About Me

I was in my late 40’s, too tired to want to socialize or clean my house. I wasn’t sleeping and I was stressed out – worried about how my LGBTQIA+ daughter was going to thrive in this critical world.

On the day I hit bottom, I received the message to use my inner strength to help myself and then pass on that strength to others.

But somewhere on the couch that day, a voice within me encouraged me to ‘be strong’ and I felt the urge to do anything to make myself feel better. Anything. 

I thought about how I took care of my daughters and husband and gave myself permission to do the same for me.

That meant rest – whenever I felt like it. I got some professional help for my sleep and anxiety issues and continued my self-care routine with meditation, exercise, and cleaner eating. I felt better and I was less stressed. 

When I turned 50, I woke up to this quote on my birthday:

 

“Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.” 

– Jenn Proske

This quote filled me with love. It helped me to understand that I needed to embrace myself, love exactly who I am and love all of my journey. I felt ready to look forward to the future with love and excitement instead of worry. And I wanted to share this self-love with others.

I started to reflect inward – rediscovering my true self through new mentally healthy habits such as inspirational reading, journaling and coaching. Together these habits helped me to learn that I am an overfunctioner, a people pleaser and a perfectionist. But I’ve also learned to welcome those parts of me and take note of when they are present. 

What I love the most about coaching has been the somatics – literally feeling how overwhelm affects my body. Knowing how to safely sit with those feelings and putting words to those sensations has been life changing. 

My beauty within is self-awareness. It’s made me a much happier person – at peace within and with who I am.

Today, I am the best version of me and that directly affects how I am as a mother, wife, friend, coach. 

My ability to give and care for my loved ones has increased. When my second daughter came out as LGBTQIA+, I was able to love her with confidence instead of worry.

On the day I hit bottom, I received the message to use my inner strength to help myself and then pass on that strength to others.

I help other women going through their own midlife struggles. It now has become my purpose.

We want to be at our best for our families, and to be at our best, we need to value our own health first.

To be at our best, we need to value our own health first. 

Truths about me:

I’m an ally and proud mom of two LGBTQIA+ daughters (and I’m grateful for them, too!)

I’m a hiking, biking, skiing wife (we’re always planning our next adventure)

I’m an introverted free-spirit (yes, it’s a thing)

I’m a dancing, messy baker (nobody wants to see this)

I’m an imperfect entrepreneur (learning and growing everyday)

I’m a fulfilled coach (I found my true purpose)

Your family values you. It’s time you value yourself.

Are you ready?