Hi. My name is Dani and I’m addicted to personal development, and uncomfortable conversations.
For the past 12 years I’ve been dabbling and then diving head first into every type of personal development book, workshop, online course, coaching, retreat, or conference that I could fit into my schedule and budget.
I love learning about myself and I especially love learning about other people. I love hearing about the journeys that people have gone on to find fulfillment, purpose, and adventure. I love relating to the struggles and challenges that so many of us face no matter who we are or where we come from. And I’ll never shy away from a taboo, uncomfortable, or passionate conversation.
I especially love that this “addiction” has led me to find my tribes and to create friendships (some in the moment, and some life-long) that are meaningful and real and raw and fucking awesome (if I may say so myself).
What I believe in, and really why this online space exists, can be summed up in a few words:
The more we’re able to show up authentically and vulnerably in the world, the deeper our connections will be. And the more meaningful and real our connections are, the happier and more fulfilled we’ll be.
That is my mission in this life… To create spaces where this can happen. To facilitate the process of getting more in touch with who we really are, so that we can show up as our healthiest, realest, and unapologetically awesome and unique selves.
When it comes to my role, I’m simply a person who has studied and experienced the power of showing up authentically and not being afraid to do the work that will result in never being the same again. Or better said… getting back to who we really were born to be.
You see, I’ve done the work, and a lot of it. I’m not perfect (far from it), and I’ll never stop seeking and learning, but I have learned a thing or two along the way.
I’ve attended events where I didn’t know a single person and I went from feeling like that confident, awesome, energetic Dani to that kid in middle school who is scared shitless that I’m not cool or accomplished enough.
I’ve worked with a variety of coaches who have led me to the answers that I already had inside of me.
I’ve coached others. I’ve held space. I’ve listened, and I’ve guided them toward their own voice and truth.
I’ve met spiritual leaders and bloggers who I looked up to for years and then in person made me feel stupid and unworthy of their time. And I’ve met everyday people who’ve taught me more about life and purpose in a conversation in a checkout line than they probably even know.
I’ve ended relationships that weren’t healthy for me and distanced myself from situations that I knew weren’t getting me to where I wanted to be. I’ve learned to say “no” to things that aren’t a “hell yes!” And I’m still working on that one.
I’ve sought out really challenging and uncomfortable experiences just for the sake of growth, and it’s almost always not worked out like I thought it would (for better or for worse… though I’ve now learned that it’s always for better.)
I’ve dealt with grief–including the devastating and unexpected loss of my Dad in 2014–in unhealthy ways. But I’ve also learned how to grieve, forgive, and grow through it all.
The moral of the story: I get it.
I’m far from where I want to be, yet I’m exactly where I need to be, and I’m light years away from that person sitting in a cubicle making cold calls feeling like a total fraud, daydreaming about what “could be.”
I want to connect people in a way that feels incredibly open, present, judgement-free, and real.
I want to encourage you to seek out the spirituality that is calling to you, or to experiment with new rituals or tools that interest you.
I want to instill the courage and desire to have uncomfortable, yet incredibly necessary, conversations (with friends, family, and even strangers) around topics like sex, death, money, love, your innermost feelings, your past wounds, and your unique life experiences.
I want to help you build confidence in your writing and journaling practice and allow you to better communicate with your family, friends, clients, and colleagues.
I want to help you meet other people like you, on a similar but different path, who are open to experiencing life to the fullest and stepping into their healthiest selves.
I want to help you find, love, and recover your healthiest self.
I want to remind you that you are not alone when it comes to figuring this shit out… that we’re all in this together. None of us really know what we’re doing in this life, and we’re all just figuring it out as we go–we might as well work together!
We all have to start somewhere.