about-pg-bgI held my breath… Ping. A Facebook notification came through- someone had replied to my thread! Melissa wrote, “Wow you got a diagnostic level high- 7.6 is extremely high.” Samantha wrote, “Yes for 11 pm at night 7.6 is high! I’m so happy you caught a high.” The responses kept coming in, validating what I suspected.

After over a year of trying to figure out what was wrong with me, I saw in these test results the confirmation that I likely did have Cushing’s Disease. This also then meant that I likely had a tumor somewhere in my body causing this deadly hormonal imbalance.

Instead of feeling devastated, I felt elated.

At that point I had been to eight doctors in just over a year. I had heard everything was normal so many times I wanted to bang my head against a wall. To finally see some evidence that everything was not normal, felt overwhelmingly validating and liberating. Oh my god, I thought, I was right! I’m not crazy. I was right. I grasped my husband in a frenzied embrace, tears streaming down my face, crying into his shoulder, “I’m not crazy! I’m not crazy! I’m not crazy!”.

Hi, I’m Penelope…

I’m a Transformational Life Coach, and someone with a long list of personal victories against difficult life challenges: Losing love and then finding love, transforming shame and non-existent self-worth into solid self-confidence and self-esteem, losing my life savings while immigrating countries through to manifesting my dream home just a few years later, having infertility and surgery to having three beautiful children including identical twin girls conceived naturally, and most recently removal of a brain tumor and remission from a chronic disease after having been sick for years.

Walking the path of enduring a chronic illness, especially one that is so rare, is by far the hardest life challenge I’ve had to face. But if there is one thing I have learned, it is that health challenges are a gateway, along with any other life obstacle, through which we can GROW and LEARN and ultimately (hopefully!) move through the gate into a new and flourishing era of our lives. Life challenges tend to shine a light on the things we need to deal with in order to transcend that growth. It forces us to deal with our stuff.

As a patient advocate, I have seen first hand the struggles that people suffering with chronic health problems go through on an everyday basis, and so I was inspired to design my signature program to address these issues.

I am in the process of studying for my life coaching qualification with a focus on NLP Technique. Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our behavior (programming) and bodies. I add to that a rich 18-year history of studying all things spiritual, energetic and health related. I like to call my approach quad-holistic as it focuses on the physical, mental, emotional and energetic components of our life journey.

I know what you’re going through right now, because I’ve been there.

When I first started to understand what was causing all my health problems, I in my usual tenacious manner decided exactly and methodically how it was all going to play out. I was single-minded and determined in my perception that I could make things happen in a certain way. I thought a lot about the outcome I wanted, believing that my sheer willpower could affect the trajectory of my journey. I used positive affirmations, meditation, visualizing, ANYTHING. I was going to make MY plan happen and in MY time.

But, in reality, and what I would soon learn, is that the way the journey unfolds just wasn’t up to me. When there is a lesson attached to life events, we cannot simply manifest our way out of it.

I had to STOP and learn to move through the stages of discovery, healing and evolution. Exactly as I have now laid out in Evouq Evolution program.

Each time things didn’t go as I planned, I was infuriated and heartbroken. I was miserable stuck in my own suffering from having been attached to my demands about how my life should unfold. I had forgotten how to be grateful for what I had, how to have acceptance and surrender, and how to find peace and humility.

Fast Forward To Today…



“I can’t promise to fix all of your problems, but I can promise you won’t face them all alone.” — curiano.com

Let me help you along your journey. Let me help guide you and hold your hand along the path and across to the other side.

Click here to learn more about the Evouq Evolution!