My Story so far….
Like anybody else reading this, I have faced many challenges in my life. The biggest shock and upheaval came in 2012, shortly before my 40th birthday, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time I was a Detective Sergeant in The Metropolitan Police Service. My cancer diagnosis came five months after I had run the Dublin marathon. At the time, I considered myself to be fit and healthy. As a result of my diagnosis and my subsequent treatment, I was then faced with the prospect of dealing with the challenges of early menopause.
Not one to let life get me down, I dug deep and ‘got on with it’. However,over the years, I noticed my weight gradually creeping up; my energy levels declining; my sleep pattern severely disrupted and my zest for life starting to dwindle. I had various health issues along the way, which undoubtedly was brought on by stress and anxiety at work, dealing with everyday family issues and coping with the side effects of my cancer medication and early menopause. I was medically retired from the police service after 25 years. This rocked my world, and my dream job came to an end. In hindsight, this gave me the time I needed to reflect and heal properly.
Sometime later, I decided to start a local business caring for elderly people in their own homes. Whilst doing this, I noticed the challenges many familes face when having to care and support their loved ones. It became evident that many of my clients ignored their own self-care. It was at this point, I took a long hard look at myself and decided that I too needed to focus on my own self-care.
At the beginning of the year, I set myself achievable and realistic goals that I knew would make a real difference to my life. I changed my mindset and re-wired my brain to think differently. I took personal responsibility and committed to creating the life I wanted. I decided to give up drinking alcohol. This was not an easy decision. I have always been a very sociable person and many activities and events in my life revolved around alcohol. After a few months, I started to feel the real benefits of going alcohol free. I then challenged myself to lose weight by eating healthily and exercising regularly.
The changes I have made in my life, have transformed me, both mentally and physically. I feel like a younger and happier version of myself, with a renewed enthusiasm for life. I decided, I wanted to help others feel this way. Friends and family told me I was inspirational and that my story would help others, on their own personal journey. In the summer of 2020, right in the middle of a global pandemic, I made the decision to train to be a certified life coach, with The Pure Coaching Academy in London.
My own personal journey is far from over and I will continue to strive to be the best version of myself. If you want support and guidance to make positive changes in your life, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I know how difficult it is, to overcome and thrive through adversity, but I also know that whatever stage you are at, you can build a happier and more fulfilling life for yourself. Make yourself the number one priority for a change and invest in a London/Surrey based life coach.
As your life coach I will listen, (without judgement and in confidence) guide, inspire and motivate you. I will keep you on track by monitoring your progress and help you to use the skills within yourself, to achieve great things. I will be your number one cheerleader as you make positive changes to your life and reap the rewards.
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