After growing up and going to college in California, I left the US to go study "for a year or two" in Germany. That was the beginning of 25 years overseas. I lived in Bosnia, Burkina Faso, Germany, Kenya, Kosovo, Rwanda, Serbia, the UK and Zambia, and I traveled extensively throughout Eastern Europe and Southern Africa. I was a wife and a mom, and I worked for the US Embassy and a large US-based NGO.
It was all working great, until it wasn't. I was stressed, felt trapped in a job that had me doubting myself, and was locked in some coping strategies that were just making things worse in the long run.
All of which is to say, I've been there. And I also know how much better it feels to break out of those negative spaces and finally breathe again. Change is possible. My job is to create a safe space for you to explore what's really going on and come up with next steps that are manageable and realistic. At the same time, I'm going to challenge you--to be more honest, to take some risks, and to live more fully.