It was the first time any of us had met. We sat around a table sharing our souls and what it meant to be both Wild & Holy at the first Wild & Holy Weekend.
Around that table sat an eclectic group of women – some from conservative faiths, others more liberal, some Christian, some Hindu, some Catholic, and some from no faith at all.
Yet, here we each were, wanting the same thing – more freedom, more truth, and more bravery.
Each of us had a desire to do something meaningful with our lives, but we were all stuck for a similar reason….
Who we thought we were allowed to be and more importantly who we thought we weren’t.
That first circle taught me a lot about what it meant to be both Wild & Holy and I realized although we all had our own stories to unravel to find the courage and conviction we were looking for, we all had similar stories around what it meant to be a woman and we were all afraid of being TOO MUCH.
But it didn’t stop there…
The thread that wove us together was the desire to have more faith and trust in ourselves and have a closer relationship with a God of our own understanding. We all craved spiritual authenticity, to know our Divinity, and expand into our fullest expression!
That’s when I realized, Wild & Holy was built upon three pillars – Faith, Trust, and Bravery.
It’s finding freedom to be who you are, it’s finding wholeness to love who you are, it’s finding courage to express yourself bravely and pursue a life your soul knows you deserve.
That’s why Wild & Holy has become an inclusive space for all women to trust themselves more and do their Holy Work in the world.
If we’re just now meeting, I’m Megan.
I’m as wild as I am holy. I’m as brave as I am afraid. I’m as messy as I am human. And I’m free to be it all!
I hold a M.A. in Clinical Counseling from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina
I hold a Board Certified Coach (BCC) certification awarded by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE)
I held Texas licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) from 2012 – 2015
As an LPC, I worked as a substance abuse counselor in a dual diagnosis 28-day rehabilitation center working specifically to help others break addictive patterns that were interfering with their ability to love themselves and receive love from others.
I owned and operated a successful private practice from 2013-2015.
In private practice, I focused on relationship issues and interpersonal patterns that prevented my clients from living authentic, fulfilling lives.
I’ve been a Board Certified Coach since 2014.
I’ve worked with couples and individuals for the past 5 years and have been an ally for the LGBTQ community, especially working with couples, since becoming licensed as a psychotherapist in 2012.
For the larger part of my early adolescence, I felt like I was broken. There was a hole in my soul that I tried to fill with anything I could find to help numb the pain I felt – drugs, alcohol, people, you name it. What was once a path of self-destruction and self-sabotage fueled by voices of “not enough” became a spiritual quest for healing and wholeness that came in the form of coming home to myself, learning how to love and receive love from others, and cultivating a deeply fulfilling relationship with a God of my own understanding and finding my spiritual sense of self.
After losing a dear friend in 2006, I started a spiritual quest for more truth that took me to Spain, France, Ireland, Italy. Germany and Morocco. My quest for my own healing arrived through a multitude of mystical and magical aha’s and insights that led me to realize my religious upbringing hadn’t been the whole story. God was never meant to fit in a box, a book, or an institution and since denouncing my Christian faith only to circle back around years later through Unity Church, I’ve been on a personal journey of finding God in the most unlikely places, especially within myself.
With spiritual roots and psychological wisdom, I now help others come home to who they are by finding their own truth beyond what they were taught to believe about themselves, the world, God, and everything in between. My work is deep. It’s transformational. It’s elemental.
I do my own digging and encourage my clients to do theirs as well. The result is freedom, soul freedom to open to life’s magic, to believe more deeply in possibility, to trust your own wisdom more wholeheartedly, and pursue a life of your own choosing. It’s one part Wild and one part Holy and in my world, it’s the solution to everything.
Megan Hale, MA, BCC holds a Masters in Clinical Counseling and a Bachelors in Psychology. She maintains a Board Certified Coach credential and has extensive experience with spiritually oriented psychology, positive psychology, mindfulness based psychology, cognitive behavioral psychology, and interpersonal psychology. She specializes in self-confidence, self-love, cultivating courage and alignment, building authenticity, and creating harmonious, fulfilling, soul expanding relationships. She has a special interest in helping women and couples create their own kind of beautiful life where they feel empowered, happy, and free.
Megan Hale is a former psychotherapist, Relationship Coach, and Podcast Host of The Enoughness Revolution and Wild & Holy Radio sharing practical tools that speak to the soul to create more faith and freedom to live your truth and stand for love. She’s the founder of Wild & Holy Weekend, an intimate bi-annual retreat for women who are ready to be their fullest expression. She’s carried her Carolina roots to Texas where she’s married to her best friend, mama to their son with a second baby on the way, and a willing accomplice to spoiling their two rescue pooches. She blogs on everything between marriage, motherhood, spirituality, courage, creativity, and creating a fulfilling life instead of just a full one.
I’m a walking dichotomy of pleasurable action and recovering workaholism. I love organic juice as much as I love wine, yoga as much as I love chocolate, and travel as much as I love being a creature of habit and a homebody. I have a secret desire to own a boutique in Austin, TX someday that sells housewares and clothing for the modern day priestess who gets shit done while spending my summers in my hometown of Charleston, SC. Some of my favorite things include exploring spirituality through multiple lenses, dancing to Beyonce and Christina Aguilera, SUSHI, watching Fixer Upper, and pretending I have some sort of background in interior design!
I’m a self-taught graphic designer and branding visionary. I love bringing something in my heart to life and perhaps that’s why I love helping women realize the desires they hold in theirs. I love yoga, but don’t practice nearly as consistently as I used to. I’m a major foodie, love craft beer (my hubby’s influence), am a Leo through and through, and love adventure, travel, fashion, and FUN.
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