Every week, we are so incredibly blessed to able to share space with an incredible woman from the health, wellness and personal development community. This is our chance to connect and collaborate with some amazing ladies from around the world, and this week, we were able to share with Alisha Hawrylyszyn Frank.
I used to be miserable without any direction in my life. I was self-destructive with drugs, alcohol and loveless relationships, which led me to understand that I honestly hated myself. When I discovered how to become fiercely optimistic my life completely turned around allowing me to become truly happy. Now, I help facilitate the discovery of self-love with individuals pursuing positive change & inner growth, which allows them to find direction in their lives.
Hello! I’m Alisha Hawrylyszyn Frank (pronounced har-a-lish-in frank). I am a life coach, Reiki Master, yoga instructor, intuitive healer and writer.
When I was nineteen years old I almost lost my life due to liver failure brought on by a drug overdose. This experience gave me the strength to leave the gorgeous state of Michigan to find adventure (and myself). I landed in NYC where I resided for over a decade while simultaneously traveling the world for months at a time. Today, I live between San Diego, California & New York City in complete bliss.
My life from the outside looking in may have looked picture perfect back in the day - life of the party at all the trendiest spots (without ever waiting in a line). But I was really just part of a vicious cycle where being self-destructive & unhappy was thought to be cool and I was seriously doleful.
I needed to make changes in my life but everything seemed so intertwined and complex. I had no idea where to start! I began to read books and speak to professionals but I quickly realized that these steps were keeping me in the past and not pushing me forward into the future. So, this is where I started to trust myself. I put together what I needed in order for me to thrive & be happy. Today, I am proud to say that I love myself and I share this love with every single person I meet.
These days I am dedicated to empowering people and showing them how to become fiercely optimistic. I use a combination of techniques I have developed along the way as well as knowledge I picked-up through obtaining a NYU coaching certificate, an Indigenous Studies degree and years of education under the discipline of Swami Omkarananda.
I love all beings (especially bunnies), being near the water, cruising in my VW Beetle with the music turned up, taking photographs and giving thanks each & every day for all my blessings.
Passion Yoga School: How do you use your work as a spiritual tool?
Alisha Hawrylyszyn Frank: As a healer my work is very spiritual. I am constantly giving thanks to the Divine and keeping my communication flowing. Throughout my day I connect to the Universal Life Energy through Reiki to share the energy of the Universe with those that I come in contact with.
PYS: The cracks are how the light gets in. Tell us how your core wounds have inspired your work.
Alisha: I have suffered through much in this lifetime, which I talk about through my Instagram account and blog. I now have the ability to find compassion for everyone I come in contact with because I see that things aren't always as they seem. We put on a lot of different faces because our society has yet to create a supportive and loving environment for people to be honest. This is where we all come in! It's important for us not to be judgmental because one's journey may require a different route.
PYS: What is your worst habit and what are you doing to improve it?
Alisha: My worst habit at the moment is making sure to eat well. I am a very busy person so I eat a lot on the go, which doesn't always leave room for healthy food. I am now incorporating more green juices and teas to keep up my health. Health is wealth!
PYS: What advice would you offer to other goddesses working to actualize their potential?
Alisha: Believe in yourself and trust your intuition. You are amazing and magical. Now is the time to share your gifts with others.
PYS: What does your daily spiritual practice look like?
Alisha: I wake up between 3-5am to meditate for at least 20-minutes. This starts my day off right and connects me to the Self.
PYS: What secrets (past or present) have kept you from living in your truth?
Alisha: I am very open about my experiences, which has liberated my soul. I post openly on social media and my blog so that others know that they are not alone.
PYS: Who inspires you?
Alisha: Honestly, every single being inspires me from the happy-go-lucky dog walking down the street to the upset clerk at the super market. We are so blessed to be able to observes one another and share our gifts with the world.