The Importance of Self-Worth in Motherhood


After a talk I gave recently, one of the participants asked me what I did to begin changing my life.  On my ride home that night I realized that the answer I gave was why – my son showed me that he needed me to be an empowered role model. 

After some thought it became clear to me that I hadn’t really answered the question.  The very first place I started was by increasing my sense of worthiness.  Hands down.  I HAD to believe I was worthy of a better life or I would never have been able to make the changes necessary.

I would not have been able to let go of what no longer served me.  I never would have been able to put myself and my self-care first.  I never would have been able to establish boundaries and teach the people I love how to treat me.

It was uncomfortable. It was painful.  It upset my loved ones who had been so used to me being a certain way.  Saying yes when I really wanted to say no.  Putting others first.  Holding my tongue when I had something important to say.  Being what others wanted me to be instead of being authentically me.

And, eventually the dust settled.  I became more comfortable in my new way of being.  My loved ones became more comfortable with my new way being. 

And, once I changed my inner world, my outer world began to change.  I noticed books on my husband’s book shelf that I never thought he’d choose.  My mother, who I had been badgering to make a move, decided to move to town on her own.  My dad and I began a new relationship with each other and also moved to town.  My tribe began to show up. 

The most beautiful part of the whole experience was that my children now get to bear witness to a mom who truly believes in herself. A mom who loved her kids so much that she was willing to be uncomfortable to learn how to love herself.

Shine Brightly,


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The Gift of BEing an Empowered Mom


You are worthy of every good thing life has to offer and it is essential that you believe it in order to BEcome the woman you are envisioning. 

You have been chosen to be in this body at this moment in history and you don't have to be or do or acquire anything to be more deserving than you are right now.  You are as unique as your thumbprint and there has never been and never will be anyone exactly like you. 

The world is waiting for you to shine your light with your unique combination of values, passions, gifts, skills, talents, characteristics and experience.

You may be asking yourself.  Well, why should I take the time to generate self-worth?  It sounds like a whole lot of work. 

Here is why. 

The greatest gift you can give your children and the world is to be an example of a powerful woman.  Not power over something or someone but personal power.  Recognizing and embracing the power within you. 

To create a new legacy of modeling self-love and self-acceptance for your children and everyone you encounter. 

Loving others (our children especially) more than ourselves is toxic and we don’t want to pass that along.  The world needs more examples of people who love themselves.  You are here to be that example. 

Remember this: 

You have a history but you are not your history. 

You have a story but you are not your story. 

You have a body but you are not your body. 

You are much much more.

And, if you need to borrow my belief in you for now, please feel free.

Shine Brightly,


P.S. Do you need help believing in yourself? I’ve created a FREE series of Life by Design Daily Affirmations to support you in believing in yourself one affirmation at a time. Click the button below to get started.


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