“Do Not Feel Lonely; The Entire Universe is within you.”
STEPPING INTO CONNECTION, AUTHENTICITY AND VULNERABILITY ISN’T EASY BUT IT IS WORTH IT
I am Danielle.
I am not my career. I am not my “status.” I am not my gender. I am not my sexuality. I am not my eating disorder. I am not my mental illness. I am not my family.
Every label that we identify with may very well be representations of parts of us, but they are not who we are. The parts of me that are sensitive, and empathetic, the parts that are perfectionistic and driven, the parts that feel deeply are all what make up who I am at my core.
So, I am showing up as purely Danielle. I have had a long journey to this point, and I will be honest and vulnerable with you: I still have far to go. So do not think that I have it all together, I’m still figuring it all out by the minute, just as you.
I have struggled with an eating disorder, anxiety and major depression. I entered treatment for the first time when I was 14 and went through those revolving doors for years. I lost a lot of my childhood to my eating disorder and other mental health issues. It was painful, and at so many points I felt debilitated and like I could not make it through another minute, let alone a lifetime. But today, I am grateful for all of it. All the pain, the judgement, the criticism, the shame, the guilt, the self hate, the put downs, the loneliness, and most of all the sadness, because it all led me to the people I needed to meet in order to find my authentic being.
My personal belief is that our souls are like puzzle pieces, and we come to life on earth to learn the lessons that our soul needs to learn in order to be whole. Part of my work here in this lifetime is talk about my experiences which make me who I am in an honest, vulnerable way. I allow myself stand proud in that.
Through the rollercoaster story of my life, I have been led to people who are loving and empathetic, and who have nurtured my heart and soul teaching me lessons that I could never have learned otherwise.
I am growing in ways that feel intuitively right.
Listening to my intuition, I created Deeply Rooted.
Deeply Rooted Yogi comes from my background as a certified yoga instructor. I am a passionate yoga instructor bringing together the mind and body. For that reason I love doing yoga with people struggling with or in recovery from mental health. There’s so much healing that can be done from connection to others, community, to the body, and to the inner self.
Deeply Rooted Recovery dives into my Recovery Coaching practice. I am an eating disorder recovery coach! As a recovered individual, I work with others who are in various phases of recovery to help them face triggers in their daily lives. Recovery coaching should be done in conjunction with therapy. This is so I can help you focus on the action part; the “how” part of recovery. Meanwhile your therapist can be there to help you dig deeply into the “why.”
I am always happy to help guide you on your journey, the way many incredible women have helped me.
Learn more by listening to my podcast interview on HealthyLifestyle with LoriAnne Casdia
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About Deeply Rooted
I created Deeply Rooted in efforts to live my authentic life and help you along the journey of living yours. I know throughout the beginning of this journey, I always wished I had more people in my circle who understood, who wanted to understand, and who walked in their truth as well. Growth can be lonely. When I started choosing to better myself in body, mind, and spirit, I went through a roller coaster of emotions and had to set a lot of difficult boundaries.
As much as people may say they want the best for you and they want you to grow, they often leave out the “as long as it doesn’t disrupt my life.”
Most people do truly want what’s best for you. But when you set boundaries and you start stepping into the world as your true self and you start holding your ground, there is a period of adjustment for everybody.
You teach people how to treat you. When you start learning, growing, and making different choices, your loved ones need to re-learn how to be in relationship with you as the person you are choosing to become.
As much as this discomfort forges great and usually necessary change, it can also feel totally and completely isolating. People often try to push you back into the person you once were because it is familiar and in that process they make you doubt yourself. That is why it has always been so important for me to have community.
A community of people who are going through what you are going through, people who are seeking to understand you, or people who have walked the path before you, can make a world of difference.
So here we are.
I am your tribe, all who visit this page are a part of this tribe. In the moments you feel most alone I want you to remember you are part of community.
That is what Deeply Rooted is all about.
To learn. To grow. To understand. To connect.
Never be afraid to reach out for help and ask for what you need.
MEMBER OF IAEDP (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION EATING DISORDER PROFESSIONALS)