I have always been passionate about helping others and sharing what I have learned. I use my life as a catalyst for change and know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we all possess EVERYTHING we need to live the life of our dreams, RIGHT NOW.
As the mother of 3 wonderful girls, each less than two years apart, I know the excitement, frustration, joy and overwhelm of motherhood. I know what it feels like to want to be a GREAT mom and live out your dreams simultaneously; I used to believe that to have one you had to give up the other. I knew that who I wanted to be was less than what I was allowing my self to be. My discontent manifested itself as obesity, ‘snappy’ attitude and a (self diagnosed) depression. I was so busy trying to live up to everybody else’s ideals of who I ought to be that I relinquished my purpose, power and passion and fell prey to guilt and overwhelm.
(My 3 Beautiful Children 2012)
Around 2005 I decided to take control of my life and haven’t looked back since! I made a decision that who I was and what I did was up to me to create and define and that others opinions of me and my journey no longer had any bearing on my life. I took my life back–I had the desire to change. I started doing things my way, on my terms and realized that I needed to take care of MYSELF first before I could be of any good to my family. Since then I have lost 90lbs; earned two Master Degrees and started my own company. I am finally, taking up “my full space in the world” as I heard Oprah say some time ago. This is the best I have ever felt: mentally, spiritually and emotionally and I have found that I am actually a BETTER mom to my children than I was in the past. I have more energy, more patience, more compassion, and expanded sense of joy.
(My 2nd Masters Graduation 2010 )
I am now fulfilled by my own accord — having no expectations of my children, husband, family or anyone else to bring me joy or make me happy. I value myself enough to know that I deserve my own attention and nourishment for my soul. I made a decision to take care of me, first.