I am really concerned for us. So many of my peers and clients are coming to me because they are stressed out, anxious, overwhelmed, lost. We are getting to be 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 years old…We feel like we should have figured “it” out by now, but we are dealing with the same old shit we always have. Some of us are in the throws of parenthood and are completely baffled by what we’ve gotten ourselves into. Some of us are empty nesters and have no idea what to do with ourselves now that the kids are gone, some of us are happily single and others quite lonely, some of us are facing aging bodies and are finding asking for help to be challenging.
Some of us feel like we have been sold a load of horse crap. Nobody told us being an adult would be like this. Nobody prepared us for living with someone who leaves their socks on the floor everyday when we like to keep a tidy house…or never remembers garbage day or seems to no longer be excited by our mere existence like they once were. Nobody prepares us for how to cope with breakups and divorce. Nobody prepares us on how to care for our friends when someone they love dies and they are grieving…No one teaches us how to care for ourselves when we are grieving.
There are many great teachers, philosophers, psychologists, spiritual gurus and ministers and yet it’s not enough. We need a better plan, because what we have going on isn’t enough. Technology is advancing at amazing rates. The fast paced world is getting faster, we have more than we’ve ever had before and so many of us feel like we are constantly behind and un-alive…
That why I love my job…I get to help you feel alive again. Why? Because I know what it’s like to walk around as a shell of your once vibrant self. I know what it’s like to grieve a relationship, to not show up as the friend, mother, partner or human that you want to be. I know what it’s like to continually quit on yourself, to people please and to feel so wrecked by the end of the day you just want to escape into a pan of brownies, alcohol, Netflix…anything to numb and quiet the anxious chatter in your brain.
I also know how to get out of that cycle. I know the importance of having your own back and gaining momentum in growing into your full potential. To feel the effects of talking lovingly to yourself and treating yourself with grace and compassion. I know how to work through the pain instead of numbing it away. I know how to dream, and I can teach it.
Freedom lies on the other side of the things that scare us, and we all deserve to feel that freedom.
Want more from me?
Go check out my podcast Episode 5: You Get to Call Bullshit on Yourself
I love you my friends,