Just another day with my beautiful daughter--connecting with our bodies.

Just another day with my beautiful daughter--connecting with our bodies.

about

Hi, I'm Allison McDanel, a mother, teacher, way-shower, writer, advocate,  C-PTSD thriver and coach. AND, I was put on this Earth to teach you how to re-connect to your Source aka your body!

There were many unhappy days in my childhood, starting when I was just a baby and lasting throughout high school--those traumatic events forever changed me. I learned how to dissociate in order to survive. In particular, I depersonalized just to make it through most days. What does it mean to depersonalize? Basically, I was detached from my body. I walked through my life feeling numb --- my body moved, but my spirit or life force was either high above my head or floating slowly behind. I felt like a living, breathing bobble-head. 

When the pain became to much, I turned to alcohol in my 30's. But then, 8 years later, even that wasn't enough to dull the pain. I read self-help book after book those 8 years --- looking for the right combination of words to "fix" me. But in the end, I felt hopeless and powerless over my own life. 

So, what changed???

I surrendered!! I realized I couldn't do this on my own. I needed help and support. So I asked for it; and the God of my understanding heard.

I'd always been a spiritual person, but with the cloud of alcohol and self-medication I'd lost connection with Spirit. Once the haze cleared, I began a journey of self-discovery. I attended coaching certification, I found a tribe of women who loved and saw me for who I was. I also sought outside help such as EMDR, creating soulful body connection with morning rituals and a spiritual journey called The Wilderness Walk among other things.

Now, I want to share what I've learned with you. I want to support you on YOUR journey. I want to stand witness and tell you life can be more!!!

 

 Are you ready to reconnect and let your soul land?