What the “F” is a life coach?

I’ve been asked why I decided to pursue being a life coach. Why did you spend time becoming certified in aromatherapy if you were just going to do something else? So I decided I needed to post about it; for you and for me.

If you are a bit confused by the start of this post, let me explain. I run an Aromatherapy blog over at www.theclawfoot.com and I posted this information over there.

I love Aromatherapy. I will never abandon it. I will continue to be involved in posting about essential oils and how they can improve your life in a holistic way. I will continue to create new blends and products and sell them. I will admit, I hope there comes a time when I can bring my daughter in to help run that side of things. But for now, I will continue to produce information over on that website as well as new information here.

Why have I decided to pursue being a life coach? Well, if you follow me or know me personally, you know that I have been dealing with a lot of depression and anxiety over the last two years. Within the last 6 months, I’ve gotten serious about overcoming it. I have an amazing therapist who is guiding me. I have my own spiritual coach that is helping me to define my souls calling. I’ve been doing the inner work. Which I’ve talked about before with my journaling, meditating, yoga, etc. I’ve been reading COUNTLESS books on self-help and on dealing with childhood things I never addressed. ACOA (adult children of alcoholics) has been very helpful. I joined an online support group and have really learned a lot about my behaviors and why I’ve made some of the choices I have in my life — good & bad. In journaling and mediating I’ve done lots of online research. It lead me to some woo-woo shit lol. Not gonna lie, thought some of it was a little bonkers to start with. But the more I read, the more I wanted to know. So I’ve bought some books by Rebecca Campbellas well as a deck of Oracle Cards she created and I absolutely love them. I use them all the time. I never thought I’d be one who was into readings and full moon rituals and manifestation but once I started getting more involved in different Facebook groups and reading more books, the more I realized it felt totally aligned within my soul.

I also joined a business group to help grow my aromatherapy business and I really learned a lot about the woo-woo side of things from that group. They are an amazing, badass group of women who share everything about growing a business but also about growing personally. It’s through all of this, I felt a calling to help other people. I know that I am not the only mother who has felt as though her identity was lost through motherhood. I know I am not the only woman who felt that she lost some of her femininity from putting her all into the lives of her children. I know I am not the only one who put her husband and her kids needs ahead of her own time after time, year after year. Until one day you wake up and wonder who the hell I am if I’m not a wife or a mother? I know I’m not the only person who had some shitty childhood moments and are tired of letting that be your story. Letting that define your future. Letting that be who you are. I don’t want to be only known for those things.

Now listen. Do not get me wrong. I am one proud ass momma of two incredibly beautiful and amazing kids. And they will ALWAYS be my heart and soul. I will always do everything I can for them until I take my last breath. I am madly in love with my husband of 20+ years, who I will pamper and take care of until my last breath. I am in no way saying that I’m abandoning my family and focusing solely on myself. (We’d all like to go on strike and run away at times I know.) What I am saying is that you have to take care of you. In order for you to be that kick ass mom. That rockstar wife. That go-to friend. That nurturing, loving human being that I know you are, you have to take care of YOU. YOU have to become a priority. You have to make a point to be a priority in your life, in the same manner that your spouse and kids are. You have to find a way to heal your wounds, your trauma. You have to find a way to accept it and let it go. You have to find a way to move forward and stop looking back. You have to do all these things to find the real pure joy in your life. Let your soul break free. Live your most purposeful life. You deserve it and everyone around you will benefit from it.

That my friends, is why I decided to pursue being a voice for women. I want to empower other women to get through some of the same struggles I’ve been through. It’s much harder to handle when you feel alone. I want them to know that they are not alone, that others have gone through or are going through the same situations. And there is a way to come out stronger on the other side. That is my calling, my purpose. I hope you understand and support me on this path. I also invite you to join my closed FaceBook Group. It’s a safe space for women to come and share, learn and grow. I have a lot of free resources with more being added all the time. Please check it out if you feel aligned to do so.

Until next time,

Much AromaLove <3

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