I was in an unhappy marriage and my business was good but it wasn’t growing. And while I kept complaining and rehashing my problems with my friends I couldn’t see a way out.
It all felt too overwhelming to deal with as I was busy keeping money coming in and raising three small children.
Until I had a full-blown panic attack that I thought was a heart attack. My body was manifesting a warning that my mind kept trying to ignore. I realized that what I wanted, more than anything, was to be happy. To enjoy my kids and be a good role model by showing them that life was about joy.
I realized that it would take both vulnerability and courage to look at how I had allowed myself to get to this place in my life and take the steps to change it. I worked on myself and stayed focused. I looked at why I might be afraid of happiness and whether I was committed enough to it to shake up my life big time. New routines needed to be created which included meditation and affirmations. Quite simply I need to change that inner voice that wanted me to stay where I was.
Today I’m happily remarried and have evolved my business to reflect my greatest passion – helping women to be happy, healthy, safe and strong. I wake up with a sense of peace and happiness almost every day.
It started with self-reflection, affirmation and gratitude for what I already had.