Here’s what you ought to know about me… I’m a problem-solving Superhero, a Post-Cancer Thriver, and a Wellness Coach. My mission – or purpose – in this life is to make others’ lives easier by helping them find solutions to their problems or challenges.
My passion is helping others make their way through – and back from – crisis, chronic illness or cancer. I have personally experienced all of these, up close and personal, more than once. They rocked me to my core and shattered me into pieces. Pieces that I couldn’t even let others see.
I will tell you that dealing with either one of these can break you down to something you don’t even recognize as yourself.
Dealing with more than one will alter everything you thought you knew “for sure.” It can make you question the very reason for your existence, and even whether or not you want to stay here in this life.
I believe you do, or you wouldn’t have found your way here.
My latest healing journey was hell (this one was from cancer). Only a few people had any idea of the struggle that I endured daily for about three years. It was a major “dark night of the soul” (not my first, but by far the worst).
I was as much of an isolated hermit as I could get by with (though a highly functioning one). It had become too hard and too painful to be the “me” that I wanted to be, and the “me” that people expected me to be… and I just couldn’t pretend anymore.
Most days, things were too real and too raw for me to cope with outside of my own personal little world.
I knew all along the ‘why’ behind all of this, but I couldn’t find the right ‘how’ to get me through it and back up on my feet. Where I thought, and trusted, that I could find support, there was none. There probably were places where I could have received support, but I couldn’t bring myself to ask.
When I mustered the courage to ask my oncologist for direction on finding psychological support (for my particular situation), they refused to even give me a name of someone without first coming in for an appointment. I felt like they flat out didn’t care if I died. I wasn’t a glaring success story for them. They weren’t going to put my picture up and say look what we did and they knew I likely wouldn’t be back for more, so why did they care? If I was a suicide risk – and they should have felt that I was – that would have been my last day.
But thankfully, their flippant attitude toward what I felt was a life and death situation gave me strength. I was appalled at the way the situation was handled, and I realized that if I was treated that horribly, I wasn’t the only one. Something had to change. I had to find answers.
I had to find my way out of this dark, scary place.
And, I did.
Though it was the hardest, longest battle I’ve ever fought, I found my way out and on to a vibrant, happy, inspired and fulfilled life. A life I’m thrilled to wake up in every morning. I feel fully alive – more alive than I’ve felt since September 20th of 2012 and here’s what I know from the deepest depths of my being…
I don’t want another single soul ever to feel the way I felt.
If any of my story feels familiar, or if you know you are suffering and have been mostly silent about it, or you have become comfortably numb and want to change that, I would like to help you find your way to a new, fulfilling life ahead.
Officially, I AM
A Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (through IIN)
A Certified Nutrition Therapist (via Health Sciences Academy)
An Advanced Dietary Supplements Advisor (via Health Sciences Academy)
A Certified Angel Card Reader (via Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine)
A Certified Virtual Assistant (AssistU grad)
A Cancer Survivor (via my faith, determination, assertiveness, research, and open-mindedness)
I’ve been providing consulting, training and support services in the areas of business, life, health, and wellness for over 29 years.
When I founded In Credible Hands in 2003, it was a business that supported others with their online business operations and marketing strategy. It solved one of my big ole’ challenges in the process – I wanted to be home to raise my beautiful daughter AND be able to support us well. I still do some work in the online marketing world (I do have some mad skills, a great head for business, and a passion for helping others accomplish their business goals without making costly mistakes in the process of getting their great work out in the world. ) but these days, it’s referral only and on a project by project basis.
I am… A fiercely independent woman, a daughter, a sister, a mom, a friend, an ex-wife (more than once), a smarty pants know-it-all (a.k.a. – a genius… don’t laugh, it’s for real!) business owner, and a lover of good coffee (life is too short for bad coffee), jeans, tie-dye, t-shirts, going barefoot in the grass, singing in the car (I don’t care if the windows are down but others certainly might), dancing badly, talking (or arguing) with God in the shower, learning everything, giving others a leg up, exploring, unplanned adventures, plotting how to save the world, and not cleaning up the kitchen. It’s common for me to pen 1000 articles to only publish 2. I have a mild addiction to creating websites for myself but then tearing them down again. I refuse to finish a poorly written book – I’m more comfortable leaving something undone than wasting my time.
I’m an INTP Aquarian with Sagittarius rising and a Capricorn moon. My top 5 strengths according to Gallup are: Developer, Connectedness, Learner, Achiever, Responsibility.
My deepest, truest passion is causing people to think outside their box. So they can see possibilities they may not even be able to imagine. I believe this serves the world by developing greater empathy and passion which are things we definitely need more of.
My personal mantras
I Matter, I Can and I Will!
And, I would love, Love, LOVE to know more about you, let’s connect and see how our paths might intersect!