Welcome! I am so glad you are here!
I have thought a lot about what I wanted to share here. I thought of what would inspire you, what would move you, and what would help you while sharing a some of me along the way. Laying in bed late one night it came to me, what inspires me and moves me will most likely do the same for you! For me, I am inspired by faith, grace, love, and truth because those values are truly life-changing. So, please, let me share some of that with you by revealing some of my story with you.
As so many stories go, mine starts with a boy.
That’s right, I met a boy and he was amazing, kind, generous, and so funny. He was also an inspiration to me. He had lived all over the western United States and his story opened my eyes to the possibility of more, of something new, of adventure, and choice.
So, the country girl fell in love with the city boy, we finished growing up together and moved to the big city where I started on my college degree and he started his career. Eventually, we got married back home on the family farm. It was a beautiful summer day and life, it was good.
Shortly after, I received my diploma and started my career working as a registered dental hygienist. I deeply enjoyed my work helping my patients on their wellness journey and in achieving optimal oral health, but I knew the dream in my heart was yet to be fulfilled.
Written in my heart was my big dream to become a mother.
That boy I fell in love with had become a successful “big time” man with a dream of his own to become a father and we continued to dream big, but as one year turned into two, and two into three, three into four, I began to live in fear of our dream not coming true. After many struggles and heartbreaks, we welcomed our beautiful baby girl, followed by three sweet and wild little boys.
Along the way, we endured many struggles, heartbreaks, and losses of many kinds, but there was one challenge, one that finally left me feeling broken.
While I was pregnant with my third baby, I watched as my husband’s health deteriorated. I was terrified. We were told it was the big “C” only to have biopsies come back normal. What we were left with was a big unknown. Over the course of the next two years, he was prescribed medications like candy and had interactions that made the possibility of slipping into a coma, suddenly, very real. Other medications that caused him to lose motivation, energy, focus, and to become an empty version of himself.
It was scary. Hard. I felt forgotten, alone, unworthy of help, love, and I was certain my prayers were ignored and even, unimportant. Anger and despair were my constant companions and as we struggled, I slowly lost myself. I lost my hold on what I knew to be true. During that time, I allowed myself to develop some beliefs about myself that were reinforced by these thoughts and emotions. I clung tight to my shield of anger and those beliefs began to rule over me.
It took me a long period of time to become aware of my mindset struggles.
It would be a full year after my “big time” man’s recovery, made possible with research and trial and error in naturopathic medicine when I would realize that I couldn’t continue on this path of brokenness, that my children deserved more, that my husband deserved more, and most importantly, that God wanted me to have and be more because he loves me. He believes I deserve more for I am his. I was guided on a journey of healing where I learned amazing mindset tools and techniques
What I learned spoke so strongly to me that I changed the whole course of my life. You see, when I started this mindset journey, I had no idea what the outcome would be. I just knew that I could not continue to live in the pain I felt every day.
When I finished a mindset course, I knew that God was telling me that there were other women out there who NEEDED help, too. Other women who were living in emotional turmoil and existing in a life of pain. Women who had forgotten who they were and why they matter.
I was given some specific keys that God was asking me to use, to open doors not only for myself but for women who felt as I had. You will find that this struggle is one that you are living with if you read this and think, “I know those feelings. I am living in them! Those thoughts are my companions.”, or if you know there is some belief that is holding you back from all that you want to accomplish, then you are here for a reason so that you can use those keys for yourself.
Who I am for:
- You feel broken, but you want that to change.
- You are ready to move forward into growth and healing.
- You want to love yourself.
- You are willing to do the work and trust God in the process.
- You are willing to be brave even moment to moment.
- You understand that mindset and faith are small and simple steps at a time.
- You feel restless with your thoughts.
- You want to discover and live your core values.
- You know there is more for you and you want to find it.
- You feel your foundation has been shaken, yet you are ready to firm it up.
- You are ready to build, use, and begin to trust your faith.
- You are ready to shed worldly perceptions, embrace what God tells you, and step into your strength.
Who I am not for:
- You are content to stay where you are and do not desire growth.
- You place a higher value on how the world views you than finding peace.
- You believe you are only a victim in this life and have no power.
- You are unwilling to let go of your shield and embrace grace, love, and healing.
- You are steadfast in not being vulnerable. Ever.
- I am not a doctor. I can not heal you or treat you. If you struggle with mental illness or think that you may please my dear friend, please see a health care professional. I promise you are worth it. You matter and you are so loved.
When you decide you fall into the category on the left (and that is all it takes…you just have to decide) I have a special gift for you!
One of the first things to understand in your faith-based mindset journey is that those two concepts, faith and mindset, must be combined. That is where the work will truly transform.
One of the first steps in this work is to understand the power of your thoughts. I want you to think of all the times your thoughts are criticizing you. The nitpicking. The bully that lives inside your head. Think of how this makes you feel. If you want to stop those thoughts then grab my gift to you, the first step to mindset work: Stop Self-Criticism and Start Loving Your Life.
This FREE course is a 5-day introduction (with action steps) that will give you the first steps to take back control of your thoughts. It will give you the tools to stop that hurtful thinking. It will give you the first step to co-creating with God to find peace and love. How great does that sound!?!
How does this story end, you may ask?
We still experience many challenges but now we strive for grace, love, and we embrace those truths that I had let go of. We practice dreaming big, such as buying an old farmhouse, yes, farm included, and decorating it with mason jars and all things vintage, as I am back where it all started: rooted in the country, rooted in love, and filled with the bounty of dreams that have already come true.
Around home, you can usually find me with a book in hand, knee-deep in purple glittery nail polish, all things superhero, and toddler drool.
It ends with you, right here with me. Embracing grace and love. Creating amazing transformations. Co-creating with God. Finding freedom with choice and recognizing so much bounty in life.