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I help highly sensitive people (HSPs) with depression and anxiety rebuild character and confidence, make soul-aligned decisions, and live inside love and satisfaction

My Story

I moved to Canada with my parents when I was 11. Back in China, I was one of the top students in my class, and my artistic talents were also recognized by my parents, teachers, and friends. I felt pretty good about myself.

 

However, the move to a completely new culture quickly threw me off balance. I was no longer the top kid in my class. And perhaps due to my innate  sensitivities, my body started reacting to the stress and I soon started experiencing health problems. (Specifically, I started passing gas all the time, in front of all my classmates, for two years.)

 

Soon, I fell into depression and anxiety at age 12, one year after the move.

I kept on wanting to do "better" in school and life but didn't know how…

I kept on criticizing myself for being “lazy” and “not working hard enough.”

I played computer games to avoid facing my anxiety and depression…

I felt my talents and potential were being wasted...

I kept wanting to change my life for the better, and felt I was starting from scratch over and over again...

I had goals and ambitions, but I didn't really believe in myself...

My depression and anxiety lasted for about fifteen years, which did a great job of motivating me to find a way out. I started painting, meditating, and travelling by myself. I also became fascinated by spirituality and personal development. It felt like I was rebuilding my character from scratch, that I was training myself to think and live newly.

Take small steps instead of trying to fix everything at once...

Acknowledge myself for the small achievements...

Don't beat myself up...!

Stop listening to my ego and feel my body...

Have more fun -- I deserve that!

Get that "expensive" item that's really not that expensive after all...

Stop pretending to be weak and get used to being powerful!

On some days I would be proud of my progress, and on other days I was scared and resistant of transformation. It is a process with ups and downs, but overall I gained a tremendous amount of self-awareness, gradually rebuilt my confidence, and redefined what success means to me. I realized I do not have to feel invincibly motivated and incredibly energized every day to be successful. Instead, no matter how I feel on a given day, I can always strive to make decisions aligned with my soul as much as I can and celebrate the small wins, and be truthful to myself.

Somewhere along the process, I realized that my "suffering" was a tremendous gift and that it helps me to help others in similar situations. In fact, it became increasingly clear that that is my calling.

Will you grow together with me?