Hi, I'm Kimberly
It's time to stop stressing and start living!!
Adulting is hard! I see and feel your struggle. It's real.
I see you busting your ass, giving your all, but still desperately trying to keep up.
I see your racing thoughts; your fear and worry about work, family, friends, the future and everything in between that keeps you up at night.
I see that you're frustrated, angry, and emotionally exhausted, because regardless of how hard you try, things keep getting in the way of your happiness.
Your motivation is shot, and some (most) days it feels like you are just on auto-pilot going through the motions.
You are tired, borderline burning out - but you still want more out of life.
In your heart you long for a big beautiful life filled with joy... in the very essence of your being you know you are meant for more, but you aren't sure how to actually make it happen...
“It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf
You don't have to live like this any longer.
I get it because I have been right where you stand. Five years ago my life was a mess. I felt overwhelmed, always stressed, and physically and emotionally exhausted.
I knew something big had to change. I needed a new way. My marriage, my career, my happiness, and my life were at stake. I knew I could only keep it up for so long before the overwhelm would start to take an even bigger toll.
Hi there, I'm Kimberly.
I am a Resiliency Coach and specialize in helping busy, ambitious, and overworked people suffering from chronic stress and exhaustion, get a grip so they can build mental stamina, increase energy and resilience, excel personally and professionally, and move confidently through life’s challenges and transitions.
Ifyou are on the brink of a big change, within a life transition, or coming out of a hard place in life - I've got your back!
I'll help you navigate the rocky road, keep it together, build and maintain resilience, and achieve your goals at the same time!
Here is my story...
I grew into adulthood checking the boxes of "accomplishment" that the world said would bring me happiness, fulfillment and inner peace. Within six years I relocated from New York, to Texas, to Florida, and back to Texas. I started three new jobs, got married, bought two houses and became a mother. To say I have been through some life transitions is an understatement!
From childhood to adolescence, and throughout adulthood I have struggled with what I now know as anxiety. I didn't know that the feelings I had and the symptoms I was experiencing were anxiety at all. I certainly was never taught how to cope with stress or manage my energy and life when I felt overwhelmed.
Change has been a constant element in my life and over time I've learned how to adapt like an expert. But there came a time when keeping up with my life, adapting, and surviving wasn't enough, and it didn't always go as planned.
My life was becoming more and more stressful. I was a new mother working full-time with a spouse who was overworked, suffering from chronic stress of his own. A single mother from day one, I did my best to play the roles of supportive spouse, counselor, mother and house manager; along with the other 45+ hours I put in at my day job as a Recruiting Manager. The truth was that although I strived for perfection I was missing the mark bigtime. I felt alone and completely unsupported.
I was exhausted and anxious on a whole new level. Shortness of breath, panic attacks, medicine...
I started seeing a counselor, but I lacked the support I needed to make effective changes. I felt stuck and wondered how long I could actually live like this. This wasn't living, and in my heart I knew I was meant for a better more beautiful life filled with REAL JOY!
I was at a serious breaking point. My shortness of breath had scared me into consulting my doctor. His question, "Are you experiencing any stress in your life?" was laughable!
I was prescribed Lexapro and was scared to take it. I have always been more of a natural remedy type of girl. I knew there would be side effects. I did my research and told myself that I had to at least try it to see if I could get some relief. I was desperate to feel better.
It helped! A lot! Time slowed down. I didn't feel the enormous pressure to get so much done. My symptoms were eased, and suddenly I was noticing things I hadn't in a while. I was able to get out of my head and notice the birds chirping, the wind blowing, and see the beauty of the world that I had been missing.
The relief of medication was temporary.
After a year on Lexapro I noticed that I wasn't feeling the same initial relief. I knew that if I went to the doctor they would most likely increase my dosage. Although it had served a purpose for me, I had an urge to be more in control of my own health and wellness rather than rely solely on medication.
Let me say this, and please hear me. Medication is a personal choice. You always need to do what is best for you and your health. If that means medication is part of your anxiety tool kit forever, you should NOT be ashamed of it. In many cases it may be a necessity. But I also believe that medication is often prescribed without a lot of fact finding around the root cause for anxiety and depression. This was the case for me.
However, there came a time when I knew that my anxiety was just an alarm to the other things in my life that I finally needed to start facing. My marriage was in trouble, I was procrastinating on everything, drowning in to-do lists, my confidence was shot, and I constantly wondered why can't I just get a grip on things? Why can't I get out of my own way, and make progress? I started projects but never finished them and what's worse? I always ended up right back where I had started. Defeated and desperate.
I was a mother now, raising a daughter and I needed to get my shit together.
I informed my doctor and started to wean myself off the medication.
** Please note, abruptly stopping any type of medication, especially medication for anxiety/depression can cause adverse side effects. You should always consult a physician before stopping your prescribed medication. **
“Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”
—Arthur Somers Roche
So what did I do?
I became more resilient!
I committed to becoming more resilient! I didn't want to be overwhelmed by my life anymore, or let big challenges derail me. I wanted to be confident I could handle anything, and be able to bounce back from any setback that was thrown my way. I wanted to feel prepared, energized, excited by life again, and strong!
I wanted to stress less, and truly enjoy the big beautiful life I was building!
Our culture has normalized living in a constant state of stress, overwhelm and anxiety and we humans have become really good at adapting. But just because we (sometimes) carry it well, doesn't mean it isn't heavy, right?
Over the last 5 years, I have been able to get off my anxiety medication, manage my stress and overwhelm in a natural and holistic way, as well as develop strategies that have allowed me to regain a positive and resilient mindset, increase energy and productivity, and crush my goals! As I stated above, medication is a personal choice. There is no shame in taking medication! You can eliminate fear and self doubt, break the habit of procrastination, and live better!
If you are expecting a big life change, within one currently, or coming out of a big period of transition, you don't have to navigate the dark rocky road alone. I am here for you!
I know you want more for yourself, in fact - you were meant for more! Don't waste more of your precious time and life trying to go it alone. Sometimes the bravest thing you can do, is ask for support.
Are you ready?! Let's do this!!