Hello, friend. i believe in
So, chances are if you are reading this right now, there is a reason, and if you hang out long enough, you will find what your heart is needing.
Whatever you may be experiencing right now, I want you to know I FEEL you. Your story is WORTHY of being shared, processed, and healed so that you can be your best self NOW.
I believe we need more changemakers in the world— people like you dedicated to living in truth and compassion for a higher purpose, fueled by alignment with their core and connection to something greater than themselves.
The old paradigm used to be if you want to make a difference put yourself last and work hard, very hard until the life is squeezed out of you, stress ensues and then your body starts to take a toll. But legacies are not left when you are limping around, always putting off rest, too busy and overly stressed- just study the top producers and changemakers in the world.
THIS is the work we’re here to do.
When I was younger I drew up a plan for exactly how I wanted my perfect life to look. Looking back, I did this because so much around me was out of my control.
I have had the strength of a peacekeeper back to my earliest memories. Yet over the years, the problems of life got bigger and came more frequently, turning the gift of keeping the peace into a full-time job of people pleasing and an unrelenting desire to make it all better for everyone else. As I entered the working world as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, the desire to help others became such a badge of honor that I was chronically sick, fatigued and inflamed. I knew life had to be better than what I was experiencing, but the ironic part was I didn’t notice the full extent my lifestyle was affecting my health and wellbeing.
And then I found yoga
I remember my first yoga class… The teacher challenged me mentally and spiritually. To say my mind was blown is an understatement! I left feeling a deep sense of release of the constant pressure I had been feeling. It was a life-changing moment. It deepened my relationship with myself but most importantly it strengthened my relationship with God beyond anything I could have imagined.
I started to read, study and train in many different holistic realms- From spiritual to philosophical to functional nutrition, hormone health, neuroscience and beyond. I decided to become a certified yoga instructor to formally embark on self-development and soon realized I wanted to share this with others.
As I shifted the way I worked and lived my life with more faith, mindfulness and ease, I was blessed to witness some incredible and inspirational stories of healing while treating clients. It became clear to me, as I worked with the human body as a physical therapist, that mental and life stressors were at the root of weakness and instability.
Behind the scenes of my career, I personally struggled
with anxiety and a spiraling negative mind.
And with the birth of our first child, I once again found myself in a cycle of feeling out of control and trying to grasp at straws to make it all better.
With the long medical process discovering my son Whitt’s unique abilities and needs, my husband and I became the best parents and advocates we knew how.
Only, in addition, I fell back into the familiar sadness, denial and desire to fix it all quickly. It was too familiar, and too easy to revert back to the old ways. Only this time, I had more tools and they were good tools! This time, I was aware that the physical effects I was experiencing were linked to my mental unrest, just as I had seen while treating clients. My body wasn’t cooperating, and I started having more pain, anxiety, weakness in my core and skin issues. My coping mechanisms were, chocolate chip cookie dough (yes, that would be the “don’t ever eat raw kind”… I have always liked to live on the edge), fine wine and some good old-fashioned avoidance as I poured myself into work.
Having the tools and knowledge coupled with a life curve-ball that focused all my attention into working brought me to the ah-ha moment, God intended me to find. As I worked, I noticed the impact the mind and stress has on physical health and wellbeing. This ah-ha moment propelled me to become a certified Wellness and Life Coach.
By combining my professional knowledge of healing the body, the mind and the spirit I was pleasantly surprised to be personally set free. When I was younger, I spent a good portion of time just wanting to reach the end goal and to “get past” something. As a slightly older and wiser mom, I realized it was time to pivot and see the abundance of choices instead of roadblocks.
Moving forward with
confidence and ease
I have found peace and grace in our beautiful life, instead of being ruled by anxiety and worry, and oh how sweet it is!
It never ceases to amaze me how God is shaping a path, and it is just a matter of letting go enough to keep walking forward. So, my friend, I will keep walking forward with a smile and I hope you will join me.