My journey to self love | Dr Andrea Pennington

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The guidelines we give organizers are described in more detail here: http://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/t… For decades, Dr. Andrea Pennington hid her battle with depression and anxiety. As a popular American medical journalist and TV host, she survived her high powered media career as a functional depressive. Denying her true passion for artistic expression became so painful that she hit rock bottom with depression and burnout.

In despair, she went on a journey that led to a surprising musical epiphany, an out of body experience and awakening, which helped her reconnect to the essence of her Authentic Self. This inspired her to go on a journey of inner work, self-exploration, and self-expression. Now, Dr. Andrea speaks globally to reduce the stigma of mental illness and to support people on their journey to overcoming trauma and embracing authentic living.

She also sings and teaches the principles of real self-love through the non-profit Real Self Love Movement as part of her mission to help as many people as possible who’ve also battled self-hatred, ‘imposter syndrome’ and depression. Dr. Andrea Pennington is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, and international bestselling author of several books. She is also a documentary filmmaker, visionary brand strategist for Lightworkers, and Founder of the #RealSelfLove Movement.​ ​Andrea’s latest book and song, both entitled ​I Love You, Me!, ​explores her personal journey from depression to real self-love.

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