Dreams made real…
When I was 15 years old, I had returned home from a tour of Europe with a heart FULL of joy, proclaiming that I would live there. My dream was to marry a Swiss man, work in Paris and restore a farm house in Tuscany or Provence.
When I turned 19, I was taking French at my local community college and I found a flyer for a tutor. I called the number and arranged my session. On the first day, I happily drove to my new tutor’s house. When he opened the door, I realized I was looking into the eyes of my future husband. He was handsome, sexy, charming, smart as hell, and a curious blend of Italian, Spanish and Swiss. I remember going home after that session and telling my best friend, “He’s going to ask me out the next time I go there. He can’t help himself. We’ll marry.”
Man, that was a magical relationship full of love, passion, romance, travel, dreams of the future and memories worth keeping. I was in full alignment with my heart’s desires.
When I was 27, my husband and I divorced. Something went wrong… Something went wrong with my marriage, but that’s not the problem. The problem is that something went wrong with ME. I went from being in alignment with my heart’s desires to being out of alignment with my heart’s desires.
My next relationship found me dating a man who was handsome and sexy, but a cheater and addict. He wanted nothing to do with Europe or farmhouses. But he was handsome and sexy and I was charmed by that.
During that relationship, I totally forgot my Self– my dreams, my desires… my heartsong. My new guy said that he couldn’t live in Europe because he was a teacher and had to stay in Los Angeles. The thing is, he wasn’t even teaching because he didn’t like being in the classroom. He got an administrative job that let him take off several hours a week to golf! I gave away my dream of creativity and passion for a life of settling, convenience and golf widowhood, not to mention the infidelity.
What was that????? How could I shift so easily from alignment to distraction???
The answer is very simple: I didn’t know any better. I thought that I had to listen to the people who were ‘wiser’ than me; and I thought that I had to do what my friends were doing. Everybody was trying to settle down and get a rhythm and build what we thought was the American Dream.
I didn’t know what I didn’t know… but I thank God/Goddess/Source of All that I had that spark of insight that told me to get up and get the fuck out of Dodge. Seriously. I learned that my boyfriend had been cheating on me every day of our relationship and then I realized that I have two choices: give up or come up swinging.
I chose to fight for my Self. I chose to fight for my heart.
I asked myself, “What do you really want? If you could have anything you want, what would it be?” I closed my eyes and the thing that popped into my head was the Eiffel Tower. It felt right and exciting. It felt big and adventurous. It felt YES. In that moment, I decided that if my life is not worth living if I can’t honor what matters most to me– my heart’s desire.
Two weeks later, I was enrolled in a two year program in Paris, France. I packed my bags, sold my car and was living there in a BEAUTIFUL apartment about a block from the River Seine. When I left the US, I weighed 180 pounds. When I returned home after five months for a brief break, I was weighing 140 pounds. That alone was a powerful affirmation of my well-being. My love affair with Europe has only blossomed in the past decade and today, I find myself making plans for my farm house.
So why am I sharing this with you?
Well, because there’s a chance that you might be suppressing a dream that can still be resuscitated and realized. I don’t know what’s inside of you! The problem is that you might not know either! So often, we suppress our dreams or we dissect them and alter them with fear, limitation, and FEAR… we can’t even recognize or even remember that we even once dreamed…
That’s where I come in! I’m a Dream Emergency Worker! I get to help you awaken to your dreams and I get to help you plan them and then give birth to them. I get to help you realize your dream. This is my dream! To be wonderfully AWESOME at what I do– and I am! And maybe I can inspire you to breathe life into your dream.
Ready to Transform?
Small Group Coaching is perfect if you are:
- Struggling with feelings of doubt or fear.
- Having trouble manifesting your desires.
- Suffering from feelings of low self-worth, guilt or shame.
- Feeling disconnected, ungrounded or out of control.
- Experiencing uncontrollable depression, low energy, anxiety, worry, or concern.
- Having endless mind chatter or monkey mind.
- Having the habit of suppressing your feelings and emotions.
- Suffering from dis-ease.
- Wanting to feel more connected to the spiritual fabric of life.
- Wanting to feel more grounded, focused, trusting and present.
In Small Group Coaching, we spend time uncovering and evaluating the dynamics that are at play in your life and releasing ideas and beliefs that don’t serve you. At the same time, we help you develop new empowerment strategies that help you express yourself in a way that is life-affirming and powerful.
You will enjoy working with a small group of like-minded people! I have discovered that my groups provide deep insights, support and the opportunity to learn from others as they bring up and share their own stories and uncover their strengths and heal their wounding.
How it works…
I have two different types of groups, Call-in and Face-to-Face. You can enroll whichever group is most convenient for you. I set up private virtual communities for both my Call-in and Face-to-Face groups so that we can all interact together in between our sessions.
Currently, my Face-to-Face groups are being held in Long Beach, California. The Call-in groups are available to you from wherever you are in the world. Personally, my clients tend to prefer the Call-in method because not only are they fun and lively discussions, but you also have the added benefit convenience– no pressure from traffic, no time-constraints and there is a level of privacy that allows the more shy or reserved person to be more candid. The Face-to-Face meetings are fun, too, with the added benefit of being seen!
Whether we’re Face-to-Face or on the phone, each session lay-out is the same: you spend the first part of the session learning new principles that deepen your understanding of yourself, challenge your perceptions of the world around you, and inspire your desire to make changes that empower your life. During the second part of each session we tuck into your issues and perspectives. This is where the powerful transformation takes place. All sessions are recorded so you never have to miss out on the learning.
Let’s get started!
I am available for private one-on-one coaching, as well as, group coaching. I am really excited to be starting a new group in the next few weeks with FANTASTIC women! Private coaching is great if you want to focus in on yourself fully or if you tend to be rather shy; but groups are great if you enjoy an open dialogue and sharing your experience with others.
Feel free to email me at [email protected] or call me at 310-439-8749 if you have any questions about my coaching sessions or programs. You can book yourself in for a complimentary Discovery Session to talk to me personally about your dreams, desires and how to achieve them.
During our session, we’ll discuss your dreams, hopes and goals, as well as, your fears, resistances and perceived limitations. A Discovery Session is great because it gives you a chance to give voice to your needs and it gives me a chance to rise to the occasion and be of service. My work as a Personal Empowerment Coach has blessed me with visions, solutions and a toolbox full of practices that can empower you through transformation.