Hi, I'm Dr. Sabrina Nichole Crouch, host of the podcast "F*ck Being Stuck". I was inspired by my own journey to healing chronic pain using meditation. This podcast spotlights the unrelenting women who went from managing to mastering their health challenges, and the badass alternative practitioners who are changing the way we heal.
In this week’s episode, our guest, Valerie Maksym, discusses the importance of having a relationship with yourself and living an authentic life.
Valerie Maksym, the founder of maximizinglife.com, is a true inspiration. She shares her personal journey of self-discovery and self-love, which began in her forties after going through a second divorce. Valerie candidly talks about how she spent most of her life focused on making others happy, neglecting her own needs in the process. It was only at the age of 44 that she realized her life hadn’t turned out as she had envisioned, leaving her feeling frustrated and unfulfilled.
Embarking on an eight-year journey of self-discovery and healing, Valerie delved into understanding why she attracted and allowed certain things in her relationships. She opens up about the trauma she experienced as a child when she witnessed her father’s death, leading to panic attacks and a sense of disconnection. This early experience shaped her self-concept, leading her to label herself as shy and quiet, never fully allowing herself to be her authentic self.
Through her journey, Valerie discovered the importance of finding her true, authentic self and healing from past traumas. She now empowers others, particularly women in their forties, to cultivate self-confidence and embrace an authentic lifestyle. Valerie emphasizes the power of self-acceptance and living in alignment with one’s true self.
In this episode, Valerie shares her insights and experiences, reminding us all that the relationship we have with ourselves is fundamental to our overall well-being and the quality of our relationships with others. She dismantles the belief that love comes solely from someone else, highlighting the importance of finding happiness, fulfillment, and love within ourselves.
Valerie is a proud mother of four children and a gigi to two beautiful granddaughters. Her journey as a mother has shaped her passion for empowering others to cultivate self-confidence and embrace an authentic lifestyle.
With a deep commitment to personal growth and transformation, Valerie wholeheartedly believes in the power of self-acceptance and living in alignment with one’s true self. Through her work, she strives to guide and inspire individuals to discover their inner strength, overcome self-doubt, and embrace their unique identity.
This podcast spotlights the unrelenting women who went from managing to mastering life’s challenges, and the badass alternative practitioners who are changing the way we heal physically and emotionally.
I’m Dr. Sabrina Nichole, a licensed psychologist, author and motivational speaker, but more importantly I’m a person who was stuck and had to find my way through a chronic pain condition by unconventional methods.
I’m on a mission to help women get unstuck from their thought patterns that no longer serve them in order to find relief and freedom in a way they did not think was possible. My guests and I will share stories of our journey from stuck to unstuck. There is more than one way to heal, and we will explore various methods on this show.
If you are willing to open your mind to possibilities, then this is the right place for you.