Do you feel stuck & unfulfilled in your life?
are you ready to stop settling for an okay life and start living
a life that lights you up?
then let’s make some magic!
I understand where you’re coming from, because I’ve been there!
In fact, much of my adult life I’ve felt either lost or stuck, unsure of what I truly wanted or how to get there, and held back by deeply embedded limiting beliefs.
My journey with intentional living began in January 2018.
I was reflecting on 2017 (which was not a good year for me), and trying to decide on my Word of the Year for 2018 (this was back before I started following a seasonal cycle with my goal and intention setting).
I had some serious “tough love” revelations during this end-of-year reflection . . .
I realized I spent a lot of my time the previous year “going through the motions” on a variety of things . . . how I was spending my time and money . . . . . my relationships . . . . . eating . . . . . activities for my business (which was a fledgling side hustle at the time) . . . . . my well-being . . . . . self-care . . . . personal growth, to name a few.
In hindsight, I could see that (despite my nerdy obsession with productivity), I actually spent a lot of time wasting time.
I also found myself making decisions and taking actions without necessarily thinking through the long-term outcome or how they related to my overall goals, values, and well-being.
Never asking myself, “Is this decision or action moving me forward . . . toward the dreams and goals I have for my life?”
Because of this, I ended up spinning my wheels a lot without making much progress toward my goals and dreams, and without fully contributing to or bettering the things that are most important in my life, which left me feeling frustrated and unfulfilled.
No wonder 2017 was a tough year for me!
So I chose INTENTION as my word for 2018, and decided to start living with intention and being more mindful and purposeful in all the areas of my life. (I wrote a blog post about this, which you can read here).
It is (and always will be) an ongoing journey, but I can tell you that when I got really intentional about where I focused my time and energy, things really started to shift in my life.
Since then, I’ve gone full-time with my business, reconnected with my values and spirituality, and I’m tackling my limiting self beliefs that have held me back in so many ways over the years.
I became a life coach so I could help other women like me stop settling for less than what they truly want . . . . . by conquering their own limiting beliefs, connecting with their values and intuition, and living with intention to create a life that lights them up.
What is intentional living?
There are different ideas and definitions for intentional living, but to me it means being intentional in what you do, how you think, and how you are in order to create the life you truly desire.
It’s not settling for a life that’s anything less than what you really, really want it to be.
It’s getting super clear on your values, your purpose, and what makes you happy, so that you can start shifting your actions, thoughts, and ultimately your life to be in alignment with these things.
And sometimes it’s about making tough choices . . . giving up something you like so you can have/do/be something you love.
And no matter where you are in the course of your life, it’s never too late to start living with more intention (I’m just figuring out this whole intentional living thing in my forties). The right time is right now!
But what if you aren’t even sure what your intentions are?
This is where your intuition comes in! When you learn to connect with your intuition and access your inner wisdom, it becomes so much easier to see the path you’re meant to follow. Your intuition is like your inner compass and a North Star that guides you on your journey.
There are a lot of ways to get more connected with your intuition, but my favorite is using spiritual tools like Oracle cards, Tarot cards, and Runes. They aren’t just for fortune tellers! I love using them in my own life and in my coaching, and it’s pretty amazing the insight they provide.
Intentional living also becomes easier when you’re working with the natural flow and cycles of life.
For me, this means using the energy of the seasons and the phases of the Moon to guide me in my planning, intention setting, and actions.
It also means using ancient mystical tools like astrology and numerology to gain a better understanding of who I am, what’s happening in my life (and the world), and how to use this information to my advantage when setting my intentions and planning my course of action.
These are helpful tools I use in my coaching practice, too.
Like so many things, intentional and intuitive living are a journey rather than a destination. I certainly haven’t mastered them, but I’ve been able to use them to make some really positive changes in my life.
I’m excited to help you connect with your intuition and live with intention, so you can get unstuck and create a life that lights you up!
A little more about me . . .
I’m a small-town Southern girl from Georgia, now living in Orlando, Florida with my husband and our two sweet (but very mischievous) cats.
I’m a huge animal lover, and one day I’d love to have a big farm in the mountains where I could have an animal sanctuary (still waiting for my husband to get on board with this!).
A few of my great loves are travel, really good food, being in nature, mysteries, history and archaeology (I wanted to be a female Indiana Jones growing up), learning, music, and all things cozy.
On the Myers-Briggs, I’m an INFJ. I’m a Taurus/Gemini Rising born under a Taurus moon, and my Life Path Number is 1. Recently, I discovered I’m a Highly Sensitive Person/HSP, and suddenly a lot of things about me made sense (it’s really a thing – look it up!).
I’m a tea drinker and have a collection of really cute tea cups and mugs. Every morning it’s a very important decision about which cup is just right for the day. 🙂
I’m kind of a nerd and obsessed with my planner (and currently designing my own!), pretty office supplies, and books, blogs, and podcasts about personal development, productivity, spirituality, and business.
my credentials . . .
Master of Social Work (MSW) degree (with a concentration in counseling) from the University of Georgia
National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC). I am proud to be one of the first wellness coaches in the country to earn this credential from the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), a collaboration between the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching (ICHWC).
Wellness Coach training and certification from the Mayo School of Public Health
Holistic Health Coach training and certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
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