“I believe in you.”
Such a simple statement. Four words, five syllables. When you’re down and out, it’s a statement that can transform your outlook and propel you throughout the entire day. It’s the one statement that I longed to hear my entire life from my own parents, but never did. I believe that had I heard it come out of their mouths once – just ONE time – I would be a totally different person than the one I am today. Instead, I had to learn to believe in myself.
A Registered Nurse for more than half of my life, I have always been in the business of helping others, but I could never help myself. It took several years and lots of soul searching until I slayed a huge demon of insecurity and self-doubt and came to the realization that I needed to heed the advice and encouragement that I freely gave to others which was: “I believe in you. Believe in yourself.”
I became my own cheerleader and learned to believe in myself and realized that I have the power to make my life and the lives of those around me that much better. I know what it feels like to be lost, to feel alone, to feel hurt and broken, to live in regret. I know what it feels like to wish that you could change things that can’t be changed, and what it feels like to smile when you’re in so much pain. I believe that we all have the power to change and to heal ourselves.
That being said, let me tell you a little bit about me. I’m Row., your every day, above average, extraordinary gal. Registered Nurse for 25 years, with my primary focus being in Emergency Nursing for the last 16 years. I have a strong interest in Wholistic Medicine – focusing on the whole person: mind/body/spirit. Reiki Master since 1997. Fitness Enthusiast having been a runner since birth as I hit the ground running once I exited the womb (so they say). I’ve run several marathons and half-marathons. I have a Black Belt in Krav Maga, and hold a CrossFit Level 1 Cert. And I am Catalyst Life Coach. Why be a Life Coach? Because we often think and believe that we are helpless, and that we’re all alone, but we’re neither. I believe that we are all here to help one another, and that we are not meant to go through life alone. I believe that we’re all here on Earth for different purposes, that we’re all different, not meant to be the same, but that we’re ALL destined for greatness. I also believe that there is more to life than just “this” – we just need to help each other see our greatness and to point the direction towards happiness.
If I somehow resonate with you, I invite you to come S.T.A.T. with me. As a Nurse Athlete, my niche revolves around healing life while doing life.
Strengthen. Working on making stronger one’s health and overall well-being. Getting back to baseline, figuring out why you’re “sick.” Learning that pain and illness doesn’t just show up in our lives for no reason, it’s usually a sign that something in our lives needs to change. This may also include strengthening your body thru fitness. Whether you’re just beginning or getting back into the game. There is healing in movement and exercise, and they can be catalysts for positive changes as they can/will affect every aspect of your life.
Transform. This means finding YOU. Your real self. Looking at thought patterns to get unstuck. Saying “Yes!” to life and coming out of your shell while being kind to yourself, and realizing that everything that you have always desired has always been within you.
Transcend. Rising above your own expectations. Realizing that there’s more to life than, as they say, working to pay the bills and then die. Realizing that regardless of your age, you CAN start NOW and add more life to your years.
Find me at The Angry Therapist’s website here.