Self-empowerment + love
*Note: I am not a guru, doctor or counselor + by no means do I have this all figured out. However, I have pulled myself through a lot of limiting behaviors, am an obsessive self-help/wellness junkie, have finally become stoked to be me, + would LOVE to support you to do the same!
Who am I?
Hi, I am Gemma!
I am a mind-body-soul connection coach. My passion is to live vibrantly while adventuring to truly be me—listening + connecting inwardly, loving endlessly, identifying the blocks that are holding me back + appropriately redirecting the course, + remaining infinitely curious + contagiously excited about living an awesome, true-to-me kind of life.
I want to help you do the same, Beautiful Mama! I’ve been on my own vibrant journey for many years, + for the past few I’ve experienced the joy, sleeplessness + chaos of redesigning my life in this new chapter of motherhood--what an amazing roller coaster, hehe!
I coach midlife working mamas, who are working tirelessly striving to be successful by Western cultural standards + who have now realized that being a workaholic, perfectionist is not fully aligning with their inner passions, core values, soul’s cravings + mamahood desires:
Mamas, who are exhausted from living various stories + truths to please various audiences + life roles -- wife, mother, friend, yogi, employee, humanitarian.
Mamas, who are thirsting, not for the myth of balance, but for an inner glow + peace of mind from living intentionally by their soul’s essence. Understanding that life is about chapters, growing step by step, from loving, learning, listening internally, evolving, + shifting priorities as appropriate.
Imagine a life:
Where you prioritize, own + dance with what inspires, empowers + nourishes you.
Where you have an honoring relationship with food as creative, colorful, nurturing, pleasurable nourishment.
Where you beam about your self-loving + -honoring relationship with yourself as your source of radiance for every other relationship in your life.
Where you understand, embrace, then release what holds you hostage to being your truest self.
Where you feel hugged tightly, guided + supported by a beaming love much greater than yourself.
AND all of this while breathing into the chaotic, challenging, ever-changing day-to-day journey of mamahood, phewee!
I can help you design this life!
How did I get here?
I was born in Chester, England + moved to Derby, Kansas when I was 11. I’ve been progressively moving west ever since.
I spent many years seeking happiness, guidance + validation externally through a “successful” + “busy” western life trying to be the thinnest, smartest, fastest, hardest working, blah, blah, blah.
I didn’t fully know what it meant to “listen to my intuition” or “be in my body,” which left me feeling lost, alone, + lacking. By my late twenties, I had various college degrees, a great job, an awesome husband, a home + two dogs -- plenty of things that I was proud of -- yet I was burned out, sleep deprived, + angry. Deep down I knew there had to be another way.
Yoga was my gateway to a whole new way of living life -- from connecting with the flows of my physical body, owning my mindset, + cherishing the power of my unique soul. The journey, so far, has included countless hours of self-reflection, questioning my thoughts, yoga, meditation, personal growth + spiritual learning.
I now know that fulfillment comes from understanding + loving myself, for myself, my loved ones, + the world! So since then, my fierce curiosity to explore + grow has been fueled by self-love:
Listening to + trusting my body in how to nourish + care for her.
Tapping into my values + needs to schedule my weeks.
Designing my thoughts for self-love + positive action.
Ditching my need to be productive, pushing through tiredness, achieving, achieving, achieving, instead to allow my femininity to flow + receive love.
Welcoming support + nurturance from others.
Yay, sweeeet freedom!
This is not to say that I’ve “made it.” I’m on my human journey, just like you are on yours, with ebbs + flows, yet slowly chipping away to more fully align with the vibrant, heart-centered, soul-led life that I am choosing to design.
Are you ready to design your vibrant life?
I'd love to dance with you!
How is my life on Mamahood?
Getting pregnant naturally, pregnancy, childbirth + motherhood fast tracked my growth, understanding + embodiment of mind-body-soul living: it was a rollercoaster of Chinese herbs, Kundalini yoga, a preemie, the NICU, then breastfeeding, pumping, + sleeplessness, wahoooo!
Nothing compares to the physical, emotional, mental + spiritual experience of becoming a mama! I know that I blossomed into a new version of myself, + my life, of course, looks very different than it did before.
I knew that mamahood was my time to root more fully into my inner strength, wisdom + spark to be able to shine more fully for everyone (including me!). The daily dance is ever-changing, but having a peaceful, trusting, committed relationship with myself, root-to-crown, is the source of my power.
What studies have shaped my views?
Officially, I have degrees in Landscape Architecture + Professional Communications, + have trained in graphic design, branding, public involvement, mediation, + facilitation. In following the call of my deep desires + passions, I have completed Holistic Wellness Coaching classes with an emphasis on gut health, Reiki, + am a Beautiful You Coaching Academy Coach.
Beyond that, I am a committed, passionate student of living my best, truest-to-me life! I’ve spent time learning about Ayurveda, women’s hormonal balance, the chakra system, blood-sugar balance, + mindset strategy, + I’m currently being called towards Human Design + the Divine Feminine Energy.
For me, it’s not about fitting into one box of living, but rather, it’s about collecting wildflowers of wisdom to shape my own life bouquet!