In order to be the Protagonist of your story you must look Within to heal.
Welcome! I’m so happy you found me. I’m Francesca Miracola, Author, Life Coach and Founder of Protagonist Within, LLC. I help women who have lost their way release the past and begin again. My approach is based on A Course in Miracles. One of my favorite quotes from the Course is:
“Let me look on the world I see as the representation of my own state of mind”
Whatever you’re experiencing externally is simply showing you what’s going on internally. That’s not easy to accept at first, but once you do, you’ll take back ownership of your life.
Are you ready to be the Protagonist of your story?
I lost my way sometime in early childhood and continued down a lifelong path of self-betrayal and fear-based decisions until I was overcome with anxiety and depression. Depression turned to resentment that presented itself as anger, sometimes to the point of rage. I blamed everyone and everything for my unhappiness but no amount of venting offered me relief. Distressing circumstances and dysfunctional relationships kept showing up in my life until I was literally on my knees begging for peace. That’s when I found A Course in Miracles.
The Course helped me realize that whatever was happening to me reflected what was stirring inside of me. I started to catch myself when I would get triggered. I’d ask myself, “What is this trying to show me? What old pain do I need to release?” It wasn’t easy at first. For quite some time my anger remained directed outward at the people and events that “ruined” my life or denied me peace and happiness. One particular saga weighed so heavily on my chest I had to write it out in my debut memoir, I Got It from Here: A Memoir of Awakening to the Power Within. At first I thought it would be an angry, vindictive telling of what my ex did to me. But as I feverishly typed away, it turned out to be a cathartic release of the past; I came to realize my mental and emotional state, my thoughts and my nervous system was what caused my angst. The story had always been mine; I was the protagonist. And the protagonist gets to decide how the story unfolds.
Francesca is an Italian American from Queens, NY, currently living on Long Island, but in her mind she’s a free-spirited wanderer. She wants to travel the world, but she’s afraid to fly, although a glass of wine gets her through most flights. Francesca’s mostly an introvert who greatly prefers deep, meaningful conversations to surface small talk. She keeps her circle small, and she’s still debating if that’s a good or bad thing. She’s a breast cancer survivor, but she rarely defines herself as one – probably because she feels like she’s been surviving something most of her life. She’s funny; at least, she makes herself laugh. Francesca graduated cum laude from New York University and worked in financial services for twenty-five years, even though she wanted to be a therapist. That’s probably because she needed a therapist. Francesca finally wound up on her true path as a student and teacher of A Course in Miracles, author, life coach, and founder of Protagonist Within LLC. Francesca is a wife, a best friend, and above all, a mother.