Just Me

“If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.”
-Paulo Coelho

Years ago I was offered advice to write down all of the things that I wanted in my life within the following five years, seal it up and wait to open it. I stumbled across this list recently when I was organizing my office (and ironically right before leaving on my first solo vacation in over a decade). Clearly marked, “Open October 2016.” Given that the deadline had passed six months prior, I opened to see my dreams unfold.

Listed: to have found love; to be married with a child or one on the way; health; working part-time doing something that I love; security in myself; sober; have a dog and cat; feel happy.

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Self-love is Not Selfish

selfieFor a long time I didn’t love myself. I understood that I had a lot to offer the world, but I couldn’t feel it in my heart. My sense of self-worth was low, and I didn’t know any different way of being.

Once I realized that it was an issue, I began working on growing my self-esteem. Paradoxically I became more and more fearful. Why? Because I confused self-worth with selfishness. I was fearful that if I loved myself or allowed myself to shine, I would be an egotistical *!$#@# and no one would want to be around me. What I realized was that I was becoming that egotistical, selfish person by NOT loving myself! I was focused on self in a negative way instead of a positive – and it was taking far more energy and time. Being able to see this truth and pattern opened me to live a different way.

My heart is happiest when I’m helping others. In order to do that, I have to help and love myself.

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Hello, World.

Sarah Kelly, Integrative Health Coach
Sarah Kelly, Integrative Health Coach

It’s the unofficial launch of Sarah Kelly Coaching, and I’m so excited to meet you!

Yes, YOU!

I’m starting this coaching business because we all need a little help – even with the basics. How many times have you said you’re going to start eating healthier, but didn’t quite follow through? Promised yourself you wouldn’t binge-watch the next season of whatever hit show on Netflix, but suddenly it’s midnight and you’re barely holding your eyes open? It’s hard to make changes, particularly in areas that may feel like a comfort zone or downtime.

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