“Underneath the pain is more beauty than you can imagine.”
Since 2008, I have focused on recovering from my personal trauma and using the successful unconventional methods to help others achieve the same life changing results.
I have always described my childhood as beautifully horrific and horrifically beautiful.
I was raised in your typical suburban family. Parents married forever, lots of friends, and a nice house. From the outside, everything looked perfect. But on the inside, a young girl who saw herself as ugly, useless, forgotten - an object.
The first time I felt gut wrenching depression, I was nine. NINE!
I was a child. I overheard a conversation between family members talking about my body; how different it was from everyone else and how they found it disgusting. I remember walking away from hearing this feeling so gross, that I wasn’t good enough and never would be. This started a long downward spiral in my life.
When I was twelve, I severely damaged my back while jumping on a trampoline. This moment began my life of physical pain. I was broken and damaged on the outside, and I felt broken and damaged on the inside. My physical and emotional states became one.
At fourteen, I was sexually abused by an uncle and no one believed me.
I was told to ignore the memory. To forgive and forget. I learnt then that I couldn’t count on anyone and that my word was worth nothing. I was not worth fighting for. Shortly after, at sixteen, I had developed a severe eating disorder and attempted suicide.
Did I want to be dead? Yes.
Did I want to stop hurting? Yes. Did I think that being gone would make everyone else’s lives easier? Yes. I thought I was doing everyone a favour. I was found just in time and saved. Was I grateful? No.
At seventeen, I finally decided to go to the cops and talk about the sexual abuse that was committed against me. My family’s reaction was to be expected; blame and shame were pushed upon me for years to follow.
Three days later I had a brain aneurysm.
I lost my long-term memory, most of my short-term memory, doubled my body size on steroids, and started having daily migraines. My hair color was different, my eye color changed, and my personality changed. I felt like a completely different person.
I would scream if I saw my reflection in a mirror at night, thinking an intruder was in my home. It was a terrifying time. Almost everyone that I thought loved me walked away.
I went to my grade twelve prom in a wheelchair and instead of dancing away the night, I laid in bed crying. At that point in my life I remember being so angry; angry at God, angry at my family, angry at myself for not having successfully killed myself years earlier.
What more could go wrong?
I wish I could tell you that life magically became easier, but that is not the case. I went on to deal with infertility, loss of a parent, abandonment of my other parent and more health issues. Despite all the adversity, I had a glimmer of hope that pushed me through.
An internal voice that told me to keep fighting.
My faith would never leave me. It was my rock, and what kept me alive to see my adult years. Years passed by, and then one day I realized something: that no one, other than me, could “fix me” or make me “all better”. And yet, I had no idea how.
This started an amazing journey of healing for myself. I went to therapists and psychologists, workshops and retreats, and read more books than you could imagine. Yet something was still missing and I was becoming more frustrated. I just wanted someone to tell me what to do, to give me the step by step process of how to heal. And yet, no one did.
So, what did I do? I created my own path: a personalized process of what I needed to face each unique challenge. With multiple different certificates, training courses, and a whole lot of courage and stubbornness, I decided that if I could heal myself, I could help others heal too. My passion is turning people, like you, into an internal gut level rockstar to overcome pasts and move into the most amazing future ever.
This is what drives me, because I get it and I believe in you.
If you are thinking that you are alone, you are not. I get it. I get what you are going through because I have lived it, and I am now passionately in pursuit of equipping you with the right tools and proven strategies to be a rockstar. Start your journey of change today and experience the freedom and power of The Taylor Way customized strategy coaching.
If you connect with my story: I have written a book that shares my life’s journey in detail – PS I Made It. Contact me to buy a signed copy of the book today and I’ll personally send it in the mail!
Trauma Specialist | Life Strategist | Ass Kicker | Hope Giver
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I lived a horrifically beautiful life that made me who I am today. Not only have I survived, but walked away with a wicked sense of humor, sincere empathy and authentic understanding.
If you are thinking that you are alone, you are not. I get it. I get what you are going through because I have lived it.