My first memory as a kid was walking drowsily into the kitchen after waking from an afternoon nap. Maybe four or five, I snuck up behind my mom as she was washing dishes. She was startled as she turned around to see me and exclaimed, "Well, where did you come from?" And as a little kid, I was stunned because I couldn't answer the question. Where did I come from, really?
This set the stage for what would be a lifetime of asking the tough questions and deep thinking.
I'm now a therapist, a path I took so I could keep asking the tough questions. My passion is helping women reclaim the parts of themselves that may have been lost as we try to balance it all. We live in a world where we find that it's increasingly hard to live up to others' ideas of who we should be. We "should" ourselves until we don't know what we want out of life anymore. Until one day we realize we've lost ourselves. As someone who has made it to the other side of burnout, I can say there is a different way to approach life.