From living with an invisible chronic illness to using mindfulness tools to navigate anxiety and painful triggers, these inspiring stories will leave you feeling less alone and more confident to be you, without fear of judgment.
Grief doesn’t look the same for everyone.
Most people associate grief, a natural response to loss, with losing a loved one. However, grief is experienced differently, from the athlete who can no longer compete due to a physical injury to the woman who can no longer have children due to a chronic illness. Grief can leave you feeling sad, angry, anxious, isolated, or overwhelmed, especially when no one around you understands. The mission to highlight the many misunderstood faces of grief is why Nikita Williams is here to share her empowering story, from mourning the life she once had to what it’s really like living with an invisible chronic illness.
You’re trying to speak your truth.
You’re trying to find answers, and you’re not being heard. You’re going to a doctor for years, and you’re being told that you’re crazy, that it’s all in your head. So you start to question everything while you’re trying to fight this unknown thing alone …
Am I losing myself? Am I losing my self-esteem?
Nikita Williams is a mindset business coach and the host of “She’s Crafted to Thrive,” a podcast that empowers all creative women, especially those who have a chronic illness, to use their story as fuel so they can be successful, create the life they deserve and most importantly, thrive.
Diagnosed with endometriosis in 2009 and fibromyalgia in 2010 inspired Nikita to use the training she received from previous jobs to jumpstart her career as a business coach.
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August 23rd workshop: The Creative Alignment Workshop
Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help us in every aspect of life. From being mindful every time we sit behind the wheel to using mindfulness tools to cope with painful triggers following a traumatic event, we can all benefit more mindfulness in our lives. This is an important message that Gianna Mauceri feels passionate about following a life-altering car accident in 2016 that left her in a coma for one week.
It’s important to know that not everybody will be there at your aid if you need them to. But you can be there for yourself, and you can get through it and speak about it and not be ashamed of it.
This is an experience that you’re having. It’s not who you are.
When you’re going through trauma, the ego tends to tell us that something’s wrong and that being afraid is bad and having a reaction to trauma is bad when really it’s actually healing for you to go through this and experience it.
Gianna Mauceri, originally from Sydney. Australia is a spiritual mentor and intuitive energy healer who helps those who have experienced any kind of trauma come back to a place of self-compassion, love, and forgiveness.
After surviving a severe car accident, Gianna left an 18-year career in hairdressing for her true purpose, teaching the healing tools that helped her survive, heal and live a life of unconditional love and passion. Gianna now runs her own healing business in San Diego, California, and is also a co-owner of the Tranquility School of Healing, offering regular, in-person, and online integrative healing trainings and workshops.
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Purchase Gianna Mauceri’s Empowering Book: Soul of a Spirit Warrior True Story of Healing, Survival, and Resilience
October workshop: Embody
Faces of Mental Illness, a collection of real stories from real people, is currently in the editing process and we’re anxiously awaiting our launch date! This book is the first of many and is absolutely going to change lives.
Our co-authors share their deepest, darkest experiences and cover many important topics such as suicide attempts, substance abuse, or living with bipolar disorder. Our powerful collective message is that what we see as our biggest disadvantage is actually our superpower.
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