Hi! I’m Angela.
I am a wife, mother, and grandmother, married to my sweetheart for 34 years. I have 4 wonderful children, a great son-in-law, and four fabulous grandchildren (so far). I have a BS in Marriage and Family Studies, have worked full time as a stay-at-home mom and in the workplace. And I live with anxiety. 23 years ago I was diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder, as a result to a chemical imbalance. Anxiety has been my constant companion every single day.
Before my diagnosis I always felt like running, keeping myself busy, and trying to avoid it as much as I could. But it never worked. I was unable to relax, and my stomach was in constant knots most of the time. I had a hard time staying focused, and sometimes even the simple tasks were so overwhelming. This is not the way I wanted to live, but I didn't now how to deal with this anxiety. The worse part was that It affected not only me, but my family as well. I thought:
I must be doing something wrong.
If only I was better or perfect, this would go away.
I am so weak.
I will never be the person I want to be. It isn't possible.
I was filled with self-doubt, constantly second guessing myself. I kept trying to do everything right, but coming up short. No matter how hard I tried, I was constantly frustrated with myself and others. I was so unhappy. I had a wonderful life! Why was I struggling with this?
I researched and did all the things I could in order to manage my anxiety: regular exercise, healthier diet, spiritual guidance, meditation, professional help, medication, self- help books, etc. Although these tools helped, there was still something missing, but I didn't know what it was.
A friend recommended a Life Coach she had been listening to. I figured it couldn’t hurt. After listening to her, I was hooked! The more she talked the more I felt she was addressing my anxiety and everything I had been struggling with for years: the lack of self-confidence, self-worth, perfectionism, shame, blame, guilt, and worry.
I found a Life Coach who helped me find the tool I had been missing. She showed me that I had the power to manage my emotions, including my anxiety. That my emotions, especially anxiety, didn't define the person I am.
She also showed me that the lack of self-confidence, fear, and unhappiness was coming from the thoughts I was choosing to believe about my anxiety. I was the one creating my own unhappiness with the thoughts I was choosing to believe!
Believe it or not, this was good news! The pieces all began to fall into place.
Life Coaching has given me more…more self-confidence, more awareness of my mind, more power over my emotions, a deeper understanding of what it means to be a daughter of God, more focus, and more clarity. I am gaining a better perspective of my life. I realize that I can enjoy my life and thrive, despite having anxiety.
That is why I became a Certified Life Coach through The Life Coach School.
I want to help you discover what I have discovered:
You can embrace and enjoy your life, and thrive, despite living with anxiety
It is working for me and I know it can work for you.
I am a faith-based Life Coach who specializes in helping those want to live a life they enjoy and thrive in despite having anxiety. Your anxiety doesn't define you, but it can refine you.
Life is a journey to love and embrace. Let me show you how so that you can create your most amazing life yet!