My life story

I'll take you through my life story, going over old shyness. Substance abuse, and other bad times. I was in a dark place, after years of not really knowing what was going on.

But the good news is that I found therapy, wellness, and learned how to stop being so burnt out and address my depression in a helpful way.

It's great that I was able to stick it out, and continue to learn and journal to this day. I also work with BACI now.

I'll talk more about how I overcame my shyness, so you can try it in your life too. This is mostly a speaking experience, so it's best if you'd like to join me at a coffee shop.

To explore this experience together, we can...: You will hear coffee grinding, smell fresh roast, other people talking. And my life story.
-: I will share my story with you, and then we will chat and discuss, hopefully it provides you with some great insight and inspiration.
-: I hope that you'll take away a network, a friendship, and feel more empowered to share your own story.
How many Kudoers could come at once?: 1 person at one time
This experience is:
Wheel chair accessible
Can be done with hearing impaired
Can be done with blind or visually impaired
This happens: at a local spot (cafe, pub, library, etc)
Getting here: What you need to know.
You get to this experience by bus - the 106, 112, or 129 routes. Depending on which way you are coming from there may be one busy street to cross - Kingsway. There are traffic lights and walk signals at the nearest intersections to the bus stops to help you cross. There are sidewalks all the way from each bus stop to the experience location, and there are ramped curbs on all the sidewalks.

Nearest skytrain station: Burnaby - Edmonds
Skytrain meetup: No: I can only meet at the experience location
Should I bring money: Bring money for a coffee and snack.
What else should I bring: Paper and a pen, listening ears.
Afterwards, you could go to: I find churches are a great and inclusive space
Afterwards, you could attend: I will let you know about an upcoming advocates meeting.
Afterwards, you could watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tShavGuo0_E
Tags: speaking, gerry, starbucks, coffee, chat, writing, story
Listing created 26 Jan 2016