My coaching program is designed to help mothers take action where they’ve previously felt stuck. Here are the stories of real women who have undergone transformation, both inside and outside their homes.
Kristyn is a homeschooling mother of four and she runs a successful business. She was feeling extremely overwhelmed on a daily basis. Something was missing, she didn't feel a sense of balance. She had tried everything to gain a sense of inner calm and clear the clutter including hiring a nanny, getting various forms of business support.
When she realized it was more on the home front that things weren't working as she desired. She was not feeling successful at home. And she didn't have a place to relax at home that was her haven.
She felt like maybe she should give up her business because she had an "all or nothing" mentality.
She also worried that she would never be able to get to the root of the problem, she wasn't sure it was even possible.
She came to understand that it was just herself standing in her way, so she reached out to me and together we transformed so much in her life.
"I discovered a whole new perspective on valuing myself. I went from overwhelmed to joyful!"
She cleared her home of the most of the clutter which made space for enjoying life more with more be playful and relax and enjoy company during kid's birthday parties, because she was able to get everything done in advance. She has confidence that she can deal with clutter and doesn't have to wait till her kids are gone before dealing with it. She gets to be present with them now and teach them even better habits, because she's not too overwhelmed to make time for it.
She learned to slow down.
She was able to redefine what success at home meant and goes to bed at night feeling like she is amazing rather than stressing about what went wrong or what she didn't get to. She was able to stop beating herself up and has a new calm and encouraging voice in her head that helps her keep balanced.
"I am light years ahead of where I was! Creating Calm is the gift that keeps on giving!"
Watch her share here story here: https://vimeo.com/518767238
"My whole life is on a positive trajectory for the rest of my life. It's been amazing for me!"
M'Liss was feeling at the end of her rope, she was in a downward spiral and was desperate to change how she was living, but didn't know how to get out of it. She was working part time and full time mothering. They had moved a few years ago and still had boxes and stuff to deal with that she just couldn't get to and it was effecting every aspect of life. From headaches and tension to regular grouchiness and disconnection.
She was waking up with a sense of not being successful and thinking, "I'm going to fail again today."
She had been googling all the tips and tricks, reading books and would take some action, but it wasn't the forward progress she needed.
The clutter and tension was bothering her inside, but she hadn't been able to talk to anyone about it. Once she realized that doing it on her own didn't work and she needed help, everything changed.
She felt it was a blessing for her to find Creating Calm with the welcoming community and the gift of kind and honest coaching.
She cleared her home of the clutter which made space for enjoying life more with more positive emotions and connection. She woke up with clarity, confidence and courage. She was happy and laughing at dinner, which her daughter took note of. Her husband was more calm and her home was calm and beautiful.
She gets more done everyday and is more open with her husband and they are communicating more now.
"I needed this so much, more than I really knew! Even my health has improved!"
"I'm making decisions on how I want to live. I am more pleasant to be around and I am enjoying life more!"
Wanda works full time, is married, and has an adult son and grandson she adores. Despite her efforts to clear the clutter in her house she always ended up stuck. Eventually things came to a stand still and the progress in her home felt like the never-ending loading icon on a computer.
This feeling of being stuck lasted for 12 years. She felt unable to make clear decisions. She was constantly running late to work trying to complete little projects here and there.
Then she joined Creating Calm and everything changed. Learning to clear clutter was just the beginning.
Now that her house is clutter free, not only does she get out the door on time but she has extra time to do the things she enjoys. She is more pleasant to be around and is able to enjoy vacation. She’s keeping her house clean and has an efficient daily routine. The release of both physical and emotional clutter has also made space for better relationships. She was able to rebuild a relationship with her father. She finally feels unstuck and says that this was the best investment she has made in herself.
She's stopped scrolling the internet, reading all the books and searching for solutions to her clutter challenges. She solved the problem for good.
"I am so much more confident. I can finally enjoy life more, and I'm able to let go."
