As a mental health professional, I couldn’t ignore this phenomenon any longer and vowed to figure out what was going on, and why. Through many focus groups, interviews, personal exploration, and professional coursework, I got the answers I needed and wrote Missing In Action: How Mothers Lose, Grieve, and Retrieve Their Sense of Self (see excertps at www.whatyouneverexpect.com). Over the years, I combined the notes I kept of my journey and the feedback I collected from the moms I coached, and I ultimately devised a series of questions and a path moms like you could take to find their way out of the depression, anxiety, or angst they're feelings; a path leading to the fulfillment of a need that has gone unmet, unrealized, ignored, denied, neglected, or forgotten.
I'm passionate about this because I know how it feels and I KNOW things can be better than they are for you right now. I also know it starts by deciding that you are worth what it takes to get where you want to be. It starts by saying "YES, it's time." It's time to find the "me" in mommy.