Welcome to Light in Dark Spaces

So I decided to start a blog... I wanted to create a safe space where I could help to encourage, inspire, and support women in shining a light on some hard topics. Topics that include shame, trauma, anxiety, intimacy issues, and vulnerability. Conversations that you only have with your closest friend. Emotions that we feel ashamed of feeling. Like what?? We feel ashamed of being human! What if there were nothing wrong with you? My intention for creating Light in dark spaces is to relay the message that "You are enough"! We can feel uncomfortable emotions, and go through hard things and still be o.k....just as we are. That we can completely screw up, and still be worthy of living an incredible life. Who am I? My name is Valerie I'm a single mom to 4 amazing, beautiful daughters A Trauma survivor A Recovering addict A recovering perfectionist Nature enthusiast Meditation fanatic Lifelong learner Lover of all things metaphysical Apparently, I'm a blogger now too! How can I help? What makes me uniquely qualified to help you? Well, I'm happy you asked. I've spent decades of my life treating myself poorly, running, and distracting myself from an undercurrent of fear, anxiety, and low self worth lying right below the surface. Those feelings controlled every aspect of my life. I've lived many lonely years locked up in a prison of my own making. Only to discover, after many years and much trial and error later, that I was the only one holding the key. No one was coming to save me. Come with me on a journey... Won't you join me on a journey? A journey to shine a light in dark spaces. A voyage of self discovery and learning to love your most authentic self. Not for the faint of heart Learning to peel back the layers of your soul and reflect on your humanity - the good, the bad, and the ugly - will require courage. It's not a journey for the faint of heart. But I have absolute faith that you can do it! How do I know? Because...I see you! I see that you're brave and strong, intelligent, loving, and open hearted, and so much more... You've walked through the fire so many times in your life and come out on the other side...stronger! You are resilient! You just need to see it! Let me be the one to help you see your worth. " Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit " - E.E. Cummings What can you expect? It is my intention to come out with fresh, new content every Friday. Content that not only includes some heavy topics, but also tips, tricks and , life hacks that when applied will help you become a happier, healthier, more authentic version of yourself. Thank you so much for reading Light in dark spaces!! I'd love to hear from you in the comments section! Please, tell me your thoughts, who you are and where you're from, and what type of content you'd love to see more of in the future. I'm brand new to the blogging scene, so if you're vibing with my content, please like, share, and subscribe to my newsletter and be notified when new content is published and receive exclusive goodies and freebies only for my subscribers! Love ,light ,and happiness, Valerie

Welcome to Light in Dark Spaces

So I decided to start a blog... I wanted to create a safe space where I could help to encourage, inspire, and support women in shining a...