Before working with Rachel, my life was the usual hustle and bustle of a mom, with two young kids, working part time as a nurse. Trying to balance my work and home life has always been a challenge, but throw in a global pandemic, and changes were happening EVERYWHERE. On top of work challenges, family life was changing too, as a new baby was on the way. I found myself feeling overwhelmed, undermotivated, and stressed over all the things beyond my control. The anxiety I had been working on for the last several years was peaking and I was feeling very lost and frustrated. Enter Rachel and the beginning of a deeper understanding of myself; including what motivates me, what thought processes serve me well, as well as the ones that do not, and a closer look at the habitual things that affect my mental and physical health daily.
Rachel has an innate ability to draw you inward, to find your center, and feel safe expressing yourself without fear of judgment and criticism. On top of that, she catches you when you judge and criticize yourself too, which I so very desperately needed! I am a constant thinker, and I had no idea how frequently I was negatively reflecting on myself! Rachel was able to help me see the real, authentic, ME. Not the image of myself I held in my head, or the often unreachable standards I think many of us hold ourselves to, but ME. Rachel has been a light in the murky struggle of recent life, showing me the things worth celebrating, and the benefits of the work I have put into understanding myself deeper.
Throughout our coaching sessions, Rachel helped me find my genuine voice; free from judgment of what others may think of me. She allowed me to be centered and honest, while allowing me to remain in total control of my emotional and physical journey. But most of all, Rachel was honest, and kept me honest too. She reminded me that the work needing to be done was mine to own, and that she was there to support me along the way. Through this, I was able to truly reflect, understand my perspective, and find my power in how I perceive and how I react to the situations in life that can be stressful and unpredictable. I learned that I don’t have to be perfect to be a great mother, or wife or nurse. I just have to be present and true to who I am at my core. Life is messy, but beautiful, you just have to get out of your own way to realize it.
I think anyone who is struggling to find the joy and celebrations in their everyday life, anyone who is struggling with self-doubt, anxiety, depressive thoughts, and feelings of inadequacy, or anyone feeling lost or frustrated in today’s very chaotic world, should definitely look at coaching. Specifically, if you are not sure of why you are struggling, seek some time with Rachel. She can help you get to the root of how you are feeling, without judgment or any selfish motivation. She can support you as you discover more about yourself and help you set goals on where you would like to be in the future. She can help you get out of your own way and find clearer direction, improved motivation, and a more authentic perspective on where you are. Jenny F., 35, New Mexico