First of all, because it is rare to find people in today’s world that can say they are genuinely happy and fulfilled. Our society encourages high-stress lifestyles and mindless habits. Health, both physical and mental, are seen as afterthoughts, something that we can focus on once we accomplish everything else in our day (including thirty minutes of scrolling through social media.) How often do we complete our task list with enough satisfaction that we can “fit in” our health? Close to never. And why do we see physical and mental health as separate, as if our brain isn’t a physical part of our body?!
Secondly because I have been in both of these places, though I spent more time in the second one. I had my first nervous breakdown before I even got to high school and have a handful of suicide attempts under my belt. I went through a decade and a half of self-harm and years of on and off cocaine addiction.
I tried, really I did, to “get better.” Over and over. Somehow, I kept falling back into the same patterns.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you are broken and never tell yourself
that something is impossible!
You have taken steps before, I know you have. I did too. A million of them. Yet all of the pain that I hadn’t found a way to manage and the discontentment with life in general finally collided in a giant convoluted train wreck in my head and I almost jumped from the ledge of a Canadian hotel room.
The only reason I came down was because of a well-timed song. That song was a wake-up call. I had some habits to break. Only I had no idea where to start.
To say that the next few months were a struggle would be an understatement. I had to figure out what I was doing wrong while giving myself credit for what I was doing right (yes, you are already doing positive things even if you don’t realize it!) I had to completely rebuild my life from the ground up.
It isn’t about going to a Yoga class and holding Downward Dog until your arms fall off. It isn’t about reading self-help books until your eyes bleed. It isn’t about playing guinea pig to a system that is structured to profit off of your struggles. It’s about balance. It’s about unlearning everything you thought you knew about life and even about yourself and being willing to start over.
Believe me, I never thought I could be any happier than the broken-down girl that was standing on that ledge. That’s why I was there. Even the professionals told me I would always have a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and that it was impossible to overcome.
Guess what? I was decertified as having a SMI.
I now live a life so full of giddy joy that I sometimes feel like I must be in another dimension or maybe in someone else’s dream.
I proved the world wrong.
I proved myself wrong.
Are you ready to do the same?
Sometimes, life can seem confusing or overwhelming. We can lose perspective or direction. Everyone needs a hand-up sometimes. I know what it’s like to be at rock bottom feeling hopeless, but I also know what it’s like to just feel complacent and want to add more joy to your life. No matter where you are, I can help you find a more fulfilling path.
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**UPDATE Because of the complications that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 virus, the launch has been postponed until June. My one-on-one coaching will still be available.
Learn why taking an anti-depressant, reading a self-help book, taking a few Yoga classes or eating a salad are never going to lead to sustainable or long-term fulfillment in your life and take action to being happier than you ever knew possible.
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