Welcome To My Authentic Journey!
Carl Jung taught that there is no coming to consciousness without pain... One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. Little did I know my life would embody this quote and my darkness would be the stepping-stone to my authentic journey.
I was born in Dayton, OH in a household with 13 other siblings. At a young age my parents divorced and on September 15, 2008, the day before my 16th birthday, my father passed away. I became numb, masked my pain for years and became busy to distract myself. I moved to the original Queen City, Cincinnati, and in August of 2016 I graduated from the University of Cincinnati. During this time I was pregnant and on August 16th, a few weeks after graduating, I gave birth to my baby boy, Omari Zaire.
See picture of Omari HERE
I had many accomplishments earlier in 2016 but the second half of the year showed its true colors. Later, I understood what 2016's true intentions were for me; it was a year that had the biggest impact on my growth, development and the final reason I decided to birth Authentic Inspires. The mission behind Authentic Inspires is to encourage others to embrace authenticity, self-love and reach their highest form of spiritual expression as I am on a journey to do the same. In 2016 I was a 5th year senior in college and was pregnant with a child. This was also the year I graduated. On August 16th, I lost my sister the day my son was born, dealt with postpartum depression and anxiety, transitioned from relationships, gained 60lbs and was at one of my lowest states in my life. I soon realized that no one was going to save me except myself and God. I embarked on a journey to regain myself back and through fitness, self-love, and spiritual practices I turned my beautiful struggle into a meaningful, new journey.
"Encouraging others to embrace authenticity, while I am on a journey to do the same." - I Am Tiffany Shanell
While on this unique journey I want to encourage and inspire others to embrace every ounce of their being and reach their highest form of spiritual self. I plan on doing this by providing inspirational videos, vlogs, speaking, implementing events, partnering with brands and organizations, conducting goal challenges, giveaways and much more! My mission is inspired by Marianne Williamson's poem, Our Deepest Fear:
All in all, who am I? A multifaceted powerful, spiritual being that is determined to create, inspire and change the world around me for good. This is my authentic journey and I hope you join me in embracing an authentic life. If you're interested in joining my Authentic Squad to keep up with everything we have going on subscribe here.