What is stopping you from achieving your dreams?
The dream that, since you were a kid, inspires you when you think of it, it energizes you and gives you this feeling of excitement. What is holding you back? Have you had some rough patches and you feel defeated Did some life choices throw you off track and now you don't feel like you can do it?
I am Dr. Dorian Richardson, life beat me up, but here I stand…let me share my story.
I have been expelled from high school (as a straight A student), academically dismissed from college due to not showing up to class because of depression, survived domestic abuse (multiple occasions), relationships with narcissists, and the greatest struggle, I survived low self worth and low self esteem! Whew chile...that is a LOT!
I remember thinking that no matter what strides I made to be better and have better, that I still felt like something would always set me back. How could I keep going from relationship to relationship, just to be abused, whether it was physical and/or emotional?
What was it about me that I kept attracting these abusive predatory men? Maybe I didn't deserve to be in a healthy, loving relationship. Maybe it wasn't in the cards for me.
On top of my relationship woes, I felt that professionally I was meeting failure after failure. As I looked at those around me, everyone was excelling in their businesses and careers and I barely had a patient. Why wasn't I excelling?
In these moments, for most people and for me at one point, you would want to accept defeat. However, for me, I couldn't settle and accept this as my life. I knew I deserved better and I would have better. A few scriptures would always come to mind. The first, 1 Corinthians 2:9 " Eyes have not seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man what God has prepared for those who love them." The second, Isaiah 61:3 "...To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness..."
I would meditate on those and I knew I deserved more. So I fought like hell to get it. That fight hasn't been easy and is continual. It started with me doing some honest introspection. I had to finally address some childhood traumas that were easier to ignore. This included feeling neglected and abandoned by my parents. I had to recognize how those things caused my to develop some bad character traits that I used for survival. I had to address my codependent tendencies. I had to deal with my self-sabotage behavior. I had to address my need to control things so I wouldn't be let down.
It was a lot! I am still continually working on being a better version of myself. However, in this moment, I am truly living life to its fullest and experiencing pure joy. But it started with me HEALING! Healing for me includes honest self evaluation (because I'm NOT perfect hunny), therapy (yep I need professional help), prayer and meditation, a life coach, self work, affirmations, a STRONG tribe of women (support is everything), and the motivation to stick with it. It hasn't been easy but it's been worth it!
I'm so passionate about elevating my life and helping those around me do the same. If you need some support as you become the best version of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally, I am here for you. Contact me for empowerment coaching sessions so you can be equip to do your work and elevate yourself!
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Dr. Dorian's goal is to affect others lives through love. through love, she hopes to motivate and empower people to become the best version of themselves.
The information in these blogs are not meant to diagnose or treat any condition. Please consult with your physician for medical advice pertinent to your situation!