Category Archives: women’s health

Sports & Women’s Empowerment

We are all in this TOGETHER!

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Why do we play?  Because we CAN!  Our entire being says yes as we move on the court, swim in the pool, run on the field, glide on the ice or drive a ball up the fairway.  Whether in practice or game, we feel strong, able and empowered.  Playing allows us the opportunity to battle against an opponent, as well as ourselves.  Sports are the vehicle by which we learn to work together with VICTORY as our united goal.  We get to stand our ground and be heard through our actions.  We get to WIN!

I believe LIFE is the ultimate game.  We play in it, while always remembering we get to play above it as well.  Just as in sports, life provides us with opportunities to choose who we are being.  Are we the champion or the loser, comeback story or the quitter, cheerleader or criticizer, leader or follower?   No matter what’s going on in the game, we ALWAYS get to choose.  It is in that moment, we get to open ourselves up to what it really means to be EMPOWERED.

Right now, we are experiencing a wellspring of women’s voices.  Voices, as individual as they may be, they stand for us collectively.  We are hearing these voices, all of which are devoid of any victim attachment.  They are being heard not because of volume, but rather the display of one’s authentic self.  It is in this way of being, our vulnerability shines through not as weakness, but rather as our strength.

We are all in this together.  As we continue moving forward~ let us continue celebrating each other, being strong for each other and supporting each other as we learn to tame the self-defeating voice within.  The moment we feel our worth within, nothing changes, YET EVERYTHING CHANGES.

14 DAY DETOX

It’s HERE!!!!  The belly fat and toxins get to go . 14 days I will commit to being compliant. 14 days of body fat flushing. I can SEE how GREAT I will feel. I do not want to do this alone so consider what might be your goal. To smell that spring air…feeling light, lean and unstoppable. 💠💠 #14dayspringdetox #alltogether

I didn’t always like myself.  That negative self-talk was so incredibly defeating.  So I changed it.  And it began with knowing I wanted something different.

Ever felt this way or know someone who does?  I am here to support.

I’m looking for two people who could benefit from a little boost in self-confidence and self-image.  Sign up or nominate someone for a FREE professional coaching session.  It will be fun, freeing and has the potential to change your Life!

Own Your Story

Our story is the DNA of our experience~

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I spent mine, as usual, in a car with kids and hockey bags, traveling to and from games. That being said, this weekend was special for me because 12 years ago I became a mother. My story isn’t any more special than any other mother, however it is the story shared by myself, my husband, our oldest son, my midwife & my doula.

I don’t know why, but all throughout my pregnancy never once did a mother share her labor & birth story with me. For that I am so grateful. I am grateful to those who thought to share, but didn’t.

Before I continue, if you know of anyone who is pregnant or has the potential to become pregnant, I hope you think enough about them & my message to share this with them.

Being pregnant was the most empowered moment in my life. My body, along with my decisions, were the life support system for a developing human being. It was also the most vulnerable experience of my life as well. I knew at some point I would have to allow my body to take over, communicate with my baby & dictate the delivery of my precious cargo.

I knew the STORY I told myself about my pregnancy, labor & delivery was as important as the nutrition I supplied my body. Luckily, I didn’t have to protect MY STORY from others looking to have me borrow theirs.

If you were my daughter, this is what I offer~

The most important word you can utilize is NO. As soon as someone starts down that road of sharing their experience ~ say NO. Even go so far as to put your hand up. Follow your hard NO with, ” Thank you for wanting to share, but we are going to table this talk until after I have my baby. Then I can share my personal story too.” And DO NOT follow it with OK? You’re not asking for their permission, you’re being clear about your intention.

Your story is the DNA for your experience. Own it, protect it, live it.

A side note: my son was inspired to begin his labor story when he heard the music from the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics and he joined us listening to the ROCKY compilation😊