Life Lessons

Happy-or-Unhappy June. Push On Anyways.

Dear Mama, It is already June - wow how the days truly are long and the weeks/months/years fast! My plan this summer is to take it in and slow it down. Though I was diagnosed with bipolar only a 40ish days ago - I have been living with it for 36ish years. The...

5 Things To Include in Your Personal Wellness Plan

In America, we claim to be the land of the free. Yet we are also known as having the majority of the population living unhealthy lifestyles and being classified as “unhealthy”. I disagree that we can be the land of the free with so many unhealthy people. Health is...

BiPolar – A Disease Of Choices

Dear Mama, This week I am opening up even further about an incredibly vulnerable topic - my new mental health diagnosis - BiPolar Disorder. Receiving this news has been very challenging… I was already on a healing journey of self discovery and actualization to heal...

Starting the Research… Beating BiPolar

Dear Mama, As I mentioned in kicking off May as Mental Health Awareness Month - I am officially diagnosed with BiPolar I Disorder. As a former educator, mom and proclaimer of living life as always a student - I decided to tackle my recent diagnosis head on by...

May 1st – Mental Health Awareness Month

Dear Mama, Happy May Mamas! I was delighted to get some time to go to the local library sans my 3.75-year-old, which meant I had time to soak in the displays and fondle pages of some potential page-turners… My delight furthered when I realized the display was set up...

Banana Oat Muffins

MamasMomentum Banana Oat Muffin Recipe - PDF fileDownload The best part about these gluten-free, dairy-free muffins is that you prepare everything in a BLENDER! Banana Oat Muffins GF, DF, Veg Makes 12-16 muffins   This recipe was inspired by Daphne Oz’s recipe in...

The Imposter Syndrome – Becoming a Writer

It’s here - it’s finally here!  It’s the first day! A nervous excitement courses through my body.  The energy flows through my limbs and surges up to my brain as my thoughts race in the rising energy of excitement. Wow the first day of a creative writing group!  I...

Air Fryer Friyay! 04.06.18 – Fry Medley

Living vibrantly means transforming energy.  When faced with a daunting, or worse yet- an exhausting task, figure out a way to plug a little fun in.  That's the motivation bringing this air fryer clean & healthy recipe for some Friday fun. I'm doing just that with the...

Transforming Fear to Excitement

My friends and family are shocked when I reveal that I was only diagnosed with complex PTSD a little over a year ago.  It's surprising because the trauma that ignited my complex PTSD happened over 30 years ago.   My mother was murdered by the hands of her second...

How to Make a Habit in Four Weeks

One thing that I have learned from years of teaching, coaching, and consulting is that making habits takes time.  And that time is approximately 4 weeks. Some say it only takes 21 days to make a habit, but I challenge that.  From my experience, the first 21 days are...

Fierce Healing – How do I help someone with PTSD?

Fierce healing is stepping into your healing by focusing on the strength within your vulnerability.  Fierce healing is not knowing what is next, and being okay with that because you trust that you are enough.   For me, fierce healing is also tied to education and joy...

Creating Clarity In Spite of Blurred Vision…Planners

Sometimes I choose to attend my hot yoga class without my glasses or eye-tacks to correct my vision.  (My 2.5-year-old calls contacts “eye-tacks” and so shall I...)  It always amazes me how having the experience of practicing yoga with blurred vision helps me remember...

Greetings 2018.

I will never forget 2017 - or for me, the year I never expected to live. My mother was violently murdered in the middle of the night while I lay sleeping in the room next door.  It was 1987, I had just started Kindergarten one month earlier.  She was only 33 years...