I can imagine that, like me, when you look at your personal and professional life, there are times when you have felt uncertain about which direction to go. Times when you’ve felt confused about which decision is best? Overwhelmed by circumstances and situations?
I am not a stranger to those feelings of uncertainty. Several years ago, my daughter was diagnosed with anorexia. Anorexia has the highest fatality rate of any mental illness. So many feelings were competing for my attention—blame, shame, guilt, anger, and of course, paralyzing fear. Nevertheless, I had to find a way to wholly navigate this uncharted territory because my daughter’s life depended on the decisions I had to make.
I needed a super GPS—an inner compass to guide the way. I was reminded that I had to put the oxygen mask on myself first. It took a lot of courage to do that. The doubt surfaced–was I being selfish? Shouldn’t a good mother completely sacrifice herself for her daughter? The stakes were high.
I chose life, wholehearted compassion, love and what I know about the truth of leadership. With the energy and confidence that resulted, I began cultivating and developing a process for personal development with the best tools and resources from all my years of leadership coaching and spiritual seeking.
My daughter ultimately took charge of her own recovery and is currently thriving. The harvesting of the gems from that experience, as well as the synthesis of a power-full toolkit, is what ultimately became The wHolyShift.