Living in a self imposed prison is something millions of human beings do every day of their lives. And the sad reality is they don’t even realise they are.
Mel Clarke was one of those humans until she heard the words :
“You are deeply unhappy”
Those are the immortal words her acupuncturist said to her after her 5th session in 2010. The repeated words felt like a sledgehammer being cracked over her head. A waterfall of tears streamed down her face, as she realised the sheer weight of truth in those few short words.
That moment changed her life forever.
She realised she had been settling in a relationship where the love for her husband had faded, and she was drowning in a sea of guilt. Guilt for lying to herself and everyone, and guilt for not being present enough with her son whilst working full time.
🔳 She had panic attacks in the middle of the night that left her feeling like she was dying without breath.
🔳 The sheer weight she carried was debilitating, knowing she was lying to herself, her husband and everyone around her.
🔳 Upsetting her family and her now extended in-law family felt like torture.
🔳 The unbearable thought of breaking up a marriage and upsetting her son’s secure reality was unbearable.
🔳 And what would the wedding guests think after they had kindly given us expensive gifts?
She cried solidly for the next 2 years (well…thats what it felt like) whilst she tried to make sense of the mess and self imposed prison she had created.
But, as difficult as it was she got there…….with support, coaching and a healthy dollop of honesty.
She was able to navigate the chaos and completely change her life for the better.
She put her feelings first, and pursued what she really wanted to do in life instead of settling to pay the bills and have a couple of holidays a year.
That time in her life is the reason she does what she does today.
It is why she is so passionate about helping women to break out of their own self imposed prisons.
Millions of women (and men) stay in relationships that are less than fulfilling, and don’t know how to change it.
They continue in a career that leaves them lukewarm at best.
Continually feel responsible for everyone and feel guilty that their best isn’t good enough.
Berate themselves for not spending enough time with the kids, and for feeling constantly tired.
Mel is here to tell you……it doesn’t need to be that way.
If she can change her life, anyone can.
Life is about joy…….not struggle or misplaced loyalty.
So what decision can you make today….. to change all of your tomorrows?
If you want to know more about Mel Clarke, she is also a Life Purpose Coach & Reiki Healer helping people come out of chaos to live guilt free and find their purpose driven direction in life.
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