A Little More About Me

I just realized that I never really did an introduction post. So, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kelly, but everyone calls me Keke. I’m a stress and anxiety management/mindfulness coach, as well as an author and artist. I have struggled with anxiety most of my life and understand how awful the effects can be on your body and mind. I’ve been through therapy and stress management classes, and trust me, if you are experiencing severe anxiety, they will make a massive difference in your life.

I started taking coaching classes to help others experiencing stress and anxiety but didn’t want to go that therapy route or want to supplement it. Hopefully, this blog will provide you with tips and tricks that will help to relieve your stress.

I’m a big believer in mindfulness and living in the moment, as a way to combat anxiety and stress, so this will be a big part of the discussion here. Many people have the false belief that mindfulness and the law of attraction are some kind of hoax perpetrated to steal money from people. While it is true that some people have perverted the message and made it into a get rich quick scheme, that is not how the law of attraction and mindfulness work.

I don’t believe in asking the universe for things, and if I think hard enough, I will receive them. That’s fantasy. However, I do believe that we can be whoever we want to be if we set goals, work hard, and put out positive energy into the universe.

Ok, so that’s who I am. I hope you enjoy this blog, and if you ever need any help with any of the concepts, feel free to message me through the contact page.

What is mindfulness and how can it change your life?

I get asked the question a lot, “what exactly is mindfulness?” Short answer is it’s being conscious of your thoughts, or what is going on around you, both positive and negative. Why is that important, you may ask? That is going to take a little longer to explain.

Some people think that mindfulness and the law of attraction, which we will talk about at a later date, are a funny, gimmicky, way of looking at the world. But, in actuality, it is a way of seeing the path to your goals more clearly. Negative thoughts may be stopping you from achieving your full potential. I’ve been there. I get it. You have a dream, a goal, something you really want. You think that thought and immediately you’re met with self-doubt because the goal is a difficult one to achieve or because many others have failed to reach it. At that point, you have killed your dream. You’ve clouded the path and you will never find the way.

What you should do is set the goal, ignore the negative thoughts, self-doubt, and get on that path. When you think positive thoughts, the path is there before you, unobstructed. This doesn’t mean that everything will be given to you, and it will be easy, but it means that you will be able to see the possibilities and act on them, which will help you achieve your goals.

This may sound difficult, or even impossible if you are still one of those people with a negative mindset, but I assure you, it’s possible. As someone that struggled with severe depression and social anxiety disorder, as hard as it may be to believe, this worked for me. Do I still have anxiety and do I still feel down sometimes? Sure, that’s natural, but what has changed is the way I think. I no longer sit with those thoughts for long periods of time. I acknowledge them and then I rework them into positive thoughts.

This is actually something I learned in therapy. At one point I told my therapist that I wasn’t normal. He replied “You mean average. You aren’t average. And why would you want to be average anyway?” That really made me think. All we have to do is rework those negative thoughts into positive ones. Leave that self-doubt alone. Self-doubt is the biggest killer of dreams.

We are going to talk a lot more about mindfulness in the coming weeks and months. Here is a link to some resources that will help in the meantime. I just wanted to give you some insight here. I hope you will come back or even share these posts on social media. Let’s get a dialog going.