You are a beautiful, magical, unstoppable soul who cares deeply about the state of the world.
You marched at the Women's March (or wanted to!), you shared your #metoo story (or wanted to) and whether it's climate change or equality or Black Lives Matter, your heart hurts and you want to make a difference.
But your bright, confident powerful self is a little lost...and not to mention your own life is a mess.
You're overwhelmed. You feel fat. You barely have time for vacations (if you take them at all) let alone living your purpose and being the change.
You want more from life, to feel more passionate, inspired, confident, self-loving and to express yourself authentically in relationships and in the world, but you are hesitant to do so for fear of judgement or rejection.
You're sick of dieting but you're afraid of gaining weight if you stop, and you're desperate to feel comfortable in your own skin.
You feel lost and when people say "just be you" you're like "wtf I don't even know what that MEANS?"
You're ready to really know and love all of who you are so you can own it and have the confidence to stand for your value in relationships and in business, and make real waves in the world.
And you're done searching for answers in books, blogs and podcasts, you're ready to feel the support and guidance of someone who has walked the same path and gotten to the other side.
Some things that are true for most of my clients that might be true for you...
Your inner voice gets really loud. A lot. You are often really hard on yourself, and you're harder on your body.
You have always been sensitive, often painfully so, called over-emotional, too much, or too dramatic. You may have since discovered, or think it might be, that you are empathic but that feels like more of a burden than a gift.
When it comes to health, you have a hard time doing what you know is "good for you". You struggle with emotional eating, taking the time to cook for yourself, and you're pretty sure you're wearing a sign over your head that says "she has a weight problem".
You have a hard time finding time for yourself, let along self care in your busy life, and don't even ask about vacations. You drool over travel blogs and your Pinterest bucket list just keeps getting longer but you can't seem to find the time, money, or courage to take the leap and live the life you want.
You have a challenging relationship with at least one of your parents, most likely your mother, who is the one who convinced you you had a weight problem. She maybe even signed you up for weight watchers.
At a young age you felt like you had to be the responsible one. Maybe you were the one who looked after your siblings, maybe you just decided that everyone else was too busy to make you lunch, so you just handled it.
You've spent so much of your life taking care of everything, cleaning up messes, and troubleshooting, that you can't even remember your dreams or desires let alone let yourself believe you deserve to live them.
You've always struggled with fitting in, making close friends, struggle with FOMO and find yourself more worried about what people think that you know you should be and are can me so much of a chameleon in social circles that you've lost sight of who you really are.
When you speak up for yourself its awkward or just pisses people off, so you avoid confrontation like the plague.
You're lonely. You don't want to admit it but you are.
Your smile is often bright, but it hides insecurities that you haven't really had the courage to share with your closest friends.
You feel like you should be grateful for the life you have, but you just know there's more too it and can't help but feel like you're not living up to your potential and you don't know where to start.
You're looking at the world around you wondering how you can be doing more but aren't sure where to start.