Spring of 2020, atop covid stresses, I started down a dark path. Externally, my life was perfect.
Healthy and happy kids, a man who adores me, a very successful career, wonderful friends, and a beautiful home. But my mind, my own self-talk, told me every day all the things I was doing wrong.
Not smart enough
Not fit enough
You’re going to screw it all up
You’re fat, you’re ugly, you’re undeserving and it’s all going to fall apart.
Every day, every damn day, these vicious thoughts would pound at my soul picking away at all of my self-worth and self-love.
I slept a ton. 12 hours a night, napped every day, just to make the ticker tape of vile messages I was giving myself to be quiet for a minute.
I was falling into depression. Likely part due to the hormonal shitshow from my uterus trying to kill me, identity loss with shutting the barn down, losing so many friends, losing my outlet of riding... so many contributors outside of my control BUT what IS within my control is the vile things I was telling myself.
We have been spending real-time for real talk on a weekly basis. Digging in to understand more about me, learn how to be in control of my self worth with concrete exercises that I have been applying in my everyday life, and IT'S WORKING.
Sharing this with you in case you’re experiencing the same fight I had. Please, don’t quit. Dig in, seek help, do the work, and as I am learning more every day:
YOU ARE WORTHY OF WONDERFUL THINGS."
AMANDA DUNKLIN, OTTAWA, ON
"I’m grateful for Erin, who intervened in my 2020 life not only once but TWICE with opportunities that I really needed. Most recently was a 90-day commitment with The Joy Tribe Co, which has genuinely changed me, my life & my outlook! I’m so grateful for the change, work & progress I’ve been able to make this past year and carrying that into 2021."
STEPH WONG, TORONTO, ON
"Erin has been a great help over the course of my coaching sessions. She plans ahead and asks all the right questions to make you feel at ease with your daily struggles.
I have felt very heard as one of her clients and I feel that one of Erin’s strong suits is being a really good listener. Knowing her for only a short time. I am very grateful for what she has helped me accomplish..."
SAM BROOKS, TORONTO, ON
"The Joy Tribe Co. has really helped me in recent months. When I first met Erin, her passion and determination rubbed off on me and I was excited to hear more about The Joy Tribe Co. When I went to my first event, I was not disappointed. Hearing others tell their stories offer a great deal of perspective and inspired me to keep growing as a person. I look forward to many more events from The Joy Tribe Co; and I've been known to be hard to impress."
RYAN COWLEY, TORONTO, ON
"I didn't know if the Joy Tribe Soul Sessions were for me. I have day-to-day anxiety, but wouldn't say I suffer from mental health. This event allowed me to learn from others, connect with new people.. and myself in a whole new light. It attracts amazing people who are willing to learn, share or be open to new experiences. Can't wait for the next session!"
KIARNA HARVEY, TORONTO, ON
"I am personally not a fan of opening up in front of a group of strangers, however, the event atmosphere & the guest speakers were SO welcoming and friendly, it made it easy and liberating. It was an atmosphere of trust, warmth, and understanding; and of no judgment or constraints.
The personal stories that were shared on this day were filled with sincerity and strength, and they inspired me not to be afraid of a challenge and always look for strength within. Most importantly, however, these stories have taught me that we are not alone and that many of us go through similar experiences.
The Joy Tribe Co. makes it possible for people to come together and share their experiences in a non-threatening environment. It also helps to establish meaningful connections and learn new truths about one's own strengths and abilities. I look forward to participating in another one of these wonderful sessions in person, once the threat of Covid-19 is all behind us. Meanwhile, I will be tuning in online :)"
ILANA PLUCHIK, TORONTO, ON