About Julie

JPierceHead042413Working with me positively impacts your chances of conception and delivery of a healthy baby. Our work together relieves the intense stress on your psyche and your body, which in turn enhances your health, and therefore improves your chances of conception and carrying to term. If you you want to be a mom but you are having trouble conceiving and/or holding a pregnancy to term, I’m here for you. If you’ve experienced repeated miscarriages or your experiencing repeated cycles of not conceiving and you’re feeling hopeless, you still in fact have choices and a place of control to stand from. That’s where I come in to support you so that you can strongly and confidently stand again and move forward in a happier, more joyful, more grounded way as you continue the process of building your family.

I’ve grown through overcoming my own fertility challenges. I’ve been there, I’ve seen it from the inside, and I know the path to the place of ease and relief. It would be my pleasure to support you in gaining ease and peace in your life. Contact me directly to set up your Get Relief Chat. The sooner we connect, the closer you will be feeling that relief.

A Bit of My Fertility Story

I was on a long and frustrating, saddening, and then finally uplifting fertility journey myself over the course of 10 years. I tried every traditional and non-traditional method or treatment to enhance my chances of becoming pregnant. Some of the challenges that came up for me during my struggle with trying to conceive and then trying to hold a pregnancy to full term were feelings of isolation, insufficiency and inadequacy, unworthiness, disconnection from myself and my friends, marital struggles, depression, loss of faith, hopelessness, helplessness, and more.

Up to the point of successfully conceiving, I was holding it together by threads. My “self” was so thin and diminished, the fact I was actually pregnant seemed to be my greatest and hardest-won achievement, my greatest gift to myself and to the world. So many years of questioning my suitability to be a parent, followed by so many years of unsuccessfully pursuing pregnancy paralleled with so many years of trying to understand what was in our way, and coming face-to-face with the fears and reality of desperately wanting to hold my pregnancy to term, and to hold my baby in my arms at long last. And then the unthinkable, most awful thing happened. At 32 weeks into my pregnancy, my world exploded.

My long-awaited, precious baby girl twisted her umbilical cord around her ankle four times. A loop and a knot sealed her demise. I did hold my baby in my arms, but it was nothing like I had imagined it would be. In the experience of losing her, my heart shattered and I wanted to die. As I grieved and tried to make meaning of it all, I felt something rising in me. At my advanced age — I was 39 at the time — I knew that I was still standing at the now or never spot. I also knew I had to give myself time to heal emotionally and physically before I could try again. It takes an incredible amount of courage and creativity to keep going. You may already know exactly what I mean by that.

In retrospect, I can see how my experience could have been more emotionally peaceful, less stressful, and ultimately I could have moved through this part of my life’s journey with more ease. I know what it is to be so narrowly focused on the effort to be a parent that you are completely consumed by it and blind to what you are doing to all the other aspects of yourself and your life. The damage can be huge and long-lasting. I know that it doesn’t have to be that way.

Where I’m Coming From

The common threads of interest that have guided me through twists and turns in my career are health and wellness, individualized spirituality, communication, and self-empowerment as it contributes to the betterment of the whole. Opportunity has provided me experience in the roles of life coach, literacy educator, crisis intervention, and more. I’ve worked at coporate headquarters and in small businesses. I’m trained and certified as a massage therapist, I’ve studied and experienced a variety of psychotherapeutic trainings and alternative healing modalities, and I’m a life-long student of self-improvement and conscious living.

My studies have stemmed from wanting to find answers for me. As a student of philosophy, the question of “why” has always been a haunting factor for much of my life experience. I’ve been driven to discover or define a why as a means of finding value and making useful meaning from all of life’s flavors — good and bad.

Part of the exploration of making meaning and growing through the smorgesboard of life experiences includes my deep interest in the experiences of others. I am keenly skilled at listening to and hearing the nuances and details of a life, and then reflecting them back so they are newly useful and meaningful to the one living that life story. My unique ability to reveal your power and perfection no matter the current circumstances and to enable you to live a larger, more fulfilling picture of your own design — this is my reason for being. I manifest this reason for being in my work with courageous women like you who are pursuing parenthood in a mode of struggle.

The foundation of my knowledge and work comes from over 17 years of study, personal experience, and application in the areas of:

  • Making the trek through my own fertility journey
  • Nutrition, meditation, and exercise
  • Energy and bodywork modalities including Breathwork, Zen Shiatsu, and Reiki
  • Integral psychology in the areas of human development, psychodynamics, group dynamics, family dynamics, and therapeutic communication
  • Traditional holistic healing practices including Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and Naturopathy
  • Certification as a professional coach and continuous education in best coaching practices
  • Adherence to the ethics and standards of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

To my coaching practice, I bring deep respect for your journey and a profound knowing that you are perfect and whole no matter the outcome. I’d like you to have that knowing for yourself. I wish I’d had someone to share that with me when I was struggling. Living this knowledge from a place embedded within you relieves the struggle. You don’t have to live in the pain of struggle.

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  1. Pingback: Coach Louise and Coach Julie | Creating a Joyful Fertility Journey

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