Hi, I’m Diane.
It wasn’t that long ago that I found myself in tears at night, every night, because the pain in my body was so unbearable. The pain in my neck, between my shoulder blades, my low back, my feet, my hands… I felt like my neck was in a vice grip that was only getting tighter. Years of abusing my body as a massage therapist and dealing with the 24/7 grind of being a business owner had finally caught up to me… and my body had had enough. Here I was making a living telling others how to take better care of themselves and yet did none of it for myself.
I knew better and yet I allowed myself to be consumed with how much everyone needed me and depended on me to fix THEM, show up with a smile on my face and place all the focus on them because you don’t ever EVER put yourself in the spotlight beyond small talk. Besides, who would want to know their massage therapist was putting herself in pain just so they could feel better? Talk about killing the mood!
It wasn’t until I had reached my breaking point did I realize I had to stop, something had to change. I simply could not go on like this… literally. And it wasn’t just physical. I was mentally and emotionally depleted as well. Not setting boundaries around my time left me working from early morning to late at night. Not firing unappreciative, unkind clients sooner because I needed the money and didn’t want to turn anyone away left me feeling exhausted, chronically pissed off, and dealing with low self-worth. Plus I had convinced myself that their rude behavior wasn’t that bad. (It was.)
It wasn’t until my practice basically crashed and burned did my long overdue healing begin.
I had reached a point where I finally gave myself permission to reinvent how I showed up and operated on an hourly and daily basis.
- I didn’t need to go on a two-week vacation, but I most definitely needed to rest and incorporate moments of recharging every day.
- I didn’t need to extract all the unhealthy food and substances from my diet, but I did need to become an intentional eater.
- I didn’t need to eliminate all of life’s responsibilities, but I most definitely had to start choosing my “get to’s” and let go of or minimize my “have-to’s” and frankly “don’t want to’s”.
Don’t get me wrong - vacations are great and cleanses are important, but all of those things are temporary fixes and misguided attempts at what we truly need.
Spoiler Alert: There is no magic pill that makes everything instantly better.
Deep, transformational healing is a daily and intentional choice.
Over time I slowly started noticing positive changes in my body and my life. Today I am happier, more focused, and in the best shape of my life because I chose to make myself a priority… every day. Not only am I back to providing bodywork but I also now guide others in reclaiming their lives, being of service to others while also including themselves into the equation.
Once you begin to realize how making yourself a priority on a daily basis benefits both you AND everyone around you, it becomes that much easier to incorporate in your life to the point that you will fight for its existence.
So I ask you…
What would it feel like to be THRIVING in life versus merely surviving?
How would you and those around you benefit if you were operating at a happier, more efficient, and peaceful level?
If you are ready to step up and RECLAIM YOUR LIFE, I am here to help guide you and cheer you on like that crazy wig-wearing screaming fan in the stands!
Get started today by booking your free consultation!
Let’s DO this!!!