“I would say Beth helped me get back to my old self, but I feel after working with her I’ve actually connected to a newer, better version than I’ve ever known. More important than the 20 pounds I’ve lost during our work together (which believe me was one of the more exciting accomplishments I’ve had), I’ve found some great cornerstone habits that I use daily/weekly to connect to my best self.”
Before I worked with Beth, I felt embarrassed about myself and my body. I felt like there was a disconnect between the person I was and the vessel (my body) that I presented to the world. Each day felt like an endless exercise in making the “right” decision regarding what food I should eat, and continuously feeling like I let myself down. I felt like I was spiraling out of control and as a intelligent person I should know better than to make these bad choices. The problem was no matter how many books/blogs/articles I read and understood I wasn’t getting to the bottom of my habits, I was simply highlighting my insecurities.
I would say Beth helped me get back to my old self, but I feel after working with her I’ve actually connected to a newer, better version than I’ve ever known. More important than the 20 pounds I’ve lost during our work together (which believe me was one of the more exciting accomplishments I’ve had), I’ve found some great cornerstone habits that I use daily/weekly to connect to my best self. I’ve gained a livable structure around food. Structure was something I was craving, but any time I had attempted to create it in the past, it turned into an exercise in deprivation. No matter how well I did, every effort ended in my own self sabotage, mostly because I was striving to attain a kind of perfection of how I thought skinny people lived. Through working with Beth I’ve really discovered a world of healthy eating habits that are based on science and truth regarding how we metabolize and process food, combined with a healthy approach to how I as a person was using food to express happiness, sadness or frustration.
The work I did with Beth both in the group and private session settings helped me to uncover the story I had told myself about my body and what I had come to believe as truth. Since working with her, I’ve discovered a new sense of confidence and an appreciation for my body as it is now and even a sense of compassion for the girl who was struggling with her body image for the last twenty years. People around me have told me how light on my feet I look, how energized I seem and what a difference they see in how I’m even carrying myself. For me I see my body changing in ways I never truly believed it could and it’s exciting to see that I’m doing it with self love not having to attack myself for the stumbles I’ve had in the past.
If you’re trying to decide if Beth is the right fit for you, I would say don’t even question it! Beth is one of those rare combinations of being loving, fabulously smart, fun and light when it’s the right time, attuned and focused for whatever you’re working through, skilled at gently asking deeper questions when you need to dig deeper than the story you’ve been living, and just an all around great woman and friend. I would not trade the past six months for anything in the world and truly thank Beth for giving me a new lease on life so I could hurdle this road block I’ve been fighting and get on to living my best life.
Soul Body Mastermind
Since joining Mastermind, everyone keeps noticing that I am really and truly happy. I walk around with an ability to see how to let go of things that don’t involve me, I have more energy, I have more time to spend on me. I’ve noticed my thinking has been inspired to thinking about the future with gusto, instead of seeing the largeness of what I want to accomplish and letting that stall me. These changes feel AMAZING. I had spent so many years wrapped up in thinking I could control how others view me or the world and that I might be able to prevent them from hurting. What I’ve really learned is that’s not my job. And it feels SO good to shift my involvement in others lives to one where I’m *trying* to take radical responsibility for my involvement in things and act with integrity with how I want to feel.
My relationship with myself is really a much more trusting one. If I make a decision that’s not in alignment with myself, I immediately feel the dissonance in my body and can usually trace that feeling back to something I did that didn’t quite align. It feels HUGELY powerful.
I really loved Mastermind, because while there was an aspect of food/diet for those who wanted to work on it, the weight of the work is in our relationships with ourselves and others. Food is not the thing, we’re the thing. I loved working on us. I am SUPER proud that after a more than 5 year hiatus from really singing in public, I’m planning my an NYC concert that I’m really and truly proud of the material and my work on!
I also started my first REAL healthy romantic relationship of my life. It’s open and honest, I feel myself not playing games because that wouldn’t align, not spinning myself into a tizzy over every little aspect and really finding my power in acting in a way I believe in. It doesn’t hurt that I found a great guy who makes me feel super supported and adored, BUT I don’t think I would EVER be able to appreciate that, had I not worked through my feelings (especially at the beginning of the relationship) when everything is SO raw and vulnerable. I needed the guidance of Beth and the group to see the real picture, not just my scared view.