I am a wife, mother, daughter, friend, entrepreneur and so much more! However, I learned the hard way that the best gift you could ever offer this world and your family is the healthiest and best authentic version of you! So often, women and mothers give every waking minute of their day to others until we finally pass out at the end of the night (or early morning)!
But one day, I passed out due to a virus I used to get when I was exhausted. If it were not for my dear five year old (now nine), I may not have been here today. It took her quick thinking, as I lay passed out on my bedroom floor, to call her dad and tell him, "Mommy's laying on the floor not moving because she fell and hit her head on the dresser". My husband was then able to calm her and get the EMS to the house and I was whisked away to the hospital. I was then hospitalized for three days as they did complete work ups on me to see what was wrong with me and to also stabilize my blood pressure. On paper, I looked like "the epitome of health" according to the medical team reviewing my numbers. I was by now, embarrased because this was now my third hospitalization like this.
I just couldn't figure out motherhood! I was a stay at home mom who had become isolated due to not keeping up with friendships, and focused on "getting it right". Being the perfectionist (at the time) I was, I would stay up until 2am often cleaning, doing laundry, packing lunches, researching health material due to my youngest experiencing health challenges and only God knows what else. I was trying to be the perfect mom, with perfect kids and keeping a perfect house and the perfect marriage (which was often stressed).....what a set up! When it comes to motherhood, PERFECTION DOES NOT EVEN EXIST!
Somehow, I was convinced that every other mom in the worId knew what she was doing but me! I felt I was the only mom struggling. Motherhood was dark for me in those days. I barely remember most of it sadly, because I dragged myself through it and at my lowest and saddest points I remember calling even hospitals for support groups. I yearned to connect with anyone who could help me through how I was feeling! Why was what was suppose to be one of the most joyfilled times in my life so full of frustration, sadness, lonliness and resentment (my husbands "freedom")?
Then it finally clicked! As I reflected on my previous hosptialization in a cardiac unit due to heart palpitations and shortness of breath at just 33 years old, a physician entered the room. "Awwh yes, I know you. I see about three new moms like you a day". He said. What? I thought to myself. He went on to warn me to reduce my stress and anxiety before I landed myself in "real trouble" (healthwise).
It then clicked that health was not just eating broccoli. Somehow inner peace, an excellent relationship with self, healthy relationships and more were included in this health thing. I began to study health and wellness on a deeper level including attending a nutrition school that was deeply entrenched in the mind, body and soul connection. That day from my hospital bed I also vowed to positively impact the the motherhood journey and family health of as many women as possible.
The knowledge that I have accumulated over the years has helped myself, family, friends and clients and now I would love to help you and those close to you. Via healthy foods, herbs and spices and a healthy lifestyle, I've helped my body heal itself of fibroids, heavy periods, unhealthy thoughts and maintain a healthy weight. The anxiety is lessening all the time and when I become anxious, I have tools to resort to to help me relax and calm down. I also now truly enjoy motherhood and while it is still a crazy and insane rollercoaster ride daily....I am present and enjoying every moment of it! Life is beautiful!
As a loving and dedicated mom, give your child the best role model of health you can, because they learn from what we do so much more than what we say. So let's do it together....... unapologetic self-care and health mind, body, and soul! No more dragging yourself through life. It's all about thriving! Let's work!
To decide if health coaching is right for you, I invite you to schedule a complimentary initial consultation with me. During this session, we will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals. Contact me today to schedule your complimentary initial consultation (Via face to face, phone or web). Email: or call (248) 560-7322.
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Mom Coach, Women's Health Advocate
Healthy Options, LLC
29532 Southfield, Ste 101, Southfield, MI 48076