When I started this blog, it was because of my story. My story of being an insecure child, who struggled deeply with low self-esteem. I started this blog because during a large part of my past, I didn’t feel good on the inside. I took my emotions and anger out on my siblings, the kids at the playground and I became the “mean girl”. When I hit high school, I was so lost and confused. I chose to hang out with the wrong crowd, smoking, underage drinking, going to raves and partying. As a result, I dropped out of many high schools trying to find my “place” of belonging. My looks became more important than books, and my self-esteem continued on a downward spiral. I had my first daughter at the age of nineteen, and from that point on my life was forever changed.
For many years, I was ashamed of my story. I suppressed so many of the emotions of my past, pretending everything was perfect, until I had my first daughter. The shame, guilt and above all, regret from the way I treated people, surfaced. I believe it began to surface because I needed to work through it. It wasn’t easy. In fact, working through all my past issues and emotions was so damn tough. In the process however, I began to find my truth. I started to let go of the shame, and most importantly, I forgave myself.
Once I forgave myself, I began to courageously share my story. It wasn’t easy to hit the keyboard and tell people about my past, but my hope was by sharing and owning my story, it would inspire others who may be struggling. My hope is to inspire others to work towards living a life that feels good on the inside.
In Brene Browns words, “The irony is that we attempt to disown our difficult stories to appear more whole or acceptable, but our wholeness, even our wholeheartedness, actually depends on the integration of all of our experiences, including the falls.”
I used to say I am not my past. Now I say, my past is part of my story. I wouldn’t be where I am today, if I didn’t have my past. All of my past, is a part of who I am. It has taught me compassion, empathy, and above all courage.
The other day I received a message from a woman I follow on social media. I started following her on her journey a while ago because it was inspiring, and I could relate to it.
In her message she wrote,
“As you know, I’m a former Vancouverite and am ending my 3-city tour in the city. This final leg of my tour holds a lot of emotional meaning… Vancouver is home to my rock-bottom. It’s where I lived my entire life prior to moving to LA in 2013. I crashed, and burned, and met my crossroad. From a life of partying, drugs, and abusive relationships, to a life of sobriety, happiness, and love… I’ve turned my entire life around. I am now dedicated to helping women gain the empowerment they need to create lives they love. Please let me know if this resonates with you. Massive love and Hugs. XXX”
Transformational Life Coach and Energy Healer Ruby Fremon’s message hit me so close to home. The word “resonate”, wasn’t enough to describe the deep emotions I felt when I read her message. We’re both dedicated to empowering others to live lives they love. We both want others to feel good…within!
If Ruby’s message resonates with you, I highly recommend joining her for the last stop of her tour here in Vancouver for her “Own Your Story” workshop.
Here are the details:
Own Your Story
A workshop designed to help you shift from powerless to empowered.
Hosted by Transformational Life Coach + Energy Healer, Ruby Fremon.
We all have a story, and those stories aren’t always pretty. In fact, our stories can actually be downright ugly. Often, we feel ashamed or guilty about our pasts which leaves us feeling powerless to creating change.
But not anymore.
This is your opportunity to gain back your power.
Stop denying your past.
It’s time for you to release the shame and guilt.
It’s time for you to embrace your story and experience the empowerment that comes with it.
During this workshop, you will…
- Be lead through a visualization meditation to help you release your past story and design the new story you wish to create in your life.
- Face your past head-on and learn how to release the negativity you’ve attached to it.
- Identify the ways in which you are giving away your power through journaling techniques.
- Gain instant empowerment through open group discussions that will help you shed your old wounds.
- Uncover the lessons that reside within each of your past experiences.
- Learn how to speak about your past from a place of empowerment.
- Put everything you’ve learned to work by sharing your story from your empowered place.
You will walk away from this workshop…
- With a true sense of appreciation for your past.
- Feeling empowered by your life and all your experiences.
- With a giant boost of confidence, self-love, and self-worth.
- And with a deep understanding of how life can flip around the moment you own your story.
11:00am to 1:00pm at Sacred Space Studio (3574 W. 4th Ave. Vancouver)