Pain has taught me that the human heart is resilient. Many times throughout my life, I have thought I wouldn't make it through the pain I was experiencing. But I did. Just like the ocean ebbs and flows and the moon waxes and wanes, the human heart breaks and heals. Always. 


We all want to feel this intimate closeness and a sense of belonging and being witnessed in every area of our lives from our relationships to our work to our creative expression. Connection is the crucible that ties everything together and a core human need.


To see and experience beauty in fullness, we often have to experience darkness and pain. Pain has also taught me that community is everything - having people in your corner who genuinely love and care for you makes a world of difference.