Natalie, like many of us, was doing her best to balance work, family, and home. She’s a mom with two young children and a has full time job. She was trying her best to manage it all but doing so was draining her joy. In addition to feelings of overwhelm she was also dealing with anxiety among other things. Although in yoga and therapy, she still felt something missing to make the change she wanted. She never had a transformation.
Then she found Creating Calm Foundations and everything changed.
It was during one of our calls when she finally had her aha moment. She was able to get in touch with her the root of her stress and anxiety. In the process she learned to let go. Seeing her daughter make a mess by playing didn’t stress her out like before. The support of a community helped to create space for creativity and joy.
She was able to make space for her own creativity and has written a beautiful children's book!
"I would never go back to how I was before I started the program."
Erika’s story is one of strength and inspiration. She’s a mom of 3 and a widow who works part time. Her late husband passed away a year before starting the program and with the loss of that support, and the added emotion with going through the past, she felt overwhelmed with the clutter in her home.
There was 25 years of accumulated stuff that she was afraid to let go of. She had tried clearing it out on her own, only to find the clutter return.
She was in the process of figuring out her future, but scared of making the wrong decisions. Through joining the Creating Calm Transformation Program she found the support and clarity needed to make space in her home.
Through the process she learned to feel more confident in her decisions, a mindset shift that she says will always stay with her forever. One of her biggest celebrations was the improved relationship with her daughter, which she coined a parenting win and felt that alone was worth the investment.
Confidence at home and at work. Plus the ability to let go of sentimental belongings from the past.
Jamila who works full time in corporate and started a new job during the pandemic was going through some major life transitions. She was feeling uncertainty, dealing with a new role at work during a challenging time. Plus, suddenly needing to create a beautiful and functioning office space to work from home. She had a spare room with space, but it had a lot of sentimental things that were hard to let go of. She found herself living through a series of piles of clothes, paper, and clutter.
In general, she was feeling held back from completing long term goals. There was the constant tug of the things she wanted but that felt out of reach or too much to manage. She was determined to make some good changes. She realized that, self investment is a form of self care.
With the help of the Creating Calm Transformation Program she was able to release some of the resistance that held her back and step into her power. Her confidence grew in her new role at work. She stepped into her superpower self and got things done at home and spoke up at work. Even her partner noticed a difference and appreciated the effort she made so he helped keep it up.
"Besides finally being able to clear tons of clutter, I am most proud of my new sense of emotional freedom."
Julie had been struggling with clutter for years. A full-time working, single mother of a son she had a lot on her plate. She considered herself sentimental and it was hard to get rid of things because of guilt and fear.
She felt weighed down and heavy from all the stuff accumulating around the house. It was blocking the fun and social connection she was seeking.
While participating in the Creating Calm Transformation Program she was able to remove tons of clutter and let go of the guilt. She stepped into clarity and a new sense of emotional freedom.
I started doing my daily prayers and yoga all the support combined for everything to be more energized and flowing. It made all my self-development reading come alive!
Kelly had been struggling with clutter for years. From her bedroom to the kitchen counter and the office was the room that no one was allowed to see. As a dedicated mom of 4 she had been weighed down by stuff for years, preventing her from opportunities of living abroad or feeling the sense of open hospitality she dreamed of.
She felt weighed down and heavy from all the stuff accumulating around the house. It was blocking the joy and connection she was seeking.
While participating in the Creating Calm Transformation Program she was able to remove tons of clutter and even do our interview in her formerly dreaded office. She embraced the power pose and developed confidence to her home management and her life.
I learned to stop being a slave to the stuff in my house, to stop scrolling for solutions and start enjoying the precious moments with my family.
After going through a career change and transitioning out of her corporate role, Amy couldn’t figure out why after 2 years of being at home she wan't able to clear the clutter. It had been on her endless "to do" list from the start.
She felt weighed down and heavy from all the stuff accumulating around the house. She couldn’t get rid of it but at the same time had no idea what to do with it. She didn’t want to ask for help, for fear it would make her seem weak or vulnerable. But she knew something needed to change. Her youngest child is 9 and there's only a limited number of summers left together as a family.
