This past year has been a great year of change for me to say the least. Suddenly losing the job I loved after 17 years at FOX in Los Angeles was a tough one. Sometimes life leads you down unknown paths and makes you come face to face with difficult realities that you can either learn to confront and help you grow or allow them to overwhelm you. My dear friend Diane Altomare, life-coach and author of Clarity, has helped me try and make sense of this new chapter. I’ve known Diane for years. She has always been someone that I could turn to to help me cope with the pressures of being on television everyday…from the constant criticism to those little voices in my head that told me I wasn’t smart enough, pretty enough or funny enough…I know I am not alone in those feelings. She also helped me work through the guilt and pressures of being a working mom.
I found Diane through, late American author and coach, Debbie Ford, whom I had seen on Oprah years and years ago. Diane trained with Debbie. Through her one-on-one counseling and with the help of her book Clarity, Diane truly helps you cope with the negative and turn it into clarity. During my days in the newsroom, I had to deal with negative news everyday and Diane helped me rid of the toxicity that polluted the news. I didn’t want to come home to my family carrying the worst of the worst news with me. Diane helped me settle my mind – I would actually pull over on the side of the road after a long day of work and do some visualization exercises and get rid of all of the negativity. It was so amazing to be able to come home with a clean mind and give my best to my husband and kids. More recently, when I was let go from my job, she encouraged me to find a new path and seek the good in life.
Follow along on my Instagram as I share weekly inspiration from her book. If you’re struggling to let go of a relationship, whether it’s a romantic one, or a friendship, or your relationship with work, it can be hard to let go. This year has been a tough one for me. It really hurt. I felt as if my life was changed without my permission and I was just left to cope, but thankfully I didn’t have to do it alone! Keep moving forward, you’ll come to find that there’s clarity among the madness.
Grab Diane’s book here.