My name is Deanna Chesley. I am a mother to four beautiful daughters. Sydnee, Summer, Gracie and Ellie. My oldest is in college and my youngest is in 4th grade, and I have a couple teens in between. I have been married to my husband Marc for 27 years now. I taught 4th grade for a few years before I had my children and loved every minute of it.
I have been working full time for the last 20 years raising my four daughters to be self-confident, bright, and accepting young ladies who value and love themselves, others and God. Being their mother is my greatest accomplishment. I've recently spent a few years coaching with two very different life coaches. We explored and discussed many of the same things, just in two very unique approaches.
I explored and learned about how changing my thoughts has the power to change my world, the power of I AM, mindfulness, and recognizing more fully the divine light that shines within me and also surrounds me to help assist me on my life journey.
I have written numerous children's books, and am currently working to get the first two published and am very excited about this. I have more books in my mind waiting to be written.
I also enjoy sinking my toes in the sand on any beautiful beach, flower gardening, playing tennis, swimming in warm oceans, a nice dinner out, taking walks in the pines by my cabin, leisurely bike rides, and piling into my bed at night with all four of my children, and my husband to snuggle up and talk about our day together.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future."
WHY I AM WRITING
I am creating this website as a place to download my thoughts and share things I've learned about my health journey and myself over the last few years. I plan to blog, share thoughts and resources about many different topics such as health, books, supplements, coaching, spirituality, and mindfulness in the spirit of being as completely authentic as I can.
I also recognize that we all have different opinions and beliefs. To me, this is beautiful and what we were meant to explore and discover as spiritual beings coming down here having a human experience! When we get vulnerable, share and step outside of our comfort zones, we experience more growth. I know this, it's just hard sometimes and sharing so publicly is somewhat of a stretch for me. I know that this is one of the ways God uses us to help each other out in our times of need. We are given help during our trials, and then in turn when we learn and grow from it, we are able to help others during their times of need. I feel a need to try to turn the pain of what I have gone through into something useful - otherwise it just remains as pain. I'm still in the process of healing, but I plan to start gradually sharing about my experience and if I can help one person with the information that I share, then I will have succeeded. I'm sure an added bonus will be an increase in healing for me. That's how it seems to work. I am always striving to live into one of my I AM statements, which is - I AM okay with who I 'be', and know that from this place I can do anything - including this.
"Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships
and decide not to give up,
that is STRENGTH."