Mike Croy is a principal at school created specifically to support the needs of teens who are emotionally impaired, "EI" kids. The journey it took to get him here involved several twists and turns and a less than perfect childhood. His mother left his family with a "Dear John" letter when he was 11 and change and instability was his only constant growing up. His dad really rose to the occasion and Mike found his way into a love of running.
Throughout his journey he was drawn to the misfits, the fringers, the outliers and this ultimately led him to the work he does now.
My favorite part of his story comes in Part 2 where he incorporated his love of yoga into his daily life and beyond. Mike not only talks the talk but he walks the walk and continues to find ways to gift yoga to the typically underserved populations.
You tell in this interview Mike is a pretty cerebral guy, he is thoughtful and contemplative and took the breadcrumb analogy to the max. Perhaps you will be able to look back at your own life and find the crumbs that are leading you to a soulful, meaningful life.
Here is the ACEs test we spoke of: Adverse Childhood Experiences.