I am glad you stopped by. My name is Manning Stinson (think of Peyton Manning) and I am a licensed life and wellness coach, I will admit, I am a bit of a rebel and do not take anything at face value. I can be stubborn too especially when I care deeply about something or someone.
Life is fluid and our response must be fluid (read adaptable, flexible and ready for constant change) as well. As a life coach, it is truly my honor to shepherd someone through their personal growth and development process wherever I am entering it. When we stop growing, we stagnate and begin to smell!
Our life plans and our reality rarely match up. It makes me think of that image circulating around the internet. Here it is if you don’t know what I am referring too. I do not know the creator of this image (the author deserves some serious credit) but I am sure we could swap some war stories. I lived a fight or flight life for most of my life.
I hated conflict, lived in fear, and experienced such deep shame on all levels I made a intentional decision to “stop life”l in 2006. My life was so out of balance that I had lost my way. Over the next eight years, I learned to “just be.” Be Aware. Be Open. Be Available. Be Forgiving. Be Love. Be Non-Judgemental.
During my eight years of discovery, my mentor, best friend and life coach, Karen, processed me through a cargo ship of emotional baggage. It is hard to encapsulate in a few sentences everything I learned and was exposed too but I saw a pattern that criss-crossed five areas. I call them dimensions. I am now sharing what I learned through my 5 Dimensions Coaching Program. A believer in alternative healthcare dating back to the early days of massage and chiropractic I further explored other therapeutic tools including Whole Food Nutrition, Essential Oils, Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture and Energy Medicine.
I was fascinated (still am) by the amount of information that connected the dots of why, what, when, and how that lead to me being so out of balance. I sought help from practitioners in these fields and my body, mind, and soul began to respond. I was calmer, more relaxed, had clearer focus, and felt like I had a renewed life purpose. All the work (emotional, physical, mental and spiritual) I had put into the process was starting to pay off. Everything seemed to be ticking in the right direction for me. It was glee! But that was when I wanted to share it. I felt it just was not right to experience such freedom and not tell others.
I did not intentionally decide to be a life or wellness coach. Yet, my life has clearly led me in that direction. I have many people to thank that have helped me on my journey. I chose to breathe in again, keep moving forward and walk out the plan that God has created for me. I would love to join your journey and shepherd you through your own personal development process in whatever stage you may be in.
Pastoral Medical Counselor- D. PSc. (issued by Pastoral Medical Association – pmai.org)
Certified Reiki Practitioner- Level II
CPR/AED/First Aid – American Heart Association (AHA) & American Red Cross
Certified Aquatics/Swim Instructor- Lifetime Fitness
Certified USA & ASCA Swimming Coach – Level 1