How putting on boxing gloves changed the body and mind of one tiny but powerful woman and how she uses it to set a powerful and positive example for young adults.
In our community, Vanessa has rock star status. Part yogi, part lululemon ambassador, part humanitarian, part comic book character, part pinup.
It is easy to fall victim to the hardships and traumatic events that change the scheme of our lives. For some remarkable individuals, these things can be the impetus for dramatic change. Here is how one woman turned from survivor into thriver.
In her own words, “Yoga is the tool I used to heal myself, and that made me believe I was strong enough to make it. I have achieved so much . . . every backbend, every inversion that I never thought I could do. Everything I do with my body is, to me, a miracle.”
Addiction takes you to the worst places --- places that live on into sobriety. Maria believes that internal growth and healing can only result from embracing the darkness within.
This woman was born with a relentless inner flame that burns a dazzling white. When the odds are stacked against her she manages to scorch through all obstacles. It’s this flame that feeds her desire to prove her naysayers wrong.