Why the Room Next Door?
For most of my life I have been worried. I worried about what was going to happen next. I am also the kind of person who wants to take on more, more than I may be able to do at one time. And I have unrealistic expectations of myself. If you combine my nature to do everything perfectly, take on too much, and meet our society’s expectations, you get a very stressed out, anxious woman with no way to win.
I know you know what I mean. I know I am not alone here.
I believe there is another way of being — something other than the constant, driving ways of this world. There is another room, another space, we can step into. We can go to this “room” multiple times a day to reconnect with ourselves, be aware, and treat ourselves with kindness. I continue to develop this for myself and for others I work with.
I created the Room Next Door with myself in mind and I created it for the professionals I support in my consulting business. I support women and men who are making large changes in their communities. They often have work that never stops asking them to show up, the kind of work you think about in the middle of the night. Often my clients are care takers too. They are impassioned, loving individuals. And often they are tired, stressed and pushing up to their edge to get it all done. Maybe you can relate? I believe in them, and their work. I also worry that soon they will not have much left to give. I know there is a different way to work, live and be of service. We can create change and take care of others while staying connected to the core of ourselves.
This is a practice and a journey that we are all on. I want to support others to stop the chronic stress cycle, reduce the driving stress of our lives, and increase our connection to ourselves and each other. I have spent years answering this question and bringing these changes to my life and to others. I would love to support you too.