From as far back as I can remember, I felt different—as though I saw and experienced the world more intensely and more personally than the people around me. A challenging nature–nurture combination left me battling a hefty dose of depression and anxiety for the next many decades. The ‘professionals’ offering little help, it became clear that fixing my ‘brokenness’ would be an inside job.

So I went on a quest to learn all I could about alternative mental health healing methods. Along the way, I read every hopeful-sounding self-help book, scoured endless articles, blogs, and medical research, took countless workshops, and visited more holistic practitioners than I can count. My life-long trial and error process has culminated in the website, courses, blog, and socials that are Mindfulness for a Messy Life.

The techniques, tools and resources I share, are everything that has helped me to build a business, teach hundreds of communication workshops, create and sell programs to over 50,000 students and teachers across the country, produce benefit concerts, record an album, and get a Masters degree while having and raising a child on my own. This is what has helped me to keep my head above water when I thought I would drown, drive me forward when I was sure I couldn’t take another step, and improve my quality of life in spite of a brain that seemed hell-bent on hijacking my every effort to heal.

I am so happy you’re here and hope you find lots here to support your own healing journey and curate a more deliciously mindful life!