Hey, I’m Erika!
A certified Conscious Parenting Coach, a mom to two wild boys, a devoted yogi, and an avid animal rescuer and foster mama.
I am a seeker. I am a deeply compassionate and sensitive person. I know that my sensitivity is an extraordinary gift, although it did not always feel that way. I am a person who is committed to using my life’s challenges as tools for awareness, healing, and transformation. Through my process I have found that the greatest joy is to share these tools with others, be it parents, or any person looking to find a higher meaning and joy in their life.
My work is influenced by others in the field of peaceful/conscious/respectful parenting. I have also found that profound shifts occur when using tools that come from leaders in the worlds of healing trauma, self-compassion, and mindfulness. I know firsthand that reading every parenting book you can get your hands on will not make you a better parent, but healing your own traumas, practicing deep self-compassion, and daily mindfulness will.
As a mom to two kids, I am going through the same parenting struggles you are! My goal is to use these daily struggles as a portal to my own awareness, to practice managing my triggers, staying calm, and modeling for my kids what an imperfect, but self-aware and always-expanding person looks like.
Our children are affected by our energy, whether we express it verbally or not. I had to make huge shifts in my energy with my kids before I saw results in their behaviors. There is nothing I enjoy more than helping other parents become aware, heal, and shift their own energies to benefit their families. It is my passion to help parents delight in their children. There was a time in my parenting journey when it was hard to find any joy at all in raising kids. I know what it's like to feel stretched too thin, to feel like I'm not cut out for such hard work, to feel humiliated by my kids, and to just feel like I might not survive this parenting thing. And I also now know what can turn all of that around. I know how to see the gifts of my boys, and I can now say that I am profoundly grateful for the lessons they have taught me.
If you’d like to know more about my personal journey to conscious parenting, click here…