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Welcome to 'Encompass This'

Welcome y’all to Encompass This, my shiny new blog! I love writing and it’s been one of my goals to start serving through sharing details of my life on a more intimate level. As a life coach I help everyday people transcend the overwhelming anxiety of daily life and life transitions, reconnect with themselves, and create joyful balanced lives. It just so happens that this niche chose me through my own experiences.

Since my childhood I’ve struggled with self confidence. I worked hard in college to develop positive habits and it paid off through making strides in my education and career. Through my achievements I was able to harness a new found confidence and intrinsic motivation. Life seemed great until my mid-twenties when reality smacked me in the face. I had become a codependent perfectionist and didn’t even know it. My behavioral patterns had served me well up to a point, and then it all began to crumble.

I say it was 4 years ago when things started to breakdown, but if I am honest - it was really about 7 years ago that my intuition started kicking in, and telling me something was wrong. If I am really REALLY honest, I had always had doubts about my partner and marriage. I thought it was just normal fear creeping in, and the transition to adult life that was lingering in my shadows trying to knock me off balance. Life seemed so hard. Even my perfectionist, over planning and people pleasing ways couldn’t make things better. I just couldn’t do it all anymore. In 2015 I started to experience symptoms of anxiety I had never had before and it was scary. I still didn’t see that it was my body telling me to listen up! Something was really wrong. I persevered because there are always tough times in life. Optimism has helped me overcome many of them and get to higher ground. What I didn’t know at the time was that I was forcing my way uphill. This method wasn’t sustainable. I didn’t understand personal capacity, my worth, boundaries, or how to put myself first.

There is power in our stories! As my favorite writer Brené Brown says, vulnerability is the key to true connection. This blog is a place of vulnerability and non-judgement. A place where I will share some of my deepest truths so you don’t feel so alone. Perhaps you will find commonalities in our paths, and my hope is that my experiences may offer you light and hope. I’ll also be sharing ways that I have empowered myself and moved through the chaos to a better place. With that being said, I ask that you take what you need, and leave what you don’t. I don’t expect everyone to agree with my opinions, or that everything I say will resonate with you. I do expect that you will interact with this space with an open mind, an open heart and respect for all.

I continue to build my coaching practice because I am passionate about life coaching, personal development and serving others. Our world is at a juncture. So many people are starting to see that the old ways of living are no longer serving us. Our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health is at risk. Our environment is crumbling. We need positive change, and I want to do my part. Many of you have reached out and told me that you look forward to my social media posts and how much they hit home with your own experiences. I hope these stories will help you too. As I strive to maintain a safe space for all my clients and followers, it truly means the world to me that you have created a safe space for me in return. Thank you for your support and kind words!

Be sure to bookmark this page to your favorites and check in monthly for new posts! I'll be keeping it real about life, relationships, family, anxiety, self-care, parenthood, and much much more! I'll also be sharing tips for creating the balanced lives we are all craving.

Sending love and light to you all!

~ Kimberly

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