Childhood + Emotions
I grew up on a 300-acre dairy farm in northeast Ohio which, I must say, was quite a magical experience. It was amazing to spend so much of my childhood outdoors, usually with some kind of animal sidekick (I actually had a few pet cows in addition to the dogs + cats that followed me around).
Unfortunately, my childhood was disrupted by a very traumatic + grief-ridden event. Following this experience I began to struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harm, + depression. I shoved all of my feelings deep down where I thought I would never have to access or deal with them again.
Eventually I began to open up, share, + process all that had occurred – not just the childhood event, but the many other hurtful experiences I had collected as a result of ignoring my emotions. Over time I have received the healing, freedom, + balance that comes with processing trapped emotions + love having the privilege of helping others do the same.