New cards are here! I changed my signature blue background color to this deep red in celebration of a big change - starting in April, I will be committed to Align Wellness Solutions as my *only* full-time gig! Since I first felt the rumblings of Align Wellness in my guts, it has taken a lot of envisioning, working, planning, prepping, resting, and waiting on the next rock to rise up from the sometimes-scary-stream of entrepreneurship. From working up the courage to leave Foundations and step out to my part-time startup consultant gig with Fresh Start Recovery Center, to now leaving even that safe-haven harbor, this has been an amazing journey, and one that I did not expect. There is a microscopic woman who runs around my brain pressing the PANIC! button pretty often, but so far the rest of me doesn't react to her. This, of course, freaks her out even more. But she is tiny. And manageable. It is consistently amazing to me how when I put out positive energy into the universe, when I can act from a place of confidence and abundance and not act out the fearful thoughts that may try to creep in, when I have faith in this path, the universe ALWAYS meets that energy with results. I am so grateful.
Beginning April 1st, I will be expanding my hours from two and a half days a week to full time! I will be adding another office location to explore this city from my Align Wellness perch, and to see where it wants to grow. I am, of course, seeking new clients - for counseling, coaching, and yoga/meditation instruction. I am also seeking out speaking and training opportunities, especially ones that are in one of my passion-zones: addiction and recovery, LGBTQ issues, life after (huge) life change, clinician self-care, vision-casting and intention-setting work for individuals or organizations, employee engagement and culture-building.
This red color is the color of Muladara, the first chakra, or energy center, in our bodies. I often tell my clients that it doesn't matter if you think of chakras as literal places in your body or in a metaphorical sense. This root chakra is the energy center of safety, of physically taking up space in the world, where we focus on being enough and having enough. As Align Wellness Solutions starts out with all of my time and energy invested here, I am excited to watch it grow through this establishing energy, to grow roots deeply in Atlanta and spread out across the Metro area and beyond. I hope to walk with you along this path. Thank you for your support - this is going to be amazing!
If you are a fellow entrepreneur, clinician, yogi, or holistic health provider in the Atlanta area - please reach out! I love connecting with like-minded folks. I host a #goalssquad (instead of #squadgoals) get-together every 2-3 months. Our networking is super casual (read: we hang out), but the connections made are meaningful and collaborative. I also host the podcast Be Well ATL, where I interview (read: hang out) with wellness practitioners in Atlanta with the goal of expanding wellness experiences for our listeners, and also of sharing our communities of supporters collectively.
If you would like to support me in my work:
- You can refer a client to me for counseling, coaching, yoga, or meditation instruction (most clients end up getting some combo of all of the above). "My people" tend to be folks in recovery or trying to get there, LGBTQ folks, women (I like dudes, too, but ladies especially seem to dig me) after divorce or career change, spiritual seekers - basically anyone who is kind of asking themselves who am I really, what do I want, and how the fuck did I get *here*?! I work really well with people who haven't liked therapy in the past. Anxiety-sufferers and people who are so stressed out that their bodies stopped telling them when they're stressed - those are definitely my people. And folks who feel like they've lost their mojo and can't quite shake feeling sad, unmotivated, tired and hopelessness is either creeping in, or set up residence long ago - you're my people too.
- You can connect me with a company or organization in need of some training in the areas I specialize in. I enjoy and am good at any kind of vision-casting or goal-setting, culture building, employee engagement, LGBTQ inclusivity, and I especially love to do employee wellness stuff! Let me have fun with your staff. :) If you have a group of therapists, even better! LGBTQ 101, Trans-specific trainings, Addiction and Recovery issues (including medication-assisted treatment), yoga and meditation, the mind-body connection, and SELF-CARE!! I will save my rampage about the importance of clinician self-care for a different blog on a different day.
- If you have a blog or newsletter, I'd love to write a guest feature that's specific to the needs of your audience!
- You can join my mailing list, share my blog, check out Be Well ATL, share Be Well ATL, etc.
- Send good vibes! :)