A four-week journey exploring the unfamiliar places of motherhood.
For many of us,
mothering is a bit like walking on a path we’ve never travelled,
in a forest we’ve never been in,
heading to a destination we’ve never heard of.
There is so much beauty to be experienced along the way,
but for fear that we might take a wrong turn,
we sometimes neglect to appreciate the journey.
stumbling along this unknown road,
we judge ourselves for all the things: yelling, working all the time, not working enough, being too soft, too hard, over giving, under receiving, regretting, hating, doing it for them, not doing it at all, letting them cry...or not...
Gray is a four-week offering,
designed to act as our guide through this sometimes wild terrain while appreciating the view and finding a calm, grounded, centered version of ourselves along the way.
It is possible to release ourselves of shame and guilt.
It is possible to feel seen, heard and validated.
It is possible to find stillness in the whirlwind that parenting and life can be.
It is possible to stay grounded and let go of self-blame.
It is possible to find our way.
Join myself, Lynne Newman, and Grief Mentor Donna Helete:
for the month of May 2019 in an online collaborative journey
work in an intimate space with powerful visual prompts and metaphor
Five 1.5 hour group calls Thursday evenings 8:30pm EST via Zoom.
Let’s navigate these waters together.
"You know that feeling when no matter how hard you try, you can't seem to keep your head above water? Like you're drowning in a sea of to-do lists, chores, work, kids and life! I've been there and Lynne was one of my lifelines. She is my motherhood mentor, my parenting coach and my constant reminder to sloooow down and keep things simple."
THE DARK: RECLAIM PARTS OF YOUR SELF
THE LIGHT: TRUST THE CADENCE OF YOUR SOUL
THE GRAY: DISCOVER THE MANY MIDDLES
THE GOLD: JOURNEY THE THREAD
through this journey, you have the potential to:
Lighten the metaphoric backpack
Gain some self awareness - where you are, have been and want to be
Shift your identity around motherhood and who you are with and without it
Find healing and peacefulness with what is
this is for you if:
You put a lot of pressure on yourself and you're tired of it.
You find that you're comparing yourself to other women, hold resentments towards those closest to you and secretly fear you're screwing up your kids.
Even though it may be vulnerable, you are ready and willing to go deeper. You want to embrace you and your life.
This is not for you if:
You want someone to tell you what to do. Although you will be supported throughout this process, it is up to you to do the work.
You are looking for quick tips and strategies.
You're simply not feeling called or the timing isn't right.
A little about me.
My name is Lynne. I'm a mom of two sensitive + willful children and the wife to an 9 year-cancer-warrior.
As a holistic occupational therapist, I love to support women and their families make small yet profound changes so they can navigate the hard stuff and create life that fuels them.
Space holder. Wisdom keeper.
to know our beauty, light and power is my ‘raison d’etre’.
As individuals and as a collective, we have a responsibility to prioritize ourselves and our healing.
When we show up for ourselves, our children will model our actions.
Registration closes April 29, 2019
May 1-31, 2019
happens in safe spaces
Thursday evening calls
8:30- 10pm EST (recorded)
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
BONUS you will receive 6 months of FREE access to
our upcoming paid membership THE JOURNEY (this fall)
which will include one group call per month. Value $240.
frequently asked questions
How many people will be in the group?
The group will be intimate with space for 10 women.
I'm a bit hesitant to communicate in a group of strangers and online?
This work does require a certain level of vulnerability and it is normal to feel some resistance. There is no pressure to share more than you are willing. It is important to note that stretching outside your comfort zone in a safe space is where transformation and healing happens. There are also agreements in place to ensure a circle of trust.
I choose the light, I don’t live in darkness. Why do you focus on the dark?
When we ignore this part of ourselves, we unconsciously dampen our light by numbing, sabotaging, hiding, projecting and blaming. We can only shine as bright as we go deep. Here's to shining your dark.
Our judgement of the dark is what covers our Light.
Money is tight.
One mom wrote me this: "My first instinct is to say no to these 'better myself' things because of cost (I understand this is an amazing value but thinking through my process) and then I thought, “I just threw down quite a bit of cash making sure my kids have quality summer programs”. SO in light of this small (and not even wine-induced) epiphany count me IN. Time I spend some of my own money on ME *gasp!*”
Ask yourself this, “If I had the money would I join?”. This helps to tease out whether it’s really about the money or simply not a priority. I get both.
There will be a scholarship offered, so if you feel that money is a barrier, write us and you may receive the spot. We just ask that it is a clear yes in terms of your desire to participate.
Want to join? Here's how.
Once you click Join Now button below, you will fill out a simple form as well as make a secure payment via credit card or Paypal. We will add you to the Gray secret Facebook group on April 30.
BONUS you will receive 6 months of FREE access to our
upcoming paid membership THE JOURNEY (this fall)
which will include one group call per month. Value $240
Please note that once you register, no refunds will be issued. This keeps it simple— for you and me. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule and so we will review any unique and special circumstances, however a $50 administration fee will apply.
Do you have questions? Let us know.
*Group calls will be recorded if you happen to miss a session.
*If you have benefits that cover occupational therapy, you will receive a receipt to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement upon completion based on your attendance of the group calls.
We look forward to journeying with you.