I realized through all that I had learned in these last several years that I had control and choices. In fact, the most important choice – how I felt – I had been leaving up to external influences. I no longer do that. Now I fully recognize that how I feel each day is up to me.
And let’s face it, bad stuff still happens. We can’t avoid it.
It’s how we learn to cope and still thrive through it all that is where the magic lies. I went through caregiving for my mother as she declined with dementia and her eventual passing with so much love, grace, and strength.
I moved through the many emotions of that loss while supporting a family member through open heart surgery, literally the same week as my youngest left for college, on his own, to travel 1800 miles away from me – taking what was supposed to be a very special mom & son road trip without me.
More recently, I’ve been going through the end of a toxic relationship and the betrayal and pain that comes with it. I’ve had my world turned upside down overnight. It would have crushed me to my core if it had happened a decade ago.
I couldn’t have ever kept it together through these challenges the way I have without knowing how to care for my energy – to connect to faith – to understand how to nurture my soul. It’s all connected – the wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.
I am now a healthy, fit, grounded, compassionate, positive, manifesting goal-getter. I can more fully enjoy what I love in life. I appreciate myself more; I am doing more of what I adore; my purpose-driven, soul-centered coaching business helping other women do the same has grown; and today, I’m thriving more than ever!
My life is now soul-driven, I’m stepping into who I truly am with confidence, grace, and self-love – all despite the wicked challenges life brings. And I have helped my clients do the same – overcome their challenges – and thrive.