Who am I?
“I am a peace-seeking woman, called to help powerful women birth new life, visions, and dreams with a peaceful mind.”
I am a woman who can become easily trapped in her mind. From a very young age, this was presented as my possible reality. Due to what I witnessed growing up with a mother diagnosed with schizophrenia, mental imprisonment became my fear. Early on I begin to notice that once I allow my intention to be motivated by anything other than a motive of internal peace, the activity in my mind consumes me. I am no longer able to listen out for internal instruction. My focus is solely on my desire to escape my present situation.
The thought of readjusting my perception, position, or intention sounds foreign to me. Aligning my physical actions and mental thoughts with a different flow fail to even cross my mind. I remain stuck in my mental prison, unable to navigate my way out and into freedom. Failing to course correct, my experience appears to be a torturous journey. Anxiety and fear have now become my constant emotions. I have no idea when this discomfort will be over. From the moment I become trapped in my mind, I have lost my freedom to evolve.
Pregnant with my one and only son after a couple of years of trying, monthly episodes of tears, and several doctors deeming it impossible, I was determined to relish every moment of my physical pregnancy. The pregnancy was typical: nausea and tiredness, in the beginning, insomnia in the end, and sciatic pain throughout. However, I still refer to this time as the best experience of my life.
“…enjoying the journey of pregnancy may have more to do with the state of mind, than the symptoms we experience.”
When asked, “How are you doing LeShanta?” I’d respond, “Great! Nauseous, but great!” After the birth and returning to work, it was more noticeable how often patients spoke of such misery in reference to their pregnancy. It was then that it became apparent to me, that enjoying the journey of pregnancy may have more to do with the state of mind, than the symptoms we experience. Just as a runner enjoys the marathon, despite the cramped muscles and diligent training required.
Observing the fear and suffering mothers endured due to the lack of proficient childbirth preparation and proper bedside support, led me to become a Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified Labor Doula. I became dedicated to coaching women from a clarity seeking mindset. I discovered that once a woman becomes clear on the process of her labor, the intention behind her desires, and the purpose of her chosen care plan, she becomes the writer of her own birth story.
“By empowering a woman to create an individualized life strategy that balances her mentally and physically, she is able to hear her soul’s guidance at an increased volume. It is then she begins to peacefully labor through life.”
Drawing from nearly 20 years in healthcare, I’ve processed my observational experience. Over the past 11 years as a Registered Nurse (RN) I’ve worked in antepartum, labor and delivery, postpartum, and newborn nursery units across the U.S.
Fulfilling roles during these valuable seasons as a professional medical provider, instructor, clinical leader, and personal coach I’ve been given the opportunity to develop comprehensive courses and a coaching model, that for me and others, has been proven to renew the mind and transform the woman.
Unlike physical pregnancies, I believe women are always spiritually pregnant with pieces of the puzzle that are designed to balance the lives of others. Whether or not we give birth to those pieces is our free will.
The experience of our labors determines the stories we share, which has a massive effect on the willingness of other women to birth their piece of the puzzle. In an effort to change the stories that are frequently told, my desire is to contribute to an increased rate of women who are willing to birth all they have to give. And my goal is to have them birth it all with clarity and peace of mind.