I was at my third job of the day, it was 9pm at night and all I could think about as I left my office was if I would be able to meet the Chinese delivery guy in the driveway before they closed for the evening. I worked hard—for my degrees (undergraduate and masters), I climbed the ladder of what I was “supposed” to do in becoming a psychotherapist.

And there I was working 60-70 workweeks—forget having a social life or interests of my own. I was literally waking up each morning, going through the motions of what I was “supposed” to be doing all day, and passing out late at night just to do it all over again the next day.

My health started to fail—I was constantly exhausted and if I’m being honest, I was feeling depressed. How could I be depressed when I was a psychotherapist helping everyone else with their lives?

But wasn’t I living what I had worked so hard for?

Why was I miserable?

And then the panic attacks started. In the middle of the night, I’d wake up with the 3am-what-am-I-doing-with-my-life sweats. Eventually the panic attacks were happening in the middle of the day—while I was driving from one job to the next, right before I was meeting with a client, when I was supposed to be relaxing at the end of the day. A constant tight chest of WTF.

If this wasn’t what I wanted—what did I want?

We all have ah-ha moments or breaking points—both of those happened at the same time for me. The panic attacks became crippling and I realized that I was the only one with the power to make a change in my own life. No one was going to knock on my door and say, “Hi, I think you should take a break.” If this merry-go-round of stress was going to end, I was the one who had to get off the ride.

That was nearly 10 years ago and even as I write this now, I realize that in many ways, I saved my own life. I was just existing, not really living. I was going through the motions and not living an actual life–do you want to know why? Because that’s what I thought I was “supposed to do.”

Like most people, I grew up with the understanding that most people were miserable or unfulfilled in their jobs, “that’s just how it was.” The truth is, it doesn’t have to be like that but for many of us, we just stay stuck. You too? It happens.

The good news is that you can get unstuck too. All of the tools I used to save myself, get unstuck, and learn how to create a career and life I loved are here. It’s a game changer and all you have to do is be ready. Here’s what I learned and this is what we teach at Mindrise:

  • Get clear about what you want
  • Figure out what’s holding you back
  • Learn how to rewire your brain for motivation AND accountability
  • Set goals with soul (not just ones that fall apart and never happen)
  • Take action with clarity AND confidence

What sets us apart from most coaches is that we give you the tools to change the game in your life–nothing changes if you don’t have both clarity AND accountability. Mindrise is that +1 in your corner to make the changes that forever change your life.


  • Waking up on Mondays (AND being excited about it)
  • Feeling confident in yourself AND your vision
  • Learning how to defeat your negative headnoise (rather than letting it call the shots)
  • Get a clear roadmap for BOTH your goals as well as how to get there

That’s what we do. That’s what I do now. As you read this, know that I wrote this on a Monday after taking my daughter to school, playing tennis with friends, hosting my team meeting, and then making time to write (all things I love to do). I’m going to be wrapping up soon and picking my daughter up from school too. No more meeting the Chinese food delivery guy in the driveway.

It’s life on MY TERMS, and it couldn’t be better.

Curious? Let’s talk, book your Strategy Session here.