“The wound is the place where light enters you”

– Rumi

I’m Mary. I live in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, where I work in mental health and fitness. I’m here to advocate for the idea that the two should go together more often!  

I’ve struggled with depression, anxiety, and self-injury since my teens. When I finally sought help I wanted to know how to heal, not just how to mask the symptoms. I turned to healthy eating, fitness, and the outdoors as big parts of my journey. I am not here to counsel or give medical advice; just to share my own struggles, successes, and inspirations. I am happy to say that I’ve made my health a priority and I feel better, stronger, and fitter ( inside and out) each day.