I have been reinventing myself for the past few years and love where my new life is headed.

Coaching, writing and yoga have become my way.

Learning to honor my natural rhythm, explore new interests and inspire others is hugely rewarding.

Yet … Even though I’m immersed in a calling chock full of inspiration, contribution and compassion, there are still days when I am overcome by fear.

The Super Shann days are incredible and then there are the days … I feel so very small.

Today is one of those days.

Check out the words I use to describe the manic ride.


One day
I rode a manic roller-coaster

Twisting and turning

Rising and falling

Crashing through


I prayed for the ride to stop

Yet somehow got off on
The thrill of being out of control

Ripping on the way things are
Gaining in my disgust

One day
I rode a manic rollercoaster

Gaining momentum

Careening toward the ground

Hands in the air

Tangled thoughts


Begging to crawl out of my skin

Then …

Inner calm


Basking in peace

An endless appetite for life
Contemplating how much is enough

True joy
Appreciating natural riches

Kindness and selflessness

Always wanting more Love …


Today I will experience the funk and get back to creation by following these easy steps:

1. Let your emotions fly! Have good cry or scream at the top of your lungs. (You might use a pillow to muffle your voice if you can’t roar without scaring the hell out of someone)
2. Talk to a trusted friend about where you are at and how you are feeling.
3. Take a walk and let nature calm your state of being.
4. Remember what it feels like to be on top of the world.
5. Create a list of what is going well in your life and business. Then inspect one area where you can improve.
6. Be kind and gentle with yourself. On days like these, there is no room for negative self talk.

Thankfully, it’s time to have a meal with a good friend and then I plan to take that walk.

Author's Bio: 

Unconventional, spirited and delightfully curious, Shann Vander Leek is a fresh new voice in the arena of mindfulness and extreme self care. She is the founder of True Balance Life Coaching and a Coach Training Alliance Certified Coach and Certified Yoga Instructor. Shann inspires women in transition to create balance in their lives through personal coaching, yoga and creative expression. She is the Co-author of a new best selling series of team-authored books for women titled, Wake Up Women BE Happy, Healthy & Wealthy. Telephone and email consultations make Shann accessible to clients all over the world. Visit truebalancelifecoaching.com to sign up for a complimentary personal development session.