The choice is yours to make
Life coach, mathematician, and amateur chef.
I love to travel, paint with my nieces, and am as fascinated with Nikola Tesla as I am with ancient Egypt.
I’m compassionate, creative, and a little bit silly.
I also had cancer.
But, as you can probably tell by now, I never let that define me.
Rather than treating my diagnosis as a crisis or a sticking point, I chose to use it as a catalyst for change --
Coaching myself through the deep, dark, murky parts of my dis-ease to a point of complete transformation.
I got more out of my cancer than it got out of me.
To help women with cancer heal themselves and recalibrate their lives by using cancer as a powerful catalyst for change
I spent my entire corporate career transforming the structures and technologies behind a stack of Fortune 100 companies and ambitious startups, and I was always the go-to person in my friendship group when anyone needed support or advice on a major life transition.
Four years ago, I decided to take the leap into life coaching. Once I made the move, I immediately knew I was conspiring with my clients and the universe…
In short, I was finally in the flow.
While I’ve been on a spiritual journey for couple of decades, it wasn’t until several years ago that I got serious about intentionally creating and changing my life to better align to my authentic self. Part of that change was starting my life coaching business. I ran it alongside my corporate job for four years, and just as I was about to take the plunge and resign so I could coach full-time, I was diagnosed with stage 1 uterine cancer. And, as if that wasn’t enough, further genetic testing revealed that I am at even higher risk for colon and bladder cancers.
Initially, I was in shock. I felt lost and confused, and had no idea what the hell I should do next.
It wasn’t until my brother said to me, "You're the best person to get this kind of news. With all of your coaching experience, with all of your spiritual work, you - better than anybody else - can go through this," that I was able to gain my footing.
As soon as he said that, I was free to center myself and be calm.
I started taking note of what felt overwhelming, what felt right, and what felt really clean, so I could find the best possible way through.
I surrendered to everything I’d picked up from my work as a life coach and decided to let myself be guided; to trust the energy, or universe, intuition or life flow - whatever you want to call it - to guide me through what treatments and practitioners I chose, and how I approached the journey as a whole.
By the time I met with my oncologist to get the pathology report results, I was in charge of my health, my life, and my body, regardless of the outcome, or "the news" I was going to receive. I felt calmly and firmly at the center of what was happening. It was clear to me that this was a huge opportunity for awakening.
I’ll spare you the nitty gritty details of the rest of my journey, but after three surgeries, months of recovery, early menopause, and one very close call with death (seriously, my mom and brother were planning my funeral), I was declared cancer free.
I’d used my cancer as an opportunity to ask myself all the important questions, working hard to understand who I was, what I was scared of, and how my life was serving me.
And, once I had the answers, I started making changes, creating the future I was always meant to have.
✔ Discover a whole new level of openness and connection
✔ Streamline my life and make myself a priority
✔ Jump, heart-first, into my true purpose, and
✔ Shape the rest of my life for the better
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