“Allow your creativity and intuition to guide you. Live ‘to now.’ Survivors don’t live in the past or the future. I guarantee that if you live in the moment, a voice will begin to speak to you with creative thoughts and ideas that will amaze you.” – Siebert, Al. Survivor Personality (from Getting UP, book)
I help survivors uncover their unique potential and create a life and business that allows them to live their passion while supporting them both physically and financially.
When you are diagnosed with a serious illness or experience a traumatic event, your whole life changes. Yet, what I have found is that even after this life changing event, we try to return to the way our lives were before… and it simply no longer ﬁts the way it used to.
We are usually returning to our previous life for one of two reasons – either we think that is what we have to do because it’s what we know – it’s familiar; and/or we are afraid of leaving the well-worn path to move towards what we are truly called to do.
The problem is that this approach doesn’t work. Survivors of trauma and challenging health conditions are fundamentally changed from who we were before, often including on a cellular, spiritual and/or mental level.
Through our ordeal we can actually become more connected with ourselves and what is really important in life. All of this happens in a way that friends, family, and the general public may not have experienced, and therefore they may not always understand the fundamental shifts.
- Survivors may discover that the life we’ve led before is no longer satisfying
- Our health may be compromised in a way that our previous life is no longer physically possible to return to
- What we were doing before may be, at a core level, the very reason we became sick – this includes the stress, physical demands, the environment, or simply that we are so out of alignment with our purpose that we become ill
Here’s the thing – your health crisis may have been a cry for help from the very centre of your very being. Physically, it could no longer be ignored. You were forced to take a break to heal. On a physical level, the body can be pretty demanding: either you make a change or you can die. On a spiritual and mental level, it is not as simple: you have to make a choice to make a change.
This is when people come to me – when they are ready to make the choice to begin their new life in a way that is totally in alignment with who they are and the life they want to create.