Welcome! I'm so excited to welcome you into the Start Again Stronger family!
If you are here, you likely have experienced some kind of unexpected pain, upheaval, shift or loss...maybe even a lifetime of it. (Goodness knows you are not alone... 2020 has been a challenge to us all!) —and my goal for you is to start again stronger feeling truly authentic, aligned and content in your life!
If you are like most of my clients, you are old hat at "putting out fires." You are the one people call when they need someone who they know will take charge of a situation, and be the rock; the dependable one that everyone can count on.
Let's face it, however. Even with all our tools, life can be a bumpy ride. Fatal family illnesses, federal assistance, heartbreak and house fire...you name it, I’ve done it, so I hear ya!
And truth be told, it can feel like a lot to shoulder when we are also trying to take care of ourselves, work on ourselves—let alone our own dreams, if we've even dared to dream at all. (Feels like quite a luxury sometimes, doesn't it?)
“Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.”
― Lao Tzu
Like tenacious Sisyphus pushing up that rock, one thing is for certain, you've got GRIT but maybe, even secretly, there's some anxiety about this...a gnawing sense that there's GOT to be more to life, not to mention that persistent question laying on your heart: why is it ON ME to fix things all the time?
I remember thinking, despite all I'd overcome, achieved, and assisted, that my life just wasn’t an authentic reflection of the True Story of myself...and feeling slightly doomed to always be waiting for the next shoe to drop. I had no system for skilled self-understanding. Despite how confident and independent I appeared to others, I struggled with really knowing who I was.
Quick side note: I'll never forget the day my own coach called me out on this one...In his loving and playful way, he invited me to challenge and question all of the stories I was currently committing to...and, boy, did I have a BIG one.
He helped me realize that the identity I was so committed to preserving was of a person who no matter how hard she tried—and I tried HARD—things just never really worked out.
I had hard evidence of it, in fact —even wrote it all down!
My hyper vigilance produced ANXIETY that evolved into panic attacks. Being young with no effective coping mechanisms, I controlled the one thing I knew how: I started eating and drinking way too much.
With no system for self-regulation, in my teens and twenties, this actually led to health problems for me. My immunity suffered so I caught viruses like mononucleosis and plantar warts. My skin broke out in ECZEMA and I showed signs of ACCELERATED AGING (people thought I was 10 years older than I actually was!).
How about you? Are you body-sensitive when there's change?
Convincing myself I was doomed to always deal with OPD (other people's disruption), I was also challenged by super sensitivity. Ever since I was young I could perceive the effects of energy, feeling shifts deeply in my mind, body, and heart.
Even though I spent hours at the gym, WEIGHT GAIN would not go down. My nervous system was shot and I suffered 6 month long SINUS INFECTIONS, a 5-month bout of IBS (my digestion hurt so badly I could not even drink chicken broth), heart palpitations, ALLERGIES and even premature HAIR LOSS!
I tried all sorts of solutions and my gift of desperation led me down what, back then, was an a-typical path (I think I was maybe the only kid I knew in college doing yoga...I so loved my Gaiam VHS!).
Anyhow, I started seeking a spirituality that worked for me.
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
― Lao Tzu
Truth time: Have you ever played with concepts like meditation, yoga, reiki, astrology, affirmations, intuitive consults or even card readings?!
If you are like many of my clients, you have big broad understandings of concepts like mindfulness, Universal Law, Love, Abundance, Consciousness or complementary health tools like acupuncture and emotional freedom technique (aka EFT or ‘tapping’), but maybe you are still struggling, pragmatically, to make it all work in your life the way you think it “should."
Maybe you're still wrestling with yourself in relationships, finding your right work, or just struggling with self-doubt. Maybe the stress of frequently dealing with disruption has impacted your health.
I stood at a turning point in 2012 that fundamentally changed so much. I discovered that life's unexpected events are a LOT LESS threatening when looked at through the lense of energy...because, while you can't always change people and events, you can ALWAYS change energy.
So, I began Start Again Stronger after studying with the best experts in energy mechanics and “clocking in” over 6000 hours serving clients. I’ve had the honor of working at a teaching hospital helping amputees, cancer patients and babies in the NICU lessen their pain and anxiety.
As a professional coach, I’ve worked with open-minded executives helping them bounce back even better from the unexpected by increasing their resiliency and reducing the resistance that naturally comes from acting out of alignment with their authentic selves. They, like me, found surprisingly positive results.
Here you will uncover the mechanics of how your unique energy field operates so that you can stay grounded and present amid upheaval and shift. You’ll gain strong and effective tools for a renewed sense of vitality (and good timing!) as you rebuild your foundations to create life situations that leave you not only satisfied but eager for more.
Can't wait to support you in your discovery!
Lots of love,