“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Hey Y’all! I’m Carrie Alexander and I am someone who has struggled with intense emotional and physical health issues in the past. I’ve also struggled with shame, a hardened heart, perfectionism, and codependency (among other things).
See, many years ago I made a decision that would forever change the trajectory of my life. This decision was made out of complete fear.
Fear of rejection. Fear of judgement. Fear of what others thought about me.
I didn’t even consider what God thought or wanted. I selfishly chose what I thought would be best for my life. And, I had an abortion.
For the next 10 years I wouldn’t speak of this to a single human being. I held onto this trauma internally as it ate away at my soul and my physical and emotional health. Only when I started counseling, because I was suicidal, did I talk about it.
And what the devil intended for harm for me – the anxiety, depression, food allergies, ulcers, physical and emotional pain – God is using for my good. And for the good of others too. I share my shame and pain and struggle with you because God has asked me to. He specifically said to me, “Encourage women with your story.” (Of course, I wasn’t too happy with Him about this task! Haha!)
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
I’ve come such a long way in my healing journey. And, I still struggle. The anxiety and depression still creep up every now and again. The shame and guilt flood my thoughts. My desire to be a hermit and hide from connection keeps me at home.
He has given me tools and resources along my journey so that I don’t find myself back in that deep, dark hole again. But I have to fight. Daily. I have things in place throughout my day to help me stay on track and keep me out of the dark.
For God gave us not a spirit of fear; but of power and love and a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7
And this whole journey has led me here to be a health and life coach. To provide hope and encouragement, help open your thoughts to new possibilities, and show you there is a way out if you need one. There is always a way out. Be encouraged!
“After my 90 day transformation, I feel back to normal and am able to step out of stressful situations and get a grip on things before they make me too crazy. I always felt SO much better, refreshed, and supported after every single call!” -T
“After attending a workshop with Carrie, she helped put things in perspective and gave me something to think about for the future.” -J.B.
So, here I am today: a happy, healthy, healed, still journeying health and life coach.
How can I encourage you?
Click Here to set up a time to chat to see what it’s like to have a coach – someone listening, guiding, praying for you, and encouraging you. And cheering you on!
What you’ll get from your complementary encouragement session:
- a listening, non-judgmental listening ear
- space to breathe and think
- a Godly meditation to help you open your thoughts to new possibilities
- prayed for