I believe true fulfilment comes from being able to stand strongly in oneself and living each day in alignment with this true self. Unfortunately, since childhood, this true self has been pushed further away because of familial and societal conditioning, and traumatic events. Many people end up living lives that they think they should live rather than living the lives they want to live. Why? Fear. Fear stops many people from having fulfilling relationships, fulfilling careers, and ultimately fulfilling lives. Fear disconnects people from their own emotions and their true needs/desires. Intermingled in these fears are strongly held beliefs that also work to shape our realities.
As a Transformational Life Coach, my greatest aim is to help people transform their lives by helping clients become aware of any limiting beliefs that have controlled their lives and overcoming any conscious or unconscious fears that keep them from living authentically. I do this by helping people get in touch with who they are/what they want deep down so that together, we can find ways to help that true self shine.
If you feel ready to clear any mental blocks that are stopping you from feeling free and are willing to allow someone to point out your blind spots, click the link below to book a free 15-minute discovery call with me!
My sessions are regularly 1-hour long over Google Meets and are priced on a sliding scale depending on your situation:
...to go visit my family for Christmas in Canada while I was living in Berlin. A one month trip turned into over two years of me being there because I broke my ankle really, really badly (like bone turned to dust kind of thing).
During the first half year of healing I was met with so much resistance from truly every single area of my life. I was experiencing the worst anxiety and depression to the point where I felt completely disconnected from myself and my surroundings. When I realized I couldn’t live like this longer, I sought out various therapeutic methods and journal prompts that I could write about, which allowed me to slowly get back in touch with myself.
Because my body was using all of its energy to heal my ankle, I was also learning to let go of a lot of frivolous and unhelpful thought patterns, simply because I was too tired for them.
When I went into what I thought would be my last hospital check-up, I somehow — despite not being able to walk properly — was hopeful that the doctors would say I would be on my way back to Berlin (ie. the city that is the love of my life) in no time. When they sent me to a specialist to do more tests on my ankle, I was deeply upset that this seemingly never-ending saga was, well, never-ending. Finally, I signed the papers to have another surgery, where my ankle would be rotated to a better angle and bone would be taken from my hip to replace the bone lost in my ankle.
This time, I anticipated that I would be in Toronto for at least another year waiting for the surgery and the subsequent recovery. I had two options, either dwell in the never-ending uncertainty of my prognosis and be so fixated that my life couldn’t continue until I got back to Berlin, or start taking full agency of my life right then and there. And by the way, this is no insult to the people around me at the time. I was so lucky to be surrounded by amazing friends and family, but as they say, your life could look great but internally it not feel great at all — and that’s when you know there’s work to do.
I wanted to feel free, like I could be myself and do the things I envisioned for myself completely uninhibited by my own personal constraints (mostly imposed by my brain). After practicing various types of therapy and reading a lot of self-help material, I found Simplifying Sam and enrolled for one of her 3-month intensive group caching programs. Her program completely changed my life: she helped me confront some of the most hidden parts of myself that I was ashamed of, helped me rewire my thoughts so that I no longer blamed other people or external circumstances for my emotions and helped me break through any fears or beliefs that were holding me back from living my life authentically.
Fast-forward many months after the surgery and the coaching program, and I am feeling totally free — like I can accomplish anything I want, and like I can be the person I want to be. Of course, I am very privileged and for that I am extremely grateful, but I also realized throughout this whole process, that we have a lot more control over our lives than we think we do and we are all deserving of doing whatever the heck we wanna do (in good measure) in this life.
...but that I’m also now better equipped to do so given my experiences and my learnings. I now wish to connect with and support more people in living fulfilling lives.