“The process of becoming a mother, coined by Dana Raphael, Ph.D. (1973), is a developmental passage where a woman transitions through pre-conception, pregnancy and birth, surrogacy or adoption, to the postnatal period and beyond. The exact length of matrescence is individual, recurs with each child, and may arguably last a lifetime! The scope of the changes encompass multiple domains –bio-psycho-social-political-spiritual– and can be likened to the developmental push of adolescence. Increased attention to mothers has spurred new findings, from neuroscience to economics, and supports the rationale for a new field of study known as matrescence. Such an arena would allow the roundtable of specialists to come together and advance our understanding of this life passage.”
– Aurélie Athan, Ph.D.
There’s very little honesty, guidance, or grace given to women over 35 who desire to become a mother for the first time or who wish to remain child-free.
If you’ve prioritized building a career or business, chances are you’ve been shamed and called selfish for not fulfilling your “biological destiny” sooner, or at all.
Folks will tell you that you can’t have it all and that you have to choose.
I call bullshit.
You can have it all, when you’re in full alignment with what you truly desire and what you’re calling into your life.
But you don’t have to do it all, and that makes all the difference.
Embodied Business Mentoring for Women Health Coaches
I help women health coaches create a business model that aligns with their lifestyle, plan their business day-to-day around their menstrual cycle, and take consistent action. A turn-key online health and fitness business model is available for an additional charge.