Arnold Rodriguez

I have often heard it said that, “Your pain is your purpose” and “Your mess is your message.”

This has certainly been the case for me. A lifelong battle with the devastating darkness of sex addiction, compulsive overeating, and debilitating codependency finally led me to the rooms of recovery on Memorial day of 2010.

One doesn’t have to be an addict to know that the disease of addiction destroys lives. And, one of the most devastating truths that this particular addict had to come to terms with was that most of the pain in my life was brought about by myself. Bad choices, toxic relationships, self harm, selfish behavior, and ignoring the warning signs, all in a desperate attempt to anesthetize my inner pain and darkness.

I can say that now, 10 years into the recovery process, I have finally landed in a reality where the only real answer for me is love, acceptance, and gratitude. Love on all fronts; self love, love of others, and love of life. Leading with love has changed my perspective from one of lack to real and abiding gratitude for the immeasurable abundance which has always existed in my life. I definitely fall short of spiritual ideals on a daily basis and, I accept that. But, for me, the point is that I try. And, that is all that the unconditionally loving God of my understanding will ever ask of me.

Below is a short speech I gave on the Micdrop stage in Miami in February of 2019. It is my hope that you can derive something from it. We are on this journey together. And, because of this I have made it my mission to help people see just how beautiful they are. Because it is the truth. Our loving creator does not make mistakes. You are perfect in your imperfections. You are beautiful just for being you. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. And, anyone who tells you any different, is lying.

Get in touch with me to begin a journey to wellness.

NYC
Practicing Since, 1998

Reiki
Master

Trained in NYC under the guidance of The Reverend Glen of Trees (Independent and private Reiki teacher), all three levels. Received second level three certification under Peggy Gaines (RN, BSN), Miami, Holy Fire Reiki under Reiki.org.

Miami
Dec. 2017

Licensed Massage Therapist

Educating Hands school of Massage therapy.

Lic. # MA88847

Gotham City Improv, NYC.
1998 – 2013

Studied Improv Comedy

Invaluable course of training in community building, communication, and performance.

LY University Online
Dec. 2019

Laughter Yoga Leader

A powerful modality which encourages the expression of unconditional joy and, in the process, fosters connection to your inner child and the world around you.

Miami
Feb. 2019

Public
Speaker

Trained in the Micdrop method of public speaking and storytelling both as a speaker and a trainer. Extremely effective method to connect people with their own personal narratives.