Quiet Heart and Home
Calling all introverts and people with sensitive souls!
The qualities and traits that come with being introverted and/or highly sensitive may feel like a burden at times, but I promise you, they are part of what makes you unique and amazing. I spent so much of my life bearing the heavy weight of these qualities - first because I didn't know that I was introverted or sensitive, and then because I didn't fully understand what that meant. I just knew that I often felt misunderstood, disconnected, and broken. When I learned about introversion and emotional sensitivity, I started to see my own patterns such as overthinking, ruminating, self-critiquing and self-judging. I learned that I was easily over-stimulated by too much of anything and easily irritated and agitated. I used to blame everyone else for my lack of happiness; but as I've increased my self-awareness, I learned just how much of my "negative" experiences were actually self-generated. Investing time and energy in my own personal and spiritual growth has been life-altering.
We are bombarded with stimuli everywhere we go - sights, sounds, smells interruptions, distractions... as well as other people's emotions, needs and expectations. Not only does all this stimulation drain our energy (whether we are aware of it or not...), but when stimulation is high, so is our reactivity - feelings of overwhelm easily lead to stress. Before we know it, our emotions take control and we are reacting rather than responding to the people and situations around us. Then we may feel guilty or embarrassed about our behavior, which just adds to the overwhelm and stress. Or we withdraw completely and find ourselves with unresolved feelings of agitation and frustration while also feeling disconnected from others. Over time, our behavior patterns may have a negative impact on those around us, creating distance, strain or stress in our relationships with family, friends and colleagues.
But we needn't continue repeating these unproductive cycles. When we inquire into our own behavior patterns and get curious about the breadth and depth of our emotions, we come to understand our triggers, become aware of old emotional wounds that need to be healed, and release the fears that cause such strong reactions. As we come to better understand our unique needs, we invest more attention and energy into our wellbeing and we learn how to better nurture and care for ourselves. We may learn that we need to release perfectionism, set better boundaries, or learn how to be more compassionate and forgiving with ourselves and others. Through increased awareness, understanding, and practice, we cultivate our gifts and integrate our introversion and sensitivity into all areas of our life.
Discovering that I was an introvert and a highly sensitive person (HSP) was life changing for me. I finally had a framework for better understanding my reactions and behavior patterns. I've invested much time, attention and energy into my own self-discovery and self-healing. Even though sometimes my introversion and sensitivity sometimes still feels a little "heavy," I've come to accept these parts of myself and have been learning to embrace my natural-born gifts. Now I truly believe that these qualities and traits are a very important part of what makes me ME.
Now my mission is to inspire fellow introverts and sensitive souls to create a "Quiet Heart and Home" and to strengthen connection in all areas of their life.
My coaching program is not a rigid curriculum or one-size-fits-all program; we're too unique for that and deserve to honor our uniqueness. Working with me is an individualized and customized experience based on your specific intentions, desires, and needs. Even though there's no quick-fix checklist, I do offer a variety of tools to supplement your coaching experience and that have helped former clients with their specific areas of focus.
I coach within the following general areas of focus, which are intentionally broad; these are the "guardrails" that create the boundaries within which I work. I work with my clients to create the customized path based on the individual's specific needs and desires.
As introverts and sensitive people, we already have a rich inner life. For me the magic has happened as I've learned to navigate my inner landscape differently. I approach all of my relationships and life experiences as rich sources of self-awareness as I observe how I show up and respond. Every experience serves as a catalyst for learning and growth.
I will serve as your guide as you embark on this journey. I'll offer the road map but you'll choose your specific path and the stops along the way. Together we'll navigate the landmarks, roadblocks and detours and celebrate the milestones.
I know it can be scary taking the first step to work with a coach - especially as an introvert! My intention is to make the process as easy as possible for you, so I offer a variety of options for how we might work together.
Are you ready to co-create with me?
Send me an email or schedule a 30-minute discovery session today.
Relationship & Spiritual Coach for introverts and sensitive souls
My mission is to inspire fellow introverts
and sensitive souls to create a
"Quiet Heart and Home" and
to strengthen connection
in all areas of their life.