I discovered The Life Coach School after finding and binging on UnF*ck Your Brain (Kara Loewentheil). I was going through a VERY rough period in my life, specifically on my 15-year marriage. Between Kara and Brooke, everything in my life has done a complete 180, and I’ve never been happier. I was extremely anxious before, buffering with audiobooks and games on my phone, resisting every emotion. I refused to take any risks or do anything that scared me, and I reacted extremely emotionally to EVERYTHING (I was a real treat to be around, let me tell ya).
I have two specific examples of how dramatically my life has changed after doing this work:
1). My parents came over with my sister to tell me my mother had been diagnosed with smoldering multiple myeloma. My mom and sister were a wreck. I listened to my dad explain things, and I honestly only heard the positives: they caught it early; her levels are low; she’s being monitored aggressively and the moment her levels increase they will begin aggressive treatments; the fact that they even found this is a miracle, since most doctors never run the blood test to detect it. My family expected me to freak out, and I just sat there going on and on about how amazing it was. My mom said, “Who are you?”
2). I hate sledding, especially down large hills that make you go fast. Last night my 9-year-old’s school had a group trip to the local skiing place to go tubing. I went down the huge hills every time with both kids. They’re very aware of my fear of things like this, so my daughter kept saying, “I can’t believe you’re going to do this, Mom. Are you scared?” And I told her honestly, “Yes, I am scared. But I’ll never never get over my fear if I don’t face it.” And then I had an awesome time, and I made sure I told them how fun it was for me and how glad I was that I overcame that fear.
Seriously, life changing. Thank you sooooo much.