The Discovery—Making a Life Map
Four women worked with life coach Cheryl Richardson to create their Life Maps. After completing the maps, Cheryl sat down with each woman to discover what the words and images on their Life Maps really meant.
The Discoveries Gaye Lynn minimized the things most important to her. "I'm looking at this board and realizing that all of the things that are me...That I want to be are over here or down at the bottom, they're all scrunched up... The one thing that really surprised me was that I created my image of being second best." — Gaye Lynn
Sherry had said she no idea what it would take to make her happy, and included images of close relationships. "I don't think there is enough closeness in my life. I have a lot of relationships but—I still have an overwhelming sense of loneliness." — Sherry
Shella not only learned something about herself, the exercise gave her newfound motivation. "What I really learned about myself is that I really want to make room for my dreams and I think that's why...there's a lot of space [on my board.] " — Shella
For Shannon, making the Map was a healing exercise. "This exercise gave me an enormous amount of clarity, because I didn't over-think anything—it came from my heart." — Shannon
Printed from Oprah.com on Wednesday, June 19, 2013