I absolutely love….
…dancing, singing, cooking, camping, lazy & sunny summer days, reading a good book, playing with words as I write down my thoughts, collecting and creating objects of beauty, laughing my ass off at whatever floats my boat that day, and having deep meaningful conversations while contemplating life.
…my awesomeness isn’t defined by what I look like or by what I accomplish. Your awesomeness isn’t either. Life gives us exactly what we need, when we need it, even if it feels really painful at the time. You’re here and reading this for a reason.
I’m committed to…
…healing my heart, living a full life, following my soul’s desire, and helping you do the same.
I’m so glad you’ve found The True You Project and I hope we can help you come home to You.
You can read more of my story here:
I grew up in suburban Staten Island in the 80’s and 90’s and did everything I was ‘supposed’ to do to skate through life and succeed.
Said ‘No’ to drugs, got the grades, went to church, landed a good job, and was on the path to the promised land of a house with a white picket fence, 2.4 kids, and a dog (chocolate lab if possible please).
For all intents and purposes I fit the definition of ‘successful.’
Only problem was, behind the scenes I was slaving away to keep my body fitting into a size 4 jeans, and my performance reviews at that coveted ‘Outstanding’ mark. Failure was not an option for me.
It happened anyway.
The striving and trying to maintain an above-par level of performance in life, left me controlling and abusing my body in an unsustainable way. For 5 years I hid an eating disorder behind the shiny looking-glass of student-athlete, Ivy League graduate, and Fortune 500 employee.
For another 5 years, I held on to the promise of climbing the corporate ladder even though my heart wasn’t really in it. Even after my bulimia gone, I was still dying inside.
For the last 4 years I’ve been trying on a new way to live. A way that leaves room for exploring and trying new things, even without the certainty that I’m gonna get it ‘right’.
It’s scary, and I often don’t get it right, but if my journey out of bulimia and transition to a more creative and entrepreneurial life has taught me anything, it’s this:
- Don’t try to live somebody else’s life. You’ll suck at it, and it will suck the life out of you trying.
- You are more valuable BEING you, than DOING and achieving all that you think you need to.
- You will fail, so you might as well enjoy the ride.
- Failure’s not the end of the road. It’s only just the beginning.
For sure, doing life everyone else’s way offers a degree of certainty, safety, and allows your ego to relax a little bit. After all, you’re doing OK just like the person next to you; maybe you’re even doing better.
But how long with that last for?
At some point, living someone else’s life reaches it’s shelf life. Sometimes that looks messy. But that’s OK. We’re here to help you navigate that mess, pick up the pieces, and come out the other side a more confident, empowered, and free-er version of you.