I am so thrilled you are here and interested in the next step towards rediscovering your sense of self and living your life to the fullest. It is a huge step to take, and one that can be intimidating. I want to walk alongside you every step of the way.
But first, let me introduce myself. I am Emily. I am a wellbeing coach, yoga teacher, artist, world traveller, mother to two boys and wife to a loving husband. I own Casa Verde, a hotel in Mexico, with my husband and we spend half of the year there and the other half in Victoria, BC.
It was only five years ago that I was working in an office, wondering what was the point of the daily grind. After having our sons, losing and finding my sense of self, quitting my job, buying the hotel, and completely rerouting my life, I can honestly say that I am happier, more confident, and more fulfilled than I ever imagined being.
From a young age, I knew adventure would play a large part in my life. At fifteen, I moved to Italy on a year long exchange, at twenty-two, took Hindi lessons in the mountains of northern India, and at thirty-two, bought the hotel in Mexico. These, and so many more adventures have allowed me to feel truly fulfilled.
And yet somehow, even with all the adventure and good fortune and amazing-ness that was happening along the way, I lost myself.
The kids were born and I loved them more than I ever thought possible. But the sleepless nights started to weigh on my body. The laundry was constantly building up. There was always another meal to make. The dog never stopped needing to be walked. I didn't know if I had it in me to build one more pillow fort with the kids even though the sounds of them laughing as they did it made me immensely happy. I was giving all parts of myself to my family and leaving nothing for myself.
And the worst part was, when I DID have a moment to do something for me (often at the urging of my very supportive husband), I could not for the life of me think of what to do. I would sit there and feel like the worst and most unproductive person in the world. I didn’t even know what made me happy anymore.
I had lost my sense of self. I no longer knew what made me happy and fulfilled. I felt like the independent, fun loving young woman I had once been had been lost and replaced with someone completely unfamiliar to me. Someone who didn’t know what made her tick. Who didn’t know what brought her joy. Someone who, while overall happy, just felt lost.
After realizing and actually being able to admit what I had lost, I was able to rediscover my sense of self and reclaim my joy for life.
It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t especially quick for me. BUT, now that I’ve done it, I want to guide other women through the process.
Using what I learned through my journey, I would love to have the opportunity to work with you as you aim to find your own version of ultimate happiness and fulfillment. Finding your personal freedom, setting your goals for the future, and rediscover your sense of self are no small tasks, but I am confident that together, we can achieve them.
I look forward to joining you on this adventure.