WHAT AND WHO IS STACI - AKA, THE MINDSHIFT MAMA - SANITY COACH FOR MOMS?
AHH...Grab a cup of coffee...let me break it down for you.
I AM A WOMAN WHO LOVES EMPOWERING MOMS.
Why? Because I know what it’s like to be so overwhelmed - waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel, as it is exactly what happened to me. I also know what it is like to have that light shine back. I made a pledge to never, ever let it go out again.
HOLD UP, SO WHO AM I?
Good question...Not that long ago I realized that I have so many layers!
I am a loving wife, a perfectly imperfect Mom, a rockstar friend, a laughter lover, and a former marketing mastermind who traveled the world creating over 100+ promotions and events for A-list clients. WOW! As much as I enjoyed my successful career working in the corporate world, it wasn’t until I hosted an event with children that I realized where my passion lay. I had a soul-filling, deep-belly laughter moment with those precious little ones! Their pure joy, their inquisitive minds, their incredible capabilities, their insatiable quest for independence - it was all so magical to me.
Here comes another layer! In 2004 I began my journey in Montessori Education. Through the Association of Montessori Internationale, I became a trained Primary Montessori Teacher for children ages 3 - 6 years old. I also received my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Loyola University. In addition, I created Parent Education events, organized school fundraisers, and lead the Montessori Parent-Child classroom for ages 6 months to 2 years.
I BELIEVE IN THE VIRTUE OF TRANSPARENCY SO HERE WE GO.
I hit my personal rock bottom in 2010. I was a new Mom, teaching full-time, and desperately trying to juggle both. My Dad was battling for his life, but he was losing and it was utterly devastating.
I was exhausted with life and completely unbalanced.
I was saying yes to everyone and everything, never skipping a beat, but I was losing my sense of self. Postpartum hit me like a ton of bricks.
THERE I WAS, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, WEARING THAT CUTE DRESS BUT TOTALLY FALLING DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE OF LIFE!
I mean...I do love fashion and a cute dress, but nothing felt aligned. I was going through the motions. I stopped taking care of myself and lived in quiet desperation. It didn’t help that I was good at slapping on a smile. I was the one who "could do it all” and it was exhausting.
I put my all in the classroom, but my family got the short end of the stick. I would daydream of the life I had years ago, the one where I felt peace, ease, and in control of my mind and body…you know, the one who had it all together - #premomlife.
The issue was I didn’t know where to start, and I didn't know who to confide in that I needed help. T
ruly, there wasn’t anyone talking about how to balance YOURSELF while raising little humans. In fact it was quite the opposite that was being fed to me and most people. Thank you Pinterest and controlled content for that unrealistic picture!
KNOCK, KNOCK LIFE...ARE YOU IN THERE? IF SO...WHERE THE HECK WAS THE RESET BUTTON!
In November 2012, my Dad passed and I am blessed to have been there with my Mom as he took his last breath.
For two years I was knocking at life’s doors and there were no answers - still no light at the end of the tunnel.
My father’s passing changed that and I felt the SHIFT I needed.
I realized life is short and it is precious. Cliché much? Maybe - but I wasn’t showing up in life how I truly desired. I recognized that I was just continuing to go through the motions of life, but I wasn’t living. It was as if I was walking through that dark tunnel waiting for the light to arrive...but it never did.
LIGHTING THE TUNNEL MEANT STARTING WITH ME. OH…STEP ASIDE #MOMGUILT.
I found the strength to make a pledge to take care of myself too, despite it feeling selfish and overwhelming to do so with a busy toddler and full-time career. In June 2013 I started with nutrition - a program that was just the catalyst I needed. Ultimately I discovered that beyond physically feeling incredible, a mental SHIFT happened that changed the trajectory of my life.
Feeling good and caring for myself again brought newfound energy and it helped me step into my courage to un-become all the things I was not.
I was NOT a moody person.
I was NOT exhausted all the time.
I was NOT a going-through-the-motions kind of person.
I was MORE and I finally felt it. I fully felt as though I took the life that had been passing me by into my own hands. I stopped waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel to appear - and I decided to light that baby up MYSELF!
WITH CONSISTENT, PERSISTENT EFFORT, I CHANGED THE STATE OF MY LIFE.
I literally went from breakdown to breakthrough. I began focusing on personal growth and development. I recognized where my overwhelm came from and found solutions to SHIFT it. I discovered when it was ok to say NO. I implemented specific tools to create independence for my son. I practiced mindful living and started enjoying the energy I had re-discovered. Along the way I helped Moms feel better too, including recognizing the importance of taking care of themselves, finding what they desire in life, and getting to work - mind, body, and soul. Helping them regain and maintain sanity too!
ENTER THE BIRTH OF THE MINDSHIFT MAMA - A SANITY COACH FOR MOMS - TO GET THEIR SHIFT ON.
I started recognizing the needs of the CHILD but also the needs of the MOM, individually and collectively. I continued my deep dive in personal development and took it further with courses from some of the greatest leaders in the mindset industry. I married my love for teaching, child development, parent education, and mindset work by creating a space for Moms to really SHIFT - just ask I did and do every single day.
MY MISSION IS CLEAR. I AM HERE FOR YOU!
I help YOU Mama -drop the overwhelm of #momlife, calm the constant chaos, and regain your sanity so you can get back to your ROCKIN' sense of self...on-the-daily.
Working with me, The Mindshift Mama-the Sanity Coach for Moms, is where you will get REAL RESULTS - regaining and maintaining sanity! Because Mama...YOU deserve it!
I am here to connect and take a personal look at where are at in your #momlife and where you want to go to regain and claim your sanity!
Let's get you ROCKIN' your #momlife! Book your FREE Sanity Guidance Call NOW!