#20: I lost my hair and finally feel brave enough to share my story

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This may just be the scariest, yet most liberating thing, that I’ve ever done. I have been working up the courage for years and years to talk about this long-standing struggle I’ve been dealing with.

As a woman, especially with today’s standards of beauty that are hard enough to live up to for anyone, experiencing severe hair loss took a massive hit on my confidence.

Even deeper than that, it led me to shut down in so many ways. I hid myself from the world, and I started playing small in every way.

I was just so consumed by the FEAR that someone would find out, or even worse, that someone would SEE me as I really am. I couldn’t handle the thought of being judged or criticized for something I couldn’t change.

Honestly, this point of release and liberation was a long time in the making. I struggled for so many years on my own, and I’ve been wanting to share to my story forever but the fear was too powerful.

In this episode, I share my experience of going through this for the past 15+ years and how I got to the point where I was ready to open up about it. This is just the beginning and I have so much more to say about this topic. I have done a lot of my own work to get to this point and I’d love to share it with you over the weeks and months to come.

I know that you too have you struggles that you don’t share with the world. It might not be as extreme as severe hair loss, but there is something. And I hope that this episode reminds you that you are NOT alone in dealing with it, and that it is something you can overcome and move past too.

This isn’t the end of my journey. This is just the beginning. And if you want to join me and hear more about the steps I’m taking to heal and grow, do let me know! I’d love to know if my story resonates with you in any way, shape or form.

When you’ve listened, please do me a huge favor and share your thoughts with me. You can write a comment below this post, or reach out to me on social media or you could even write an iTunes review.

And last thing - if you know someone who is struggling and feels super alone in it, please do them a favor and share this with them. We all deal with our own stuff, and sometimes knowing that you’re not the only one going through heavy things helps tremendously.

THANK YOU so much for being here and for listening. I’m so grateful for the fact that you are here with me through this crazy journey!