Too shy to appear live on video she sent this by email:
" Thank you, Padraig King, for the wonderful work that you do. Before we worked together I was totally overwhelmed, exhausted and burnt out from attempting to please everybody and neglecting myself.
Through the 6 calls we've had together I have learned how to relax, let go of other peoples’ issues, protect myself from the negativity, deal with my own sense of inferiority and my constant need to be helping other people.
Now I am happy to help when somebody needs my help but I am also comfortable allowing them and facilitating them to find solutions to their own difficulties rather than rushing in and solving the problems for them.
After what seems like a lifetime of pleasing everybody else I am finally beginning to live my own life. I have taken back time for me each day to do those things that I had been putting off doing for years: I have started our classes and I am developing my skills with sketching and painting which was my passion as a child and to lecture and had been suppressed because I never had the time to invest in me.
I am also attending a writing class and I have typed and read for the glass the first two chapters of the book that was rambling about in my head for years. It appears I have a talent for writing that I had been neglecting to develop because I spent all my time and energy looking after people who were well able to look after themselves.
My children, who are all in their late teens or adults I’ve finally learning how to cook for themselves and I haven't cooked a dinner in over a month. Up till recently I came in at 6 PM and then had to can cook dinner while my husband and four sons sat watching TV or playing intently on their gadgets in deep silence.
Now the kitchen is alive with chatter and banter as everybody helps to cook the main family meal where there are no awkward silences and phones and gadgets are totally ignored except to check on a recipe!
Padraig, you have not just given me a new way of living, and I have brought this to my family and I will be recommending you to many of my friends who have become lost in the struggle.
I will always be grateful to you for what you have done for me and my family. Thank you for helping me to rediscover myself and to feel fully alive again. I am no longer struggling to survive but feel totally and gloriously alive".Maria