A Journey From Self-Doubt And unfulfillment To Radiance And Living My Best Life
Here’s My Story:
Ever since I was a little girl, I had my eye on the prize: do well in school, go to college, get a job, find my prince charming, buy a house, have kids, and continue on my merry way. So that’s exactly what I set out to do. I was blessed to get into my dream university, land a cool corporate marketing role, marry my high school sweetheart, and stay home to raise our three precious babies. Everything seemed to be going as planned…until one thing after the other started breaking down.
Soon after getting married, both chronic illness and tragic death hit immediate family members. I had two failed pregnancies and three very trying pregnancies. My early years of motherhood were spent orchestrating interventions for developmental challenges. I was almost paralyzed by a severe cervical spine injury and spent months in bed recovering from surgery with a toddler at home. After my second baby was born, I discovered my own autoimmune thyroid issue which I spent a year and a half studying and ultimately healing through numerous health modalities.
Meddling outside advice coupled with the challenges of raising difficult kids always had me questioning “am I mom enough?”. Years of poor body image and yo-yo dieting only worsened after pregnancies. My internal self-talk was mostly negative and anxiety-ridden.
Who was I outside of being a mom and wife? What did I even enjoy doing for myself outside of that identity?
Between babies number two and three, I found a life coach who helped guide me out of this overwhelmed state and back to myself. It was a life changing partnership that helped me achieve more balance, empowerment, and joy. Together we excavated what was really going on inside me, and my outlook began to shift towards possibility, self-acceptance and self-love.
When baby number three came around, motherhood was a totally different experience. Life felt more balanced and I was able to laugh at the chaos. It wasn’t that the circumstances in my life had changed, but my inner world did. I listened to my own inner voice and embarked on a path to my own radiance.
Part of that journey included finding physical activity that made me proud of my body's capabilities, laying the groundwork for a new career, fueling my spirituality with study, creating vision boards, getting out of the house more, refocusing on romance and adventure within my marriage…just to name a few. My coach helped me identify and focus on all of these areas, and held me accountable to achieving them.
I now prioritize joy and push myself out of my comfort zone. I strive to radiate positivity within my home, community, and business.
And I’m NEVER looking back.
This journey of discovery revealed to me my calling of becoming a life coach and helping others find lasting fulfillment in their own lives. I became a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). I then received a second certification as an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), enabling me to administer a formal assessment of clients’ perspectives that either stop or support them in achieving their goals.
Before becoming a coach, I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and subsequently worked at a media network in marketing/promotions and then consumer products licensing. I ran a home-made sweet treats business out of my house as well.
In my free time you’ll find me exercising, testing new dinner recipes, dancing by myself at home to my latest playlist, researching date night ideas, reading self-improvement books, binge-watching shows on-demand, venting about motherhood on group text with my girlfriends, and of course my favorite hobby of all: snuggling with all three kids in my bed and letting the chaos ensue!