Welcome to our exciting new venture, Discover Strengthen Heal!
This has been a dream of mine for a long time and I am so thankful to all the people who stood behind me and encouraged me to make this dream into a reality. If not for the inspiration of others, the constant words of encouragement and the emotional support of many people behind the scenes, I could easily have given up but I am so proud of all of us that we have gotten this far and I'm so excited to see what the future holds for DSH.
Discover Strengthen Heal is a concept I've been thinking about since I said goodbye to my small home town in 2007 and left on the overseas adventure of a lifetime. I'd suffered from depressive episodes, anger issues and low self-esteem for as long as I could remember. I lived in an extremely dark, cold and lonely world and I never expected in my wildest dreams that travel would be the solution to all of that.
As I flew away from all that was familiar and into the unknown, I was surprised at how big of an impact travel would have on me emotionally. With mentally challenging situations at every turn, everything that I thought I knew was thrown out the window. I was constantly existing out of my comfort zone, achieving things I never even dreamed of and meeting people from all walks of life who inspired me to learn more, do more and be more. That was the beginning of my lifelong love affair with travel and self-growth.
I was challenged physically and emotionally in so many different ways and each time I came out the other side stronger, wiser and more confident. The darkness that I'd always known began to dissipate and I started to see beauty in the people, the landscapes and the world around me. I started to appreciate myself, then I started to respect myself and eventually I learned to love myself. Who knew that you could find yourself on the other side of the world?!
Travel has provided me with unlimited opportunities to learn from others, expand my way of thinking, reflect on who I am and it constantly gives me the motivation I need to keep being better than I was yesterday. The idea of Discover Strengthen Heal is to capture those unique opportunities for growth and be able to share them with others who could also benefit.
Discover Strengthen Heal isn't a cure, a quick-fix or a replacement for professional treatment. We are here purely to provide opportunities for people to take time out from their normal environment, disconnect and start reconnecting with themselves. Each trip has a particular focus which helps participants to get the very most out of their time away with us. Our peaceful getaways are held in beautiful natural environments and provide a safe and supportive place for people to reflect and grow.
I cannot wait to share the beautiful, therapeutic value of travel with you!