Kanoe was 8 years old when her beloved father died, and his death impacted her greatly. To handle her pain, she avoided her emotions and pushed them out of her consciousness. During her time at USM, she gave herself permission to allow the buried feelings to come up. She also discovered that her younger self had taken on several irrational beliefs around her father’s death, such as her dad abandoned her; God punished her; she wasn’t worthy of a father. She allowed herself to heal by bringing these emotions and irrational beliefs forward in the safe USM environment, forgiving herself for the judgments and misunderstandings and stepping into her new truth.