How to Rise Above Your Story: Because You Deserve to Feel Happy & Fulfilled

How to Rise Above Your Story: Because You Deserve to Feel Happy & Fulfilled

How many times have you stood in front of your bathroom mirror and wondered, when did I become middle-aged? You may feel that all the solutions and tricks that used to work for your body, mind, and heart suddenly don’t work anymore. At our age, you might feel as though you haven’t accomplished enough or that you’ve accomplished all your goals but can’t understand why you’re still unhappy. 

You’re not alone if you’re finding it difficult to thrive in midlife. I’ve been there, too. You may ask yourself:

When did I become invisible?
Why don’t I feel comfortable in my own body?
What’s happening to my body?
Why do I feel so sad?
Why am I not 50 and hot like JLo?

Finding Your Confidence in Middle Age

For menopausal women, it’s a common experience for your limiting stories to catch up to you. The brave smile you’ve been wearing for decades gets harder to fake, and the traumatic memories start to break through the walls you’ve hidden behind. The most common obstacle between us and happiness is the limiting story we tell ourselves daily. 

So often we can’t find true happiness and unconditional love for ourselves because our perfectionism is running at full tilt. We see all the “negatives” … wrinkles, hot flashes, night sweats, that pesky 10 pounds we can never seem to lose. We try creams, supplements, surgeries, and Ozempic, hoping to find that younger version of ourselves. 

But here’s the truth: There aren’t enough anti-aging products in the world to heal the root cause of our pain. They only mask it. Real joy in midlife comes from knowing who we really are, bringing back in all the pieces of ourselves that we’re ashamed of, and tapping into authentic self-love. 

Real joy in midlife comes when we finally acknowledge the limiting story that’s holding us back. Is it shame? Abandonment? Unworthiness? Is it a wound from childhood? Is it people-pleasing? Perfectionism? 

When we overcome our story, we take back our lives and find true, lasting healing. My Rise Above the Story formula is a three-phase process that teaches you how to let go of those falsehoods by acknowledging, untangling, and rising above your story. 

Step One: Acknowledge Your Story

If you’ve ever felt underwhelmed by your life or wondered, Is this all there is? Then I see you! You may not feel comfortable aging or just feel lost, invisible and exhausted by everything in your life at this moment, but I know you will find fulfillment when you break out of the stories that are controlling your thoughts. You deserve to be authentically happy, and the first step in the journey is to acknowledge the story holding you back.

Step Two: Untangle Your Story

Once you’ve identified the stories that are holding you back, it’s time to untangle them and heal your pain. I’ve been where you are. I’ve been through trauma, and I lived inside my limiting stories for far too long. I discovered my way out, and now I’m sharing how I did it with raw vulnerability. 

Inside the pages of my book, I teach you how the brain works and how you can change your life by practicing self-awareness. During your healing journey, you’ll learn how to let go, grieve what’s no more, and finally embrace middle age. You’ll discover just how powerful you are!

Step Three: Rise Above 

When you’re ready to start overcoming trauma, you’ll be ready to heal your mind and heart, and your body will follow. 

Imagine having confidence in menopause and middle age. 

Imagine having true confidence in yourself and your life.

Imagine knowing that you are worthy and enough, just as you are. 

Rising above your story and investing in yourself will help you break free of your old pain. Letting go of your limiting beliefs and thoughts will boost your confidence and self-esteem. You’ll be excited to find adventure and love at any age. If you’re ready to experience inner peace and joy and love yourself unconditionally, then you’re ready for my book, Rise Above the Story.

Learn to Love Yourself at Any Age

It is never too late to learn to love your authentic self. Inside Rise Above the Story, I’ll teach you how to acknowledge the limiting stories that hold you back. I’ll show you how to untangle yourself from the false narratives that you are unworthy, unfulfilled, and unlovable. My guidance on self-love and actionable steps in overcoming anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief is what makes Rise Above the Story one of the best books on overcoming trauma. You can change how you feel, and I’m here to help you do it.  


About Rise Above the Story 

What do we do when the pain of the past is too much to bear? When trauma and shame overwhelm us? When we feel empty and worthless despite our success and daily triumphs?

We rise above our story.

In her new book, Rise Above the Story, former lawyer and trauma survivor Karena Kilcoyne shares with raw vulnerability how she rose above her stories of abandonment, worthlessness, and shame. She’ll help you let go of your own past by embracing every beautiful, imperfect piece of yourself—no matter what your story looks like. She’ll teach you how to:

  • Acknowledge your story. Identify the story that’s limiting your life.
  • Release your story. Discover how your story took over your life by unearthing your repressed fear and shame.
  • Rise above your story. Explore how your hardships can serve you and learn how to finally love yourself unconditionally.

Rising above your story will empower you to live the life of your dreams. Karena’s beautifully simple, yet powerful, formula offers emotional freedom and unfettered joy when you’re ready to embrace the vibrant, worthy, and lovable person you truly are.

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