"I felt like I was being buried alive..."
A lthough twenty surgeries, hundreds of hours of physical therapy, and unfathomable pain lay ahead of me, I returned home and made a conscious decision to create peace in my life every moment of every day.
It wasn't easy.
But as I shed the bitterness and anger, my attitude about life began to change.
I didn't understand the impact this was having at the time. All I knew was how I felt:
I had never felt peace--not the kind that sticks around and assures you everything will be okay, even when it feels like all hope is lost.
It didn't take long, however, to start recognizing patterns--patterns that seemed significant.
I felt different. I acted differently. And I discovered a well of energy within myself that I'd been unaware of previously. These elements came together to motivate me to take action. And then I started seeing results like I had never seen before.
That's when it hit me!
I have the power to choose exactly what my life looks and the ability to create whatever I want. And it's all in my head!
It was a transformational lesson, compliments of the most difficult challenge I've ever experienced.
The story continues...
My attitude didn't change all at once. I'm still growing, even today.
It's taken years of redefining my belief system and developing emotional resilience, which happens as you consciously manage your thoughts, feelings and actions in connection with the things going on around you.
Today, it's become obvious that I'll never be done transforming.
Instead, I'm striving to see each challenge in my life as an opportunity to practice these skills and become more and more resilient
This decade as brought plenty of opportunities to do just that!
As the world continues to deal with political unrest, riots, extreme weather, and the effects of Covid-19--not to mention personal challenges--it may start to feel like you're under attack.
But it doesn't have to feel that way. You have the power to create peace on purpose...
And with front-row seats to history in the making, there's no better time to make your mental health a priority!
After my accident, I discovered that living a life filled with purpose and peace doesn't have to be complicated.
It isn't about what you do.
It isn't about how you feel, either.
It's all about the judgment you put out into the world. It's all about your thoughts and what you make them mean. It's all about the energy you create and the way you show up in the world.
It's all about mental stability and emotional resilience...because the truth is that peace is cultivated in your heart.
"...peace is cultivated in your heart."
Perhaps the greatest lesson I learned from my accident is this...
To cultivate peace on purpose you must learn to develop emotional resilience.
When I emerged from surgery the morning after my accident, I also emerged from the fog I'd been living in most of my life--a fog of anger, bitterness, blame, dissonance and judgment.
For the first time in my life, I was truly conscious.
Conscious of my thoughts. Conscious of my emotions. Conscious of my energy. Conscious of my actions.
There was nothing I could do about my circumstances--because they were not in my control--but by consciously choosing everything else, I changed my life.
It wasn't always easy.
In fact, I failed a lot before it became a habit.
But when you're willing to fail, and you're willing to face any emotion--any amount of discomfort--then you open up a whole new world of possibilities.
Growth and progress become something that's happening every day--and peace follows.
...when you're willing to face any emotion--any amount of discomfort--
then you open up a whole new world of possibilities.
The mission here at Sandra Jarvis Coaching is to help women develop emotional resilience by overcoming insecurities
and increasing confidence while focusing on the whole you. The pillars of our program are:
- Love Yourself
- Love Your Body
- Love Your Faith
- Love Your Relations
- Love Your Time and Money
- Love Your Future
These six pillars create an underlying foundation of peace that will hold up no matter what life throws your way, so you can face each day with courage and confidence.
If you're ready to work toward developing greater emotional resilience
and want to start creating peace on purpose, let's chat!
What clients are saying…
My coaching sessions with Sandra have been great. She helped teach me tools to change my mindset, energy, focus, and perceptions as a starting point to change my life. Within just a few weeks, I was seeing positive change in my life and the lives of those around me as a result. Sandra is a very kind, patient individual and I am thankful for her help and her excellent example.
Sandra is amazing at sharing different approaches and perspectives on the many complex situations that come to me on a daily basis. As a business owner, and in my personal life, I’ve learned that I can control my thoughts and feelings, which gives me all the power over how I react to life. Coaching with Sandra has been life-changing.
Sandra is such a great coach! She taught me how to have peace, accomplish my goals, and build better relationships…I highly recommend Sandra as a coach.
Sandra gets it…
I’ve done years of work to understand my issues, but after just a few sessions with Sandra, I uncovered problems and discovered solutions that had never before occurred to me. Sandra gets it. She’s done the work, too. And because of that, she can be empathetic while still holding you accountable for your own thoughts, feelings, and actions. This work is life-changing!
A safe place to open up
Sandra’s kind energy and good humor made it easy and felt safe for me to open up and explore some uncomfortable relationships. Her insights helped me recognize the disempowering thoughts and behaviors I held in relation with others and challenged me to step out of existing patterns towards more constructive alternatives.
Hire Sandra? Hell yes!
Should you hire Sandra? Hell yes! There’s no amount of time or money that could adequately repay her for the lessons I’ve learned through her coaching. If you’re ready to be challenged about the way you think and feel so you can change your mindset and get your life back, Sandra is the life coach for you!
Emotional and spiritual growth
Sandra has helped me to recognize my strengths while working on my weak areas. I have grown emotionally and spiritually while overcoming some of my biggest fears. She was easy to open up to and her kindness is evident in her approach. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Permission to be me!
I hired Sandra to help me work through some challenging situations in my life. Through her coaching, I gave myself permission to be me–and therefore, to live my life the way I want to rather than living for other people.