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Rockstar Afterparty @ Snowbird 2016Only you can be the hero of your story.

Adversity is an opportunity to see yourself with real clarity, throw convention and fear out the window, and start living better – with resiliency.

This is the rockstar mindset, and the magic of adversity alchemy.

This is ground zero for resiliency experiments, experiences, and opportunities to join me on your own rockstar journey.

The Rockstar Comeback Project: I hit a rock bottom in 2015, triggering my “Rockstar Comeback” – what started as a journal on an unconventional response to trauma and turned into a community of rockstars transforming hardship into meaning and resiliency.

The Type 1 Rockstar Project: After hitting rock bottom, the stress caused an autoimmune attack and Type 1 diabetes, which has turned into a passion for low-carb recipes and whole body health. I’m healthier than I ever have been, and you can be, too – even if you aren’t diabetic.

You’ve got a rockstar inside. Adversity is the inevitable prerequisite for growth. We can do better than cope. You have a resilient spirit begging to be nurtured. Launch your own rockstar project. Turn your curveballs into home runs.

About Em

Em Capito, LCSWAs a clinical therapist with more than 10 years of experience observing a broken approach to mental, emotional and physical well-being, I aim to challenge how we think about and respond to adversity.

I completed my master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah in 2007, seeking out independent study in mind-body medicine and emphasizing whole personal wellness and self-determination early in my career in addiction treatment.

I quickly grew frustrated with the constant pressure to assess, diagnose, document “evidence-based practices,” and of course: bill.

Here’s the truth: You are the ONLY expert on you. 

After I experienced my own traumatic experience as a therapist, I returned to the growing body of mind-body research and common sense lifestyle practices that build up resiliency.

What I found: The quickest way for anyone to boost their own resiliency is through intentional discomfort – safely stepping outside of your comfort zone on purpose, sometimes baby stepping, in order to get intimate with your fears and learn precisely who you are: a rockstar.

I offer a limited clinical practice focused on post-traumatic meaning and growth.

“I want to take just a second to thank you. I’ve been going through an intense transition. At times it’s been scary and exhilarating and difficult and draining and exciting and…All this to say, your blog, your posts, your book club have all figured in as part of what has helped me. I am inspired by your journey and the experiences and insights you share. They are part of what is helping me through a tough but really interesting and exciting time.”
– Bob, April 2017 –

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