My Story 

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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.

I'm failing.

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 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.

My Mission

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!