Is what you are striving towards truly meaningful and fulfilling to you?
If your answer is “no” or “I’m not sure”
you are in the right place.
I know what it feels like to feel unheard, to feel alone, to feel misunderstood, to feel used, and to feel objectified.
If you're not in a place of full self sovereignty, that's okay.
You're on your journey of becoming!
Rather than deeming your struggle an illness, what if we viewed it as a sign from the unconscious that perhaps we need a new perspective, a new path, or a new orientation towards life?
Think of this similar to the way we know that fever is our body’s way of trying to rid itself of an infection.
Symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, or addiction can be a way for our psyche to alert us of some deeper problem.
Oftentimes, deep healing reveals itself when we don’t flatten our embodied experience into a box.
I'm a Doctor of Physical therapy turned integrative life coach.
I'm an empath at heart with a deep desire to help others merge the brain, body, and spirit.
This business started following a deep betrayal by someone very close to me.
A betrayal that ended up teaching me all of the ways in which I had betrayed myself, my voice, my dreams, and my choices.
This experience plunged me into a "dark night of the soul" experience.
This was my initiation, my becoming, my rebirth.
Through this rock bottom moment, I knew I had to include more of the human experience in my work.
The good, the bad, the messy, the repulsive, and the beautiful.
I studied and worked for a long time in business models and structures that were rational, one sided, and lacked a sense of human connection and empathy.
I felt like there was a huge gap in the HOLISTIC, human-centric model to the human experience, I knew deep down it was my soul's mission to fill it...it was my personal call to adventure.
Now, I’ve taken everything I have learned and made it my mission to provide you with safe space and guidance as you learn to discover the the root causes of your suffering, so you can work creatively and dynamically with it in order to draw you into a deeper exploration of the mystery and meaning of your life.
I’m here to help those who feel stuck, tired, and depressed in the process of becoming who they feel they are truly meant to be.
I kept asking myself...
“How can I become the person who believes she is worthy of a better existence?”
“How can I turn my beliefs of "I can't" into "I can.”
“Who will I become if I commit to this path?”
So, in my lowest moments, I mustered up all the courage I had, and I:
I took a giant-ass leap of faith and quit my previous business.
I started my own business and dove DEEP into questioning EVERY SINGLE THING I BELIEVED TO BE TRUE.
I began to shift my content on Instagram from just physical content into EVERYTHING I WAS LEARNING ON MY HEALING JOURNEY.
I learned the strength in asking for help and hired MULTIPLE mentors, coaches, and therapists to help me.
I spent thousands of dollars to get help on healing the relationship to myself, my family, my work, and my significant other.
I applied to go back to school for a PhD in something I WAS ACTUALLY passionate about...depth psychology.
I was starting to finally feel like I was living MY life,
not the life my parents wanted for me, and NOT the life where all decisions are made out of fear of rejection.
I started to feel become more and more aligned with the impact I wanted to make, I gained clarity on what I wanted from my life, my career, and my relationships, and I was learning what it meant to be truly tested on my courage, faith, receptivity, forgiveness, and grace.
2018 was my ROCK BOTTOM year,
2019 was my PHOENIX RISING year, and
2020 was the year I would EMBODY my lessons.
By 2020, I attracted the career I had always dreamt of,
got engaged to a man that mirrors to me exactly how worthy and capable that I am,
applied for a PhD program and got accepted, and
started my own podcast interviewing incredible humans who are OWNING and EMBODYING their truth.
From depressed physical therapist to
integrative embodiment coach
It took me over 5 years to get to where I am today.
The road was messy and I dragged my ass through the depths of my once fragmented soul.
These days, I reflect back and realize I only was beating myself up to cope with the fact I was NOT choosing myself.
Here is what I learned, and how you can learn from my journey:
Throughout physical therapy school, I had many internal pangs of truth that PT was not right for me, but I ignored them.
I deemed those body sensations less important than the achievement of a doctoral degree.
As I walked across the graduation stage, I felt no emotional energy and no sense of accomplishment move through my body.
All I could feel was the pain of not choosing myself.
Over those 3 years working towards my doctorate,
I ignored my passions, I ignored my TRUE potential, and refused to face ALL of the feelings that came with it...
until that point. I KNEW I HAD TO LOOK AT IT.
1. What do YOU actually want Danielle?
I KNEW I wanted to be in the healing space, and I wanted to do it in a way addressed the root causes of suffering.
2. What do YOU actually FEEL?
I felt sad, trapped, weak, inadequate, and stupid.
Because I still didn't have enough courage to accept those feelings, I found myself...
...Working in a business where I was emotionally used and abused wondering if I’d ever be able to quit
...Barely paying my bills and feeling so helpless and hopeless
...Suffering from anxiety and depression and being terrified to admit it
...Struggling in an almost 3 year toxic friendship I was terrified to end
...Losing hope that I would ever fulfill my dreams of making the true impact I knew I could in the world.
MY APPROACH TO WHOLENESS, INTEGRATION, AND EMBODIMENT
My work is all about coming home and finding safety in the tensions of life.
It is about finding the space between order and chaos, or your masculine and feminine energies.
As humans we often experience what's called the liminal space.
This space is defined as a space where you have left something behind, yet, you are not yet fully in something else.
It involves embracing the mystery and the power of transition from “what has been” to “what will be.”
This is what I help you do.
I guide individuals through that space whether it is physically, mentally, or emotionally.
Before this space, there may be:
“I just feel stuck,”
“I know there is more,” or
“Life feels meaningless.”
In this space are all of the limiting beliefs:
“I am unworthy”
“I am not strong enough to handle this”
“I am not going fast enough”
These narratives are narratives of survival.
This is where we name and reintegrate those disintegrated parts of ourselves that we dislike the most.
This is where we turn with curiosity towards our inner, most authentic Self.
Let me be clear
It's my job to teach you how to cope with the inevitable suffering of life and create meaning from the hard, but beautiful experiences life throws your way.
Happiness is a byproduct of creating a meaningful life.
My true purpose behind all of my work is to help you embody ALL parts of the human experience.
You’re a badass AND you're gentle.
You're strong AND you're soft.
You're devoted AND you’re flexible.
It’s really uncomfortable to sit between in the messy tension of life's opposites, but I will sit in the discomfort of the middle with you...to expand myself so that I can invite you into that territory.
I desire to make every interaction that I have with you one that leaves you feeling seen, heard, and met no matter where you are in your journey.
Let’s walk together in building a life of ease and grace instead of restriction and obligation.
MY PROMISE TO YOU
It would be silly for me to question my validity as an integrative healing coach, for the lived experience of mental and emotional pain and suffering, transformation, and individuation is far beyond that which is only learned by a degree.
My path isn't one that is on the straight and narrow.
It's messy and complicated.
But within the messy and complicated that life brings, my commitment to this business and those whom I serve is to continually expand with transparency.
To let my ego strengthen and die over and over again so that I can learn the lessons and receive the invitations from that which is greater than myself so that my work in the world is what you deserve.
Here's to healing, starting with the individual.
All the love,
My values for my work
I understand that without connection, there is no trust.
Without trust there is no safe space.
I want your journey to be a safe space where you feel seen, felt, and heard no matter what your current story is.
I refuse to stagnate.
Without growth, I am unable to open myself to the opportunities that life gives me to serve.
Without authenticity, again, there is no trust.
I want you to feel as if every part of our journey is one rooted in humanity.
That means publicly letting my ego constantly die.
Without the honest portrayal of my journey, I keep on my mask.
I promise to remove my mask so that together we can uncover our true selves.
I firmly believe you have the ability to change your own life, I just assist you with the use of my tools, skills, and coaching.