LOVE FOR THE UNDERDOG
Codependency Recovery: Moving from Victim to Voice
Do you struggle to understand your own wants and needs? Perhaps you understand them, but you find it difficult to express them in relationships. Maybe you do express them, but often in either a passive or aggressive manner, often resulting in anger, resentment and hurt in relationships. Maybe you lose yourself in relationships - whether it is romantic, family, friend, or work relationships. If this sounds like you, it's possible you have codependent tendencies. Not to worry - I, too, am a recovering codependent, and I am here to connect with, coach, and support others through codependency recovery.
EMPOWER YOUR INNER UNDERDOG
If you are looking to find your inner voice, and let your Underdog self shine, I am here to help. Codependency occurs when we do not properly learn how to exist as both 'I and we' simultaneously - often due to dysfunctional families and trauma experienced at a young age. As a result, we have internalized dysfunctional behaviors and beliefs concerning our wants and needs and our own self-worth. As a coach focused on codependency recovery, I am here to help you understand your codependent beliefs and behaviors and set goals to recover.
Courageous - Compassionate - Free
These three words describe how I aspire to be on a daily basis. This is who I am at my best.
To me, Courageous means being trusting, open, and honest. Compassionate means being kind, accepting, and open. Free means being present, grateful, and honoring myself. Hopefully this tells you a little bit about what I stand for.
I am recovering from codependency. I say recovering, not recovered, as I view it as an ongoing journey. In my codepedency, I entered a marriage with no self-esteem and constantly seeking external validation. It is no surprise this marriage ended in divorce and a lot of pain. I struggled with core beliefs that I was inadequate and not enough unless validated by others. I have viewed myself as the underdog for so long - less than, small, not valued, somehow lacking. My recovery began when I chose to accept and love myself, stop being a victim, and take responsibility for my own happiness. This has not been an easy journey. I've learned to embrace my imperfection and forgive myself for mistakes. I am passionate about personal transformation and I am excited to work with anyone who is willing to do the challenging work of becoming their best self.
I have been certified as a life coach since 2020. While I am just beginning my career as a coach, I draw upon my own experience and years of accumulated knowledge gained through my own journey of self improvement.