Folks -- my last article The Repairer: How I learned being overweight doesn't mean I'm broken was a game changer. It was the first time I've ever openly talked about my body image & weight issues in such a public way. Clicking “send” required a moment of deep breathing and faith that sharing my story would not only cleanse me, but help inspire others. I literally felt like I was naked for everyone to see the core of me, but once I got through that initial fear, what came after felt like relief and joy. Why did I do it? Because I know I’m not the only one who has felt uncomfortable in their own skin.
When I first turned to the coaching path, I knew I wanted to help others feel better about themselves and flex the muscle of self-love as the path to a fulfilling life. For those that know me personally also know my approach to life is inside-out: understand and like who you are inside and everything else reflects and forms around that.
Working with Generation Y taught me so much about how inspired my age group is to make their lives incredible and transform themselves into responsible, purposeful and happier adults.
And just like my clients grew through the process, my own path has evolved into something new (and deeply personal) and I’m ready to continue to help transform people’s lives in a way that is desperately needed and sought after: to seek an end to the devastating cycle that our bodies and ourselves are never good enough.
And now I come full circle to the very thing that brought me into the incredible universe of self-love and growth, first through years of pain and then overwhelming renewal: a holistic relationship with my own body, mind and spirit which comprises my self-worth.
Where I Go From Here
Going forward, I will work with plus-sized women who see their weight as the source of their unhappiness and believe that it's holding them back from finding love and living life to the fullest. I will help them feel for the first time how love of self reigns supreme and through strengthening this core piece, all else becomes possible. I will encourage and show them they CAN have it all no matter what their pant size says and most importantly, they will experience first-hand that being happier doesn't only need to come from being thinner.
I'm not a weight-loss coach, I'm a self-love coach who works on the inner-stuff, and should you still want to lose weight, you can be sure your foundation through working with me will set you up for healthy and sustainable success in mind-body-spirit. This is Undercurrent’s message revisited with a whole lotta soul, sexy and love woven into it.
A vision for Undercurrent (and myself!)
How amazing would it be if more women stopped believing that their happiness depended upon the scale or what they did/didn't have for dinner? How incredible would it be to have a tribe of women admiring themselves and their bodies and let others adore them in return? How awesome would it be if a larger girl got the courage to attend a yoga class, felt fitter and healthier, and appreciate just how agile her body actually is?
How fantastic would it be to contribute positively to the body-diversity paradigm that I know is coming....that for me, is already here.
Supporting health in mind, body, spirit is what I’m called to do and know for many women, this balance between those parts is a sought after goal which promises a life lead with confidence and ease, not deprivation, lack and shame for being who you are.
“You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won't discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself." - Geneen Roth
I'm still working out the details of how my new focus will unfold (huge thanks to the AMAZING business development guru Marni Battista via her brilliant Confident Coach Blueprint program) and like any venture, it evolves and grows just like a person, but I'm so pumped for this new chapter and new possibility of owning my truth and getting others to own and rock theirs too.
If this message clicks with you, let's talk. No, let’s not just talk..let’s get going on the most transformative journey you've been craving to take - the ride that allows you to stop becoming someone else and start living a life perfectly fitted to your dreams.
I know you, I’m with you & I love you!