I am a mom, a wife, a certified Integrative Wellness and Life Coach. I graduated from Georgia State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. I am also a Certified Peer Specialist-Parent (CPS-P) and a Family Support Partner (FSP). I am also trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming(NLP) and hypnotherapy. I have been providing support and guidance to individuals and families since 2011.
Today I am a positive, energetic woman who is living life with intention and purpose. While I am confident and enthusiastic about my life and my future today; I had a period of time that I wasn’t sure living was even a possibility. In 2009, days after I delivered my youngest daughter, I had three heart attacks. The prognosis was bleak at best. The doctors told me they were not sure I would survive and if I did they were certain I would have limited physical ability. This had to be the scariest and most disempowering time in my life! Initially, I was devastated to say the least.
As I processed this information, I was heart-broken, literally and figuratively. Here I was a 32-year-old mother of four dependent children, one of which was only days old. They needed me and I needed to be here with them. The road to recovery was definitely a challenge and at times excruciating. One of the things I knew for sure was that I was resilient and had always made a way through tough times in my life. This knowing carried me through many challenging days and weeks to follow.
Even though I began to heal physically from the surgery, I really struggled mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This tragedy proved to challenge me in all areas of my life! I was extremely grateful to be alive but I felt stagnant and unfulfilled. I lived in this stuck, holding pattern, uncertain if I would ever be able to live without the fear of my heart failing again. As time went on I decided that I wanted more out of life and I was tired of just existing. I wasn't exactly sure how I would move forward but I knew I was ready. I knew I was connected to a higher power that would give me the strength to go where I wanted to go. I began to work on myself and stretch myself to facilitate growth. At times this was uncomfortable as growth and change can sometimes be. As I took the time to honestly assess my life, I realized that many areas of my life were not balanced. I was putting everyone else’s desires first and I had really forgotten to nurture and care for myself.
During this journey to overcome this tragic situation, I reconnected with my meditation practice, wrote in my journal, read lots of books and did plenty of research on resiliency. I made gratitude a daily practice and reconnected with my optimistic nature. As I changed my mindset, my life began to change too. I no longer felt as if I was just existing, but I was now living. This process took some time but it was worth every moment. As I reflected on the positive changes and improvements that I made in my life, I felt called to share this gift with other people that are desiring support in moving through difficult seasons in their lives. I became certified as a life coach and I decided that I wanted to support, guide, and provide tools for anyone struggling to tap into their resilient nature.
~ Karma Hill