“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”― Brené Brown
Author. Missionary coach. Burnout expert.
I grew up a little more sensitive than most people. It took me a long time to learn to love myself.
In an effort to prove to the world and God how good I was, I became a social justice warrior. I moved to Uganda at the age of 26 to start a nonprofit loving on girl child soldiers and sex trafficking survivors. I loved my job, but over the years the accumulation of pain and trauma rubbed my soul raw. I didn’t know anything about self-care then, so I burned out.
After four years of therapy and radical self-love, I began writing authentically about my experiences and the challenges that missionaries, global workers, and expats face while serving overseas. The pen became a method of healing for me. It also became a place of connection where others could say, “Me too.” I write about how we can become more whole and how we can own our stories.
I believe that healthy missionaries help more people.
I became a life coach to ensure that those who are caring for others, receive care themselves.
I now run Zion Project, a member care organization, write books, coach, and speak to raise awareness about the unique challenges facing global workers.
I believe you are worthy of love and I want you to know that too. Together, we can own our stories.
I’d love to connect.
Please pull up a chair, grab a hot cup of chai, and connect with me on this journey. I promise something beautiful will happen. And if you need some extra support along the way, you can schedule a free 30 minute consult to see how I can help you.