I spent 15 years of my life heavily medicated. I was on the maximum dosage of antidepressants and yet I still felt something was wrong. I also hated the fact that my happiness was seemingly reliant upon a pill. I tried many times to get off them but it was just too hard. Looking back I am grateful I was put on medication from a young age because I believe I may have become very self-destructive if not. But, I also now see that my "diagnosis" was incorrect. I was told that there was a chemical imbalance in my brain and I would never be happy without medication. This was simply not true. I now know that I was just in a lot of pain and nobody knew how to help me. My parents both took antidepressants most of their lives so they assumed that they had "passed it on" to me. Which made sense because I had a seemingly normal childhood with no real trauma. Now I understand that trauma does NOT always look like an terrible incident. Please know this, too.
I was eventually able to get off medication and find some happiness by working with an acupuncturist, supplementing with mood enhancing vitamins, and a full-blown lifestyle change. I moved to California, took up yoga, and changed my diet. This was a huge change! Yet, still... it was a struggle to maintain. I was tired a lot, I struggled financially no matter how much I worked, and all my relationships quickly fell apart. I also seemed to sabotage every opportunity that came my way and began getting migraines and back pain. It didn't matter how positive my thinking was, how many affirmations I did, or how much yoga I did. There was still work to be done.
The key was realizing that EVERYTHING is energy. I spent many years working with various energy healers and finally started feeling a change. And it wasn't until I found a school that truly reconnected me with Source/God, and simultaneously implemented modern psychological therapy that I now FINALLY feel whole. It's the blending Eastern and Western, ancient and modern, that will finally heal the world. This is what I am proud to say I now share with others.