Part 8 of my personal stress journey

Story continued from previous post—link here.

In January 2017 my crazy-ass dogs and I were finally selected as the perfect tenants to rent out this little cabin. I had mixed feelings of relief about finally finding a home, and quite a bit of fear about living somewhere with no phone reception, insanely crappy internet service (at the time), surrounded by predators and dangerous winter road conditions.

But once I settled in, I realized I was home. It was the first time I had ever lived in my own place without roommates. I felt safe and secure and could 100% be myself and feel my feelings and process things whenever the hell I wanted.

Fancy smudge for my new cabin

Fancy smudge for my new cabin

The remainder of excess weight my body had been holding onto quickly melted away without me trying at all.

In that first month I learned how to build a fire, how to use an axe and when to stay home—because my little Civic couldn't handle things like driving through snow drifts, or too icy of roads. And I've been continually learning from there.

I realized what my NZ healing session was all about—I was greatly healed through the process of becoming a professional in the health and wellness field, and from moving to the forest, to become a mountain woman.

So that's the story of how I ended up in the forest, doing what I do, but that's obviously not where the story ends. I love learning, growing and developing—and sharing what I've learned along my journey, with my friends—which is why I'm so happy to have landed in this field.

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Who is Kristen Stephen?

Kristen Stephen is a bodyworker, practicing integrative manual therapy, in Nederland, Colorado. Her mission is to help people live lives with less pain and more joy.

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