• Trailblazer Interview: Heather Plett on Holding Space for Illness and Pain

    How do you handle illness? Is it something that makes you want to run away? Or something you live with everyday? For those of us who live with chronic illness or pain it can be an unforgiving struggle, an uncomfortable companion, and a deeply felt experience. Heather Plett’s work on holding space went viral in 2015, and for good reason. CLICK TO TWEET. Heather Plett is a teacher, writer, coach, and facilitator who helps people make deeper connections with themselves, others, the sacred, and the Earth. She gathers people in circles both online and off to share stories, ask questions, make art, and build community. She is a practitioner of The…

  • Using Your “Brokenness” to Break Boundaries

    Experiencing pain, grief, trauma and seemingly insurmountable challenges are inevitable to the human condition. But what if “being broken” – a “misfit” – serves as a catalyst for liberation and greater purpose? (Click to Tweet!) As a trailblazing wellness pioneer I explore my own life-changing physical illness… and share the story of a dramatic shift in thinking that incited a destiny I never could have imagined. Please watch, and share with all those feeling broken and stuck, with the outsiders who want to shift into trail blazers.   Tweetables Using your “brokenness” to break boundaries #TEDx http://bit.ly/1MblhwN Living day to day as yourself, and loving yourself exactly as you are, is…

  • Trailblazer Interview: Christina Rasmussen & Falling Away Then Finding a Way

    To know illness is, unquestionably, to know loss. It’s not easy. It hurts. And yet… I lost a future (but I gained a new path). I lost friends (and found a Trailblazing sisterhood). I lost possibilities (then created new ones). It might look like things falling away but it can feel so much more visceral than that – like the people, dreams and self-images have been wrenched, painfully from us. Being forced into a new ‘sick chick’ identity can seem an all encompassing, dangerous trap with no perceived way out. But there are ways. And people who can help. Christina Rasmussen is one of them. The founder of Second Firsts, a global…

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