Hi, Friend! Welcome to my little corner of the universe. My name is Lisa, and I am a writer, wife, mother, and Influencer Marketing expert.
This site is in a season of transition. It began as my own beauty and style diary almost 10 years ago, however, I’ve decided that the last thing the world needs is another beauty blogger. I do love beauty and fashion, by the way, so you’ll probably see snippets of it here and there, but overall we’ll be focused on mental wellness and conscious parenting. I’m working on rebranding across all of my social media accounts to encompass more of who I am today, so please bear with me as I update the site. In the meantime, here’s a bit more about my journey into conscious parenting (also known as Gentle Parenting).
Two years ago I was introduced to Conscious Parenting and I’ve never looked back. To say my life has completely changed (in a good way) would be an understatement. I am happy. I am free. I feel love in and all around me. Much of this new lease on life is owed to conscious parenting. When I began to take the time to understand my children and my relationship with them, I uncovered a host of of my own unhealed childhood traumas. From there, I embarked on both a conscious parenting journey and a mental wellness journey. Conscious Parenting is directly tied to mental health, so you will find plenty of overlap in regards to both topics.
What started my journey?
The pandemic and a terrible terrible job. I was working for two years under terrible work conditions and when I left that job I did so under duress. I walked away, but I didn’t really want to. Even though it was bad, I was so loyal to my boss I don’t think I would have had the courage to leave. I finally felt that I had no choice. I was suicidal and couldn’t understand what was happening. I am mother to two young children, so I knew it was time to do something. In fact, I’ve suffered from suicidal ideation for most of my life, so I was tired. Also, when the pandemic hit I found myself constantly yelling and threatening my son and realized that that behavior wasn’t quite normal, either. What was wrong with me? Why was I so emotional? Why couldn’t I manage normal life stress with clarity and poise? Why was everything so extreme? And why had it always been this way?
So I began the work. I began reading The Conscious Parent and The Body Keeps the Score, and it all began to click. I went back to therapy and within a few months I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disoder. Research tells us that this disorder is as as a result of how I was raised and genetics. I knew that if I wanted to live, I had to heal and I had to change the way I was parenting to ensure my children would not likewise succumb to this mental illness. There are no guarantees, of course, but who we are is directly tied to how we are raised. Can you believe that just a few years ago I would have been one of the proponents of “I was spanked and I’m fine?” I was living in an unconscious and reactive state and didn’t know it. All of my struggles I simply tied to my personality. I was joyless, and couldn’t really own it. But those days are over. Conscious Parenting saved my life, and if it can help me in every way imaginable, I know it can help others as well. If you ever want to schedule a call with me you can do so HERE.
Random Facts About Me
- I am of Haitian descent.
- My husband is of Jamaican Descent
- We have two boys, Jackson-Blaise, 9 and Julie-Michel, 3.
- I am new to homeschooling as of this year
- My husband is an incredible cook. Follow his page for more.
- I live outside of Boston, MA
- While I technically grew up in MA, I spent my 20s as a NYC resident, and I credit New York with raising me.
- I am a firm advocate for Mental Health and Mental Health Awareness. You can read about it HERE.
- I am somewhat of an introvert. I’m not socially awkward, but I prefer my solitude.
- I’m an aspiring vegan. I eat mostly plant-based foods when I can. Don’t judge me.
- I’m on a LOC Journey
- My dream is to live in an RV with my family for a year and travel the US.
- I have a Master of Fine Arts in Writing and will publish my first book in 2023 (watch me).
Thanks again for reading this post, and again, for visiting my blog. I hope you stay a while!