"Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax." - Bryant McGill
As the Calm Coach, I'm here to help women like you create calm and live more fulfilled, joyful, and inspired lives.
Until a couple of years ago, I was the kind of person who pretty much worried about everything. Most people thought I was this super calm, laid back, go-with-the-flow type chick because I rarely every showed that my feathers were ruffled. But the truth was, I was far from it. The only person who knew how often I freaked out was my husband, Chris.
We had our daughter in 2013. And that dramatic life change took my stress to a whole 'nother level. You mean that in addition to trying to figure out this business stuff, taking care of the house and my hubby and myself, I have to take care of another person, too?! Before we had our daughter, he'd agreed to help out more around the house, but it didn't work out the way I'd envisioned (in his defense, he was working 12 hour nights, six or seven days a week). Not only was I frustrated about the lack of help, I also felt guilty for feeling frustrated. For months, things were tense between us. Until I ultimately decided that I wanted to make a change. (Important note: Change only happens when you are tired enough of your situation and are committed to making it happen).
I'd finally gotten tired of feeling stressed and overwhelmed and unhappy, so it was time to make some changes. I wrote new affirmations around how I wanted to feel and made a sincere effort to maintain a positive attitude. I prayed and declared; I focused on making myself better and communicating what I needed. I began meditating and practicing yoga consistently. And while it didn't happen overnight (and I had setbacks), but over time, I started feeling more at peace, happier, fulfilled, and like a better me.
Although challenging, this experience led me to discovering a new passion and purpose: teaching women like me how they can create calm, peace, and joy in their lives with meditation, yoga, and self-care.
1. Trying to play Superwoman (or the Superwoman Schema Concept), which is used to explain the occurrence of early onset disease of Black women in response to constant chronic stress and active coping associated with meeting day-to-day demands and having multiple caregiver roles.
2. Negative effects of stress include:
- Feeling angry, hostile, irritable, or anxious
- Moodiness and feeling frustrated with things that don't usually bother you
- Upset stomach, headache, and backache
- Difficulty sleeping
- Over- and under-eating
3 While some stress can be beneficial, but too much or long-term stress can wear you down and make you sick, causing such issues as depression, cardiovascular disease (including high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke), menstrual problems, skin and hair problems, and gastrointestinal issues.
Ready to say "good-bye" to your excess stress? Let's work together!
In your first calm session, we will work together in helping you:
- Identify your stressors
- Find ways to manage your stress
- Discover ways to care for yourself
- Create a self-care plan
- Adopt calming techniques like meditation, mindfulness, and yoga
I work with women who:
- Want to make time for themselves but aren't sure how to do so
- Want to learn ways to practice self-care
- Are tired of trying to live up to the Strong Black Woman character
- Want to stress less, and create inner peace and calm
- Want to live more joyful, fulfilled lives!
I believe that it's possible to have inner peace, even when life is overwhelming. It's possible to have a life of joy and fulfillment; to feel peace, calmness, and happiness more often than not; and to love and enjoy your life. I believe that every woman deserves to prioritize herself and make sure she's taken care of -- because she's worth it!
Within 24 hours of payment, I'll email you to schedule your session. If you have any questions, reach out to me: jamie @ blackgirlsguideto calm . com.