My story starts in the woods when I was a child. I am blessed to have always lived within walking distance of wooded areas. As a child, I oftentimes hung out in the woods with neighborhood friends or I enjoyed the time in solitude in nature. I have always been attracted to the woods and nature in general. While attending Elder High School, which is located in Price Hill, Cincinnati, I listened to punk rock and this opened my eyes to many of the problematic situations that the world faces today. Listening to punk rock and embracing rebellion, I started exploring.
I started exploring new ideas. As I was earning my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Northern Kentucky University, I experienced loss and this significantly impacted my state of well-being. The suffering I experienced drove me to further exploration. This exploration led me to the practice of meditation and eventually the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
Since 2013, I have been instructing Yoga asana classes at Yoga studios and recreation centers in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have experience giving public speeches, as I have served as Vice President of Public Relations with a Toastmasters International local chapter. I have taught various workshops such as kombucha brewing, chakra meditation, and the Good Touch Games. I value happiness, compassion and love, health and vitality, integrity, fun and playfulness, adventure, and growth.
I serve as an Addiction Therapist at a small psychiatry practice in West Chester, Ohio; I counsel patients diagnosed with Substance Use Disorders. Also, I am developing the day treatment and residential SUD treatment program on-site and I will be managing it when we open it. On my website, I blog about mindfulness, meditation, internet addiction recovery, and prevention of compulsive social media and internet use. I look forward to connecting with you.