Growing up I was bullied a lot and that made me tough. I remember when I first moved to Canada over 30 years ago, 3 girls tried to beat me up because I was different. I couldn’t believe I actually fought back until they all decided to run off. I didn’t know who I was at the time, but what I knew for sure was that I had a soft heart and a fiery soul.
And I wondered, what good is that going to do me in life?
So I went on to become a serial entrepreneur to proove myself worthy in some way. I got nominated as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurs (when I was 28 – that was over 15 years ago). I may have been smiling on the outside, but I was feeling empty on the inside. Something was missing but I didn’t know what. I later realized I was suffering from depression and PTSD.
It wasn’t until I decided to go on a self-healing “inner” journey that I discovered wellness. I utilized my martial arts skills to teach (I have 2 black belts in Karate), and from there, personal training found me! I guess you could say I finally found a home where a soft heart and fiery soul belongs. Now as a Wellness Specialist, when I’m not training someone, I’m speaking at a seminar helping people get fit in body, mind and emotions.
When you develop a strong, healthy relationship with your Self, your life, wellness and relationship with others will all begin to shift in the most phenomenal way!