I’ve struggled with self-worth issues and insecurities most of my life. I know it’s a common struggle for many people. I was never a part of the “cool crowd” growing up. I was tall and lanky with red hair and freckles, and always felt like an ugly duckling.
Some kids were super smart, others were super cute, there were the naturally cool kids, and the quick-on-their-feet funny kids. I didn’t fit into any of those categories. I was bullied for most of my school career... I was made fun of, lots of name calling, signs on my back, spat on, publicly humiliated, ganged up on, and more. I hated going to school on many occasions. It was a very toxic environment for me.
All that being said, I did have a few very close friends who I’m still tight with today. I moved away from Calgary after College and wanted to start a new journey. I tried to detach myself from the toxicity and moved around a bit. I lived in Vancouver,...
Embracing that "everything happens for a reason" can be a tough pill to swallow sometimes. Especially when in those dark hours of deep depression - as was my case a few years ago.
However, once I believed my life could change for the better, much discovery led to recovery and the realization that I could help others.
I was interviewed by Carol Graham, host of the Never Give Up Hope podcast, to discuss my journey and how what happened to me is now fuelling my entrepreneurial spirit, as well as my passion for business and life coaching women.
Last week was an extremely stressful week – or what I perceived to be a stressful week. The tragedy in Manhattan, combined with business and personal issues, caused me to feel overwhelmed, tense, and anxious. Not a fun time, nor is it how I normally feel day to day.
I recall feeling in a similar state a couple of years ago, but something happened that helped me put all of the “stress” I was feeling into perspective.
It was the spring of 2015, and a dear friend of mine announced that his healthy and vibrant brother had suddenly passed away at the age of 37. He suddenly collapsed for no apparent reason and the paramedics were unable revive him.
I was so shocked by the news, but it’s amazing how something like this immediately shifts your experience. I know what I’m feeling isn’t new or really all that profound… what is profound is the moment you feel it. The moment all that perceived...
In this 36-minute video you'll learn about the 8 steps to optimal well-being.