Who am I?
“I am a peace-seeking woman.”
Drawing from nearly 20 years of supporting, assessing, and creating care plans as a medical professional, I feel blessed to utilize my educational training and personal experience to prepare women for their labors of life. For 13 years, I’ve worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) in maternity units across the U.S. Helping women labor and birth is my specialty.
Once I began taking maternal concepts and applying them to everyday life, I transformed my own. I am now living my dream of empowering women through public speaking, education, and coaching programs that have been proven to renew the mind and transform the woman.
I’ve been that 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. Years of battling Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) almost caged me in. Early on, I began 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. In this state, 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 become my constant emotions. I have no idea when the discomfort will be over. From the moment I become trapped in my mind, I lose my freedom to evolve.
From the beginning of my maternal journey, it was as though my spirit took on a physical form. There was this energy inside that no one else could see and only I could feel.
Prior to pregnancy, it was easy to get caught in my mind and body. When I was busy, overwhelmed, overworked, overweight, undernourished, tired, sore, stressed, or just oblivious to the reality of this physical world’s power, I forgot about the spiritual energy that lived inside.
Under those conditions, I wasn’t able to hear my soul’s opinion on the daily matters of my life. But even then, like a baby in the womb, my spirit tried to nudge me, tried to guide me into different positions and out of potentially self-sabotaging situations.
After Michael’s birth and returning to work, it was more noticeable how often women spoke in such misery in reference to their pregnancy. It was then that it became apparent to me, that similar to our lives, enjoying the journey of pregnancy may have more to do with our 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 Childbirth Educator and Labor Doula. I began to study Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence. I became dedicated to coaching women from a clarity seeking mindset.
Over time I’ve discovered, that once a woman becomes clear on the process, the way she responds, the intention behind her desires, and the need for her preparation, she becomes the writer of her own birth story.