For months now I have been telling you about these group programs I have in the works. It has taken longer than I would have liked to get them ready to go, but as we all know, sometimes life gets in the way.
I feel so passionately about starting this conversation and giving women a place to feel seen and heard. Wait. That sentence might not have made sense to you. Let me take a step back and explain better….
As you know by now, I have never been shy about admitting to others that I have experienced times of unhappiness and inner turmoil. Being a young wife and mom didn’t exactly live up to my vision of “happily ever after.”
After fully recognizing and admitting my discontent, I journeyed through a metamorphosis that brought me to my true authentic self. Once I was able to step into that, the happily ever after was mine for the taking. Following this amazing personal experience, I realized that my mission is to help other women find the same deep happiness and peace.
When I go to events and parties, I often end up in heart to hearts. Because I am willing to talk straight, people open up to me. I am not afraid to say that my marriage has been rocky, that I have body issues or that I have struggled in my parenting. When I share those things, I find that others share too. Sometimes people who I have just met.
What I have learned from having dozens of these conversations, is that everyone is struggling in some way. Whether it is with their marriage, kids, addiction, self esteem issues or something else–everyone has at least one big thing that is very hard for them, and often more than one. And they all think that they are the only one! They think that everyone else has it together but them. Have you ever thought about that? We are so prone to believing that we are alone– but that is so not the case.
As I journeyed through my own struggles and then my healing, it bothered me that these topics were off limits in general conversations. I know how important it was in my own rehabilitation to be able to talk about the problems that I was facing. It was painful for me to see women not only going through very difficult times, but feeling like they had to do it alone. It has always upset me—because I have had the vantage point to see what is really going on. No one is alone in their trials. Everyone has their stuff. We just aren’t talking about it.
So that is a big part of why I do what I do. I feel really passionately that women need to have a safe space to talk about these things and a way to support each other. I want every woman to know that she is never alone. There are always people around you who have been there and who want to support you. We just need to start the conversation.
Please don’t get me wrong here. I don’t want everyone to come together only to bitch and moan. We can’t just complain, commiserate and go home. That isn’t going to get us anywhere. What we need is to start talking, stop feeling so isolated and then figure out what steps we need to take to make things better.
And this brings me back to the aforesaid group programs. This will be an opportunity for you to have that safe space where you can get the support and guidance you are looking for within a community of women.
Because here is the thing. We often feel like we are stuck. We have gotten ourselves to this place in life and we feel trapped. We worry that there is nothing we can do to change our situation–unless it is super drastic. But if there is anything that I have learned it is this—we have so many choices and we can absolutely change and gain the peace we seek without turning our lives upside down. We can drastically change the dynamic in our homes by changing only one thing—ourselves.
Does this resonate with you? Do you feel like I’m in your head? If you are reacting to my words, please don’t ignore it.
Not only will this be an opportunity for you to deal with some of your “stuff”, it will also be a chance to bond with other women who are going through similar issues. You will have the benefit of yours truly, but so much more than that as well. And the price point of a group program is not going to break the bank.
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Things can be different. I promise.