"I do this work because I remember what it was like to be a teenage girl and wanting so badly to feel good about myself, but so not knowing how. It took me a very long time to figure that out. If I'd known how to do this as a teen, I can't even say how
much that could have changed my life for the better. "
"The bottom line is this: Help a woman and the whole community will be better and stronger than before."
~ Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof Authors, Half The Sky
I'm a a Professional Life Coach, a member of the International Coaching Federation, a Mother, an Aritst. I do Comedy Improv and Yoga. I've got a degree in Theater Arts.
I've had a sustainable landscaping business, had a line of children's circle skirts, made a line of copper lamps with photographs on them. I can draw, paint and sew. I just learned how to make mosaics.
I have fixed my own cars and am a passionate environmentalist.
My mother used to tell total strangers that whatever I tried to do I did it well.
And yet, even though I had many talents as a teenager, I was resourceful
and smart and had so much passion roiling around inside of me, I was
so afraid of showing this to the world. So I crammed those things down,
out of sight for a long time. This was very, very disempowering,
and very painful.
And, the notion of loving myself was nowhere on the radar, period.
I came to realize, and not that long ago that I am the one in charge of my own happiness. I don't need to rely on anyone else for my own well being. If I had know this when I was a teenage it would have made a huge difference in my life.
I don't want to see teenage girls go through the kind of pain that I went through by feeling the need to stuff down my true self , it truely hurts my heart to think about that.