female wellness life coach

Meet me today.

I’m Shelley, a self-proclaimed graduate from the school of hard knocks, also a lover of life, a mother, meditation/mindfulness teacher, life coach, NLP practitioner and hypnotherapist.

I’m a woman of many passions and loves... but to list a few fan favorites, I would have to say that nature, working out, traveling, cuddles with my boys (delinquent dog included), girl-talk, dancing, morning coffee in bed, running, hiking and learning are at the top of my lengthy list of must-haves for my ultimate soul-nourishment.

My Story

“The story of one person is the story of everyone.”

Paulo Coelho

I’m so pleased for the fact that during my 35 years of life, I’ve been able to live the lives of so many women.

It was during my near-death experience that I mourned the loss of my half-lived life. I had missed out on many years of my adventure-filled life by waiting for the next best thing to bring me happiness – from becoming a commercial pilot at the age of 19, flying in Iraq, backpacking around the world solo, to simple weight-loss, getting married, having babies, getting divorced (the list goes on) … But as I achieved those goals, I quickly realized that the promised happiness that was supposed to accompany the acquired goal wasn’t there… and so a new one was created.

Happiness and peace were elusive. Although manifesting and achieving have seemingly always been my superpower; I was living on autopilot and had completely lost myself by building a life on what and who I thought I was supposed to be.

I had strayed so far away from myself that I was barely recognizable and my spark that was once so vibrant was now barely dim and my joie de vivre was replaced with resentment and anxiety. I felt stuck, lost and unwell. My body was no longer able to withstand the stress. When I finally realized that no one was coming to my rescue, so I decided to become the hero of my own story.

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

Rumi

I finally chose to take a leap off the hedonic treadmill and to rather sit in the discomfort of my life in that moment, and so came the decision to go inward – where true freedom lies. I dived deeply and passionately into meditation, mindfulness and personal growth. I became dedicated to learning, changing habits, shifting perspectives and transforming my mind. In what seemed to be an overnight metamorphosis, my life was forever changed.

I chose to shift perspectives and to make meaning out the challenges and traumas I have faced in my life and they instantly become my biggest blessings and gifts. Untethered at last, I finally understood that everything happens FOR us and not to us. Everything became meaningful and every situation (be it negative or positive) provided me with an opportunity to grow.

I have dealt with many traumas in my life as well as horrific betrayals… but what I have learned is that the most painful betrayals that I have ever faced have come from within. When I can truly admit that no human on earth could say anything worse to me than the big loud bully in my head has already told me. Although this all sounds rather dire and negative, it is not, my sisters. This is called freedom. This is called freedom because when we can look within, we have full power and control. This is liberation. This is to be untethered. There are no external situations or people that we can fully control in life. Our experience is fully shaped within.

I have walked the difficult road that leads to freedom, and I am here to walk alongside you on your journey, my sister.