Hi! I'm Amanda Connell....
I support women on their journey to identify the things that are holding them back from achieving their highest potential. The life you have created, the stories you tell yourself and the experiences you've been through, have lead you to believe that you aren't enough. But the truth is, YOU ARE WORTHY. YOU ARE ENOUGH. I help you rewrite these stories so that you can live a life full of joy, love, adventure, connection, freedom, and magic! You are the creator of your reality. I support you as you break free from the pain of the past and experience life on your own terms....
My human experience so far can best be described as tumultuous. At some point when I was a kid, I decided a whole bunch of things to be true for myself: life is hard, you'll never amount to anything, you are not good enough, you are not smart enough and you are not worthy. Ironically, my name in latin means 'Worthy of Love". I distinctly remember lying in my bed at 14 years old deciding that I wasn't going to carry on the generational trauma and habits that I had learned. I actually spoke the words aloud "I'm going to break this cycle". Unfortunately, without the tools to change those beliefs, they stayed with me into adulthood. As I watched the people around me dive head first into unhealthy coping mechanisms, I learned that when things get hard and feelings make you uncomfortable, you do everything you can to squash them down by any means necessary. So that's what I did.
The pain of the past dictated every minute of my present. The choices I made represented what was happening inside of me. Maybe on the outside I looked confident, and had it all together, but deep down inside I was in an enormous amount of pain. It didn't matter how much I drank, partied, ate, ignored, and stuffed my feelings down, the pain never seemed to disappear. In fact, it made things so much worse. I couldn't understand it. I carried around so much guilt, shame and trauma that the weight of it was simply unbearable at times. The choices I was making sent me into a downward spiral that lead me to be on the verge of mental breakdown, homelessness and addiction.
Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you make changes. I was close. I was really fucking close. I didn't want to keep going on this path to see how far rock bottom could really go. It was time to make some changes. It was time for me to face the pain I had been running from my whole life. And that's what I did. I faced it. I sought help to get through the 'dark night of the soul' moments I was going through and I started to learn new tools, new ways of thinking, being and living that would propel me into a life that I had always dreamed of. BUT......I still held deep-rooted core beliefs that would continue to wreak havoc in my life.
Fast forward a few years....There's nothing like being responsible for another human being to completely change your world. When I found out I was pregnant, something shifted in me. If I didn't believe that I was worth healing, then this little human was definitely worth it. Even though my wellness journey started over a decade ago, it wasn't until my daughter was born in 2016, that I really started to shift. She was the catalyst for the redirection of my life's path and continues to be the motivation for my own healing as I journey towards self-love. When I heal, she heals - and that's everything to me.
In 2017, I was introduced to these little bottles of magic that would open the door to holistic health. This was an entirely new world to me. I had no idea this lifestyle existed and would end up being the natural solution I was so desperately searching for for my daughters debilitating skin and digestive problems. Even though I originally started using dōTERRA's medical grade essential oils for my daughter's health issues, I had no idea the overall impact it would have on my life.
In 2019, I took my first major leap. I jumped at the chance to go to Nepal for a dōTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing and humanitarian trip. I had never done anything like this before and I was stepping WAY outside my comfort zone but the voice inside my soul screamed for me to say 'yes'! The experience I had there can only be described as a spiritual awakening that completely changed my life. This was the start of my journey to discovering my purpose: helping women live an authentic, purpose-driven, life full of joy.
The year 2020 was incredibly difficult for many people. My own story is no different. Within the first three months of the year, I lost my job after 8 years, suffered TWO devastating miscarriages and lost family members. I was building a business on the side that was no longer fulfilling and all of a sudden I found myself at a crossroads. If I had not developed the emotional intelligence I needed to get through these moments, I would have gone down the same path I did earlier in my life. All of these difficult human experiences provided an opportunity for me to pivot, to heal and to learn. The cracks in the foundation of my life revealed themselves, like giant spotlights, highlighting the areas where I needed to make BIG changes and continue the healing process. I still didn't know what to do, where to go, who I was, or what I truly wanted. All I knew, was that I had two choices: Keep trudging along the same road, making the same decisions, expecting different results OR choose a new path. I chose a new path.
The first thing that was glaringly obvious to me was that I didn't want to go back to the corporate world. So I began the fun journey of deciding what I really wanted to do. What could I do that would LIGHT ME UP and also provide financially for my family? But there was one problem. I didn't know what I wanted to do and that stirred up feelings of guilt, shame and embarrassment. How could I not know at 39 years old? *Cue the judgement (and tears). I felt uninspired, immense pressure and completely stuck.
The second thing that was staring me down, like a toddler refusing to go to bed, was my lack of self-love. This weighed heavily on my heart. Here is this little human being who is watching her mommy not love herself. If I wanted this generational cycle to end, it had to end with me and that's where I decided to start. So at 39 years old, my journey to self-love and healing began and what a fucking journey!
I enrolled in a four-month, self-love intensive program. I had to learn HOW to love myself - not again - but for the first time ever. I had no idea how I was going to afford it, but something deep inside me told me to go for it. "TAKE THAT LEAP". I would later define that voice as my Intuition - my Higher Self - and that decision would snowball into five certifications, an incredible new business and a deep connection with myself I never thought was possible.