Nothing about my story is unique to me alone - It is the story of mothers everywhere. What we share in common unites us and inspires Revolution Motherhood. It is what we share that empowers us.
I come from a long line of passionate, intelligent, determined and strong women. They probably wouldn’t have self-identified as feminists, but in so much as they persevered in the face of poverty, death, divorce, the loss of children, husbands, sisters and mothers - they were. And they are my roots. Their passion to realize a better world for the next generation hums inside of me.
When I became a mother for the first time, I was inundated with ideas and messages about how I should act, look, feel and be. No joke, I would tie on a cupcake printed apron, put the baby in her bouncy chair and set to making dinner, whipping up dessert, setting a beautiful table, vacuuming and literally being the perfect wife and mother. I was following a script that I didn’t understand but I was inexplicably acting out..
To compound matters, despite all of my self-care go-to’s, my personal yoga practice, favorite boutique fitness - my body wasn’t really healing. I realized, that with over 20 years of yoga, eastern medicine, and fitness knowledge under my belt, I didn’t know the first thing about healing my postpartum body - let alone how to be a mother to this little being who had cracked my world and heart wide open. I needed help and the information was almost impossible to find.
So, I set about learning how to heal my body and trusted that my mind would follow.
I hung out with incredible teachers, read, experimented with my own body and practiced, meditated, continued to teach and learn from my students. Personally, I was healing. I saw that what I was doing was working and I saw that no one in the mainstream was doing what I had created. There was a gaping hole of need for mothers to have a reliable source of fitness and health support.
Revolution Motherhood was born on a train ride home, frantically scribbled across my notebook as the vision came to me faster than I could write.
I live a multi-purpose life and that means staying limber, strong and resilient in my body and my mind. My personal gateway to self-knowledge and mindfulness is movement. When I free my body, my emotions and mind follow.
And, with a lot of work, love, sweat, tears, laughter and lightening my own head trip, it did.
In all honesty, I don’t have time to numb out and be unconscious any more. I simply need to be on top of my emotional and physical well-being if I’m going to keep meeting the needs of everyone in my family - AND BE HAPPY ALONG THE WAY.
I am stronger today, with two stupendous daughters, a husband who’s love and friendship blow me away and a body that I trust, love and am living in - truly living in- for the first time in my life.
What if the next generation of world citizens; our thinkers, voters, leaders and teachers, were emotionally intelligent, compassionate, authentic and equipped to realize their highest potential?
That future begins with you. It begins with you realizing YOUR potential.