Denise is a spiritual teacher, student and empowerment coach who believes in radical self-acceptance as the key to healing and transformation. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she left home at 12 and began a nomadic life of city-hopping for the next 20 years. She’s lived in LA, Boston, Paris, London, and New York, and has always found it ironic how glamorous this resumé sounds as she knows intimately well just how lost and seeking she was in her battle with depression during this time. Four years ago after moving to the great city of Toronto, she made the decision to stop running, and began a steady and thorough process toward healing. After what she can only refer to as a ‘spiritual awakening,’ she began training as a coach and now works to empower clients out of limiting stories, so they can live life in its most expansive realm of possibility.
On a spiritual retreat, a shaman once said to Denise: “Express yourself.” The simple statement struck a chord deep within her—she realized just how much time we spend finding our voices and that it’s high time we use them. With that, the seed of HerStories was born. Denise believes that there is immense power in story, beauty in vulnerability and that when we are able to truly own, love and express all of ourselves, we find home.