While working in the Creating Calm Transformation Program she discovered that her biggest, “aha,” was that it was okay to ask for help. It didn’t make her weak but gave her strength. She was finally able to be present with her family. Instead of worrying about her house, this summer she was able to enjoy spending time with her kids, something she cherishes more than ever as they grow older.
She can be present in the moment with herself, her kids and her husband without thinking of all the things she "should be doing."
Melissa is a full time working the mother of 5 kids. I know many of you will be able to relate to her; the overwhelming sense of responsibility, the knowing you should take care of yourself -but not actually doing it, the sense of isolation, disconnection and constant doing for others that leaves you burned out and some days in tears.
Then, she found Creating Calm and implemented our methods. She reduced overwhelm from 40-50% daily to 2% and she knows what to do when it comes up. She can be present in the moment with herself, her kids and her husband without thinking of all the things she "should" be doing. She has faith in her purpose and passion of serving others...
She felt a sense of empowerment and control that she didn't have before.
Stefanie is a mom of 2 kids in elementary and middle school with a full time job, as well as a side job. Before joining my Creating Calm Transformation Program, Stefanie was feeling busy and stretched very thin. She felt overwhelmed on a daily basis with her home and wanted a better sense of connection and community with her family. It was an endless cycle of cleaning, only to find more clutter the next day. With all the responsibilities in her life she thought that this was the best things could get.
But she booked a call, where she was told that things could change for her 1,000% and she felt hopeful. We formulated a plan and gave her tools to clear the clutter in her home, allowing for a better relationship with her family and herself. She was able to enjoy COVID-19 shelter-in-place with her family, something she felt would be difficult to do 6 months ago. She has a sense of empowerment and peace that she didn't have before and was able to get in touch with what mattered most to her.
“What came out of this was realizing that joy comes from within and I can make decisions based on joy not fear.”
Before joining my Creating Calm Transformation Program, Marianne was a newly divorced empty nester. She was overwhelmed by clutter, her home wasn't where she wanted it to be and she wasn't sure how to make decisions on her own and didn't know where to start.
Together, we created a clear vision she could set her mind to, and an actionable plan to help her clear clutter and surround herself with calm and joy. By participating in the group with other women on the same journey, she started to feel be able to make choices at home and in life based on joy. She was able to confidently clear clutter and overcome her resistance to letting go.
You can watch the interview where she shares her experience here: Creating Calm Interview: Marianne
She has stepped into her organized adult self, and has made space for her most important relationships.
I was blown away by what Lauren was able to accomplish and the lasting results, I hope you're inspired too. I'd love for you to meet Lauren a married, professional woman living in her childhood home while she and her husband save for a home of their own. Before coming to Creating Calm, Lauren was feeling that being a "messy person" still as an adult was no longer "charming, tired of spending her weekends trying and failing at dealing with her stuff, and overwhelmed and unsure of how to make decisions especially about things from her past.
Now she has curated her stuff and keeps up with organizing habits, has stepped into her organized adult self, and has made space for her most important relationships including having more communication and fun.
While pregnant and caring for a toddler she created space for herself to keep writing her book.
Jenny is a married mother of one with another on the way any day now. She had a big move to prepare for and needed help to take only what she really wanted and needed. By implementing our methods she was able to pack her entire home into storage and bring her family's belongings to a new country in a few suitcases while pregnant and caring for a toddler AND she created space for herself to keep writing her book.
If that’s not inspiring, I don’t know what is!
“I had a breakthrough about how I could bring my highest self to the world.”
Before joining my Creating Calm Transformation Program, Jahnan was a frazzled mother of two. She came to me feeling like she didn’t have a clear plan for her decluttering process. She felt lonely and stressed with the process and lack of time for herself. Together, we created a clear vision she could set her mind to, and an actionable plan to help her balance her wellbeing, her family, her side business, and her creativity. By participating in the group with other women on the same journey, she started to feel joy in the tidying process, which is - in turn - a way to feel the joy and wholeness of life!
