Before I get started with my who’s, how’s, and why’s, I’d like to take a moment to thank you for checking out my page. I understand choosing a Life Coach is an extremely big step, so having this opportunity to tell you my story really means a lot to me.
Looking from the outside in, my current life must look pretty darn good. I co-own three successful businesses with two of my beautiful daughters, I’m completely financially independent, and I enjoy a balanced, harmonious, and healthy life... But here's the deal. I'm no fairy tale Princess, and my life's path had many painful twists and turns before I finally discovered the tools I needed to build the fulfilling life I lead today.
Let’s rewind back a decade or so, when my marriage of 20 years came to an unfortunate end and I found myself completely starting over at the age of 40. I was miserable, lonely, lost and consumed with fear. I honestly didn’t know who I was outside of the context of that marriage. I immediately fell into the role of "victim" and began to make myself right at home there. This went on for several years until I became so completely sick of myself that I made the bold and crazy decision to travel to India and study Yoga. Perhaps this venture wouldn’t have been quite so bold and crazy had I ever taken more than a few dozen yoga classes or traveled anywhere outside the country, let alone solo. My gut told me that I needed to do something completely out of character and it turned out to be the best decision I have ever made. I leapt head first into an unknown and mysterious world and in my wildest dreams; I could have never imagined what was in store for me.
I spent several weeks living in an Indian Ashram studying meditation and yoga, and along the way I learned the true definition of discomfort. I’m talking a strict vegan diet, deadly snakes, spiders in my shower, sleeping on a straw mat, alone in a foreign Country, and blistering 100-degree heat kind of discomfort. But in the midst of all of that, I did something I had never done before- I welcomed the discomfort in. I became very curious about it and questioned my resistance to it. I wanted to see what was on the other side of that uneasiness. That decision led me to experience a true awakening and I soon discovered exactly what was hiding on the other side of my fear- my authentic self.
My experience in India created a burning desire to unravel the mystery that lied within me. I wanted to really know what I was made of, what made my brain tick and why the hell I was here, on this planet, living my life as a human. That fire lit the way to my brand new life.
After graduating “first class” from my Yoga Training, I returned to the US with my Yoga Teacher Training Certificate in hand. After only a few weeks back into my old routine, I realized I wanted more of the philosophy that had sparked a new sense of hope inside of me. I decided to pursue Life & Health Coaching and I went on to study everything I could get my hands on about the human journey. I studied great philosophers, sages, and teachers- both ancient and modern; I received training as a professional life and health coach, fitness instruction, and advanced yoga instruction. This newfound knowledge was like food to me and I realized I’d been starving my whole life. I was insatiable and couldn’t get enough. The desire to share what I’d learned with others catapulted me into opening my own business.
In September of 2009, I opened Bloom Yoga in a humble 1200 square feet space and since then, my two beautiful daughters have joined me on my journey to wholeness. Together, we have gone on to open two more businesses and now occupy over 12,000 square feet of incredible, healing space. We have over 5000 dedicated students and our community continues to bloom every single day.
I attribute my success to the countless hours I’ve spent studying about myself and then applying everything I’d learned. I am living, breathing proof that Life Coaching works. I’ve studied and applied the very principals I teach to my clients in my own life. I have completely transformed my health by learning how to eat clean, vibrant, and nutrient dense food, I’ve given up all buffers including alcohol, and through this knowledge, I have the career of my dreams.
With all of that said, I am no perfect human being and my life isn't challenge free by any means... in fact, owning and operating two large businesses has presented me with more challenges than I could've ever possibly anticipated. The difference is, I’ve come to understand that these challenges are not here to punish me. Rather, they are offering me an opportunity to grow, learn, and evolve. I no longer resist discomfort. I accept it as part of the process and welcome the lessons it has to offer me. This new lease on life happened for one reason- I woke up and I decided to get crystal clear about what I wanted and then mapped out a path to get there. And I’m here to tell you that you can do it too.
I want you to know that whatever it is you’re going through, there is hope. I have the tools you need to create a new path. I’ve walked that very path and I’m here to tell you, the journey is incredible. From where I’m standing now, I know that life always gives us clues when we are seeking guidance. It’s no mistake you found your way here. I invite you to take a leap of faith and courage into a brand new world of perspective. Your life is about to change forever, and I’d be honored to be your guide.
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