The Authenticated Woman - What Led Me Here
Many clients ask me how long I have been doing what I do, and how I became a neuropsychologist practicing the empowerment of women and moms to reclaim their purpose and transform their life and family.
To answer this question, it’s probably best that I share with you defining moments that brought me to where I am today – helping people reclaim their purpose, manifest and renew their spirit and experience transformation. That defining moment in my life did not happen all at once, but rather a journey that started consciously for me after the birth of my first child in 2012.
I am a successful entrepreneur who built my business from grass roots over a decade ago and I haven’t looked back. I will often say my practice was my first born, an entity that I envisioned, nurtured and cultivated over time. Professionally, I have developed expertise working with children, specifically within the context of learning, developmental, social and emotional disorders. It was through this work that I found my passion for supporting and empowering mothers who were struggling to help their children, searching for someone to listen and seeking answers to their questions. I began to notice two patterns in my work with these mothers. For starters, many moms lost confidence in trusting their internal voice, what I refer to as your “internal navigation system”. Countless times, I would find that my ultimate assessment of the child was very much in alignment with the mother’s initial impressions during the first clinical interview. It was quite evident that these mothers truly understood the needs of their child.
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While the work I was hired to do in these situations was to provide assessment and therapeutic support for the child, I found myself (countless times) working with the mother, either simultaneously or afterward. The work oftentimes was geared toward being a support system for these women and empowering them to tap into their internal instincts. Our work oftentimes progressed into broader concepts beyond the child, such as the challenges faced by mothers who were juggling work and family, the years of dedication to their children and families at the cost of losing their own way and endless acts of selflessness leaving many of moms feeling depleted, lost, insecure and disconnected from their former self. Thus, I began to notice the second pattern of struggle. Thus, we began to focus on them and them ONLY. Without even realizing it, the work revolved around helping mothers reclaim their purpose through a combination of recalibrating and renewing their spirit and psyche.
With full transparency, I too have had my struggles as a mother and motherhood has been one of the most rewarding yet challenging experiences I have ever encountered. Despite my years of education, I am still learning, each and every day about myself and the world around me. On many days, I am still a mother trying to survive, trying her best and, yes, some days second guessing herself too. However, through my professional work and my own spiritual journey, I have experienced the struggle but also the transformation for myself. A strong believer in the combination of spirituality, science and psychology, I have found harmony with this trifecta, both for myself as well as when working with my patients. While a strong support system is important, the work starts within YOU. No one but you can unlock that door that leads to inner peace and purpose. I often think of the airplane analogy and how you are told to place the oxygen mask on yourself first before you help someone else. This is THAT! As women and mothers, we must take care of ourselves and doing so does not mean we have to neglect our careers, children and/or our families. This does not mean you come first and your family second, rather, it is about valuing yourself and finding ways to honor your needs without feeling guilty. As women, we are truly magnificent beings and we must honor that.
I Was on a Mission to Find Answers
I spoke earlier about consciously being on the path after the birth of my first daughter, but truth be told, I can remember being a young child and being drawn to metaphysical work, psychology, spirituality and seeking answers beyond more traditional means of learning. I had veered on and off the path until after the birth of my first child, which led me to one of the most challenging experiences of my life. To put it simply, while the conception and birth of my first beautiful daughter had been my greatest accomplishment, it was also a trigger to many health issues that had been dormant until that time. The stress of pregnancy on my body, the loss of my husband’s mother to cancer and the stressors of family and work life left me depleted and struggling to understand why my body, with the ability to create something so beautiful such as another life, had begun to challenge me in ways that left me feeling vulnerable and unguided.
For the next few years, I was on a mission to find answers, which became more like a full time job, which particularly took off after struggling to conceive my second beautiful daughter. For almost two years, I struggled to conceive my second child. I realize now that my desire to have her was a critical impasse in terms of the focus and evolution of my work and being in this moment with you. When I could not conceive, I reached out to any professional who could tackle a different angle of my health issues, hoping they had some insight. I spoke to dozens of doctors in all areas of medicine, I purchased books and navigated the internet, I enlisted the help of intuitives and shamans. You name it, I did it. How could this be possible? The truth was, my gut, my internal navigation system was telling me something needed to be done, that it wasn’t in my head, and without truly realizing it, that is what kept me going. In hindsight, this “feeling” is one of the pillars of the work we will do together. Something many of us have become disconnected from.
When I was finally blessed with the conception of my second daughter, it was after years of struggle and multiple rounds of medical interventions. However, that was not the answer. That was not the way we ultimately conceived her. Rather, it was the ultimate help and commitment of my dream team of healers in many disciplines and forms, when I began to realize that the power was within me. I had to work on healing myself (on the inside), not just in the physical sense, but in the spiritual and metaphysical sense. I nourished my mind, body and soul. I learned a lot about gratitude, acceptance and forgiveness. I prayed, practiced healing rituals, nurtured my body through prayer and meditation and learning the healing power of plants. I had finally found peace. It was like nothing I had ever experienced, it was an authentic state of euphoric peace. It was then that I was truly ready to receive the gift of life. I woke one morning feeling very different. While I had finally liberated myself from the concept of having to have another child to feel fulfilled, I woke up with an overwhelming internal presence of “feeling” pregnant. This feeling is like nothing I can describe in words. No more than a few weeks pregnant, I felt the presence of my second precious child. I was overcome with joy, shock and gratitude. I knew in that moment, I had truly learned a lesson about the power of the mind, body and spirit. Now, it is my turn to share, inspire, lead and empower. I am now ready to expand my work and empower women and moms to reclaim their purpose, manifest and renew their spirit and help facilitate transformation. I hope you will join me on this incredible journey and that we can learn and grow together.
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