Life is too short to do something that doesn't bring you joy.
We are all perfectly imperfect beings and don't have to be afraid to show our flaws.
You are in control of your thoughts, actions, and destiny.
Most would describe me as a wife, friend and small business owner. But in reality, I am so much more than that. And so are you.
Society may put us in boxes, but that doesn't mean we have to stay there. So let's break free from who we think we should be and start living the fulfilling life we deserve.
Join me on a journey of self-love, self-discovery, and unapologetic confidence.
I’m Raina Sweeney, Certified Professional Coach, Internal Family Systems (IFS) - Informed, Certified Nutrition Educator, Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) - and I want you to be super comfortable in my space.
My transformation began in my 20’s, when I hit a rock bottom that terrified me. I realized I had to do something to cope with the pain and sorrow inside of me, or I might not live through another day.
I did the things we do when we are desperate to stop feeling crazy on the inside: Practice the yoga. Read the books. Do the therapy. Change the diet.
I was keeping my nose just above water, but the practices were still mostly intellectual. I still desperately wanted to stop doing more, to find a way out of my suffocating sadness.
Enter the nearly impossible silent meditation retreat that changed everything. (Well, it took two extreme retreats, to be honest). 10 days. Total silence.
Just me, unbearable quiet, and the deeply self-loathing voice in my head.
IF YOU’VE GOT ONE OF THOSE, LET’S TALK
Somewhere during those brutally silent 10 days, I revealed my own voice.
The voices of society, my parents, and my toxic relationship fell away, leaving me with the radical idea: “I think I actually like myself”. Then, I took myself and my newfound, spacious consciousness on my first trip alone, to Spain (at a time when traveling alone wasn’t really… done. Or totally safe).
There, in another country, away from the world’s expectations, I felt as though I could finally breathe again for the first time in years.
“If you think you're enlightened, go home…” ~ Ram Dass
And then I went home. As my flight approached my home airport, my brain became as cramped as my economy middle seat. All the self-critical thoughts I’d banished during my travels came flooding back into my mind.
I knew it was time to make some radical changes in my life.
It wasn’t easy. Back then, there was no “life coaching”.
I had to do all these extreme things - more than I can ever list in one story - to overcome the darkest places known to humankind. To overcome shame and self-judgment. To truly love me - all of me.
Today, there is the beautiful profession of life coaching.
A place where you can travel to the darkest places in yourself, with total emotional safety and non-judgment.I’M READY FOR THIS JOURNEY
On the other side of those hard choices is the beautiful life I have today.
I have a partner who loves me unconditionally. The people I’ve surrounded myself with are supportive, good people. I get to run my own business, which leaves me time for the things that bring me joy - gardening, cooking for my family, and coaching other women like me to discover their true selves as well.
Through my journey, I know this: The first step is letting someone hear and see you, truly, fully, and completely.
I’m here for it, and I’m here for you.
Whatever you are going through,
WE CAN DO IT.LET’S TALK
This is our legacy.
I believe that when we heal ourselves, we heal the next generation.
I believe we all deserve pure unconditional love and compassion.
I believe our emotions, even the most devastating ones, are the tools that guide us to consciousness.
I believe that a space of deep trust can be the catalyst for true healing.
I believe that our work is to stop Doing our way to calm and peace, and learn to trust ourselves to Be.YES! BRING ON THE PEACE!
Coaching women back to their True Selves isn’t just a job for me. It’s a life endeavor.
I’m not here to direct, advise, or dictate your journey (haven’t we all had enough of that?)
My role as your coach is to hold space for you to dive deep into what you already know. As women, our wisdom has been covered up, buried, put aside, and challenged for so long, that we believe the solution is to do more. More self-help books, more bettering ourselves, more doing for others.
My clients have breakthroughs because I patiently give them the intuitive space (and powerful coaching tools) to transform their situation into anything they dream it can be.
Get inspired to commit to a higher vision of what you can do, or be.
➝ No striving. No doing. No de-cluttering. Just come as you are.
YES! My Highest Self is READY!
"After just 2 weeks of working with Raina, I've made some massive shifts in my mindset and my daily routine. I am hopeful for the new future I'm creating."
"This time last year, I was a frazzled mother of 2, just barely getting by. Thanks to Raina's courses, I'm a happier, healthier person for myself and my family."