I certainly didn’t pursue the spotlight, but it definitely found me—through marriage.
For more than 30 years, I lived in a perfect world.
A perfect husband.
A perfect family.
A perfect future.
Except none of that was true.
I covered up the truth of my broken marriage. I lived under the cloud of my husband’s drug addiction. I did what I could to protect my children. And in the process, I lost my Self.
The stress of the life I was living became unbearable. My inner life was a swirl of fears and roiling emotions. When it started taking its toll on my health, I knew something had to change. At the time, I couldn’t see anything that felt like it would make a real difference, but I knew that I didn’t want to keep trying to survive this way. And I definitely knew I didn’t want to die this way.
I was so ready to trade in my treadmill of overwhelming stress for a way to move toward freedom, peace, and confidence. So I searched, and I read, and I traveled, and I studied, and I practiced, and I practiced, and I practiced.
Each step I took gave birth to the next step. And I came across some wonderful teachers in the process.
Now, I was experiencing moments of relief, but what I wanted was something more sustainable. In my search, I began to see the most important principle of all is this: The real and infallible teacher is the wisdom living within me, my authentic self.
Of all the challenges I’ve faced throughout my life, finding and accepting my authentic self was the hardest thing I ever had to do. But I forged a path back to that Self.
And this is the principle I want to impart to you. You’re human—mind, body, and spirit. When you truly grasp what this means, the exercise of human being isn’t nearly as complicated as it may seem when you’re living under the unbearable weight of stress.
For more than 30 years, I’ve been a student, a teacher, and a mentor. Whatever I learn, I teach to women who are searching for a practical way to address the chronic stress and overwhelm that is devastating their health and happiness.
If you’d like to join me on the road to mastering stress instead of just managing it, find out more about the 1Body Method here. A great place to start is by joining the 1Body Community and accessing my free, Members Resource Library. In it, you’ll find some terrific resources, including my introductory online course, Practical Pathways to Inner Peace.
I look forward to a long conversation about deep subjects, so if you’d like, head over to the blog and let’s talk!
Take good care : )