If I had my way, mental health skills would be taught in elementary, middle and high schools. Our abilities to know ourselves deeply, navigate challenges, and feel supported by and connected to others, forms the basis of much of our happiness.
Without developing these skill sets, we struggle to prioritize what is most important to us because we don't actually know. Without access to a value system that originates within us, we are likely to adopt cultural values of achievement or norms that never feel truly satisfying. Until we examine what is genuinely true for us as individuals or or risk rejecting what we "should" do, real excitement and contentment is elusive.
Perhaps you are struggling with a crisis of sorts, or perhaps you are vaguely unsettled and unhappy; aware of ripples under the surface that disrupt a sense of actual wellbeing.
My personal mission is to recognize and face these pain points in myself, and to support others in meeting their own pain as directly as possible. It is only through the courage of this directness that real change and healing is possible.