I have had the privilege of interviewing numerous individuals over the past three months about their vision of Mindfulness and its impact on their lives. The response I got was overwhelming and inspiring. I put together a general set of questions which I shared with those who had spoken to me about their Mindful journey. Each post will feature a different individual and their story. Enjoy!
CPC, ELI-MP, Life and Executive Coach & Yoga Instructor
Susy, originally from Mexico, has a beautiful joy and energy about her that is infectious. She is a true listener and a wonderful coach. My mom, Anne Peterson, had Susy as a coach as she was completing her Life & Executive Coaching license. We visited Susy and her family in Arkansas and enjoyed a delicious meal of spinach salad, quiche and lime bundt cake, that ultimately sparked wonderful conversations about Mindfulness. Below is her story:
1. What does Mindfulness mean to you?
It is to be present
2. Describe your Mindfulness practice or how you use it?
I practice yoga and meditation everyday and I try to be always aware of being present. It helps me with my family, my work as a yoga instructor and life coach and with all my relationships.
3. What difference has Mindfulness made in your life?
My life is happier. I have less limiting beliefs, fears and negative energy around me.
4. How would you explain Mindfulness to someone who is new to the concept?
I would say Mindfulness is "To live in the present moment"
5. Is there anything else you want to tell me about your own Mindfulness experience?
Once upon a time, there was a girl that used to live very happily and safe with her parents and 2 brothers. She was a shy, sweet, cute, lovable girl who dreamed of becoming a successful teacher, mom, executive woman and wife. Her world was perfect and full of love, until one day when coming back from school, she discovered that her dad left her home.
That day her mom wanted to kill herself- her father left without explanations and this girl felt a deep sadness and loneliness. On one hand, she got full of fears and insecurities, but on the other hand, her love and dreams always kept her happy and confident that life was good. Everything changed.
“That change was inside myself, since that moment I understood that I couldn’t control the outcome but I was still the same person. I still felt full of love and dreams, and that was what inspired me today to be a Coach. When your are faced with any stimulus, you have an energetic response to it positive (anabolic) or negative (catabolic). This is called your Energetic Presentation.
It fascinating for me to be with people, to support them to realize that we all have and unlimited potential, that the only thing we own is ourselves, our life, our desires, and what it really matters is the present moment, and our future is all about opportunities, joy and fulfillment.”
Susy is a certified coach from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC), BBA from Universidad Iberoamericana and registered yoga teacher (200 RYT)
She loves her life; to run, bike, SUP, practice and teach yoga, travel, cook, being a mom, wife, friend, daughter and always tries to be present.
Through the process of coaching, Susy supports to her clients to find their answers to be able to achieve their dreams, helps them to do things beyond what they thought they could do, from a place of confidence.
Susy is committed to help you be the very best you can be and inspire and champion you. She will help you break through what holds you back from manifesting your dreams and will challenge you to focus time on what you want to do. She will hold your agenda and help you be accountable for what you say you will do.
“Thank you for taking your time in knowing me a little bit more, and congratulations, this is the first step, being curious and open. If it’s the right moment, please contact me for a complementary session!”