“Difficulties come when you don’t pay attention to life’s whisper. Life always whispers to you first, but if you ignore the whisper, sooner or later you’ll get a scream” Oprah Winfrey.
If your house is crashing down, I hear you. I’ve been there.
If you’re worrying that your anxiety is getting worse and you don’t see how things will ever change, I’m here to offer you hope.
Anxiety, worry and stress were themes that ran through my life and generations in my family.
I’ve turned that pattern around. For myself, my family and those yet to come.
My own anxiety started when I was 7, moving to a new country and way of life. A fear of the unexpected started to grow. I hid my anxiety under layers of anger, frustration and constant rebellion.
As a teenager not only did all of those emotions increase, exam anxiety also set in, so much so that I ended up vowing never to take another exam again.
Feeling stuck in a career that made my parents proud but in which I felt miserable, feeling constantly stressed became my normal during my 20s.
Age 28 I had cortisone injections for my severe back pain and took pills to ‘control’ my hiatus hernia. My body was trying to get my attention, but I was too busy managing the symptoms to listen to my body.
My first wake-up call happened age 32, when my dreams of creating the family I had always dreamed of seemed further and further out of reach. Little did I know that my dark night of the soul would lead me on an adventure I could never have dared dream of.
It hasn’t been easy. Sometimes I’ve taken huge leaps forward. Reached milestones I never dreamed I could – like interviewing experts within two online summits. Then finding myself standing at the base of a mountain wondering how I could ever overcome it. How it would be easier just to go back. Now, looking back, I wouldn’t change a step of the way.
I’ve re-discovered a calm intuition that had always been there, but became hidden under anxiety and stress.
I have become known as someone who creates a safe, calming space for healing.
Gained a glass half-full mindset.
And most importantly, I got my sparkle back. For keeps.