Because I can. 🙂 Because I love my work. And, usually because my daughter is climbing on top of me, yelling, “Momma! Momma!”
Tell us about the lessons you learned from one of the worst times in your life; how has this experience made you into the person you are?
Boundaries aren’t mean, they can protect us. They are loving.
Saying no is one of the best things you can do to take care of yourself. Just try making peace with and loving that word and the restoration and freedom it can give you.
Know what you love. It may be five things, or two. Keep doing them.
Wordlessness can heal you. And, in turn, it can heal the world.
You know your body best; trust it. Trust you.
Get plenty of rest, even if it just means lying down. Honor your inner wisdom.
Let go of what’s not working. And don’t look back.
Will you tell us about any of the amazing things that has happened in your life, and how they came to be?
Giving birth without medication to a healthy baby girl. Nursing her for two years. Overcoming adrenal fatigue. Doing work that I love. Traveling. Making a film in Italy. Writing a book. Healing relationships with family. They all came to be through trusting my body and loving myself.
What are you passionate about?
Travel, reading, writing, coaching, helping others with fatigue (and chronic illness), mind-body stuff, food and wine, friends, walking, the ocean, mountains (nature in general), parenting, raising a happy kid, love, and stepping out of fear-based thinking.
If you could choose one thing to heal in the world, what would it be and why?
For people to step into their bodies, and feel their emotions and be able to have healthy expression of emotion.
How does your own experience of healing enable you to help others, or be a light to the world in some way?
I’ve been through a lot. I’m an empath and a fairly intense person. I’ve observed and taken a lot in, which is what I believe led me to chronic pain and chronic fatigue. For the very same reasons that got me there, they served me in healing. I love sharing what I’ve learned along the way and helping others find their own inner guidance and really listen. It’s powerful and it’s wonderful to see people find their way home.
If you had only one piece of advice to give to yourself as a baby, what would it be?
Breath. God. Love.
Just like I tell my three-year-old: Deep breath. Talk to God. Give love.
Was there any particular book, person, or film that had particular impact on you that you would like to share with us?
Martha Beck. Her life, her books, her coaching program. Her work has been my biggest path toward healing so far.
Is there a way our readers can connect with you or learn more about you?
Sure, I have two websites DarlaBruno.com is the one I use to help writers. And DarlaBrunoLifeCoaching.com is where my life coaching practice currently lives and where I work with people with chronic illness, chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue, stress, and anxiety.