Life Lessons

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...

What is MamasMomentum?

MamasMomentum is me, transforming energy.   I have spent the past thirty years fighting to thrive in a world where living with the trauma from my mother’s murder has been a story that haunts me and has kept me small.   The trauma became too great a weight for me to...

One more benefit of cloth diapers – a tight ass

Before having a child, the idea of cloth diapers gave me visions of a patchouli-scented, dread-lock sporting, braless, hairy-pitted mama - hunched over a dirty toilet, rinsing out her ‘crunchy’ baby’s dirty diapers - and that wasn’t for me. Yet here I am - a PROUD...

30 years of First Days of School

On September 14, 2017 I wrote this post – 30 years after my first day of kindergarten and the death of my mother. This first blog post reflects on my first day of school and the healing that I am doing to make my PTSD part of my story and not THE story.