Hey there, I’m Brooke. I’m a facilitator and executive coach, a top writer for Medium.com, and a mother of two.
My mission is to help women live a vibrant, connected life. I believe you can transform your entire life by tending to your inner spark. It’s the secret sauce of wellness that’s rarely spoken about. I want other women to feel the same depth of connection and fulfillment, the same vibrancy and spaciousness, as I feel. But it wasn’t always like this…
I’ll never forget the day my husband of 12 years left, or his parting words. ‘You’ll see, nothing will really change when I’m gone. I’ll still help with the kids and that’s all you need me for anyway’.
It took my breath away and I crumpled to the floor.
I’d been so busy proving to the world that I was capable and responsible, I’d lost my tenderness. I was all sharp edges and criticisms.
I was drowning in expectations and responsibilities, wondering how much longer I could keep it together but not wanting to compromise on my standards. I wanted the beautiful house overlooking the ocean, the overseas holidays, the private school education for the kids, the career success and lots more.
We were going through the motions, ticking off to-do lists, tag teaming Sunday morning sleep-ins and daycare pickups. We made a great team on the logistics front but it wasn’t enough.
There was some part of me that knew things weren’t solid, that I wasn’t on the right path. Oprah calls it the whispers. All we talked about was life admin, work and kid stuff. We were successful by external standards but it didn’t feel meaningful. Intimacy had fallen to the bottom of the to-do list, and honestly, I wasn’t that disappointed about it. I was tired and distracted and it felt like work anyway.
Enter the Quiet Desperation stage - when everything on the outside is a dream come true but you become aware of a longing that exists everywhere - in your cells, your heart and your spirit. Something had to give.
Can you relate?