To be fully self-expressed, to explore, and to be loved as ourselves.
To serve humanity by spreading the healing and creative power of Love
To face our fears so we can realize our greatest potential and share our gifts.
My purpose is to help people passionately and courageously fulfill their life's purpose. I do this by offering my guidance and care, using my knowledge and experience in psychology, philanthropy, and spirituality.
I envision a global paradigm shift where every human heals from fear, hate, and shame. I imagine a world where we are all free to express ourselves, courageously, honestly, and joyfully while being loved and accepted wholly.
I spent my entire adult life living in New York and Los Angeles, running around, chasing dreams, and trying to live up to some imaginary version of a loveable person. In many ways, I loved parts of myself- I had great jobs, was a serial entrepreneur, sat on charity boards, and earned multiple graduate degrees.
But none of these achievements were the real me.
I achieved these things to compensate for many other things I was ashamed of. I was born in a refugee camp, dropped out of the 8th grade, sold weed, and became an exotic dancer.
None of these circumstances were the real me either.
I was stuck in a loop of limiting beliefs about what I was worthy of. I thought that because of my past, I was worthy of only a small, finite amount of joy, love, and happiness. I obeyed a cruel narrative in my head that said nobody would respect me no matter how hard I worked, how many degrees I earned, or which non-profit I chaired.
After several years of therapy, experimenting with psychedelics, studying the human mind, and traveling my spiritual path, I realized that I had been untrue to myself. I was doing everything in my life for other people’s validation. My apartments, my cars, my wardrobe- all of it was for appearance’s sake. I stayed in toxic relationships and never spoke my truth. None of it felt good. None of it was for me.
Since that realization, I have been devoted to a spiritual practice to help me gain clarity and find my way back home to my true self. I did the work. I got well acquainted with my shadow side and learned to accept my shortcomings. I healed my inner child and learned to nurture her whenever she needed love. I took a long, hard look at my mother wound, what it means for me to be a woman, and how to turn my trauma into my superpower. Through these processes, I found my true self.
My true self accepts her past and savours the present moment. I was finally able to receive and trust that I could be loved. I learned what my gifts are and how to share them.
Now, I am happily married, I get to fulfill my life's purpose, and I get to embrace and share my whole story with honour. I've also founded a non-profit to benefit orphaned children in Mexico called Thriving Child International.
PhD Scholar of Psychology
Masters in Psychology
Masters in Social Entrepreneurship and Change