Let’s face it – being a mom can be scary! When you’re not second-guessing yourself, wondering if you’re doing it right… you’re exhausting yourself trying to make sure everyone is ok. What I adore about working with Heather is how REAL she is. She helps you to listen to your OWN internal guidance, which is essential to being trusting that you what are the perfect MOM for YOUR child. Heather is incredible at helping moms learn to trust yourself, to honor yourself, and to BE yourself.
Racheal Cook, RYT MBA
Her work gives parents the opportunity to access invaluable support and guidance so that they can more honestly, openly, calmly and powerfully communicate with their children. I recommend her to my clients because she understands the impact that burnout can have on families and knows how to help parents and children reconnect and rebuild relationships. Heather has a wonderfully down to earth approach, is kind, caring and can compassionately share how to become a more conscious parent.
I was struggling trying to do it all, be a great manager along with being a great parent and there just wasn’t enough time in the day. I was impatient and losing my temper more than I wanted to. I resorted to threats more than discussions.I was stressed and anxious.I was physically exhausted.
I’m definitely less stressed. I’m taking one day at a time and trying to enjoy the moment vs. thinking about what’s next all the time. I’ve started working out and am less tired. This makes a huge difference with every part of my life.
Heather brings grit and guts to all she does. Layer that with her deep wisdom and care for helping others and you’re working with a woman who will push you gently as needed and shove you hard, also as needed! Result? You find places in yourself, in your parenting, in your relationships that you NEVER EVER thought you even had. Do this with Heather. You’re stepping up-with a safety net (and some laughter along the way – which never hurts either).
Founder, Boys Alive!
Before working with Heather I felt stuck. Like I couldn’t make a change in my career because of my personal life. I had also started a shift into wanting something more.
I’ve always wanted to be a parent and became angry with who I was becoming. I started yelling and lost my ‘spark’.
My 6 year old was reacting physically to anger. This had gotten him suspended from school not once, but twice this year. I had to figure out something fast. I had tried to teach him to meditate but my way of meditating and it wasn’t working.
I was sick of the daily struggle of trying to get everything done. Sick of having to be somewhere all the time for either the kids or anyone else. Sick of having to yell to make myself heard. I was tired.
I now think I was headed in the wrong direction in my career. I have a new spark to create meaningful work in the world. I’m not quite sure what but I’m on this journey to figure it out.
I yell so much less now and when I do I apologize and know how to get back in control of my emotions.
My 12 year old son who was diagnosed with ADD is meditating and likes it. It helps him relax. I have also had meaningful conversations with him and am learning to let go. I am teaching him independence in the process.
My 6 year old has gone from being physically aggressive to verbalizing his anger. I didn’t think that he was getting the meditation because he kept talking and fidgeting through the whole thing but he must have been listening and internalizing in his own way. I am still in the process of finding his way of meditation. I have learned that we all have different ways of doing it.
I am much calmer. Did I mention I was yelling less???? I am meditating every day myself. I no longer feel rushed. I have changed my mindset to let things flow as much as I can. I am still learning.
Oh and I’m sleeping! It feels amazing.
It has definitely been worth the time investment alone. I have had to be creative and have struggled with the time commitment but you find a way to make it work. Especially when you start seeing results. I know that I will have to keep investing time as my relationship with my children changes and we grow.
I recommend this to all parents. There is not one parent out there that doesn’t struggle. If they say they aren’t they are lying. We are never taught to parent. We come into it with no handbook. All we have is our own upbringing, experiences and anything else in our environment that has shaped us. I also believe that everyone should meditate. We all need that mental peace living in a world of overload.
The gift Heather give to the world is invaluable. Her passion to advocate for children, and those of us trying to teach them to become responsible human beings, can’t be matched. She is wise beyond her years and she shares that wisdom by living bravely with openness and authenticity. With Heather- what you see is what you get. She is the real deal. Her life experiences with her own children and her vulnerability in sharing make her a safe, strong guide on this scary journey of parenting. She gracefully points us toward The North Star, and winds along the path with us towards it.
Chief Love Amplifier
When I started working with Heather I was in a bad place in my marriage and parenting. I took on my children’s failures and success as my own and this caused tremendous guilt and anxiety.
At the time my 19 year old son had a lot of anxiety and self harming behaviours. His lack of motivation to do what he needed to do to be successful in school and life were keeping me up at night. Heather allowed me see that he was just mirroring my own fear and anxiety.
I was able to see that by being happy I was healing both myself and my son. This allowed me to become a better parent, wife and leader at work as a nurse.
One thing that helped the most was meditating. I knew when the voices in my head got to be too much that I could meditate and they would quiet down. Once they were quiet I could think about what I really wanted my life to look like.
Heather helped make me see the other side of things that were not always evident to me.
My son is healing and thriving, in his own imperfect way. I’ve laid back on being an over controlling parent and have given him more personal responsibility.
My relationship with my husband changed profoundly – I am not afraid at all to tell him what is on my mind or what my struggles are – I know now that he won’t think differently of me.
I stopped trying to be a people pleaser and this allowed me to feel more connected to those around me and create some amazing friendships.
Heather was able to help me face some truths and work on better things – our many conversations gave me thoughts and ideas to mull over until the next time and would help me realize that the answer was always right there in me if I just became open to it.
Heather has created a powerful and easy to use program for helping children find their center and feel great about themselves.
The four meditations included in her program address real-life challenges every child faces. Moreover, the workbook includes tips that parents can integrate into their current parenting practices, propelling their whole family into a more harmonious state.
The world is quite different than it was 30 years ago; programs life Heather’s are essential to growing up today.
Sarah Wood Valley
Sensational Meditation for Children
“Going into my first session with Heather I had no idea what to expect. I quickly connected with her real and true nature and was able to voice what I wanted in life. Heather allowed me to trust my gut by moving forward using my creativity in a way that will benefit my whole family. She says it like it is and I like that.
It was so great to express my feelings out loud without judgement.”