I did not expect to get so many practical tips about budgeting and grocery shopping, surprising but most welcome! It seems obvious now, but that part of financial literacy and my self-confidence is going to have a huge impact on how I feel about the boundaries I recently set around money in my marriage. I enjoyed every minute! I feel uncomfortable with my own weaknesses, but really–I did just find this so helpful and exciting and Graeme you were so insightful.
I totally loved my session with Graeme, during which we worked through my intense feelings of guilt for doing things for myself because I have been mentally giving all of my time to my husband and feel like I owe it to him to have all of my focus. (Important to note that he does not cause these feelings, he actually encourages me to do things for myself – but I always feel guilty anyway). Graeme encouraged me to take up space in my relationship and ask for what I need, whether it’s time in the bath before bed, or asking him to make dinner so I don’t have to handle the mental labor, or limiting our TV time together so I can get to bed when I’m sleepy. I’m writing this review while waiting on a friend for a lunch date! 🙂 It’ll take some work but I am feeling more confident in the fact that I deserve to take care of myself – and expect my partner to help facilitate this self-care.
I didn’t know what to expect from my first coaching experience with Graeme. She made me feel so comfortable – like we’ve known each other forever. She was able to quickly get to the root of what I needed and gave me some clear steps to follow. She helped me to see where I’m doing well and where I can also make improvements to increase my happiness and effectiveness. The time flew by and I felt so much more on track after our call.
Working with Graeme in just one session helped me realize that priorities are great, but those priorities can be simplified. She also helped me see that true self-care is solely about you!
What would you say to someone considering working with Graeme?
DO IT! Read a selection of your online writings, join one (or more) of your online communities, watch how you build community interaction and involvement without compromising the standards of behaviour that you clearly outline, and read a selction of the posts which others feel empowered to make, about difficult issues in their life, in a space in which you have helped them to feel safe to share. That’s the kind of person who’ll be working with them; why would they NOT want to see if the fit works well?