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My Journey to Satsang House

Maggie Kelly
The Beginning

I wanted to share my journey to Satsang House with you about how I went from being totally stressed, overwhelmed and stuck to feeling empowered, free and excited about my life. Running from one thing to the next while the e-mails pile up and more gets added to the "to-do" list.

As you may already know, I’m the Wellness Director and Founder of Satsang House in Del Mar. There I offer mindfulness and meditation courses, community meditation events, Silent Retreats, private one-on-one life coaching sessions, and much more.

But I wasn’t always a meditation teacher and life coach. My journey has taken me many places.

I spent several years in corporate America in middle management for one of the largest media companies in the world. I traveled four out of five days a week, coming home with only enough time to do my laundry and head back out again.

The never-ending stress was taking its toll on me, and I never quite felt settled or at ease. I was on the treadmill many of us believe we're supposed to be on to be "successful."

Becoming A Mom

In my mid-thirties, I traded my briefcase for a stroller and happily left it all behind to become a full-time mom.

I hit a wall when my children were young, finding myself completely and totally overwhelmed. The stress of raising kids, one who is chronically ill, was a lot. I had a nagging feeling underneath it all that there simply had to be more to life.

I was certainly conflicted with the way I was living mine. Of course, I wanted to be there for my kids, but somewhere in the mix, I felt like a piece of me had vanished.

This internal conflict left me feeling anxious, frightened, and on edge. Much of the time, I felt quick-tempered, impatient, and totally unsettled. I truly felt as though I was living by my "to do list" and just surviving each day. Every minute of every day, I was asking myself "What's next?"

The struggle was tangible. I knew something had to give. My journey would begin to take a turn!

I wasn't really sure how the ancient practice of meditation was going to help me gain clarity about my inner turmoil or jump-start the next chapter of my life. I just had to put my skepticism aside and trust the process. Heck, what did I have to lose?

Not far into my new meditation practice, I felt a vague sense of clarity and peace begin to creep in. Instead of feeling as though I was surviving each day, I began to feel as though there was a little more direction, a few ideas on how to shift myself ... hope.


In this newfound stillness, I was able to feel and listen to the power of my intuition and act from there as opposed to REACTING to everything as it came up. I had a new built-in pause button which was naturally becoming a new way of life I'd never experienced before.

The shift in me was subtle, yet quite profound. I began peeling back the layers that had for years stifled my personal growth. I could then confront them head-on with an intuitive sense that there would be (and was) freedom on the other side.

It wasn’t always easy or comfortable. Having been so accustomed to running around like a crazy person from one thing to the next, sitting in stillness sometimes felt awkward and unnatural. Though I learned that this is part of the process of retraining our scattered and chatter-filled minds to discover inner stillness, creativity, peace, and joy.

I am passionate about sharing what I’ve learned throughout my personal journey as well as all I’ve learned over the years I studied to become a certified teacher. I want to start by giving you three simple secrets to begin to create mindfulness in your daily life.

If you practice these three little secrets, you will be on a path to freedom where you can find your true purpose and reignite your life!

Are you ready to let go of your preconceived notions of yourself and your future?

Are you ready to empower yourself to take action to live an awakened life of passion, meaning and purpose?
One of the most powerful aspects setting coaching apart from traditional therapy is your generative involvement in your own transformation. In collaboration with Maggie Kelly, you will be supported in creating a personalized Action Plan and held accountable for its fulfillment. Your commitment and consistency are key to your progress throughout this life-altering journey.
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