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Because Parenthood is A Journey

New Year, Same Me, Same Intentions, Newish Approach

Happy New Year! Welcome 2020!  Am I saying that cheery enough?  Happy enough?  With as much excitement as I should? All the thoughts running through my head as the ball dropped at 12:00 am on 1-1-20 as I say those words to my beautiful children and give them the biggest smooches and hugs a mom…
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Finding Self Care on the Journey of Grief — Part Six

A New Sense Of Hope Fast forward to 10 years later.  Here we are, June 6, 2019. A day I thought would never come.  A day 10 years ago that I thought for sure never occurred.  Except, it did. 10 years later and 2 living children.  10 years later and a marriage that is just…
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Finding Self Care on the Journey of Grief — Part Five

A World Of Hurt, A World Of Pain, A World Full Of Sadness, A World Of Unforgettable Memories I remember everything about the remainder of June 5thand June 6th.  I remember labor sucking.  I remember asking for all the drugs in the world because I did not want to feel a thing and knowing they…
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Finding Self Care on the Journey of Grief — Part Four

And just like that … the worst Work on June 5thwas just like every other day, except that it wasn’t.  My nagging thought and feeling kept coming back.  I had told my husband hours earlier that I would be calling the doctor when they opened just to see what they say.  I never really wanted…
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Finding Self Care on the Journey of Grief — Part Three

A world starts to come crumbling apart …. The next few days are quite a blur to me. But not because I chose to forget these days.  If I could remember everything that happened in the days from my doctor’s appointment to the morning on June 5th, I totally would want to remember.  However, it…
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Finding Self Care on the Journey of Grief — Part Two

What happens when you start to quiet that place of instinct and intuition? My 28-week appointment was on a Monday June 1st.  I had to do my 1-hour glucose test and was a little nervous because I was scheduled in the afternoon.  I learned that most women fail the 1-hour glucose test in the afternoon…
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Finding Self Care on the Journey of Grief — Part One

What happens when your world comes crashing down? How do you pick up the pieces and move forward? I was not sure of the answers to these questions for some time and it has taken me 10 years to start figuring it out.  And here is how it all goes … On June 6, 2009…
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Tending To You

What did you do today that placed you near the top of the priority list? Did you spend some time tending to you? Being a mom that wears many “hats” each and every day, I find that there is this struggle to be able to make myself the priority.  I tend to find a myriad…
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Why Hire A Life Coach

So, I get this question a lot from friends and family especially since I am already in the mental health field.  Most of the time the questions are …. “what does a life coach really do?” and “why switch to being a coach?” and “isn’t it like the same thing?” So why hire a life…
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Taking Care: Setting Intentions

So, on New Year’s Eve 2018, I decided to record a video … did you see it??  It really was all sorts of things but really what it turned into was about setting intentions for the year ahead.  And while it is now April, the idea still seems to be one of value and importance.…
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