The way I see it, there are two kinds of courage. One starts as a reaction. You respond to an emergency or a situation almost instinctively. It’s why someone puts themselves at risk to save another.
The other type of courage starts as an intention. A conscious decision is made and a goal or a dream is pursued. This is how businesses get started, bad relationships are left and airplanes get jumped out of.
There can often be many phases to reaching a big, gutsy goal. But in my experience the same first step is required, no matter what the ambition. And that first step is to declare it.
For many of us this is a hard thing to do. It may feel impossible or scary. It may feel as though saying it out loud is somehow an act of betrayal, whether to someone else or your old way of life. Well, I am about to make it easier for you.
I’m Sheree Clark, a midlife courage coach and I’ve created a Midlife Courage Kit to help you get some traction. To help your get your moxie and make that first step, without fear of losing face or pulling the trigger too soon. The details are all right here https://www.fork-road.com/courage-cards/.
that at any given moment we are all at a Fork in the Road. Sometimes the metaphorical intersection is a big decision: Do I get a divorce or try to work it out? Climb the corporate ladder or strike out solo? Downsize and go condo or stay and make the repairs? But the other, “smaller” choices you make are important too: stuff like what exercise works best for your lifestyle, or what to do about your insomnia or what you can do when you simply feel “stuck.”
As a midlife courage coach, I get to the root of what’s “weighing you down,” and it’s not always just about diet. I stand with my clients as they make the important decisions in life or grapple with big questions like “What am I here for?” I’m good at helping people realize that the things that seem daunting and nearly hopeless are where the growth and joy come from.
I have had several careers including working at a university right out of graduate school. After that I owned a successful advertising agency for 25 years. And when that no longer made my heart sing, I became a healthy living coach. Along the way I’ve studied nutrition, received my raw vegan chef certification, been a television show host, and have been on a spiritual and personal development path that spills over into my work. I live a varied and interesting life in an art deco home in Des Moines, Iowa with my cat Lotus.
You need me when you…
Need help figuring what you really want to do…and support so you have the courage to actually do it
Want to eat better, sleep better, have more vitality and the energy to sail through your day
Long to “get your groove back” and get out of that rut
Are open to exploring your own unique gifts, so you have the perfect blueprint to live with ease and confidence
Simply feel like you’ve taken care of everyone else for too damn long and now it’s YOUR turn