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Hi, I'm Linh

I have been married to my husband for over16 years.  We have 2 healthy boys who are both growing up so quickly.  I am grateful for the life I have today, but it wasn't an easy journey getting here. 

At 18, I was diagnosed with Bipolar One disorder.  With limited knowledge about the illness and lacking the necessary support and tools, I struggled to effectively manage it.  Unfortunately, two years later, I found myself hospitalized once again following another manic episode.  

During this time, I felt lost and alone, isolated from the rest of the world.  Life seemed meaningless.  My future felt like it was over before it even started. 

 

I gained a substantial amount of weight from the different medications, which exacerbated my feelings of depression.  I struggled with mental fog and found it difficult to communicate with others.  I was ashamed of the person I was becoming.  Living in that darkness often felt unbearable.  

One day, I overheard a family member discussing my weight gain and expressing how difficult my life will be due to my diagnosis.  In that moment, something inside me clicked.  I felt a surge of motivation to prove them wrong. 

 

I refused to be seen as helpless and hopeless.  I realized I've been allowing self-pity to keep me trapped in my depression.  It became clear to me that change was necessary, and I knew that I was the only one who could create these changes.  

I embarked on a personal mission to improve my physical health and fell in love with running.  I gradually shed the 30 pounds I gained and returned to a healthier weight.  I also developed a fascination with personal development.  This journey of self-discovery and growth led me to accept my diagnosis.

In my 30's, after getting married and becoming a mother to two young boys, I encountered a whole new set of challenges that impacted my mental well-being.  Balancing the responsibilities of being a wife and mother, while working at a high-stress job proved to be overwhelming.  I became resentful towards my mental illness and how it seemed to prevent me from being a "normal" person.  

It took time and effort to find the right psychiatrist and therapist again who could guide me towards better management of my life. Despite making progress, I still experienced constant anxiety and struggled to find a healthy balance. While most days were manageable, I often found myself being self-critical, feeling inadequate in fulfilling all of my roles.

In 2019, when I first discovered life coaching, it opened up a whole new world of possibilities and shifted my perspective on life in profound ways.  I realized I suffered much longer than necessary during the different stages of my life.  This inspired me to pursue my life coach certification.

 

I am committed to helping others navigate their own challenges to create positive change in their lives using the tools and concepts of life coaching, in addition to my own lived experiences.  My genuine desire is to help my clients decrease their suffering and live a life of empowerment.  

 

I still have to work at managing my disorder, and while the life I have now is not perfect, it is beautiful in all the ways that matter to me. It would be an honor to have the opportunity to assist you in creating a life that you truly love.

If you are ready for a change, I would love to connect and explore how I may be of service to you.  Schedule a complimentary discovery session by clicking below.  

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© 2022 by Linh Lai

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