Today I had one of those days.

Things didn’t go as expected.

Plans I had worked hard on and spent significant money on …

Weren’t turning out as I had planned.

I wanted to believe that a certain situation was hurtful and personal.

I cried harder than I have cried in a long time.

I felt worse than I remember feeling in ages.

Life Coaches don’t have a corner on:

  • Success
  • Happiness
  • Things always going right

On the contrary, at least for me …

I have committed to feel my feelings and deal with them instead of reacting to them.

I understand I am feeling bad not because of:

  • What happened
  • What others said
  • What others did

I am feeling bad because of my thoughts about what happened.

That means I choose to walk my talk …

Even when I don’t want to.

In the past I would have:

  • Contemplated how worthless I was.
  • Blamed others.
  • Eaten huge amounts of chocolate.
  • Drank
  • Binged watched TV for days.
  • Believed my world was coming to an end.
  • Thought my life should end.

Instead today I:

  • Gave myself permission to feel the full weight of my sadness.
  • Cried
  • Used the tools I teach my clients and coached myself.
  • Set my intention and showed up fully present for my clients.
  • Coached my clients.
  • Cried
  • Requested and received coaching from another Certified Life Coach.
  • Cried
  • Practiced my new Intentional Thoughts.
  • Cried
  • Talked to my friends.
  • Cried
  • Talked to my husband.
  • Talked to my family.
  • Cried some more.

As I write this it is 9:30pm.

This sadness started over 12 hours ago.

I might still feel sad tomorrow …

And that is ok …

Because I know:

  • I have what it takes to weather my sorrow.
  • That I, not my feelings, am in charge of my life.
  • That sorrow, like all feelings (happy and sad), ebb and flow.
  • I can keep putting one foot in front of the other …
  • While allowing myself to process this sadness.
  • That I will get through this.
  • I will be better for the growth that will come with this.


As a Certified Life Coach, I am not immune to the slings and arrows of life.

I am just equipped with the shield to keep them from piercing my soul.

This sadness will pass.

I share all of this to let you know …

You too can deal with whatever life is throwing at you.

If you doubt that, just click: Schedule My Free Assessment With Cindy

I will help you!