Testimonials

Really learned a lot like how to identify issues and ask for help.

Very refreshing for someone to put a positive spin on dealing with the hardships of living with diabetes. I really learned a lot like how to identify issues and ask for help.

Lisa - Type 1 - 50 years

Patricia helped me see my numbers as information that provides choices.

I have Diabetes and 6 weeks ago I would not have said that out loud. Patricia is a coach, a friend, compassionate, and firm. Patricia helped me see my numbers as information that provides choices.

Katrina K. - Type 2

The lessons also got me thinking about how I am feeling and why.

The tone of this course is positive… not preachy or New Age flaky. The lessons also got me thinking about how I am feeling and why. I hadn’t considered how much diabetes can influence negative emotions. Also, a nice reminder that blood glucose is not a measure of my self-worth as a human being.

Kirstin - Type 1 - 50 years

Patricia helped me see that I don’t need to beat myself up every morning.

The dawn phenomenon was huge to understand. Patricia helped me see that I don’t need to beat myself up every morning that I wake up and I feel like a failure at my health because of testing and my blood sugar is up.

Chris Collins - Type 2

I have found myself quoting some of the things we talked about in conversations with friends.

I picked up a lot from our last session. I have found myself quoting some of the things we talked about in conversations with friends.

Wilma P

Patricia gave me a new way to think about my diabetes.

Patricia gave me a new way to think about my diabetes. I like thinking about it almost as someone else!.

Chelsea, Type 1 - Pumper, Looper

If you’re looking for a kind and caring diabetes coach, I highly recommend working with Patricia.

Patricia is so passionate about helping others. She has been in this field for years and truly wants to make a difference in the lives of those with diabetes. If you’re looking for a kind and caring diabetes coach, I highly recommend working with Patricia at Dragonfly Lights.

Heidi McBain

MA, LMFT, LPC, RPT

I never thought that being prepared for an appointment was important. This has changed after today.

This was great and I really enjoyed listening to you guide us through our sameness. I never thought that being prepared for an appointment was important. This has changed after today. Keeping the log seems to be the best advice. Now I need to evaluate the information. You are truly a trooper. I love it.

John W - Type 2, Newly diagnosed

It was the first time he’s ever been able to talk to someone about his diabetes who understands and relates.

Thank you so much for the coaching you did!. He left every meeting feeling encouraged and motivated. I think the coaching accomplished what it was meant to do. Most of all, with the weekly meetings it was the first time he’s ever been able to talk to someone about his diabetes who understands and relates. I think that was crucial for him. Thank you so much.

Brenda, Wife of Client

There is no doubt in my mind that Patricia is among the best I have heard and seen.

This was great and I really enjoyed listening to you guide us through our sameness. I never thought that being prepared for an appointment was important. This has changed after today. Keeping the log seems to be the best advice. Now I need to evaluate the information. You are truly a trooper. I love it.

Denise Castile, Founder/Executive Director

Fresh Start for Your Heart

After one hour of coaching with Patricia, I felt like I could really do the things I wanted to do.

I’ve seen a therapist for many years, and it has helped tremendously. BUT after one hour of coaching with Patricia, I felt like I could really do the things I wanted to do. I left the session uplifted and peaceful and excited for the future. And that is no small feat considering my significant other died after a serious car accident just seven months ago, I also retired after more than 35 years in the IT world, AND I had to close the non-profit organization my guy and I founded after five successful years of helping seniors. Patricia was so helpful, so calming, so insightful. And unlike a therapist, she asked questions that helped me describe what I would like my future, just one year from now, to be. And I truly think it will be.

Deborah H.

The “games” we played were fun and silly but very helpful and surprisingly enlightening.

I very much enjoyed our session. You made me feel comfortable and were able to help me narrow down my focus when I had so many ideas floating around in my head. The “games” we played were fun and silly but very helpful and surprisingly enlightening. You took your time to get to know me, even though we only had a limited time to spend together. I felt the session flowed very smoothly and that we were able to come up with some next steps that I could act on without feeling overwhelmed. I very much plan to do the homework ????. There really wasn’t anything I didn’t like about our session. It really helped to talk through some of the things I have been thinking about and have someone help me put them into perspective as well as come up with an action plan. I think you are a fabulous coach and I’m sure you will help many people feel the way I felt at the end of our session.

Michele G.

It takes special people to make great things happen and Patricia is squarely inside that club.

I met Patricia when she worked at MedHost. My company installs patient safety programming inside of electronic health records. There are so many great opportunities to reduce medical errors and improve safety and Patricia jumped at the opportunity. Working together on that project and that mission was wonderful, largely because Patricia is awesome. Smart, creative, intuitive. A wonderful person to work with. Now she has jumped into the next mission, or perhaps it is just an evolution of the patient safety concept. Keeping people safe, helping to properly manage a disease process. The best way to improve safety, don’t let the problem happen in the first place!. And I think Dragonfly Lights is right on point with this effort. It takes special people to make great things happen and Patricia is squarely inside that club. Patricia, I am very happy to have an opportunity to recommend you and help folks recognize the importance of the message you deliver!!!.

Dan Sullivan, MD, JD, FACEP

The Sullivan Group

She shared her expertise and wisdom on how to deal with the ups and downs of a diabetic teenager.

Patricia is truly an amazing individual with a plethora of knowledge and resources. She spent an hour on the phone with me listening to my personal situation and took the time to review several options that my family could pursue. She provided tons of resources for diabetic supplies and social media outlets for the diabetic community. In addition, she shared her expertise and wisdom on how to deal with the ups and downs of a diabetic teenager from the physical to the emotional to the spiritual. She was so easy to talk to; it was like I’d known her my whole life. It was so nice just being able to talk to someone who gets it!. She’s truly a very talented and gifted person (…and writer. Her website is equally inspirational!) I’d recommend her to anyone who needs a hand wrapping their mind around the biome of diabetes. From doctors to pharmaceuticals to insurances to just day to day living, Patricia is a goldmine of knowledge and wisdom, and I’m eternally grateful for the time and information she was willing to share with a complete stranger.

Jo W

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