097 Mental Health Bootcamp, Interview with Freedom Rivera
Freedom experienced a profound depression, but notes this sparked “great and amazing stories” in her life. Freedom developed and executed her own mental health boot camp to spur herself out of her depression. She became an advocate for mental health. Eventually, she spent some time in a monastery, where she really learned the definition of self compassion. From mindful breathing, to mindful eating, to dharma sharing, Freedom was able to give power to the voice of her inner child.
Q & A
What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?
A lack of information on how to accept self love and why it is necessary. Nobody taught me how to love myself.
Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?
I have been so blessed, I’m going to give you 3. Sr. Alice, my Women’s Studies professor, and the monastic at the Blue Cliff Monastery in upstate New York.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
“Anything is possible in life,” by my mother, when I was 5.
What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?
I meditate as a tool to keep me grounded, focused, and at peace.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“When you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Paul Coelho
Can you share a resource, an app or a tool that we can use to build our selfcare practice.
Live Happy. It’s an app that helps you improve your mindset.
What book are you reading right now?
What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?
Helping people create a harmonious life with purpose, peace, and kindness.
Freedom Rivera is a spiritual success coach who helps people ready to live with purpose and harmony but struggle with their insecurities and emotions. She teaches them tap into their inner peace and highest self by giving them confidence to live a purposeful life.
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