Today we’d like to introduce you to Chase Daniel Johnson.
Hi Chase Daniel, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I grew up in a small town an hour south of the city of Buffalo, NY. My life was normal for the most part my family was upper middle class and I had everything I could ever want. As I got older, I struggled to find my identity. After a series of traumatic events: experiencing a school shooting, being raped, blackmailed, and sexually trafficked from the ages of 17 – 24. I had completely lost all sense of self and lost all trust in society. In order to protect myself from further abuse and public humiliation, I created a series of masked personas to navigate my way through life. The masked personas I created allowed for me to transform into anyone or anything for any type of social situation. Along my journey, I realized I no longer had to fragment myself and wear the masked identities. I finally allowed for my true authentic self to step forward. I was Chase. I was love. I was me. Fear no longer had a stern grasp hold over my life and my decision-making. With each life experience I had, I grew and became who I am today.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
My life journey was not easy. The Chase of Authenticity takes readers on a detailed journey through life experiences after being raped, blackmailed, sexually trafficked, and publicly humiliated. My personal experiences give parents and community members the tools to be able to recognize warning signs and create a safe open line of communication with children to prevent them from being sexually trafficked and preyed upon by predators. I made a lot of mistakes in my life however, I never gave up hope and I always believed in myself. Along my journey, I made it my mission to become the best version of myself and reclaim everything that was taken away from me. Through persistence, faith, resilience, self-confidence, and inner strength; I found my authentic self. My goal is to remind people that no matter how horrible your life circumstances may seem to never lose hope and always remember that you are not alone. You are perfect love and no one or nothing can break the pure essence of your soul. My life experiences have motivated me to be proactive and share my stress relief tips with the world.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a stress relief expert and travel all across the United States. I consult people with stress management and mental health wellness. I teach people how to remove stress from their body and mind so they can live a prosperous life. According to research put of Stanford stress is the number one cause of illness and diseases such as heart attack, stroke, cancer, etc…Some of the ways I have helped transform lives is with my book The Chase of Authenticity. The Chase of Authenticity takes readers on a journey and teaches people how to let go of their past traumas as they do not define who you are. I also do reiki healing/massage therapy services to help relax my clients and give them peace of mind. In addition, I have recently launched an online store and designed my own handcrafted holistic aromatherapy product line called Chase the Best Version of You. Last year I started working for a mental health wellness nutrition company. Mental health wellness nutrition is important because it allows you to become more aware about the connection between the gut and brain. New research has discovered that our gut is our second brain. The foods we ingest have an impact on our thoughts and feelings.
We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
I define success as the passion and fire that keeps you going every day. For myself that is learning and self-reflection. Sharing my knowledge about mental health wellness and stress relief with others is my passion and observing the difference I make in people’s lives is my success.
- Website: www.chasethebestversionofyou.com
- Instagram: @chasemanhattan1 & @chasethebestversionofyou
- Youtube: https://youtu.be/fIUHL3SjyXE