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A Little Bit About Me

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I help ambitious women stop overthinking, manage anxiety, and feel confident.

 

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I was sitting at my desk one day in the 3rd grade when my teacher returned a stack of graded work. Stuck to one of those assignments was a sticky note that said, "Always sick." I can remember where I was sitting and thought that was a pretty mean thing for her to say. But to be fair, I did spend a lot of time in that tiny dark sick room in my elementary school. I wasn't sick but I didn't feel good. My stomach felt sick and I just wanted to go home. I don't think it was that I didn't like school because I was pretty smart and social, but I didn't want to be there.
 

I was a sensitive kid; a worrier. I worried my way through my small elementary and junior high building, through high school and college where my anxiety ramped up and into not just feeling sick, but to bigger and scarier feelings of anxiety and panic that revolved around my health. No one knew because I was good at hiding it and, back in the 90's, anxiety wasn't a thing. I thought I was the only one, that something was wrong with me, and I was stuck with how I felt. 

 

That was my life through my 30's. I taught high school, raised kids, and did all the things with a 100-pound weight of anxiety on my back. Then something flipped in me. It didn't happen in a moment, but it also definitely happened in a moment. I was listening to an audiobook, taking a walk like I did every day to get a break from taking care of my kids (and so I could eat more cookies) and I heard, "Anxiety is wishing for what you don't want." ....... Come again? Why would I do that and what do you mean I can just think something differently?

 

As I continued the book, I learned about coaching. I thought about it for 2 days before signing up to get my Health and Life Coaching certifications where I learned more about my nervous system, how thoughts make us feel emotions and even physical sensations, and how I could change my brain. I was floored. I looked back at my calendar where I journaled all my anxiety 'stuff' and noticed it had been months since I felt anxious.

 

And now, I get to use 30 years of anxiety trench work to help others who feel alone, stressed and anxious get unstuck, do big amazing things, feel confident, get calm, start new careers, become bodybuilders, travel, be present with their families, improve their relationships... Its amazing.

How Is This Different?

Support. Accountability. A system that digs deep.

Talk to you soon!

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