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About

The Empowering Journey is a digital sanctuary dedicated to personal growth, healing, and the intricate tapestry of human connections. This space is dedicated to a collective odyssey that explores the diverse landscapes of life. Education, reflection, and information sharing are some of my favorite tools in my personal journey, and writing has always been my chosen path. This blog discusses self-discovery, relationships, community building, healthy sexuality, and the profound artistry of parenting. I pull from my personal and professional experiences to explore what lessons I've learned in my own journey and what insights that may offer to kindred spirits.

About Devin Olivia

 

I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice in 2005, and my Masters of Organizational Leadership in 2014 from Our Lady of the Lake University. I earned my Master of Social Work in 2020 from Boston University, where I focused on developing a deeper understanding of child development, the neurobiology of trauma, community organizing, and healing from chronic stress and trauma. I’ve worked as a domestic and sexual violence advocate and preventionist for fifteen years. Over the course of my career, I have coached professionals in developing a strong understanding of interpersonal violence and how to support survivors in meaningful and powerful ways. I have also worked to transform system responses to violence, constantly bridging a connection between the individual and the collective. 

I’m also a single mom that has experienced my own spiritual awakening, providing me profound insight into the personal, unique, and life altering experience of finally coming home to yourself. Learning to balance the passions, healing, and daily responsibilities occurring at the same time can be incredibly challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. I applied the skills and knowledge I learned in my profession to my own awakening, giving myself a path to empowerment, growth, and liberation.

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My personal vision is the collective illumination toward wholeness.

 

My mission is to offer knowledge, information, strategies, and stories that inspire and empower.

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop"

Confucius

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Harmony. Connection. Authenticity.

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