born. 

abandoned.  kidnapped. 

hidden in the woods.  

sexually abused.  secrets and lies. 

put to work.  pushed aside.

gymnast.  competitor.  quitter. 

emotionally neglected. 

shamed.  feared. 

gifted gymnastics teacher.

 

disregarded - denied - blamed. 

victim of my own life.   

alcoholic. 

college student.  waitress. 

babysitter.  gymnastics teacher.

abandon self. 

save self. 

mix and repeat for 12 years. 

new york. oklahoma.

new jersey. texas.

new orleans. buffalo.

cape cod. key west.

buffalo again.

new york again. 

no geographic cure. 

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alcoholic. babysitter.

gymnastics teacher. 

mental break.

delusion.

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.

therapy. 12 steps. sober. 

survivor. 

meisner acting school. 

trapeze school. 

gymnastics school OWNER.

thriver.

immediate success.  happy new yorker.

September 11th.

two blocks away.

  jumpers.  building collapse. 

ptsd. 

still sober. 

sold business. devastated.

moved to maui. 

met my person.  married. 

moved back. 

mother.  wife. 

no money. 

reopened gymnastics school. 

success. again.   

city living. country weekends.

business thriving. 

major manifestor. 

move back to maui

with business in new york. 

stay at home mom. 

financially contributing

to family. 

beach. cooking. hiking. 

writing.  praying.  meditating.

 

Living. 

healthy happy kid. 

loving, committed, dynamic marriage. 

still sober. 

in service to community. 

little red mini cooper. 

happy in Hawaii.

economy crash. 

move back east.  land in PA.    

commuting from PA

to gymnastics school in NY. 

failed attempt

to move business to PA. 

depressed.  smoking.  gaining weight. 

commuting.  commuting.  commuting. 

husband thriving at work. 

daughter thriving at school and life.

mom dies.

no more gravity. 

dig out. dig. dig. dig.

praying.  meditating.  writing. 

staying sober. 

accepting.  allowing.  letting go.

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apply to grad school. accepted. two classes. 

pregnant. twins. 

drop classes. sell business. 

reapply. 

 engage. awaken. invent.

many classes. many facets.

one plan.

help others out of hell.

master’s degree

in clinical mental health. 

Licenced Professional Counselor.

Private Practice

settling in to my own heart. 

stepping out

with my whole soul.  

showing up.

shining.

Stephanie.