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What can I say about Life Coaching? I didn’t want to do it. I got quite defensive when it was mentioned that I might benefit from life coaching. I thought I had all the answers. I thought I had complete power in my life. Then I met Sonya.

Talking to Sonya is like chatting with your best friend you’ve known for years and the best therapist you could find. But instead of merely giving you advice, she gives you the tools and knowledge to get stronger and smarter, to clear out the clutter in your mind and spirit, so that the true you can come through.

I started with Sonya as a very closed off person, not open to new opportunities, yet frustrated when I didn’t seem to get everything I worked so hard for.  I didn’t know my value; I was incredibly hard on myself and others; and I was consumed by all that I had yet to achieve. I wasn’t present in the moment, and I lived mostly in the past. It was exhausting.

In the past 12 weeks with Sonya I’ve learnt to be present, to live in the moment and not allow my past experiences to influence my ‘now’. I am learning to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ and not live in confusion based moments. Not having dated since 2008, Sonya taught me how to be open, and in 12 weeks I’ve already been asked out. I was always obsessed with the 4kgs I had to loose in order to be the ‘perfect’ me. I now know that who I am today is not only good enough, but beautiful. I’ve learnt to love myself just the way I am.

It took me 36 years, but finally, FINALLY I love myself.

I used to go through my life barely tolerating, and now I laugh at what used to annoy me. Where I would judge, now I see understanding and compassion. My working life used to be the cause of unimaginable stress… and now, I simply go about my work, because stress, it turns out, is a choice. No time to complain anymore… just time to be happy.

I feel like there are infinite possibilities; I can choose the way I feel at any moment!  I can live in my faith and my power, and not in confusion and fear.

The future looks bright, but today looks even better!

C Sass — July 2011

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