Create Your Life. Decision by Decision.
I used to be someone who could never make her own decisions — just like you, I’d find myself in an endless cycle of overthinking and overanalyzing.
And whenever I finally found glimpses of clarity, I was too afraid to act on them.
I missed out on so many opportunities in my life because I didn’t have the confidence to stand in my own truth and take aligned action.
I thought that someone else always knew what was better for me, rather than trusting myself because…
I was afraid of letting people down, I was scared of failing or making the “wrong” decision. So I didn’t take action. I thought it would be far easier to just stick with what I’m good at.
I was led by my deep insecurities, which manifested in a very disordered relationship with food and my body.
It started as a confused teen, seeking my identity and constantly looking to be approved and loved. Not knowing who I was, paired with the feeling that I wasn’t good enough got me to do the one thing I believed would solve all my problems — trying to change my body.
If I was able to manipulate my body, I’d finally feel good. I’d be able to be myself around others. I won’t need to hide. If I was thin enough, I would be confident enough.
It did the opposite. Fighting against my body only served to bring me further away from myself. My inner wisdom. My truth. My power.
What I wish I would have known then is what I know now: a lack of connection with myself was the root cause of all my problems. Not a connection with the image I’ve created for myself (mainly based on how other people saw me), but my true self.
It was only once I found the way home to myself that the cycle was broken.
Thankfully, I discovered the traditional practice of Ashtanga Yoga, which ignited a new and deeper awareness I never realized I was missing.
Every day I'd step on my mat, I would discard another layer of insecurities, shame and low self-esteem.
Slowly, through movement and breath I started my healing journey, rebuilding a new relationship with my body and with myself.
And then, I was finally ready to do the work.
I meditated, I journaled, I read self help and spiritual books — and a new path in my journey was ignited. A path of personal growth led by a desire to thrive, not just survive.
I learned to listen within (body and beyond) and how to trust and surrender, and these practices have given me a safe space to explore myself, my deepest fears and desires.
They gave me the courage to listen to my intuition and the strength to pursue my dreams and overcome challenges.
But to be transparent…
It didn’t happen overnight. It wasn’t linear. Or perfect. It took time to unravel all the old thought patterns and behaviours.
I had many painful moments of seeking for external validation. Whether it was equating my sense of worth with productivity and achievements or wanting to be approved by others (dating men my parents approved, going to university to please my mom, trying to stick to a career path that wasn’t mine because I was “good at it”).
Trying to create a “good on paper life”... but not a life that felt mine.
But it was a powerful journey of finally discovering who I am — my fears, dreams, desires, beliefs, what brings me meaning and fulfilment, my values and so much more. A powerful journey of reclaiming my inner confidence and trust.
I had to go through a long painful period of a very unhealthy relationship with myself till I was finally ready to learn my lesson — I AM MY OWN GUIDE.
To trust that life equipped me with my own unique set of tools and wisdom so I can craft the life I want, decision by decision.
Today, it’s my mission to guide and support my clients to connect with their truth, find their own answers, make empowered decisions and follow them through with confidence, trust and resilience.
Naama Zusman is a Life Coach who specializes in empowering her clients to move past indecision and inaction, and find the answer to their biggest questions and decisions within. Through her intuitively driven method, she helps free them from the need to overanalyze, make pros and cons lists, and seek the advice of others. Instead, they become intuitive decision-makers who trust in those quiet, yet powerful internal cues.
Intuitive Eating For Healthcare Professionals, London Centre For Intuitive Eating, 2018
Straight-Line Leadership Intensive Training, 2017
Certified Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, 2015
Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training- 200 hours RYT, Miami Life Center with Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann, 2014
Bachelor of Arts, HKU (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht), 2010 – 2014