“When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.” -The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Have you ever found yourself wishing for something more? Have you felt discouraged with the course of your life and feel at the crossroads wondering if not now…when? When will I be happy? When will I be successful? When will I achieve my heart’s desire? 

I’ve felt all of those things. You see… I once had a fairy tale life, then one day I experienced the worst that could happen. My son woke up with a fever and was dead the next morning of bacterial meningitis. It was unimaginable heartache and I thought I could never survive or be happy again. But I was wrong.

Maybe you’ve lost someone who was the center of your world. Maybe your heart broke when your marriage failed. Maybe your finances collapsed. Maybe you’ve just never felt fulfilled or worthy.  

I was there too, and I hated when people would tell me, “you just need to pick yourself up and be strong,” or “time heals all wounds.” Neither of those assumptions really work for those who are hurting or grieving because those are  intellectual beliefs for “fixing” a broken heart.  In order to heal it takes specific actions to correct old beliefs and break through the uncertainty to begin the second act of your life. 

When you think all is impossible, that’s when you’re on the brink of igniting change. You’re not broken or trapped. You’re about to discover the missing link.  What does that look like? It means activating resilience and surging forward to a life greater than you can ever imagine right now. 

No matter what your past has been, you have a choice. You can stay stuck in a fog of despair, wishing things could be different, or you can take simple steps to heal, leverage your talents, and change the course of your life…your fairytale.

I love guiding people just like you because I know it works. Think about this, what is it costing you by not taking the first step? Schedule a free, no obligation 30 minute discovery session with me now to get started. 

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sandystoneI’m so glad I’m the age I am because I have the gift of hindsight. Hindsight is where wisdom is borne. I’ve lived through every circumstance I never thought I could, and yet here I stand, ready for the second act of my life.

Here’s a list of things I thought I couldn’t do:

  • Survive unimaginable loss
  • Heal my heart after divorce
  • Start a new career after 50
  • Raise my kids on my own
  • Find true love again

By the year 2002, I was pretty much at the depths of despair, having tragically lost my 16 year old son a few years before, and my 25 year marriage had faltered in grief. We divorced and just a few short years later my husband unexpectedly died at the age of 54.

I remember waking up one morning with the realization that everything I thought I knew was gone, and the second act of my life was just about to emerge. I was scared to death.

I’d been a mom the majority of my life! Now, I was forced to figure out how to support myself and my three children. I was tormented by the little voice of doubt inside my head: “You’re not good enough, pretty enough, or smart enough… and you’re 50. [read full article]


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