Mental health has been something that I have struggled with since I was a teenager. The ebb and flow of depression and anxiety was something that I always dismissed or handled with coping strategies that perpetuated rather than helped my negative thought patterns. As a result I found myself ebbing longer than I was flowing, and eventually I was spending majority of my days feeling like I could barely keep my head above the water. One day, I realized that I did not want to carry all of the heaviness that I felt from depression and anxiety. I decided that I wanted to find true happiness, I wanted to be at peace, and I knew that there was no other place to look than within. I was reluctant, but I knew peace and happiness were in there, I just had to dive in and truly face and heal everything that was covering them up. The stillness of meditation did not come easy, and some days seem more difficult than others, but the discomfort has been something that I have learned to embrace rather than resist. Mental clarity and mindfulness are super powers that I truly believe lie within all of us, and together they play a vital role in overall health and wellness. It is my mission to help others find their super power, to not only help cope with the stressors of everyday life, but to discover true happiness and inner peace.
My interest in being part of RōM stems back to some personal life events in 2017. With stress at an all time high and a seemingly inevitable breaking point, I had to find a way to cope and persevere, and one that was not going to jeopardize my health further or compromise the person that I was. I turned to meditation. Everyday. One day at a time, fully embracing all of the knowledge I had learned about it and pretty soon things started to get better. Not only did I start to understand how to deal with my stress better, I started to understand everything better and found mental clarity like never before. There is no easier way to say it than it has changed my life completely. The only negative thought around it for me, is that I wish I discovered it way earlier in life and saved myself a lot of unnecessary stress and anxiety.
I believe that a large part of the mental health solution lies within us all. I would like to contribute to that solution, the same way I found my solution! RōM is my way to do this.