Just recently I decided to create a new website to represent who I am and where I am now. I felt I’d outgrown the one I’d shared with a colleague for the past 7 years, and this led me to reflect on how much my life had changed over the years, and how there seemed to be significant 7 year cycles.
28 years ago I was newly married, had just given up my job as an air stewardess, and was looking forward to having a family and enjoying a happy life with my new husband.
21 years ago, I was feeling very secure, living in a beautiful big house, with my loving husband, three year old son, one year old daughter, two dogs and two cats. However, I was soon to discover that my husband was having an affair, and then find myself without a home or any money in the bank, and two young children to support on my own.
14 years ago, after much self development work and four years of extensive training in psychology, philosophy and holistic therapies, I qualified as a counsellor, using my skills and new found empathy to help others overcome the problems they were experiencing.
7 years ago, I qualified as a hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, NLP practitioner, EFT practitioner and life coach, and set up my own private practice. Since that time, I’ve continued to learn and grow, using the tools and techniques I’ve learned. I’ve done things that were previously way out of my comfort zone, giving talks, and running corporate workshops to help other people learn how to change the way they feel, act and react.
Now, as another new 7 year cycle has just begun, I’m feeling excited about what it will bring and how my business and my life will continue to grow. As part of my new website I’ve created this blog to share with you some of the things I’ve learned which have helped me move from a place of fear, where I couldn’t even imagine getting through the next day, to a place where I feel calm, relaxed, confident, and in control of my life.
Looking back over your life, can you see any significance in your 7 year cycles?
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