I am Sarita - Holistic Pain Relief & Life Coach, Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker and Energy Worker.
I am a single mum of two adult kids and seven year old triplets who live with their dad because of my disabilities but I see them several times a week.
Before my health took a shortfall, I was working as a nurse specialising in helping patients with brain injuries. I've always been intrigued by the way the brain works so after I had a car crash that ended my nursing career, I decided to train as a level 2 Reiki prescription and become a spiritual counsellor utilising my nursing skills. I then went on to study NLP. After that, I went on to do Chronic Pain Management training and several other small courses to help me with my business.
Early last year I published my first book of a trilogy which contains part of my life and some of my systems that I have created over the last 20+ years that I have now been working as a coach.
I have over 18 chronic illnesses, injuries and challenges but I endeavour to live each day to the max. I run my Holistic Pain Relief Coaching business and stay as active as I can even though I've had a stroke, am legally blind and use a mobility aid to get me around.
Pain is not only about the physical. It starts off as mental/ emotional/ spiritual trauma and builds. If we don't notice it, it becomes too much for our bodies and we start seeing physical signs and symptoms that become even harder to manage. I know because that's the stage I got to!
Now I empower my clients to learn about and love their pain before it gets to the irreversible stage.
I would much rather help Prevent chronic pain than trying to struggle to find a cure when the pain gets out of control because by then it might just be too late and there may be no cure.
At the tiny age of 13, I didn't know what sort of life I was in for but I knew it was going to be unique.
I had encountered one traumatic situation after another in my life and negative people latched on to me like leeches left, right and centre. Finally, though, I learnt what I had to do - my lesson was to step out into the world and look after not only myself but help everyone that came across my path. My journey thus began to teach others how to be happy just as I thought myself.
I developed a very "unique" way of looking at the way this world and how life took us mere mortals into its grips and challenged us to find not only a way out but to get out with a big smile on our faces. I graciously accepted this challenge.
Amongst the challenges of domestic & family violence which cleverly lay amongst the disguise of cultural differences, being disowned from my parents, teenage marriage and pregnancy, losing my mother to cancer just weeks before my 21st, sexual assault, infertility, miscarriages, a decade long custody battle, the loss of my dream career through a major car accident, bankruptcy, a multiple birth & interval pregnancy, giving birth to micro premmie triplets and several post delivery experiences that took me to death's door but refused to leave me there, I grew. Along with me, my spirituality grew and so did my uniqueness.
But of course, that wasn't enough. The universe had decided I could handle more so it gave me more.
Following a stroke and other very rare brain injuries, I was left with no peripheral vision, minimum tunnel vision and decreased cognitive function along with short term memory loss as well as other chronic issues.
I believe these abilities were taken from me not to make me "dis-abled" but to make me "more" able. Able to see the world around me not only from the outside but to truly "visualise", "hear" and "feel" it from the inside out.
I am now more connected to my spirit and soul than I ever was at 13 when I had my first vision of my future or at 17 when people would come to ask me about their future or even at 25 when I finally escaped the physical realm of violence and became a survivor. I am now connected more than ever to my inner- child. Even more so than at 28 when I met my soul mate or when I was at death's door at the age of 33 after giving birth to my tiny miracle babies!
You see all these situations that the universe had put me through were all to do with other people. But now, my illnesses, injuries and more-abilities are all mine. I have learnt that even my financial and emotional journey belongs to only me. They are not dependant on anyone else in my life. They don't come or go because someone else deems its time or it suits them. My more-abilities are attached to me just as my spirit, soul or inner child are.
It's my life and I have chosen to make it worth living. I can now help others even more to make their lives worth it too and I'm loving this fact!
I can now, finally, CHOOSE how to accept these abilities that I've been granted just for me. Whether I choose to be positive or negative about my pain and how I take my physical changes only effects me and I am the only one that can dictate their relevance in my life!