“Stop trying to ‘fix’ yourself; you’re not broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure.” Steve Maraboli...01 September, 2020
My name is Tessa Ridley and I AM a Self Care Educator & Mentor based out of Vernon, BC, Canada.
I have struggled with anxiety and depression since I was IN UTERO. What would be classified as a highly sensitive child, I grew into self harm, eating disorders & multiple addictions.
I have had 3 significant mental health break “episodes” at the ages of 16, 19 & 21 that went unexplored and stuffed away.
My mental & emotional health have prevented me from pursuing my goals, maintaining positive relationships & building intimacy with others.
During my self directed healing process, I realized that no one TAUGHT me how to acknowledge, explore or manage any of my emotional, mental & physical pain. All of the self destructive & self avoidant behaviors I was engaging in was an active attempt to avoid my pain based on the knowledge I had acquired from my environment. No one asked me questions. No one wanted to hear my stories. So my pain became my shadow. It followed me everywhere.
One day, on the verge of my 4th nervous breakdown, during my first year in practice in a Health Care Profession, I asked myself:
What if I learned SELF LOVING behaviors instead?
What if I learned to practice SELF LOVE instead of SELF HARM?
What if I chose to become my own BEST FRIEND as my mission in this life?
These thought questions were the birth of the concept:
SELF CARE IS SACRED.
This blog is my healing process incarnate & it is always evolving.
All of the content on this BLOG & shared on my social media platforms has assisted me in developing the confidence to learn to take care of myself and engage in SELF LOVING PRACTICES.
Growing up around neglect and subjugated to mental and emotional abuse as a young human can warp the way you see yourself in the world… but I am a living breathing testament to that fact that you can HEAL YOUR LIFE and TRANSFORM YOUR MIND.
Healing is an infinite spiral of potential and no one can tell you what the healing process looks like for YOU. It is your own creative act of SELF CONNECTION & SELF INTEREST. It is my life’s work to help others to learn to THINK FOR THEMSELVES, TO QUESTION EVERYTHING, TO TRY NEW THINGS & TO CHOOSE TO BE CURIOUS ABOUT THEMSELVES WITH LOVE.
I believe that Self Care Education is THE missing link in our society and it is my goal to bring all that I have discovered to the masses through easy to understand teachings & practical activities to engage in daily.
Ancient knowledge reveals that as we discover our intuitive voice and cultivate our own unique nature through a series of daily self care exercises, we will find ourselves deeply connected to the world around us.
The perceived separation from love that is plaguing this world at this time can and will be reformed. All can change with our loving attention to self. It starts inside.
This is the soul’s evolution now.
Together as one, may we share our discoveries and heal ourselves, one breath of new consciousness at a time. And discover the voice that lives inside all of NATURE & THE COSMOS.
We are the ONE-SONG.
The true UNI-VERSE!
ARE YOU IN?
ARE YOU WILLING TO STAND TALL AND TELL THE WORLD
“MY SELF CARE IS SACRED AND
MY BOUNDARIES ARE BEAUTIFUL” ?
Let us open wide as one.
May the Truth of your Own Love & Light Illuminate Every Darkness Within.
ALL MY LOVE