"The Creating Calm Program made such an impact on my life. I wanted to finally feel at home in my home. I wanted to feel like everything I’ve loved had its place. The experience of being in the course and being surrounded by this supportive sisterhood of like-minded women made it possible to even go beyond the home and connect with what really matters in life, including making more time for myself. Before the program, KonMari was hard and lonely, but this community brought joy to the process for me. I had a breakthrough about how I could bring my highest self to the world with my career and still keep up with my values of nourishing my family with homemade foods, spending time dancing, playing and being in nature together."
Joyful Focus in a Simplified Space
Jacquelyn reached out to me because she was having trouble keeping up with her children's belongings. Because of the disorganization, it was hard to find things and cleaning up was confusing and frustrating. We worked together to create a simplified space for her girls to play in and clean up, opening up her whole family to more joy and ease. As Jacquelyn and I sipped our Gratitude Tea, she brightly exclaimed: “This is fun!” Even the girls loved the organized space and looked forward to clean-up time because it was easy and fun.
“Christine truly embodies the ‘creating calm’ energy and brought her life’s mission sweetly and with a joyful focus into our home. We were challenged with keeping our children’s toys organized. By the time Christine left, we had boxed up half the books and created cute cubbies for blocks, Legos, and doctor kits. She had great recommendations on how to store miscellaneous art supplies and gave detailed suggestions for the next steps in our journey.”
“I found a lot of aha moments in my heart.”
Kelly was a student in my Creating Calm Transformation Program. As a busy mother of two who runs an online business, she was feeling the pressures of a demanding life coupled with a husband who regularly travels for work. Together, we addressed her schedule, evaluating self-care opportunities and how to bring calm to the challenging times of the day. We cleared and organized her children’s things and her craftroom. Through our work together, she experienced KonMari magic and empowerment in many areas of her life. Now, her children can clean easier on their own, and she’s tapped into her creativity and love for crafts again.
“I just completed the Transformation program and had a great experience. I had great clearing sessions with Christine of kids’ stuff and my craft room, which was formerly the dumping ground for a whole disappointing area of projects. I found that I did more of an emotional journey, I got through more of the categories than I thought I would. I found a lot of aha moments in my heart too. The women in the group empowered me and hopefully I empowered them. My children have been able to keep their rooms clean because of the KonMari clean-out. My craft room has more purpose now. This was a wonderful experience!”
“I started to have time to think again and dig deeper into my hopes and dreams for myself and my family.”
Bonnie is a stay-at-home mother of three and political activist, with a husband who works long hours and travels for work. Before working together, Bonnie was feeling the burden of too much stuff. She struggled with disorganization and household chores, feeling like she couldn’t get her head above water.
Bonnie had been trying to clear clutter for a while, but felt she needed support with the final push. Through our work together, I helped her bring awareness to the places in her home and life where she was stuck. The result at the end of our coaching was that she was able to drastically cut down on chores, opening up more time for her creativity, including the art projects that she had buried under mothering responsibilities. It also meant more time to herself, to explore art museums and reconnect with her passions and goals. It meant that she could spontaneously invite friends over!
“My name is Bonnie and I’m a stay-at-home mother with a big, active family. Before I worked with Christine, I struggled with the disorganization and increasing household clutter that comes with a growing family. I was just trying to keep up with the needs of each passing day with the kids and household.
I'm glad I've worked with Christine because once we got through clearing the physical clutter in my house, fewer chores resulted in more free time for me to connect with my kids - and myself. I started to have time to think again and dig deeper into my hopes and dreams for myself and my family. Once there was literally space in my home and my time to formulate and commit to bigger goals for my life and family, we put together a path to help me reach those goals.
Christine lent structure, support and resources to help this transformation happen. Her course was the support I needed to not just get my head above water, but to sail.”