March 22, 2017: Rising Above Our Struggles with Kellie Ideson and Kelli Kunz
Life and Motherhood can be full of amazing challenges and changes. Sometimes Motherhood can be a kick in the tail and we find ourselves unexpectedly lost or a tailspin. But as women we are strong, resilient and courageous survivors. Join us as two amazing mothers share their stories about the struggles they faced and how they were able not only to survive but rise above, thrive and find happiness again.
From Kellie Ideson:
I somehow kind of mastered (faked) life as a highly functioning drinker. I was a successful stay at home mom for 10 years. I am not college educated, yet have managed to attract and maintain great jobs. The suffering settled in quickly, as the progressive nature of my disease had me in it’s grip. Alcoholism is cunning and masterful, if I hadn’t hit bottom that day, I would honestly be dead.
Today I am grateful for the disease that lead to my recovery. Without my sobriety, nothing else matters.
Check her out at: https://www.recoveryelevator.com/about/
Our second speaker is the inspirational, one and only Kelli Kunz. She is a foodie, a wanderlust, an adventurer, a mom, a wife, and a wellness coach.
Kelli will be joining us to share her journey. She will openly be sharing her low points and how she survived them and where she is today because of her experiences.
Her story is incredible and not only interesting, it's truly inspiring.
Heather McDonnell is a certified Eating Psychology Coach certified by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. She is dedicated to helping women develop a healthy, satisfying and stress-free relationship to food and body.
Weight and health are intimately connected to other primary life dimensions – relationship, family, work, sexuality, our search for meaning and fulfillment, and so much more. Dynamic Eating Psychology is a powerful breakthrough approach, connecting the body, mind, heart and soul to guide you into a healthier, more nourishing relationship with food and with life.
January 13, 2017: Body Image and Self Care With Heather McDonald
As you know, motherhood changes us. Our bodies are different. That coupled with society's harsh expectation on the female body it is easy to struggle with body image. So for the month of January, The Motherhood will be focussing on Self Care and Body Image will be the topic discussed at this first meeting.
Children are welcome to attend this event, as there will be toys for them to play with and assistance with adult supervision so you can focus on the discussion. There will be a guest speaker and light snacks will be provided. If you would like to bring food, food is welcomed.