A Cure for the "2020 Hangover"!
How’s that 2020 hangover going for you? Here we are ½ way into February 2021 and chances are you’re feeling the massive uncertainty swirling around this new year. All we know for sure is that life as we knew it pre-covid is forever changed. Needing some help navigating this “new normal”? Then read on my friend! I’ve got some exciting news to share with you!
Today I am officially launching my new business and passion – Mary Baker Life Coaching & Mind Body Wellness! I’ve spent the past several months working on my life coach certification and am now ready to combine all that new knowledge with my decade of yoga and mindfulness teaching to be of even greater service to YOU!
Let’s face it, this covid pandemic world we are living in is a lot to cope with. Chances are at least one area (if not several) of your life has been impacted by this past year. It might be your job, a relationship, the loss of a loved one, depression, anxiety, feeling a deep lack of connection with others…the list goes on and on. Here we are in the second month of 2021 – which I am dubbing “The Year of Uncertainty” – and there appears to be no end in sight. As much as we wish we had a crystal ball that held all the answers, this past year has truly driven home the BIG TRUTH. There is a whole lot to this life that is out of our control.
That being said, what I know for sure is that what we CAN control is what we choose to do with this time of uncertainty. On my bathroom wall is a quote that says, “Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, ANYTHING is possible.” I’ve read that quote multiple times every day for the past two years and never has it been more true in my life than right now.
Last year on March 15 a huge part of my life came to a screeching halt. I’d been teaching 10+ public yoga classes a week, leading an in-person training for my nonprofit, and was deep in planning stages for an upcoming major yoga event when suddenly – BAM. Covid hit. In an instant I was faced with filing for unemployment and figuring out how to make ends meet while dealing with the depression of my life’s passion and work disappearing overnight.
A perfect recipe for falling down the rabbit hole of despair for sure! And believe me, I rode that roller coaster of emotional highs and lows for several months last year. But what I also did, was to look at the time I was suddenly handed as a gift and an opportunity. Not only did I move my live yoga classes online, I also created a Youtube library of recorded classes AND got my videos picked up by two subscription online services (yippie for residual income!!)
Then I started to dive deep and asked myself what else could I add to my skill set that would align with my life purpose of helping, teaching, and guiding others to find their truth and light?
Ta da!! Life Coaching!!
What does a coach do, you ask?? Well, this is the fun part! Coaching is a partnership between coach and client to work towards a specific goal. Sometimes the goal is just to get "unstuck" or gain a new perspective! Or you might be looking to make a major life change and have some pretty big fear stories standing in your way. Think of me like your personal cheerleader and your flashlight in the dark corners of life. I’m here to gently guide you to uncover your most amazing self! ICF-trained coaches work with clients using evidence-based techniques rooted in positive psychology, appreciative inquiry, and goal-setting theory. Basically, we ask a lot of questions to get you thinking! I love getting coached because it's like having someone hold up a mirror and showing me parts of myself that I didn't see.
What coaching is NOT: Coaching is not therapy or mentoring. We don't treat clinical disorders and we do not give advice. Rather, we act as a partner to help draw wisdom & insight out of YOU.
Some outcomes of coaching include:
My current focus as I launch my Life Coaching business is to help women who are recovering perfectionists and people-pleasers to uncover their truth and REIMAGINE their best life. Perhaps you are feeling stuck, fearful, anxious, unworthy, unhappy, unfulfilled, and totally unsure how to make a change. Or you know what you want and just need some loving nudges to get you moving down the right path and hold you accountable along the way.
Sound familiar? Curious to give coaching a try? Let's chat!
Meet Mary Baker ..LIFE COACH, YOGA TEACHER, MINDFULNESS GUIDE, RECOVERING PERFECTIONIST & PEOPLE PLEASER, FEAR CONQUEROR, TRUTH SEEKER, & DREAM WEAVER