Our Mission

BitterSweet Coaching is a dynamic entity providing exceptional client services including chronic illness coaching and education, wellness, and purpose workshops.

To raise awareness for chronic illness warriors, Dr. Garcia founded BitterSweet Coaching. The mission is to help others turn adversity into triumph and live their best life now. BitterSweet Coaching aims to raise national awareness for chronic illnesses and increase resources for children and adults who are affected. 

Who better to empathize with your pain and struggle than a chronic illness warrior?

You sometimes ask yourself, “Why me? Why me?”  Your heart cries out for relief, companionship, friendship, and happiness. What can you do to be happy?

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These are the questions that a chronic illness coach can help you answer. BitterSweet Coaching can help you identify the things that you can control and help you advocate for yourself. You are not alone.

 

Why should you choose BitterSweet Coaching to be your Chronic Illness Coach?

 

I know first-hand what it is like to live with a chronic illness. After years of struggling with an autoimmune illness and genetic mutation, I learned how to cope with chronic pain, and transform depression and anxiety. 

 

A life changing moment

I remember talking to my mother and telling her what I would give to feel happy, and to smile again. I reflected deeply on my definition of happiness. What did it feel like, smell like, taste like? As I contemplated the alternative, I reminded myself that every breath brought me life. Still, I struggled knowing that living is more than breathing. It’s feeling happy and loved, it’s loving family, friends and meaningful work.

My mother reminded me that we all have a purpose. What would life be like if I never existed? What impact do I have on the lives of others? ​ I began to realize why this was happening… for me rather than to me. There’s much on this earth for me to do, and an important part of that is helping people with chronic illnesses. 

 

I learned to manage pain and to adjust my daily tasks. I learned that my body was not the same and that is okay. Even though I have challenges, many wonderful opportunities continue to arise from my experiences. And I can use my story to help others. As you explore this site, you can share my healing journey and how it gave me a deeper appreciation for life and wellness.

I coach clients on how to upgrade life skills, find purpose, leverage coping strategies, and navigate the medical world and to get the best care possible. My mission is to help others turn adversity into triumph and live their best life now.

​I invite you to explore the possibilities through a complimentary consultation. See how this program can help you live your best life now. Click here to schedule a free consultation. You can learn more about my services here.

TESTIMONIALS

“We were really impressed with Arlene’s energy, passion and ability to reach the audience. She was the highlight of the day.” 

Manhattanville College

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Personal life coaching for chronic illnesses, self empowerment and more.