When you plant a young tree, you stake it at the bottom so that the tree grows stronger as it bends and flexes with the wind, but the roots remain solidly in place. Without the stake, the roots will rock, ripping the young tender roots and the tree will struggle. I was an untethered tree.
I’m now a writer, researcher, seeker, and gardener. My amazing partner and I have four lovely daughters, two moody cats, and a faithful dog. On my journey thus far, I have collected degrees in psychology, social work and a Ph.D. in education. I worked for 25 years in higher education, healthcare, government, and human services.
I love watching documentaries, YouTube gardening videos, self-help books, listening to music too loud, and inspirational memes. I have struggled with mental health issues my entire life and I am currently working to manage my conditions and accept this part of my identity. I share my struggles and learning in the hope I may help heal others while healing myself.
Peace & progress,