I am the coach that will help guide you from CHAOS to CALM.

Imagine if in the midst of life challenges you could still feel a sense of centeredness and calm.  Now imagine even further, as someone that experiences or lives with depression, anxiety, or both, that this is still a possibility. The days of wanting to stay in bed, isolate from others, and feeling bad about yourself would be far and few between.  Instead you would engage in deep meaningful connections that would support you and you would experience joy and peace on a whole different level. I think its safe to say, especially with todays busy, fast paced life, that many us, if not all, encounter some form of depression; whether it be situational, temporary, or clinical and long term.

The reason I became a certified life coach was that I wanted to find a way to really experience the happiness that I knew was inherent deep in my soul.  I was at suicidal levels of depression for the second time in my life and knew I needed to do something different.  I desperately wanted to feel more of myself and less of the voice that depression and fear was telling me I was.

In my life I have navigated many changes, including but not limited to; being a child of divorce, personal loss due to miscarriage, 24 year marriage, separation, and divorce, parenting, empty nest syndrome, job changes, starting a new career and building a business, personal health scares, and turning 50! In addition to going through these life experiences I also had to battle the bouts of depression and anxiety that would often add a whole other layer to the difficulties I felt.

The pivotal moment for me in my  journey was when I reached suicidal levels of depression for the second time in my life.  I knew deep in my soul I wanted to live. I wanted to feel better, more alive, more peace, more of the true soulful happiness that I knew was in me, I just didn’t know how to make that happen on my own. I had  decided once and for all to start looking at my depression in a more effective way and started therapy. I also entered a two week outpatient therapy program. I wanted to take more responsibility for my  mental well being.  As an avid reader I went to the bookstore and Rhonda Britten’s book, Fearless Living,  jumped out at me from the bookshelf.  I took that book home and started devouring it. On those pages was some impactful words and information.  I wanted to get a better understanding and was flipping  through the book and landed on the  back pages.  It was there that I saw Rhonda offered  a life  coaching  certification program.  I knew in my head and my heart that this was calling to me. I thought if nothing else this could be exactly what I needed for my own growth and understanding  and at best could help me find ways through my depression and anxiety.   Life coaching was a topic I had heard of ten years prior that intrigued me.  I have always wanted to find a way to help others and this seemed like the perfect avenue for doing that.  I signed up and began the process of my training and certification.

A year later I graduated and became fully certified to life coach and also became more empowered and capable in my battling through changes and depression. What I learned during the program was just how much I talked negative to myself. And as a person who really fights to see the positive in everyone and everything else, I couldn’t believe how I didn’t do that for myself! Its no wonder I felt depressed. I also learned that I had never learned to set boundaries and became aware of how that made me feel like I wasn’t honoring my own soul.  I learned that me and me alone was who I needed to get permission from and give it to.  I learned that I had difficulty with speaking up and speaking my truth.  In addition, I discovered by holding myself accountable and being responsible to myself, above anyone else, allowed me to feel empowered and loving to myself. These are just a few of the things I learned along with simple, useful tools to use to help me proactively engage in  my life in a different way.

Let me help you rid yourself of the chaos that is holding you back and find the calm your soul is begging for you to experience.  Contact me for a complimentary clarity call to see if our work together is exactly what you are looking for.