RADICAL SELF-LOVE

Michelle in Red DressMy mission is to help every person become more self-empowered I a way that is deep and grounded, centered in oneself and not dependent on anything external. I am particularly interested in the archetypal energy of the warrior-goddess. Although this energy is primarily incarnated in women, it is also important for men to learn how to interact with this kind of powerful energy that brings out his own strengths.

In a year where we may very well see the first female president of the United States, it is time for all women to embrace their full power and embody it, allowing it to guide our lives, choices, and relationships.

I know from personal experience that it is possible to move out of pain, trauma woundedness, addiction, co-dependence, depression, and a dis-empowered state into the present-moment joy, creativity and resourcefulness of being radically self-empowered.

I spent years battling depression, alcoholism, causing chaos in my relationships, and courting financial disaster because I didn’t have the tools to help me communicate in an empowered way, which is honest, authentic, and vulnerable.  Nor did I have the tools to deal with my own emotions.  Most of us have been there and know how it feels.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s been a long journey to reach the life I have now, one in which I feel joy, am able to fulfill my dreams in a real and concrete way, and make choices with love and courage rather than fear. When I was 30 years old, I stopped drinking because my love of life was stronger than the fear. The pain and trauma that had haunted me since childhood took longer to heal, but along the way I discovered the most powerful tools I have ever encountered for self-empowerment, transformation, and personal integration. Life is a completely different experience now.

It’s an on-going journey of self-discovery and exploration. I’ve discovered through training and my own experiences — and created — a large box of tools and techniques, which make up the basis of my teachings of radical self-empowerment, a blending of Non-Violent Communication (NVC), the warrior teachings of don Juan Matus, alchemy, and warrior-goddess archetypes. Empowering women to fall in love with themselves — is what I love to do.

My life gets better every day, because I walk my talk. Don Juan Matus taught that all outcomes are equal and there is power in every experience. From that perspective, life doesn’t need to be perfect, nor do we. When I first encountered the idea, I understood it immediately, yet I wasn’t able to assimilate it until I began studying NVC and learned how to give myself empathy. This was the key to self-healing that I’d been missing… because I’d never learned it.

I’d never learned how to make observations without evaluation, which later empowered me to distinguish the difference between observable reality and the stories I tell myself which are born out of my core beliefs, many of them incredibly limiting.

It’s time to re-examine the stories we tell ourselves, time to put those limiting core beliefs into the dustbin where they belong. It’s time to stop lying to ourselves about our brilliance and keeping ourselves small. You can choose to live the life you’ve always dreamed about. It is truly possible to live from the most passionate, playful, creative part of your being.  I am living proof that it is totally possible, and I am not extraordinary. I am just like you.