I haven’t always been an Alchemist.  

In fact I wouldn’t even call myself a naturally happy person.  

On the contrary, life gifted me with the genetic makeup for depression.  

Its monotonous message seemed to drone, 

“you should be doing life differently.  

Is this all you have to show for yourself?”  

While everyone else my age seemed to have this life thing nailed-

I’ve felt out of control with a future as uncertain as the fate of the Goon docks.  

“Nothing exciting ever happens around here anyway,”

says Sean Astin in the 1985 Speilberg classic.  But he wants it to.  

Why were all of these exciting life milestones

(the job, the car, the engagement, the marriage, the house, the kids)

happening to everyone else, and what was wrong with me?

Hitting bottom looked a lot like dissolving into snot-puddles

on the bathroom floor.  Ever clawed around just to find

the light switch- and felt worse upon seeing your reflection in the mirror?  Augh.

 

But I got some help.  

The right teachers, mentors and guides taught me that

Alchemy is not about an absence of crap moments.  

Those moments on the bathroom floor covered in tears and snot

and matted hair were just the material I needed to change my blues into gold.

 

It’s about moving from breakup to breakthrough,

sparking new relationships from the ashes,

opening to new beliefs around deservability,

connection and your abundant more.  

It’s feeling not good enough and gritting your teeth and doing it anyway, breaking down and rebuilding the very essence of who you are.

It’s seeing every experience as part of one long Goonie adventure.

And since Goonies never say die, I’m offering you my hand…

 

 

 

Credits:

Certified Professional Coach

(with the Harvard of coaching schools, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching)

Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner

(I’ve got the roadmap to happiness)

Expert Musician with a Single Blade of Grass

(Really.  Like symphonies.)

Intuitive Soul Happy Guide

(Sparkling giggles and warm cups of tea when you need it most) 

Sally Falb, Florida

From my very first meeting with Anikka, I knew that I was in for

an exceptional experience and

she never disappointed. Because

of Anikka’s ability to truly tune into what I was saying and feed it back

to me, even when I was talking in circles, I was able to reach deep inside and verbalize thoughts and feelings that I had previously been unable to express. Because of that,

I was able to look at my true self, weak and strong, face my fears and move forward using my strengths.  She is truly an amazing coach

to work with and I highly recommend her.

Colleen Clark, Minnesota

Anikka was an incredible champion in bringing more joy and easing the pain of the daily struggle. Through her empowering questions and belief in me, I rediscovered

my passion and excitement for life. She was so easy to open up to—

every insight in a session was like

a little gift. Because of working

with Anikka I get to celebrate a life

I love, unfolding with possibilities.

Gulara Vincent, 

Birmingham, UK

My work with Anikka was so beautiful and gentle. She taught me simple and powerful tools which came in really handy during this long week-end I'm having with my family. Her intuition, skill and empathetic guidance are amazing.

I felt truly seen and held in our hour together. I loved working with you, Anikka, thank you! So much scope for transformation and healing in what you offer. And your passion for this work and ability to hold deeply transformative space shines brightly. Thank you! 

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