Hi, I'm Linh
Here's a little bit about me...
I have been married to my husband for over 15 years. We have 2 healthy and amazing boys who bring so much joy to our lives. We are grateful to be surrounded by loved ones since both of our families live nearby. I currently love the life I have and get to live each day. But it wasn’t always this way.
I was diagnosed with Bipolar One disorder at age 18 when I was hospitalized. Not knowing anything about it, I was naïve to think that I could get rid of it permanently by taking medication for a few weeks.
When I was hospitalized again 2 years later for having another manic episode, I was devastated to come to the realization that this disorder was going to be a part of me for the rest of my life.
I found escape in self-help books and was on a mission to “fix” myself. I later learned from all the incredible teachers in the self-development world; I was never broken and didn’t need to be fixed.
It was a very long and difficult journey, but I was finally able to accept myself for who I am–just as I am. With the help of therapy and medication, I have been able to truly appreciate the life I have.
There were many struggles throughout the years with mania and depression revisiting during the stressful moments of my life. Looking back, I was in a lot of pain and realize I suffered unnecessarily because I didn’t have the language to effectively communicate with my loved ones–or anyone for that matter.
I had a tough time maneuvering through the darkness of depression; feeling hopeless to do anything about it, and angry at myself for not getting better faster. I often felt alone even with all the love and support around me. This disorder is extremely challenging and difficult to live with, but we don’t have to suffer because of it.
I want to use everything I have learned through the years from my personal experiences; in addition to the tools and concepts I have learned from my life coach certification to help you: navigate through your challenges, decrease your suffering, and live a life of empowerment.
I still have to work at managing my disorder every day and the life I have now is not perfect by any means, but it is beautiful in all the ways that I want it to be. I would love to be able to help you create a life you love as well.
© 2022 by Linh Lai