The Law of Self Awareness: you must know yourself to grow yourself

 Growing up, my life was pretty turbulent and marked by fear, people pleasing, and a lot of unpleasant transitions….these things kept me from dreaming, having goals, being secure with myself, being honest with others and therefore not fully honest with myself.

I would lie so much i believed my own lies…kinda of funny... but pretty sad.  Now, with such insecurity you may think that would make someone pretty self aware or too self aware, but the fears and self protecting mechanisms  in my life actually kept me pretty detached from the type of self awareness that would lead to transformation and growth…. the safety of my lies kept me from being rejected, at least for a time until i was either trapped or exposed, and it was that way for many years in my life.

I was gifted and charismatic but that didn't mean i was growing as a person, and if anything i just grew more sophisticated in people pleasing, manipulation, and self deception. And as some of...

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The power of movement and vulnerability - Healing the mind-Body connection - my story

Let me tell you a little bit about me and how the arts have been a agent of healing grace and personal transformation....

 

So as a child I experienced a measure of trauma and suffered from depression, anxiety, and fits of rage.  PTSD was a part of my life from the affects of my father who was a Vietnam Vet who suffered deeply after the war.  My household was fused with fear, violence, and instability.  

We escaped from home in FL and transitioned to Massachusetts to live with my uncle.  We left with the clothes on our back, my mom and us 4 kids.....it was a terrible night and traumatic for everyone.  But Thank God we all made it.  At the same time i loved my dad deeply and needed a father.  That was ripped out of my life and was a void that had lasting ripple affects.  Sadly, many of us can relate...

To fast forward, let me say that such brokenness has many layers of affects in our lives and development as people and deeply affects our...

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