The "Why" of My Work
"You give hope to those who feel without hope. Your words are not only encouraging, they are insightful and filled with substance. You make people think, not only about their present but more importantly, their future." Mary V.
Over thirty years ago, I began a path of self-discovery and personal development that led me to what I do today professionally. What’s interesting is “who” I was meant to become and “what” I was born to do lied dormant in me for years, like a seed waiting to be grown and blossom into its full expression. I have since learned that there’s such a seed in each and everyone of us. It is the seed of our greater potential and sometimes it's just waiting to be discovered and grown in you too!
In the mid 1980s, I became a newlywed and within a year and a half, a new mom. The challenges these two major life events brought were both exhilarating and exhausting. I found myself experiencing the “ups & downs” of motherhood. The “ups” being the love and joy of welcoming a special little one into our life. The “downs” being the unexpected act of balancing the responsibilities of caring for and raising a child. The ever elusive attempt to balance life with a new child leaves parents with virtually no more “me” or “we” time.
I did not foresee the changes and demands caused by the combination of motherhood and being a newlywed. I handled these the best I knew how, putting my best face forward, trying to keep it “together” while meeting up to cultural and societal expectations. I did so while working full-time.
I wasn’t perfect. I began to make choices that came more out of immaturity than wisdom...(continue reading).