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My passion is supporting childfree women on their journey to self-discovery and action.

My divorce contemplation journey

For over five years, I experienced a constant back-and-forth in my commitment to my marriage, swinging between a desire to stay and a growing inclination to seek a divorce. The emotional turmoil left me utterly drained, making it impossible for either choice to feel right. This ongoing struggle took a toll on my well-being, as I found it increasingly challenging to prioritize self-care.

Though I was grateful for the love and care of friends and family, their opinions on whether I should stay or leave only added to my confusion. I knew there were lessons I needed to learn about my marriage and myself within the context of our relationship.

One of the most challenging aspects of this journey was realizing that no one else could make this decision for me. The choice was mine alone to make. I vividly recall a day spent in my craft room, sobbing uncontrollably, repeating to a power greater than myself, "I don't want to go through this! I don't want to go through this!"

 

Amidst this deep uncertainty, I found solace in rediscovering myself. Through painting, meditation, yoga, and soul-searching hikes, I navigated the emotional storm and sleepless nights. I sought peace in the quiet of a Buddhist temple and the warmth of friendships shared over dinner.

Your journey is uniquely yours, and its twists and turns won't mimic mine. I've walked a similar path, and I comprehend the courage it takes to step into the unknown. Regardless of where your journey leads, I am here to provide unwavering support, empathy, and understanding every step of the way.

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Living Bravely Life Coaching

My business name came to me while reading "Untamed" by Glennon Doyle as I was on my own divorce contemplation journey.

 

My logo was created with the help of a dear friend. It is a hybrid of a phoenix rising from the ashes and the tree of life. It is the symbolic call for Living Bravely. From the ashes, we rise and bloom again when properly nourished.

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PHOENIX RISING

In times of doubt and confusion, it symbolizes strength, transformation and renewal. For only from the ashes of who we were, can we rise up to become who we are to be.

text by Jodee Stevens

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TREE OF LIFE

A symbol representing the interconnectedness of everything in the universe. It symbolizes togetherness and serves as a reminder that you are never alone or isolated but rather you are connected to the world.

Certifications and Qualifications

Bachelors degree of Science in Biology

Masters degree in Social Work

Masters degree in Human Resources

Each of these degrees has filled my toolbox with knowledge about how the human body works; skills to advocate for myself; and how to set goals.

My degree training, combined with my Whole Person Coaching and Trauma Informed Coaching certifications,

I have the tools and knowledge to walk with you on your journey. 

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I couldn't contain my smile

On the day of my final divorce hearing, as the five-minute zoom session came to the end, the largest smile ever took over my face. I don't remember the last time I had a smile that big on my face. I couldn't stop smiling!!  I was genuinely happy and couldn't believe the day had finally arrived. Our body language doesn't lie about our inner thoughts and feelings. Each time I share I couldn't contain my smile, everyone says I light up with joy telling the story. 

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