Fresh Approach Weight Loss Surgery Coaching
Compassionate Courage Coaching
I’m Mary, and I’m the happiest, healthiest, and most at peace I’ve ever been in my adult life.
That’s saying a lot.
So it’s only right I give you a little backstory.
Six years ago I felt pretty crappy about my life.
I’d been diagnosed with diabetes on top of five other medical conditions.
My marriage had gone from on-the-rocks to falling over a cliff.
I was bitter, confused, scared, embarrassed and sick.
I couldn’t live like that anymore and made a list of things I wanted to improve in my life.
I decided to begin with my health and had weight loss surgery the following year. The day I left the hospital my diabetes was in remission and I never injected insulin again. I was on my way to a happier, healthier life.
And then, three months later my husband sat me down and said, “I haven’t been good to you.” I guess he could say that. He’d been having an affair with a coworker for years. How could I not know, right? Deep down inside I did know, but I pretended not to.
Turns out I hadn’t been good to me either.
I ignored all the signs. What would I have done anyway? I didn’t have the courage to stand up for myself. I was too afraid to take any meaningful action. I never felt good enough and I lacked self-compassion and self-confidence.
When something like this happens you’re given a choice.
You can crumble, or stumble to your strength.
I chose to stumble…through divorce, my mom’s death, financial challenges, serious medical diagnosis, and raising two teenagers.
I relied on inspirational teachers I found on You Tube, TV, in books and blogs. I immersed myself in learning as much as I could about resilience, vulnerability, compassion and loving what is. And I practiced it all.
For more than two years I stumbled, but I discovered my strength.
Then one day my sweet friend said, “Mary, I’m amazed by how you’ve come through the last few years. Your strength and courage are inspiring. I think you should consider helping people who are going through rough times.”
Her encouragement led to my 9-month Life Coach training with Dr. Martha Beck. Yes, Oprah’s personal Life Coach. Then I completed Level 1 Spirit Junkie training with the amazing Gabrielle Bernstein.
Today I work with people who feel discouraged, unworthy or frustrated, and help them move toward inspiration, confidence and peace.
I teach my clients how to make a heart and mindset shift about people, situations, and themselves. I support them as they create a path for living their best lives.
And how do they do that? With Compassionate Courage AND a Fresh Approach.