7 years ago I was a new Mom and blissfully happy as a mother some days, but it wasn’t most days. In fact, to me those blissful moments of motherhood seem few and far between.
Mostly I was tired.
Mostly I felt frustrated.
Often I felt alone.
Often I wondered if I’d ever feel good, feel free or be able to fully let go like I did before becoming a Mother. I found myself never really feeling as if I was living up to my fullest potential. I was drained and burned out on a daily basis as a Mom of two small boys.
In my search for new ways to define myself in order to feel better I fell into a new circle of like-minded women, friends that were already on a similar path.
Looking back it is hard to believe how far I have come in only a few years - so far I’m not sure I truly identify with that old version of myself anymore.
Before I was jaded. I was angry. I wasn’t really motivated by anything else other than finding work that made me feel like I was making a difference in someone’s life.
I found that thing and in the process I healed a lot of old wounds. At the end of the day I am also happier doing the same job I was doing before - I found peace in knowing that for me being a good Mom is one of the most rewarding jobs I do.
However in order to do that without falling into old patterns of losing my patience, yelling and generally using scare tactics to to feel like I was in control - I had to make changes in what I was eating, drinking and doing with my precious free time.
After realizing sugar and alcohol were contributing to my exhaustion, burnout, frustration, and even mild depression, I decided to remove these everyday toxins from my life. I also consider myself sober - a choice I made after learning the health risks associated with the alcohols in sugar and knowing deep down I was done with the shame spiral of drinking too much wine. It has dramatically improved my quality of life and helped me expand my vision as to what I am capable of.
I also knew I had to prioritize starting my business. Something for me, but also in the process helping other women find a new sense of self, more energy, naturally and in that way, one woman at a time makes a difference in this world.
In other words, I needed to make my health and wellness a priority so that I could serve the greater good of our household to start, and then from there other women feeling stuck in a place they are not really excited to get up to every day.
Now I wake up every day with tons of energy. Looking forward to my morning routine, my time with the kids and my time serving others and growing my own business.
I fully trust in my intuition, my body and my inner knowing that only I know what is best for me. I now have the self-confidence to make aligned and empowered decisions for myself and I have completely expanded what I thought was possible in this world. I’m done dimming my light and I’m done playing it small. I fully embrace that I don’t fit into any box, in fact it is one of my superpowers.
As a Mindset + Wellness coach with over 10 years of experience in integrated wellness, and after years of trial and error in my own life, I now help high achieving women integrate wellness into their lives using a holistic approach to health, mindfulness, and movement. So they can increase their energy levels, productivity, and feel empowered to make decisions in alignment to what they truly want to achieve in life.