Today we’d like to introduce you to Robin Berning.
Hi Robin, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I have been in the Health & Wellness Industry for over 30 years. I started as a Nail Technician in San Diego (where I grew up) and promptly got my Massage Therapist license after that. This lead to a big move! I left San Diego to work in the Cruise Industry. I actually worked on and met my husband on the ship that they filmed The Love Boat on! Yep, I met the hubs on The Love Boat!
We got engaged, left the ships and moved to Northern Virginia (just outside of DC). We lived there for 13 years and my life there was amazing. I helped open a very successful HUGE Spa & Salon. I met some incredible people that have had a great influence in my personal and professional life…I had a great run personally & professionally.
In our 13 years there, we had three kids and decided after a while that we wanted to move. We felt we were working all the time to pay other people to raise our children. Moving to the Raleigh/Cary area was the best thing we ever did! Once moving here, I found it really hard to find professional bliss as all my other jobs were so great…I decided that I needed to work for myself and there started the real journey!
While I have always been successful in my professional career, in 2007 my personal life was unmanageable. I changed the trajectory of my life when I made the courageous and difficult decision to take the action steps to achieve sobriety. Since then, my spiritual practices, intuitive abilities, and overall peaceful existence allow me to live my bliss every day!
I have always been highly intuitive and those abilities have always allowed me to connect with just about anyone I meet. Naturally, these abilities have guided me and my passion for my work. My mission and life’s purpose is helping others to achieve a peaceful purposeful existence. Teaching unconditional love and acceptance of self and others is my passion and my purpose. I am truly grateful.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Professional struggles, I would say is doing business in a “new city” each time I moved things are so different in each city. Licensing is different, government requirements/restrictions, the culture, the people…everything. This was my first struggle just learning how things “are” each time I moved.
Then the next largest struggles as a business owner was really staffing. It was difficult finding others who shared the same vision…I really wanted to create a “family” feel business where like-minded people came together for a common purpose. I love mentoring others and watching people become empowered and step into living their best life. I just never really found my people. So eventually, I changed my business model, downsized and started Life Coaching! Now I truly get to do what I love and I am so happy!
We’ve been impressed with Living Your Bliss, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I specialize in Feng Shui and Life Coaching. I am also a Speaker/Educator, and a Reiki/Master Teacher.
I am known for helping others to empower themselves. I help them find their voice with love, step into their personal power by aligning themselves with their core values and learning to love themselves and others.
I came from a place of fear and insecurity. It wasn’t until my late 30’s that I learned to walk through these challenges and come out the other side a confident and fulfilled woman. If I can help someone else achieve their bliss, that makes me super proud and very happy!
What I really want people to know is that there is no judgment here! Everyone has “stuff” to work through. And most of our “stuff” comes from beliefs and early programming….other people’s beliefs and programming…Sometimes cultural, sometimes familial. Beliefs from others’ values and their own life filters don’t usually align with what OUR soul seeks. This is what life is about, learning to move through and clear out the “stuff” so we can follow our own BLISS. Most people live in some sort of shame or embarrassment of “something”. When we feel/live this way, we tend to self-sabotage. I help people drill down their stuff, move it out and live free!
Feng Shui adds a very valuable component to my services! Our home should be our oasis, if it doesn’t feel good, we don’t feel good. As a result, we are not performing our best nor living life to our full potential. Your home’s energy can be balanced to support you in life, health, relationships, money and more!
Where do you see things going in the next 5-10 years?
With Covid, the Life Coaching industry has become very prominent. A lot of people are reevaluating their lives. Most people say that Covid “made us slow down” I say it “allowed us to slow down”. It allowed us to get off the hamster wheel, breathe and check in with ourselves. Most people wanted change but could not figure out how to make it happen.
Another opportunity that Covid provided is the more comfortable use of video conferencing/meetings. This has allowed me to have a farther reach. So, in answer to your question, in the next 5-10 years I plan on my services being a global offering!
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: LivingYourBliss.net
- Instagram: @LivingYourBlissNC
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlissfulLivingNC
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-GUT0ZqVX6jYKg9qo4tQUg
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/living-your-bliss-raleigh
Elizabeth Galecke did my head shot. The other shots we took ourselves