My soul was dying. Every decision I was making was sending me further into a life that I was baffled was mine. How did I get here??
I spent over a decade sitting in countless living rooms with heart broken families. Functioning as the “Lead” on the family system, with my “trusty” Behavioral Health Professional in tow, I worked to support a child to feel whole in a mental health system that told them they were broken.
It was like beating my head against the wall some days.
Don’t get me wrong, I adored so many of the families. But I wanted to pluck them out of the service where we were all labeled, and place them within new confines. Something a little more warm and cozy, if you will.
Something where the child was whole within a system that was broken.
The longer I stayed the more drained and disconnected I felt. #soulcrushing
After a decade of yelling or crying after my clinical work day, I decided, “Nope, this is not going to be my life.”
When I sat with myself in my most HONEST heart, I knew my soul needed a shift. If I didn’t do something different the crack within me was going to break.
I quit my job as a licensed home-based family counselor, picked up a dog walking gig and headed into the woods with a huge weight already lifted off my shoulders. I stomped all the “shoulds” away with each canine adventure.
It was those quiet moments in the woods that I was able to breathe and be alone with my thoughts. And then without my thoughts. I emerged from those walks with a completely new mindset.
“I am going to spend my days doing what makes me happy.”
Once I realized that awakening also meant I was going to be starting a business – the one that my soul was calling me to create – I knew exactly what to call it.
Trust Your Gut, Inc.
The name came from another life changing experience where my inner wisdom presented itself with utmost clarity. And I did not listen.
In my twenties I began a relationship where my initial instinct before entering the commitment was, “this is going to end badly.”
Fast forward five years and I thought my life was going to be over in a murder/suicide, in my own home.
The message that night had been strong and direct. It was a deep knowing that I ignored.
When I emerged alive, I promised myself I would listen to myself, honor myself, TRUST myself.
This is MY LIFE. The only human experience I get. I am going to let my soul lead the way.
My soul already knows what it wants and needs. And it leads with love.
Your soul knows too.
Are you ready to listen?