We were all sitting around the dinner table. My father passionately raised the question, “But how is she going to support herself as a dancer? Why can’t she just become an accountant?! She will always have a job and be safe as an accountant.“
I HATE dealing with numbers. Math was my worst subject. I would’ve been MISERABLE as an accountant!
Thank God my mother was a stand for our hearts.
In a slow, measured voice, looking dead into my father’s eyes she said, “I am going to encourage both our kids to pursue what they love. If they do something they love, they will be wealthy in more ways than one!”
They fought about this several times, but they both drove me to and from my dance classes after school and came to every performance throughout high school and after.
When my dance company had their NY Season, they both waited by the stage door beaming after the performance, proud to have seen their daughter on stage.
My father didn’t want to squelch my dreams, he just wanted to make sure I would be financially secure. He was the first in his family to go to college. Working during the day, he put himself through night school at Johns Hopkins to get his degree. Getting a BFA in Dance with the goal of joining a touring dance troupe was not his idea of a viable career path.
My mother grew up in the 40s and 50s and being a woman in a small city had only three career choices when she was choosing a career path–teacher, secretary, or nurse.
While all three of these jobs are important, she wanted me to have more options and to choose my career path free of societal constraints.
Little did my parents or I know what I would actually do for a living.
My heart knew.
My heart led me from feeling the elation I felt both performing and watching dance to feeling the excitement of helping my injured fitness training clients move freely again, to now feeling the exhilaration of helping my clients overcome the emotional blocks to having what they want.
Recently, I was touched to tears when one of my clients shared how his hip and his heart had opened up after the exercises we did together released emotional memories from childhood abuse.
He was able to run pain-free to catch a bus after having suffered for years. And, he has been recognizing dreams he wants to pursue after squelching them his entire life.
Every day I am grateful that my mom fought for my brother and me, and encouraged us to do what we loved.
On her last lucid day eight years ago, I asked my mom if she had any words of wisdom she wanted to share.
She pointed to the pictures of her grandkids and said, “You have to let people be who they are.”
Your advice worked, Mom!
Never could I have imagined as a kid where I would be today, loving what I am doing and helping so many people all over the world.
In honor of my mom and the all-encompassing wisdom of your own heart, I invite you to join me for a FREE Workshop on Wednesday, February 15th at 5:00 pm EST…
Strategies To Help You Stop The Cycle of Self Sabotage And Reach Your Goals
In this Online Masterclass, we will look at:
- The reason why anxiety has a tendency to come up when you are contemplating goals.
- How fear of success and failure tend to affect you physically and emotionally, keeping you feeling stuck in your life.
- Uncover the emotional factors underlying fear of failure and success.
- Look at the role family and ancestral dynamics play in
- Do an energy exercise to help you release these fears and feel empowered to take action on your goals.
Within you are conditioned fear responses based on your own history and that of your parents and ancestors, which can inhibit you from living out your soul’s purpose.
Within you is also an inner wisdom that knows your pure potential is unlimited.
Fear of failure or success has a tendency to fall away when you are following your heart’s wisdom and doing what you love.
Join me on Wednesday, February 15th at 5:00 pm EST and shine a light on the conditioned fears that may be keeping you stuck, while you connect yourself to your inner wisdom so you can more follow your heart and Be Who You Are. 😉