My journey with depression, anxiety, ADHD and chronic pain, as well as the “medicine” used to “treat” them – almosted pushed me to end my life.
Thank You For Being Here.
My name is Miranda Vires, Women’s Empowerment Coach & Entheogen Navigation Guide.
My intention is to guide you through transformation, empowering you to find the life full of passion, health and happiness that you crave. You may feel like you do not recognize yourself anymore – and your mind, body and soul are suffering. Not to mention every other aspect of your life!
I Have Been There My Friend
Trying to Figure Out Exactly When the Depression Began is Impossible. I was Never Comfortable With Myself. Never Felt Good Enough.
It is a hard job to be a woman. We have so much pressure to be everything to everyone that we forget about ourselves. We let ourselves go and when we look up we realize we are unhealthy, miserable, and we are clueless who we really are anymore. Often this is accompanied by poor self-esteem, lack of motivation, and a ton of anxiety.
My Journey Begins – At The End of My Rope
I’ll be honest, I lost myself for a while and I was not sure how to recover – only that I had to for myself and my family. I have always struggled with mood issues, impulsiveness and very little self compassion, but these issues seemed to intensify after my 3rd son, Eli was born. Severe Depression sunk in, I was scatter-brained and angry at the world. I felt like I was totally failing. Here I had a great life and I had no idea how to enjoy it. Instead I felt like I was drowning in it. And the best solution I could come up with was ending my life. ADHD, depression and anxiety led to a cocktail of prescriptions that left me more depressed, more anxious and even angrier. And that was on top of the pain and anti-inflammatory medications for an un-diagnosed back issue (later diagnosed as ankylosing spondylitis).
I Had Hit Rock Bottom and Was Staring Down A Choice That Would Change Everything. Live? or Not?
If things were going to keep going the way they were – my family was better off without me. This I was sure of. But deep down I knew that was not me thinking – it was the unbalanced chemistry.
I Knew There Had To Be Better Ways To Feel Better, Without a Cocktail of Prescriptions!
There was one wellness center I found in town. I signed up for a 12-week coaching program that focused on what I was eating and provided a personal trainer. It still BLOWS my mind how quickly I shifted in a positive direction. I felt so much BETTER by just cutting out the crap and adding exercise. My energy returned, I slept better, depression lifted, and I could focus on what was important to me.
I NEEDED ANSWERS!
As my story goes, that healthy lifestyle was short lived. Once my program ended I was backtracking quickly and feeling it.
I was given tools to eat better and some great workout options, but something was missing.
How could I know what I was SUPPOSED to do, but I not how to get my myself to cooperate?
The problem was that there wasn’t anyone I could turn to for guidance and support.
It became my mission to educate myself about natural wellness, get myself on the path to healing and then help other women who were wondering how in the hell they are going to make it through another day!
Let the Educating Begin
After a lot of soul searching, I decided to enroll at the Institute of Transformational Nutrition. “Transformational Nutrition is a method that combines science, psychology, and spirituality to allow us to eat consciously, cleanse our bodies and our minds, and liberate ourselves from our struggle with food so we can live authentically, gracefully, and free.” I completely resonated with the founder Cynthia Pasquella, and knew she had the answers I was looking for. This program did not disappoint.
My education, experience, and growth has gone beyond my ongoing time learning from world-class industry leaders at ITN. In addition, I have taken 24-weeks of Mindful Meditation training – including Mindful Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion. These skills have been crucial during my healing journey – and the way I approach all areas of life.
Yet there was still something holding me back from who I knew I was. There was a calling – a calling to emerge from within.
This led me to the sacred plant medicines, Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Peyote & Psylocibin
How I found these medicines is a story for another day. Just know that they have been the catalyst tool that led me to awaken to myself, my intuitive abilities, my healing powers & the life path I was destined for.
BODY. MIND. SOUL.
We are beings with three key parts – body, mind and soul. My journey through life has taught me that optimal health and happiness can only be reached when all three of these areas are well cared for and balanced. And in the balance is the passion for life we are seeking.