About me and
my Journey

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'Healing is an act of self-love'

I was born into a family that never was, and to a country with a civil war that didn't seem to end. I have spent part of my childhood in Angola, where I was born. In the early stages of my life, I was already dealing with an absent father and an unstable environment. My mother was planning our migration. Eventually, we ended up in Portugal when I was 8 years old. After we moved, my father was nowhere to be found. I was officially a daddyless daughter.

Even though the 7-year-old me already had faced some challenges, nothing and no one could prepare me for what was yet to come: years of emotional, physical, and psychological abuse. At 18 years old, my abuser passed away. I was finally free. Unfortunately, the trauma wouldn't leave me alone. I was ready to be happy and face life without violence, but I didn't have the time or the tools to figure that out, I was busy trying to survive.

A decade of trial and error and exploration followed until I was ready for the next step. I had enough. By then, my only purpose was to be happy 5 days a week. So I did what any human would do: I typed "how to be happy" on Google. Yoga and Meditation were already in the picture, and I truly believe that these practices paved the way to the stability and openness I needed to start my self-healing process.

In this process, I discovered tremendous teachers and practices. I submersed myself in my Yoga practice, meditated daily, and devoured any personal growth book, training, video, or article I could found. I did all the tests, all quizzes and tried all the tools and techniques available at the moment. I wrote like crazy, I cried louder than ever, and as I always say, with tools and tears I learned how to be happy. And I am. It was a long process, followed by a trip to India, a Yoga and then a Life coaching Training. There was no way I was going to let all this information die with me. People like me needed to know that it is possible to live a happy life after trauma. 

Now I dedicate my life to let you know that yes, you can heal from trauma and build a better life. With the correct tools, anything is possible!

 

Love and light, 

Erika.