Originally posted January 24, 2013.
Did it. Done it. BOOM.
I’m joining a small group of my bloggy friends, including Yuz at Not Just About Wee and Andrea B at Good Girl Gone Redneck in sharing the things we HAVE accomplished in a #LifeWellLived blog hop!
Please join us in this positive psychology exercise!
Soooo, here’s my list:
Published three books, BirthTouch® Shiatsu and Acupressure for the Childbearing Year, BirthTouch® Healing for Parents in the NICU and the BirthTouch® Pocket Guide to Perinatal Mental Illness for Childbirth Professionals (and moms)
Developed Strengthen Our Mothers®: A Mindbody Exploration of New Motherhood (a web-based workshop experience)
Got my masters degree going part-time while raising my son, took me six years
Got through 5000 hours of supervised internship for the LPC at two sites, surviving the shockingly low mental health pay scale: a Partial Care Site for those with Severe & Persistent Mental Illness and at a Cancer Center
Passed the LPC exam and got my license
Five years into a private practice, where I have realized my dream of positively influencing the planet’s emotional energy field every day (dreamer?)
Made lots of online friends!
Nurtured a handful of very close long-term friends
Spoke at several birth conferences about BirthTouch®
Written about in the New York Times
Was the Guest Blog manager for Lamaze International’s Science & Sensibility
Lived in London for six weeks
Got married in 1990!
Had my wonderful son in 1994!
Began to horseback ride when I was 26
Owned three beautiful Appaloosas! (Loved them and miss them)
Began to ski when I was 47 (not very good, but can do it!)
Traveled to many places, such as England, France, Colorado, Florida, California, Arizona, Vermont, Canada
Developed a successful MindBody Program at the Cancer Center
Learned shiatsu, Jin Shin Do® & Reiki, practice all three in my business and at the hospital
Taught shiatsu in a college-based massage program
Developed the landscaping and gardens around my house
Decorated my house
Taking care of my mom with dementia appropriately
Made some quilts
Lived on my own
Worked on Wall Street as a manager
Worked on the racetrack with horses when I was 19
Learned to be a good cook
Lived for ten years on thirty acres of hardwood forest (loved Thirty Acre Wood)