Breanna | 25 | Taurus
Previously a personal fitness trainer and competitor, I left the giant industry of fitness to study journalism. While merging my love of writing, reporting and wellness, I gained professional experience as an interviewer, writer and podcaster. Through that journey, my passion for helping people share their story, create balance in their life and vitality has only grown. A major part of my studies in journalism touched on story telling, which I have a true love and passion for, especially for non-fiction, personal journalism and biographies. I love reading real people’s true stories.
I was a competitive, athletic little girl from a small French town in Ontario, Canada. I played many sports, ran track, was a competitive dancer and started working in a fitness club as a teenager. Moving my body was always one of the best ways for me to create balance, express myself and deal with life’s stressors. The other being writing. Whether it was creative writing, story telling or journaling, I found a lot of healing in writing down my thoughts and ideas.
My genuine love for people is what connects me to you. I care others. I care about the collective. I have hope in strangers and belief in your person, no matter who you are, if I know you personally or not. I create stronger bongs with people I just met than the bonds we are born with by default. I love connecting with others and genuinely want to see people live a happy, healthy life.
I can’t say my childhood was horrible, but what I will say is that it is far below my standard of what a childhood should be like. It is far different from the childhood most of my friends had and the complete opposite of what I want to offer my own children someday. My childhood story shares many common themes among individuals that were brought up by alcoholic parents and left a close-minded community in a small, conservative town. The pain turned into strength and I am using my passion for health, my writing skills and my love of people to create tools and conversations that will create change.
Abuse isn’t just something I survived, but it’s something all my ancestors lived through. I carry in my person the souls of generations of women and children that were beaten, abused betrayed, raped, manipulated and suffered from addiction and mental illness as a result of all this trauma.
I was born in a very memorable “get-me-out-here” way, which is ironic as it clearly set a precedent for the rest of my life in my mother’s care. I was handed many labels within my family system. Most of them set me apart from my siblings in a negative way. I always called a rebel, and though it always sounded so negative, it isn’t always a bad thing, especially when you are opposing things that go against your true nature, your values and your convictions. A journalist has to be a bit of a rebel. If you’re going to challenge those in power and keep them accountable, you need to be able to oppose authority and speak out about everything that is wrong.
Today, I am the estranged one. I am full-time at work as the one that will end intergenerational patters and heal all personal and ancestral wounds so that my own children will be part of a new generation where abuse in the family does not exist. I understand that we do not choose what family we are born into and what patterns we will inherit, but we can choose if we continue the cycle or terminate it. We can also choose whether or not we let our stories affect us or infect us. And I decided (or my ancestors chose) that it ends with me.
My desire to help people has always been greater than myself. I root for the vulnerable, the under dog, the scapegoat, the black sheep and the loner. I want people to choose themselves and tap into their potential. I want people to succeed despite what they have been told or what they had taken from them–beyond the labels given to them by others. I want to help people take control of their situation, find their light and heal, while giving them great tools to acquire the most important thing in the world: optimal health.
I want my knowledge of wellness, my story and my voice to melt through the ink of my pen and find readers when they need my words the most.
Through nutrient dense water, superfoods and plants, you give your body fuel and natural medicine that simultaneously help the mind heal and function at its maximum potential. With a healthy mind and body, we get in tune with our true self and develop the confidence to trust in our person and set those boundaries. The higher your self-worth, the lease likely you will let people treat you poorly. Through healthy nutrition and physical activity, you develop that healthy relationship with yourself and that self-esteem. You create a link that connects the healthy mind and healthy body together and as a result, you become physically and mentally stronger–it becomes one.
I believe that if a person has good mental, physical, social and spiritual health, they become like superheroes among a crowd of people that are following a broken system, suffer and disappear into their screens and issues. And then these superheroes can become mentors and leaders to help the people in that crowd connect with their true, wild nature, their bodies, the planet and their purpose.
Many of us come from broken homes and trauma, and I hope that this can empower you to choose better for yourself and end trauma bonds, generational patterns and/or toxic cycles. If you come from a solid, perfectly imperfect home and had a good childhood, I see you and I appreciate you so much. Families like yours taught me to trust my young self’s moral compass.
We currently live in a world that is very divided and my mission is to bring people together. My role in this world is to be a transitional character and set an example to all the warriors out there who have been chosen to end the patterns, cycles and change the course of their lineage. I sincerely wish that you find peace and create a happy and healthy life for yourself, whatever that may look like for you. This is what I was always searching for. A platform like this would have definitely help me understand what I was going through, why I was the way I was, why I was so disconnected from my family and how to move forward, heal, become as healthy as I can be and master my own person.
This is why Breanna in Balance exists.
I want there to be a platform available to you where we can learn from each other and empower each other to master ourselves, reparent and recreate ourselves into the beings we are meant to be and all become transitional characters for the generations to follow. The work we are doing will change the future. Our light is very dim when we are suffering and completely out of balance, and the world needs our light. Create balance, wellness and vitality for yourself, with me, because I genuinely care about you and you help me grow so much.
I am so very happy you are here.