What does real healing look like?

Hello! I hope you are having a beautiful week!

I’ve been feeling so grateful recently for the opportunity to do this work with you. And honestly, gratitude really doesn’t even accurately express my feelings because doing this work of healing and growing has changed my life so profoundly. The launch of Heirloom Counseling was a true rebirth for me—a time when I was (once again—like all of us) trying to figure out who I was in the world and determine how I could best be of service. Sometimes it takes things falling apart to obtain the clarity we need to know the next right step. Growth hurts. Around this time two years ago, I was only able to see what was just in front of me. I had no idea that taking the risks I did would result in the fulfillment I feel now and the connections I’ve made with incredible people all over the world who believe as I deeply as I do that relationships, attachment, community, and healing matter. That they are intertwined in so many ways.

That being said, I want to remind you of something: if you know in your bones that something isn’t working or that it’s time for a change, please trust yourself and do what you need to do. You will be okay.

The work I do is constantly evolving. What I love so much about having a small business is that I can change course or add something new when I feel inspired. And I feel inspired a lot.

One of the things I have learned from my therapy practice is that every single person has a story of healing. Even if they are in the midst of a difficult experience or transition, they are on their way to feeling whole and healed. These stories deserve space to be heard fully and explored deeply. The stories of others inform our own healing. When I’m going through something difficult and I hear from someone that they have navigated a similar challenge in a way that I never considered, I am able to move forward with new perspective and most importantly, more hope. When I hear that someone has done this before, I feel more confident that I can do it, too.

I want to share what real healing looks like. And to do that, I’m creating a podcast.

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It’s called here to heal, because that’s what I believe we’re here to do. We heal together. We learn together. We transform through relationship with others. I feel confident you will see this theme once you start hearing from guests on the podcast and getting a new perspective on your own healing and growth. Not only will we hear from real people who have done their personal healing work (and still are, because it doesn’t end!), we will also hear from people who have had the opportunity to support that healing and witness the incredible transformations that take place when we invest in ourselves, our families, and our communities.

This new project requires quite a bit of energy and time on my part, so if I skip a week on the blog or they are shorter than normal, I want you to know that’s why. Doing high quality work is so important to me and this project has a steep learning curve (technology! Oh my goodness!) so I’m learning and growing myself right now. But I want to remind you I’m always here if you need anything, have feedback, or need a resource.

Additionally, I want to ask you: is there anyone you would love to hear from on the podcast? Is there someone you know that would like to share their story of healing and growth in a public way? Please reply to this email if you’d like to nominate someone (be sure to get their consent and include their contact information so I can reach out to them if it’s a good fit!). Are there specific topics of healing you want to hear about? I’m all ears over here and your input shapes the work I do. I love hearing from you.

Sometimes I can’t believe I get to live this life—the one where I wake up every day loving what I do, loving who I connect with, and having the opportunity to flex my creativity muscle and create new projects with you in mind. Thank you for making that possible.

I’m so excited to share this new project with you. The podcast launches Tuesday, June 11! In the meantime, you can follow along on instagram: @heretohealpodcast.

Big hugs,