Hi, I'm Lindsay and I created "Sit and Smile" five years ago as a way to share my voice as a seeker. deep feeler, and sensitive soul. My sincere intention is to make you smile, maybe even laugh, feel less alone, and hopefully even inspire you to love and accept yourself as the wonderful and complicated human being you are. Sit and Smile is dedicated to pondering all of the meaty, messy, meaningful, sacred stuff.
I have written in journals my whole life and believe writing (and reading as well) to be hugely therapeutic. This is especially true during the dark, sad, and scary times. Writing has helped me cope with anxiety, depression, the immense and overwhelming suffering in the world, the transition to parenthood, and the intense grief of losing my parents. I have learned that that which is personal is also collective. We are connected in a myriad of ways and as social creatures, it is much better for our mental, emotional, and spiritual health to do this life work together. When we share truthfully, exposing our flaws and vulnerabilities, we unleash a great, healing energy that not only helps heal our wounds, but helps others heal too.
In addition, to identfying as a writer, I am a wife and mom of three children. I also have a Masters of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University. Since completing my degree, I have been working with clients as a life coach and women's circle facilitator. My work is centered around matters of the soul and helping others find more meaning, authenticity and peace in their lives. This new website is a continuation of my blog and also a reflection of my current offerings as a coach and circle leader.
No matter what you may be going through right now, there is always the opportunity for healing and growth. Like you, I struggle. Sometimes I swear, lose my temper and am paralyzed with insecurities, fear, and anxiety. I make mistakes and then try again. But I believe strongly in the healing power of sharing stories, showing up, nature, intuition, creativity, vulnerability and the beauty of imperfection. This mysterious thread that tethers us together (and to every other living thing), as well as the guidance we receive from outside of ourselves, is what keeps me inspired and hopeful. As an ongoing student of spirituality, positive psychology, creative expression, mindfulness, and human growth and development, I would be honored and grateful to work with you.
My approach to personal coaching, as well as facilitating circles, is to help you access the great wisdom you have within. Together, we will create the clarity and confidence to help you move in the direction of health and happiness. It is both about accepting the life we already live and creating the life we yearn to live. I will encourage you to make choices born from love and remind you every step of the way what a miracle you are. No matter what, there is always more right with you than wrong, and we are much more than our diagnoses, flaws, and circumstances. You are already whole and worthy of living a vibrant life imbued with peace, profound joy, connection, and deep meaning.
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May you always find something to smile about,