Roberta Bárcena is a writer, poet, podcaster and spiritual guide, all her work is founded on Radical Acceptance as the source of inner and outer harmony. She is a vulnerability expert and through diverse methods and disciplines she guides people to better manage their emotions and trauma, be happy in their own skin and live an authentic and genuine life. She has done extensive training in the field of yoga and meditation, breath work and creative writing. She recently became a certified Kundalini yoga teacher.
1. When did your love for poetry begin?
My love for poetry began after my first real deep heartbreak, I kept looking for ways to express the deep longings of my heart and reaching for different things to heal, until I found that what I needed most was to express my feelings through written word.
2. Where do you envision taking your writing?
I am true hopeless romantic that believes in love and abandon, so I just want to keep writing from that space and ignite in others the spirit of love within. I want my writing to be a source of inspiration for healing and self-acceptance, so whoever reads me feels understood and hopeful.
3. If you could change the world through your poetry, what would be your message to heal the world?
Everything you need is already within you, trust that you are whole and worthy of everything this world has to offer.
4. What brings you ALEGRIA?
Being of service, having the opportunity to make someone’s life better even if it’s just for a moment in time. That just fills my heart with joy and makes my spirit jump in alegría!
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