived a life that I had created, but hated. It wasn’t working, and something had to change.
I took one month off and went to India with a backpack filled with some bare essentials including an emergency medical kit, three blank journals, and some pens. Things would never be the same after that trip. It broke me, opened me, educated me, and shifted the entire course of my life.
For over ten years, I have been a writer, corporate wellness speaker, yoga teacher, and stand-up comedian. I have spoken on topics like stress management and embracing change for audiences ranging from health care professionals to executives at offices, hospitals, and conference halls. Life evolved, expanded, and sometimes detonated. It wasn’t always pretty, but it was always worth it. That’s why I’m writing a book, and I can’t wait to share it with you.