I’ve been on the other side of where I am today
the side of desperately looking for those elusive things called inner peace, happiness, and true love.
Looking for answers in books, stories of strangers, deep philosophical quotes, lyrically-rich songs, relationships with men, get-me-out-of-here plane tickets, meditation loops on repeat, courses on clearing blockages, chakras and meridians, superfoods for this, juices for that and cleanses that do it all, the sea, the mountains, inner-child exercises, and even shallow articles on how to make a man fall in love with four words (or was it six?).
(insert self-deprecating eye-roll here)
I’ve prayed to Gods and Goddesses, the Universe, Buddha, The Man in the Moon, Angels, Energy Healers, and even Oprah. The list could go on and on. You name it … I’ve likely laughed at myself for trying it!
And I’ve lost.
And I’ve won.
I’ve won because I mastered the art of turning loss into love.
The romantic in me calls it a journey.
The gritty truth-teller in me calls it a process.
A journey, and a process, that whipped me through the vast, and often gut-wrenching, cycles the human condition will press upon you in the face of living deeply open in truth.
I learned to flow with every twist and turn
as I discovered it was the unexpected pivots that
revealed the grit and grace of
who Kristin Gracie truly is.
To discover who I am, you can read my journal – Gracie’s Muse – a living and breathing realization of my gift for helping others see a reflection of themselves through the powerful art of storytelling.
In title, I’m a Certified Health Coach, Mentor,
In practice, I’m a Catalyst for Self-Actualization.
Not because I’ve been trained to be (which I have) but more importantly because I’ve lived to be.
And in that living, I’ve gone to war with
myself as each new experience left me with one thing.
Each mirror had a certain light to shine into the places of my being that needed healing, love or acceptance. And I’ve spent so much time in that damn mirror that I’ve become it for helping others do the same for themselves.
The philosophy I operate from is based on my belief, and experience, that true lasting transformation comes from a realization within (aka “aha moments”), way more than some “guru’s” prescribed list of how-to-live-breathe-love-be.
What you can, and should, expect from me is someone who will ask you questions that will make you think. I will tilt the mirror towards the light, so it hits just the right spot for you to see what is there for you to see.
From there, it’s an organic process full of curiosity, exploration, aha moments, humor, and a series of choices for moving forward to create that life you were taught was just a daydream to brush off.
Everything we do will be guided by what is attainable and feels right for you.
Oh, and you just might find it exciting!
My intention is to create leaders of their own mastery, not followers of my mine.