You can read what’s below, but truth is, that image above, that’s all you really need to know…
That’s me and my grandma.
My grandma had a saying, poem or parable for every situation. One in particular has always stayed with me, for whatever reason.
Deus escreve certo por linhas tortas.
Translated that means, “God writes straight with crooked lines.”
Now, I’m not a religious person and I can’t say I ever “got” the full meaning of this phrase until very recently.
My life has been crooked.
A time so crooked that I planned to take my own life.
A time so crooked that it was all I could do to leave my apartment to get groceries so that I wouldn’t go hungry.
Anxiety. Depression. Despair. Shame.
I’ve experienced them all. And still feel them at times. The difference – and it’s a big one – they no longer are my life.
Now, I feel free. Free to be who I am. Free to live the life I want to live.
The crooked lines were necessary. For me, at least, they were.
The crooked lines were blessings.
The crooked lines have led me here to be able to share my story with you in the hopes that it may serve you in some way.
I know the saying is attributed to a Portuguese bishop from long ago; however I like to think of my grandma. Of her spirit and love and wisdom when I reflect upon those words.
It wasn’t until I got out of my own way, until I was honest, until I admitted that I couldn’t do it alone… it wasn’t until then that I experienced lasting change in myself and my life.
Perhaps more of a re-connection than change.
So, feel free to read the yadda, yadda, bio-stuff below. It’s fun. But, in the end, all you really need to know is that I’m a daughter, a partner, a survivor, a person who cares deeply about, loves and admires those closest to her and is humbled and grateful for the opportunity to create, to connect and to serve.
That’s what it’s all about for me…
About Candice Esposito
A Naturopathic doctor, social anxiety mentor, entrepreneur, mindfulness leadership coach and author, Candice Esposito inspires possibility.
She is the founder of the Calm Living Blueprint, a mission-driven online program, where she leads a global community in the quest to live fuller, connected and vital lives. She produces a top-rated podcast by the same name with millions of listens in more than 150 countries.
Candice is also the co-founder of Wellness Blueprint Health Centre, where she helps patients become empowered to take responsibility for their own health, and in the process, experience radical wellness.
When not seeing patients, coaching, writing or producing, Candice can be found taking a walk in White Butte trails or dancing in her kitchen with her love, Tracy, and their dog, Brue.