How is it that as a Creative Director for 20+ years, I was unable to design the life I wanted? An early childhood of abandonment, emotional and physical abuse, and growing up in a religion where strict obedience was demanded found me creating several strategic personas to maintain connection with others: The Good Boy. The Peacemaker. The People-pleaser. The Rescuer. The Class Clown. The Self-sacrificer. The Yes-man.
After ending a 24-year marriage, I quickly leapt into a relationship where I continued to employ these strategies. After nearly two years, my loving partner gave me some very hard-to-hear feedback about the way I was relating to them and we decided to break up. I was devastated, heartbroken, and full of self-pity.
Realizing I needed to get out of the Victim seat and into that of an Author, I enrolled myself in The Relationship School‘s Deep Psychology of Intimate Relationships course. At 48 years old, I was learning things that no one had ever taught me. An ass-kicking nine-month course on relationships helped me come home to my heart and I fell in love with myself for the first time. I discovered the distinction between alone and lonely. I discovered the power of boundaries and how they lovingly honor who I am at my core. I learned of the harmful effects of religious guilt and shame. I became aware of when I was wrapped up in strategy and when I was being my true, authentic self.
I would love to help you shed the strategic skin you’re living in and help you create the life you deserve!