Someone asked me the other day if I had any experience with burnout. So I thought it may be time to share my story.
If you resonate at all or have experienced something similar, I would love to hear from you. <3
A few years ago I found myself 6 months pregnant with my 3rd baby. My marriage was crumbling. And I was experiencing some pretty significant misalignment, frustration, and poor results in my work.
I was exhausted. Inflamed. Experiencing shooting pains in my arms and shoulders. Numbness in my neck and shoulders. My body was screaming at me that I was carrying too heavy a burden.
I chalked it up to pregnancy.
Once my baby was born… and I was 4 months post-partum… it hadn’t healed. I was numb, unhappy, drained and dull. I felt like a shell of who I knew I truly was.
I knew I couldn’t keep going on like this.
So I stopped.
I dropped everything I could. If it wasn’t necessary, I let it go.
I let down a lot of people. I disappointed so...
23 years ago…"Can we study together? You are so good at math!" - The lady who sat beside me in Math 90, first year college. She was cool and breezy... I felt chaotic and disorganized, my bag stuffed overly full with books. But when she said that... I paused. And took it in. And opened myself to that possibility. I passed that class with 96%. And went on to pursue an honours degree in business, and a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Alberta.
11 years ago…"You are an amazing coach!" - Karen McMullen. My very first coach, and the woman who trained me in body centred coaching. My impulse was to deny, side-step, deflect the comment. But Karen's coaching style, her insights, her guidance opened up a whole new world for me. I deeply respect her perspective. So... I took it in. And I devoted myself to supporting others to access their potential.
10 years ago…“You are a healer… you know that right?” She gently held my hand in...