Down With Dennel is the perfect place for telling & sharing authentic stories & experiences that CONNECT US ALL.

I am so incredibly grateful to have created a platform with the intention to empower and inspire, both men and women, to embrace their “story.” I wish to become an agent of change and broaden people’s perspective by creating a positive outlook in the lives of others by removing negative attachments that keep us from living a vibrant, healthy life.

My hope is that by sharing my RAW & REAL personal experiences, I will form a genuine connection with my readers by cultivating an awareness that everyone – behind closed doors or underneath the armour that they wear – have their own issues, problems to solve, and #$%@ to figure out.

I need my readers to know that if someone is acting harshly towards you or lashes out in any way – that this has absolutely nothing to do with you – and everything to do with them.  Simply imagine putting a mirror up to your face, so their own words are reflected back and spoken directly to themselves. Judgments and opinions are formed and expressed from a place of insecurity. Most people harbour deep-rooted trauma that requires healing. But instead of dealing with this pain – people will go to extensive lengths to avoid it – by building protective walls around them and wearing masks to conceal their emotions. However, by engaging in self-reflection and acknowledging that you likely walk in the same footsteps due to the same influential factors of life-long conditioning and being a product of your environment, I will shine light onto a new path which will guide you to free your mind of constrictive ideals that are all to often projected onto others.

My mission for you is to release energies that no longer serve you, negativity that surrounds you, and fears that limit you. Our lives are intended to be lived – every day – by leading with love, expressing gratitude, and experiencing joy! Yet, I have come to find after 45 plus years of existence on this planet that the majority of the population are simply surviving each day – as I once was – and somedays still do – instead of being mindful and embracing all of the magical moments that this life has to offer.

My vision for you is to accept every stage of your existence and honour every phase of your life. You are exactly where you need to be at this very moment. Be kind to yourself and give yourself grace. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. Our experiences exist in order to shape our future.

My goal is to lead by example to build trust and rapport with my readers so they make a conscious choice to “put in the hard work” to adapt, change, and transform into the best version of themselves while living their best life and effortlessly expressing their true authentic self.

This is a tall order to fill, I know! How am I going to conquer this huge feat, you might ask? Well, in my mind, the answer is simple.  I will succeed because I am – and will continue to be – completely transparent and will share with you – all of my DARKNESS – and all of my LIGHT. Thus, expressing all that is RAW & REAL. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the magnificent!

Through extensive transformations and healing of my own over the past few years, I have slowly been able to acknowledge and recognize my own talents and gifts. Once I mended my broken heart and forgave myself for past mistakes, I found the courage to be my true authentic self.  Someone – who I am proud to say – has a beautiful soul and is abundantly overflowing with integrity, love, and optimism.  But my life certainly has not been all roses and rainbows over the past 4 decades on this earth. That is for certain. Like everyone else on this planet, I am also a human being with many scars, wounds, and trauma. Some of which have been inflicted upon me – and were embedded into my psyche – by no fault of my own. While others have been carved into my carcass by my very own hand.

Most of my life, I have been at war with myself. Playing that inevitable love-hate game that I was guaranteed to lose. Resorting to drugs and alcohol to soften my suffering. I have been there. Lost and broken with no will to pick myself off of the floor where I had fallen. I had finally hit rock bottom. I tried to avoid my pain by displacing blame. Yet, the shame spiral continued and only grew stronger as I hid in the depths of my darkness that became my shield. But day by day, my strength and pride grew as I continued my journey toward sobriety. Over time – with the unconditional love and unwavering support of a few amazing souls – I realized that I was not broken – I was becoming. I finally stepped into my power, and every day, I continue to “put in the hard work” in order to unleash my unlimited potential.

This poem by John Roedel is the honest to God truth. It took me 2.5 years after I had fallen to finally see the light.  But once I did, my future never looked so bright.

Me: Hey God.
God: Hello…..
Me: I’m falling apart. Can you put me back together?
God: I would rather not.
Me: Why?
God: Because you aren’t a puzzle.
Me: What about all of the pieces of my life that are falling down onto the ground?
God: Let them stay there for a while. They fell off for a reason. Take some time and decide if you need any of those pieces back.
Me: You don’t understand! I’m breaking down!
God: No – YOU don’t understand. You are breaking through. What you are feeling are just growing pains. You are shedding the things and the people in your life that are holding you back. You aren’t falling apart. You are falling into place. Relax. Take some deep breaths and allow those things you don’t need anymore to fall off of you. Quit holding onto the pieces that don’t fit you anymore. Let them fall off. Let them go.
Me: Once I start doing that, what will be left of me?
God: Only the very best pieces of you.
Me: I’m scared of changing.
God: I keep telling you – YOU AREN’T CHANGING!! YOU ARE BECOMING!
Me: Becoming who?
God: Becoming who I created you to be! A person of light and love and charity and hope and courage and joy and mercy and grace and compassion. I made you for more than the shallow pieces you have decided to adorn yourself with that you cling to with such greed and fear. Let those things fall off of you. I love you! Don’t change! … Become! Become! Become who I made you to be. I’m going to keep telling you this until you remember it.
Me: There goes another piece.
God: Yep. Let it be.
Me: So … I’m not broken?
God: Of course Not! – but you are breaking like the dawn. It’s a new day. Become!!!

My soul purpose in life is to spread love and joy – while connecting and helping people heal – by sharing my personal experiences. 

Therefore, my Downloads (**see below for the 411 on this word) will consist of writings that include my thoughts & opinions, emotional expression, and past or present learnings about any topic that comes to mind.

As a human race, we live different lifestyles, have different opinions, and follow different rules in our different societies. It is our differences that make us unique. But there are things that remain true and constant for ALL the billions of people around the world. We are all born. We all grow. We all need love. We all have fears. We all make mistakes. We all have a purpose. We all die. Therefore, we are all CONNECTED.

My goal is to create a safe space free of judgment, shame, or blame for those who wish to connect, educate & learn, experience enjoyment & personal growth, honour their emotions, self-reflect, and transform by acknowledging, aligning, attracting, expressing, reflecting or releasing any element relating to the human condition.

The concept of the human condition refers to the shared experiences, emotions, and challenges that are common to all human beings – regardless of gender, culture, race, background or beliefs. It encompasses both the positive and negative aspects of human existence – including joy, love, and fulfillment, as well as suffering, pain, and mortality.

My wish for my readers is that they be seen, heard, and understood.  As this is what every human being desires.

My voice has power.  Therefore, I am opening my heart and using my words to bring enlightenment and resonation to others. This is my calling, my destiny, my path forward.  I encourage you to walk with me on this journey – we call life.

**Here is a little fun fact about me – I do NOT like the word “Blog.”  I don’t know why, but I very much dislike it. I have never been a fan of it.  It doesn’t make sense to me.  It sounds boring and unrelatable. Try saying it, “Blog, Blog, Blog.”  It sounds more like, “Blah, Blah, Blah!”  To my surprising delight, the meaning of a moon card that I had selected during one of my readings referred to the divine downloads that we receive from the universe.  I was like, “FUCK YES!”  I am totally going to use “Downloads” to replace Blog as it perfectly aligns with “Down” With Dennel.

PS. Our “FUCK YES” refers to those moments when we are in sync with our soul purpose.  For me, my legs begin to tingle with electrical charges as positive energy radiates throughout my body. Our lives should be lived by this sign.  If it is not a “FUCK YES!” then it should be a “FUCK NO!”  It is that simple.

PPS. I have a trucker mouth!!!

More about me when you click on the link to Meet Dennel!

PPPS. Meet Dennel! is still a work in progress – just as I am.

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