Struggling with the condition, I saw my skin begin to clear up after implementing a strict regimen of proper nutrition, but that wasn’t enough. To truly heal, I had to address the shame. I had to stop beating myself up and learn that the compassion I extended to others had to be directed inwards too. I deserved kindness. I deserved support. I deserved sleeveless shirts on a summer day without embarrassment. And most of all, I deserved love – a HUGE portion of self-love. This, I learned, was the number one “food” for the soul. With my newfound approach to “treating” my condition and an eagerness to share my findings with others, I was inspired to become a Certified Holistic Health Coach. Shortly after, I began to write my first book about healing my skin and learning how to love myself in the process – with, or without psoriasis.
I’m a very nurturing person by nature, and helping people is where I draw my energy. Making others feel good makes me feel good! This has led me to speak to countless people in various forums, including wellness centers, schools, and non-profit organizations.
However, I didn’t want distance or accessibility to hinder my reach. In an effort to further connect with people near and far, I created The Love Group, a web-based talk show on YouTube where five speakers and professionals have open, vulnerable conversations to offer healing and inspiration.
So what has my journey taught me? Three things: Guiding others on a path to a healthy and happy life is my passion. Teaching others that this must include self-love is my goal. Giving others the skills to incorporate self-love into their lives is my purpose.