Clare: From darkness in to the light

Clare and I first met 3 years ago as part of a life coaching group and remained 'friends' on social media.  At the beginning of this year, Clare contacted me while she was at a very low point in her life and asked for help.  This has been tough journey for Clare, but I had the privilege to watch someone face into their darkest moments with dignity.  I love how Clare describes that she now wakes up each morning delighted to see what the day may bring.  She has moved from the darkness and in to a beautiful light that she has created herself, with an opportunity to manifest her life by design. And yes - it will include Clare & Ali Cookery Days - watch this space!  Her story is below:

 

My top three goals upon starting the 6-month program were to find my joy in life, try and have less fear about moving forward with my life & less procrastination and to make some order of the car crash of a life that I unexpectedly found myself in.

Ali was able to help me work toward these goals by breaking down what felt like the biggest mountain I have ever faced into chunks of things I could cope with a deal with and feel like I was achieving something however small that something was.

The biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning the program has been that I have dealt with two very big and potentially catastrophic life changes.  I have come out the other side smiling and can see the benefit of having had Ali coach me through these life changes.  The most significant overall change I have noticed has been the disappearance of the total and utter despair that I felt every morning after the sudden death of my beloved mum and then being bullied at work and eventually being made redundant because of it.

The most useful tips and/or techniques to bring about a change were giving myself a few achievable goals each day and NOT beating myself up about them if I didn’t get them done.  One thing was sometimes all I could achieve which was one thing better than nothing! And writing letters to my mum and Dad which I now do most days and I find it gives me the greatest of comfort and also it has allowed me the space to be filled with gratitude for all that they instilled in me growing up and the gift that they have left me.

From working with Ali, my health has improved  because I have changed my sleep patterns, I am more conscious of what I eat and I have regular sessions with a  personal trainer at the gym and I am the strongest I have known I was capable of being!

I would describe my Health Coach, Ali, as knowledgeable, kind and compassionate, direct and totally immersed in her work.  I know some of what Ali has been through to get to this point, so I feel confident that she comes from a place of knowing and passion about her work and I feel totally safe in this environment to be able to share anything and there be no judgement. And she is one of the most thoughtful people I know.  Gifts in the post, notes of thoughts to remind she is there and messages to check in when she knew there were difficult things going on.  And she makes me laugh too!

I would recommend working with Ali to anyone who wants to make positive changes in their life be it health, fitness, career or other life issues.

I have found my joy again thanks to Ali after a time when I have never felt so worthless, lost and overwhelmed with life.  I can see an exciting and totally new future ahead for me and I can’t wait!  I have opened my heart to allow life to find me and now I wake up each morning wondering what delights the day will bring.  Thank you Ali – I am so grateful our paths crossed and we will cook together one day!  Big love to you xx

 

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