"A therapist?" I asked.
"No, a life coach," she said.
"Oh, interesting.....," I said.
As time went on and it was clear I wasn't easing up on myself for those things either out of my control or within my control, I decided that with Aimee's blessing I wanted to give this life coach a try.
IT REMAINS THE BEST DECISION OF 2016.
I set up my first call with Danielle Dailey, who has an array of clients from all over the world. Danielle Dailey is a Certified Life Coach from Quantum Success Coaching Academy (QSCA), which bases its curriculum on the Law of Attraction and was certified in 2011 as a Licensed Heal Your Life® teacher based on the philosophy of renowned motivational author, Louise Hay. Through her company, Dailey Life Coaching, Danielle leads workshops and works with clients one-on-one to help them manifest their best life through positive visual imagery and self-acceptance.
I told Danielle that I needed to work on my self-love. For too long, I've allowed external circumstances influence my outlook or dictate my mood. Sure, everyone has bad days now and then but I was beating myself up relentlessly with feelings of hurt, pain and guilt. Before long, I was allowing those feelings to consume me daily, only causing more hurt. Basically, I was my own worst enemy.
"Are you really ready to switch the way you have been treating yourself your entire life?" said Danielle.
"Absolutely. I can't live like this anymore," I said.
And then the work began. And it has helped me manifest what I want out of my life: unconditional love, positivity and joy. Danielle hears my affirmations daily and those I AM, I TRUST, I DESERVE statements have certainly helped me transcend those words into a life free of judgement, fear and negativity.
It's a work in progress. You don't automatically retrain your brain and behaviors overnight. But with Danielle's guidance, I'm certainly making strides.
She sent me this a few days ago and I wanted to share it because it is so powerful in how we approach self-love.
People can encourage you to feel loveable, but they can’t make you feel loveable. Making sure you feel loveable is your job, not someone else’s. The more you get to know yourself, the more you know what makes you happy. And the more you do what you love, the more your life turns out just the way you want it too. There is so much more to life than trying to be someone else’s idea of who you are. Life is all about having fun, but first we must let go of self-judgement and false beliefs of what we should be.
This post is dedicated to Aimee and Danielle, two beacons of light in my life. Thank you.