Choose YOU, No Matter What

I’ve been wanting to go to an aerial arts class for about two years—that’s not an exaggeration. Two years ago I was pregnant and I decided that doing acrobatics was probably not the best idea :/  And then, I kind of forgot about it…...

Postpartum Action Institute

  I am feeling excited, joy-filled and nourished after attending an intensive two day training at Postpartum Action Institute. PAI is hosted by two pioneers in the field of postpartum health and wellness, Dr. Shoshana Bennett and Jane Honikman. (I had the...

Making Space for Change

I have been silent for a little while. I want to share with you that I have experienced so much change in my life in the past few weeks. For the most part, I am trying to make space to allow this change to happen without reacting or judging. I am trying to be still...

My Journey With Anxiety

Last night I woke up at 2:30 am to THE STORM. I’m not talking about an act of nature. I’m actually talking about a mental storm of anxiety-producing thoughts. If you have ever had anxiety maybe you can relate to THE STORM. Generally, my STORM goes something like this:...

The Problem with Perfection

The Problem with Perfection is that it ALWAYS sets you up for failure. Because what we think of as perfection is just our idea of how things should be. And unfortunately, we cannot control circumstances or others to make things as we think that they “should be.” When...

Your Children Want You to Be Happy

Just as much as you want your children to be happy, your children also want you to be happy. Do you as a woman and a mother have a tendency to put everyone’s needs above your own? Have you convinced yourself that your needs don’t matter or that putting yourself last...

Take Back Your Power

You are powerful in this moment, right NOW. If you don’t feel powerful, it is because you are not looking in the right place. Maybe you have been looking outside of you, but the truth is that nothing external can ever give you power. You must look within. Your power...

The Strength in Vulnerability

The early postpartum period is a paradox because on the one hand you have recently become the primary care-giver for a new human life and on the other hand, the physical demands of labor and emotional demands of motherhood have left you very vulnerable. It doesn’t...

Self Care

I still remember how I felt right after I had my daughter. I was so physically weak from delivering a baby, exhausted from waking up every few hours to feed her and completely overwhelmed by the demands of a new born. I was just trying to survive from one moment to...

Shouldn’t this be the happiest time of my life

A major reason why many women suffer in silence during the postpartum period is because they believe the myth “becoming a mother should be the happiest time of my life.” I know that this was the case for me. When I was pregnant, I imagined that becoming a mother would...