Guest post by Kristen McIntyre, a dear client I’ve had the privilege to work with….

 
About 2 years ago I was your average busy mom with three young kids. To say I was a bit overwhelmed might be an understatement; however, I was determined to show the world that I had it all under control.

For a while I even convinced myself that I did! My body kept quietly trying to tell me to slow down and ask for help but I always ignored it. Each day I wore a smile on my face as I was dropping my kids off at school but I was really masking my true feelings.

For a while I even convinced myself that I did! My body kept quietly trying to tell me to slow down and ask for help but I always ignored it. Each day I wore a smile on my face as I was dropping my kids off at school but I was really masking my true feelings.

Eventually my struggle to balance it all started to crumble.

 
My fears and anxieties robbed me of sleep and I just could no longer cope; I became a person who couldn’t manage the most basic tasks without breaking into tears. My frustrations grew as my sleep became more disrupted, and my confidence shattered while trying to make sense of what was happening to my body and mind. I turned to external sources like doctors, psychiatrists, yoga and every self help book that I could get my hands on. The new external remedies brought only temporary relief while creating more fears and dependency.

Until one morning when…

Anxiety and sleep

I stumbled across Edita Atteck Creative Living and arranged to meet Edita after reading her website; from our first meeting I believed that she could help me. Everyone I had seen before Edita provided external, short-term solutions to help me. Edita showed me that the answers I was searching for were within me the whole time. Simple, but true.

Once we free ourselves from those mental confines, the healing can begin.  With her guidance I learned to put my faith back into my body and not my mind. I had become so attached to what my mind was telling me that it was no wonder I had such trouble sleeping.

After a year of working with Edita and attending weekly empowerment sessions I can finally say that I am feeling like a new person. The departure from Edita’s program does not mean that my own personal journey has ended. In fact, now the true challenge of continuing to practice and stay balanced on my own begins. My mind will continue to try to pull me in negative directions but instead of catastrophizing and believing these thoughts…. I will simply let them flow.

My personal journey brought me to Edita and I believe that it gave me a much better understanding of how to lead a more fulfilling, happy life.

Thank you Edita.

Kristen