Froydis Egge-Jacobsen shares that after a rough divorce to the father of her child, her husband of over a decade and her business partner, she felt like her life was falling apart and she didn't know what she was going to do with herself.
She shares how everything changed when she just clicked on a seemingly random link on the internet – she didn't know why she clicked the link, but liked what she saw.
The website was for coaching and Froydis explains that it was just what she needed to help her see things differently.
Having a coach made her dig deep in to herself and she loved the transformation and insight so much, that she realised that she was going to be a coach too.
As she looks back, she can’t even compare herself, especially when she looks at how she views the future.
Froydis shares how she has always lived her life her own way and chosen to take life changing opportunities, when she has felt guided by no more than a feeling.
She has always been determined to live life with no regrets.
Froydis reminds us that as you get older you realise how fragile life really is – and as far as she knows you live only once
Froydis is at the beginning of a new chapter and is excited about creating a new life for her and her son, but shares that even a year ago she didn't have such a positive view for the future
She believes that it’s so important to take the small steps, as they've taken her to great places (bigger isn’t always best)
Being open to see where the smaller steps will take you.
That you're never too old to learn new things and never too old to believe in yourself.
"When you know better, you do better." Maya Angelou
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Iris Fritschi-Cussens shares that for her, the idea of being a SHEro meant connecting to the process of becoming herself and finding out what that even meant in the first place.
She shares how she has used her art as a form of self-expression so that she can connect more deeply to herself, and how by allowing whatever is going to come out through her art, from deep inside of her, is a process that is both scary and exciting at the same time.
Iris explains how she would get really inspired by art and it would be the only thing that she could think about while she was at work. And then in the evening at home she would just feel either uninspired or too scared to start creating and would just end up watching TV instead.
She explains how she felt she couldn't trust that she could make something that she would be satisfied with, and how she has now created a process to overcome this.
Art became a gradual form of self discovery, as she began to realise that was a 'me' out there that she had not really explored, and that she had been hiding the authentic her for many, many years.
Iris reveals how she had always felt that there is a certain path, a conservative path, one where there is no conflict, as she hated conflict. She used to purposefully avoid conflict and felt this led her to a safe, boring and ultimately, unfulfilling life. And how by slowly discovering that if she is her authentic self, she might create a little bit more conflict with people, but she is so much happier so it feels like a 'no brainer trade off'.
How to show up in the world authenticity and that all the answers are inside of us.
"Do not compare your beginning to someone else's middle."
Palladio - Karl Jenkins and Adiemus
The Anti Perfectionist
Iris is a London based mixed media artist and creative enabler. She helps women clear their creative blocks so they can create art that is meaningful to them and feel good about themselves!
Iris loves to make art with a balance of fun techniques (with lots of yummy art supplies) and finding pure joy in the process. Her work features heavily textured backgrounds, bright/fluorescent colours, shabby & grungy elements, uplifting or inspiring phrases, faces & whimsical girls. There is always an underlying theme of self-expression and self-development.
Ari Powell shares how she is currently in a place of huge transition, and how all of her plans were turned upside down when she suffered the most devastating loss.
She explains that great plans don’t always happen the way you plan them, and that although she is still coming to terms with her loss and is grieving, she knows that she doesn't have all of the answers, but will continue to move forwards towards her original goals.
Ari talks about how her initial plan needs changing, but she is still working towards the same plan.
‘The journey is different, but the destination remains the same’
She is taking this time to clear out the emotional 'stuff' and enjoy being herself – enjoying work on her terms
Although she is returning to work, albeit, in a different role, she has chosen to do this as it's a safe place, and as she is the main income earner for the family it takes the stress out of the situation.
Ari had originally planned to leave this job sooner as something in her life wasn't quite clicking, despite all of work she was doing, she couldn't quite get into the 'groove'.
She had looked into personal development, had hired a coach, but something still wasn't right.
Then she came across Creatrix, at first she was very sceptical, she thought it sounded good, but confesses that she is tight with money, and thought it sounded too unconventional.
So she tried the conventional methods first as they were the safe option. Ari explains that although on some level they worked, and were of benefit, but something still wasn’t clicking…
She found herself on a level 1 Creatrix training and on the first day thought 'What have I done, I’ve wasted my money.'
Then she had her breakthrough - Remove doubt and everything else will follow...
She did just that, it clicked and then was a total convert to the process!
Ari went from the biggest doubter, to then training in the program and becoming a facilitator and uses this work to transform the lives of women.
Goals evolve in their own time. If I try to force it too quickly, I would have sabotaged my efforts.
Set goals that are towards something (not away from something), as this gives your brain one option, then if things don’t go as planned you will detour, but still head in that one direction.
Set a goal, even if you are unsure of the big picture, make the goal a feeling.
Life is a series of problems, occasionally interrupted by a crisis
On a Mission - Gabriella Cilmi
Ari is an Empowerment Coach, Licensed Creatrix® Facilitator, public speaker, group trainer, business networker and founder of Polish Your Sparkle. Her mission is to empower women with the skills and knowledge to harness their emotional strength, to confront life’s challenges, and to relaunch their life guilt free and with certainty so they can courageously claim their most fulfilling life.
"As women we need a safe place to explore our potential, to talk through our goals and formulate a plan. We need to be praised to success. Empowered with the skills to tackle life’s challenges and the confidence to commit to and ultimately own our decisions. To get to a place where not only do we believe what we say when we justify our choices but that we no longer feel the need to justify our choices in the first place.
I think these days women often feel like they’re committing “superwoman fraud” and are waiting to be caught out. I know I certainly felt that way. What I love about what I do is that I can help women who are in the same place I was, by equipping them with techniques and understandings that will make the process so much easier, less stressful, less frustrating and assist them to get to a more fulfilling place in their life, be it at home or work. This is my purpose and my mission. This is how I help women and this is why they work with me." Ari Powell
Donna Higton shares with us how she left her everyday routine to go backpacking to the other side of the world.
She explains how although friends and colleagues advised her against it she left everything she knew to go travelling and that how it was on this adventure she 'found herself'.
Donna returned from her travels with passion and purpose, but was soon fell back in to her old routines, even back to the same job. She knew something had to change and she shares exactly what did.
Although Donna was living the life she was 'supposed to want', she had a successful job, great social life, house etc but she had a nagging feeling that there must be more to life.
So she did what she had never even considered before, she went travelling.
During her adventures she fully understood the concept of enjoying the journey, and that it wasn't about the destination.
That the beauty was in the unfolding of discovering herself, and this this process was more valuable than any label she could give herself.
This process also allowed her to become an author. She shares how ever since she was a child she had always wanted to write. But it took her until she was 35yrs old to acknowledge this truth and another 7years to admit it to others.
That dissatisfaction could be your soul nudging you in the right direction.
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Run The World (Girls) - Beyonce
Happy Dancing Wonder Woman
Donna Higton, better known as “Donnaonthebeach” is a life coach and author of “Fall in Love With Life” and “Obstacle-Busting”. When she's not helping people fall in love with their lives and make their big dreams come true, she can be found in the centre of England eating chocolate with her nose buried in a book.