Hi, my name is Dora (the original explorer) and I’ve always been an active seeker of the Life behind life, what motivates a person, what goes on behind the scenes in a person’s soul and how to help people bring to the surface their true selves. To be seen, heard, acknowledged, recognised; to know that they truly matter.
My entire life I’ve struggled with feelings of worthiness. I’ve had issues with belonging, with living, with believing that I deserve good things in life, that I’m worth being seen, heard and listened to. I’ve struggled with suicidal notions, addiction and other fantastic challenges.
Because life can feel overwhelming and, in our desperation to numb the pain, taking drugs or wanting to commit suicide can sometimes feel like the only options we have left to us. In a way, society glorifies this by making it taboo yet difficult to see any other way of living an awesome life, except for in the “fast lane.”
It’s not that we want to die, it’s that we want to live so badly that we can’t stand the pain of suffering, just existing, coasting, of going through the motions, feeling like we’re being punished. That doesn’t feel like much of a life, does it?
I believe life is – and always will be – a challenge set before us that invites us to find ways to expand around it and become something more for it. The same way we experience pain when we grow, the same way a child learns to walk with great effort, anything worth having must be earned.
Hollywood fantasies we call entertainment have led us to believe in a ‘heroically’ singular fantasy life. Technology, in connecting the world, has disconnected the individual. Disney washed away all the discomforts of what make stories worth remembering; we’re being fed the illusion of the happy end in a reality we’re encouraged to escape altogether.
What if I told you there’s absolutely nothing wrong with you? Would you believe me? If not, why is it easier to believe there’s something wrong with you, than it is to believe you’re perfect and whole just the way you are? That you’re not faulted, or dirty, or useless, or worthless, or hiding some dirty secret, or struggling with an issue nobody else could possibly understand?
When did you become disconnected?
That’s what I’m here to help you uncover. To discover for yourself what really makes you tick. To uncover what you really want. To reconnect to yourself so you can reconnect with others, with nature (your own and mother) and feel truly alive.
As a person who is infinitely curious, empathetic, good with people and lived in a lot of places, I have spent my life acquiring knowledge, skills, experience and education. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Communications, a degree in Addictions Work, am a Certified Nutritionist and currently learning an approach called Compassionate Inquiry led by Dr. Gabor Mate. I completed a 200-hour yoga teacher certification, have training and certification in SMART Recovery, suicide prevention and nonviolent communication.
All this means is that I am taking the time and training to become adept and knowledgeable in many areas of life in order to best serve you. I’m not leaning on my story to gain credibility and clients: I train and practice every day in order to become better at helping you uncover your true story, to help you bring it to light in a way that’s best for you (should you choose to accept that mission :).
To help you “un-garble” any tangled threads to weave a most exquisite masterpiece.