I am a new mother who is looking for ways to live a healthy life full of compassion and joy. I am going to share with you my journey to discover and live the life of my dreams. Before having my son, I lost 45 pounds on my own and competed in bodybuilding. I enjoyed competing but I found that it did not make me fundamentally happy. I was too focused on my outside appearance and not on my inner strengths.
It wasn’t until I gave birth to my son that I discovered how strong I could be.
When I finally became pregnant after a year of trying and after reading about all of the benefits to the baby, I decided to give birth naturally with no medication. I was amazed at how much negativity I encountered when I would tell people of my choice. Most people just didn’t believe I could do it. I kept hearing, “Just wait, you’ll ask for the drugs.” The one thing I am is stubborn, so I usually face opposition head on. It makes me want to try even harder to do what everyone thinks I can’t.
So I used hypnosis to prepare my mind and exercised to prepare my body. The morning I gave birth to my son, with no pain-killers at all, is one of the proudest moments of my life. I truly felt alive when I pulled him from me and placed him on my chest. It made me realize I can do anything. It also made me realize I have work to do. I want to be the best person I can be, so I can be a great example for him to live by.
This is what inspired me to start this site. I want to better myself and hopefully by sharing my journey I can inspire you in yours.