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Category : Mama Mindset

11 Feb 2020

Impact: A Journey of Fierce Devotion

We’re on the other side of la Luna’s expansion—Full Moon in Leo, which is the 6-month container and halfway point to the New Moon in Leo in early August. I intentionally planted seeds of courage by sharing the following quote with the organization for which I have devoted the majority of my work time—Lighthouse Community Public Schools… as we launched the 2019-20 school year and year 2 of our 5-year Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Commitments. The main initiative—a yearlong […]

24 Sep 2019
Lovelution in Kauai

Mama J’s 4 Truths

In the journey of Becoming Mama J, I made the decision to name, frame, and claim 4 Truths that lay the foundation for how I lead the work I do in the world.

24 Apr 2017

My Mama Truth: Love Yourself Like a Mother with Intentional Justice™

As a guest on the Mama Truth Show, I share about the profound impact the themes of Intentional Justice™ and Identity have had on my life and the life of my daughter. You’ll love hearing about what Mama J recommends how we treat justice inside our families and how loving yourself like a mother is key to it all. You can download and listen to the episode on iTunes or watch the recorded video below…

29 Mar 2016
26 Sep 2015

Molding My Mama Mindset

Jaylin, As you sleep in my right arm so soundly while resting your hand gently on mine, our 10 months together feels like an eternity and yet it’s truly just the beginning. The gift of each breath you take inflates my desire to love you with every cell of my body the only way i know how–completely and forever. Our journey as mother and daughter has already had its ups and downs (I’m sure nothing from the contrary that many […]

12 Sep 2015

What the Heck is a Mama Sabbatical™?!

Mama Sabbatical ™ (Current “working” Definition) :: The magical (though often challenging) time spent away from formal work responsibilities to focus your attention and love on your newest role and identity as a mama or female parent. Ideally, paid. My Rebirth into Motherhood In my last blog post for Justice Happenings (the Jillybeads 4 Justice blog), I mentioned how I would be putting the pause button on my bi-monthly posts during what I then envisioned being the standard 3 month maternity leave while I stepped back […]

04 Sep 2015

That’s a Wrap :: 189 days* of Transformational White Space

*As of Sunday, August 30, 2015 Today as I organized my new mama work bag (a Nike duffle I scored at the outlet), I came across a personal artifact that takes me back in time to exactly two years ago (August 30, 2013). The artifact–an After Visit Summary from Kaiser (my then healthcare provider) pertaining to my wife and I’s visit to the infertility doctor*. One of the many intentional steps we took to start our family. All I can […]

14 Nov 2014

How Do You Want to Feel?

This post is a slight departure in hopes of inspiring you to turn inward. As I embrace the last days and weeks of my first pregnancy while anticipating the start of my next chapter—motherhood, let’s talk about your life. Do you feel free? Joyful? Connected? Most importantly, does your life feel the way you want it to feel? When I read for the first time, I was focused on outlining and achieving my next set of accomplishments instead of creating […]

20 Jul 2014

Lovelution: A Mindset Shift

5 Keys to Embracing Your Own Personal Lovelution  It’s been longer than expected since you have heard from me, 32 days to be exact, yet who’s counting 😉 Although this may not bode well for my consistency, the reality is that my silence both in the blogosphere and on social media has been due to the desire to turn inward and be present with my wife, dog, and family both in everyday life and while I was on vacation, especially since it […]

18 Jun 2014

Gratitude is All About Attitude

What a week it has been with not only the celebration of the redesigned Jillybeads 4 Justice website and vision, but also kicking off my 32nd year of life with a bang So far, the feedback has been nothing but positive, which makes all the effort and stress seem minimal at this point. As I move from celebration mode back to planning and action, I’m also finding myself shift to ease and gratitude. There are many things I’m grateful for […]