There are a lot of new folks here (yay!), so let me introduce myself as we’re getting to know each other.
One of my favorite things is helping moms who are doing all the things make their lives manageable, under control and even fun!
I’m Charissa Pomrehn and I coach moms with nonstop responsibilities who just need a break.
I help them make time for themselves, do things they love, and handle hard situations with confidence so they can become the kind of mom (and person) they’ve always wanted to be.
Here are a few fun facts about me:
1) I’m fourth generation Japanese American, but as a child I was obsessed with pioneers. I read all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books cover to cover, had my own stash of “old fashioned” dresses for dress-up with my younger sister, pretended to be on the Oregon Trail on the regular, homemaking in a log cabin, churning butter and roughing it until the next trip to the general store. #nerdalert
2) I started on the path to life coaching in kindergarten. I made my first best friend by walking up to her in P.E. class and asking if she wanted to be my friend. Since then, my love of creating deep relationships and making others feel safe to be themselves has only grown. For me, being a self care coach has grown directly from making that first friend on my own.
3) One of the superpowers I use most often as a mom is making dinner with random things in the fridge. Give me broccoli stems, bacon, almond meal, a cucumber, eggs and kimchi and I’ll turn out a killer spread! As a coach I'm committed to helping YOU make something amazing with what you've got, too.
I spend a lot of time on Instagram and would love to connect with you there! That’s where I share photos from my real life, self care tips on Stories, and (sometimes) poop jokes from my kids.
Your time is precious. Thanks so much for taking time to read. It's because of you that I keep at it, helping moms care for themselves as they care for others.
If you have 1 min to hit 'Comment' and let me know a fun fact about you, that would be great! I’ll be sure to respond personally.
To helping your everyday mom life feel amazing,
Brave Self Care
Coaching the lovely Eleshia Harris
30 days ago, I had no idea I'd be where I am today.
I was frozen, I was scared. I didn't think I had anything to add to the discussion on race.
I felt ashamed I hadn't shown up as an advocate for Black lives sooner.
But something changed.
(What exactly? Tell you below!)
As of yesterday, I've gotten to coach 6 Black moms on the house to help them make time for themselves, do things they love, and handle hard things with confidence.
These coaching sessions have been amazing - my clients called in from greater Seattle, Northern California, and the U.K.!
With my support they:
One mom told me, "I felt very comfortable talking to you, comfortable enough to say how I really was feeling. Being able to be transparent and hearing myself talk out loud is good."
As word spread that these sessions booked full, I started to get offers from followers to send me money to sponsor even more sessions for Black moms. (Thank you, Katie Hager, for making yesterday's session possible!)
Please celebrate with me!
If I can go from being frozen and ashamed to taking concrete steps toward caring for Black lives, I know you can too.
If the moms I coached can go from feeling overwhelmed to knowing what next step to take to feel calm, I know you can too.
If you want to drink your coffee while it's hot and feel like yourself again, I'm here to work with you when you're ready.
Thank you for making this amazing community what it is. It's an honor to serve you!
To becoming the kind of mom (and person) you want to be,
The face of someone who's gonna mess up
Scared to try because you might mess up?
I know the feeling.
Two weeks ago I took a deep breath and admitted I haven't taken care to consider race and racism as it relates to self care and my business.
Talking about the murders of innocent Black lives just didn't "go" with my calming, encouraging public persona.
As I've finally started talking about undoing anti-Black racism, the voice in my head has cut me no slack.
Dude. My freaking inner critic! (Any other Enneagram 1s out there?)
Luckily, being a self care coach means that I've learned that being gentle with myself is one of the best ways to create lasting change.
Being hard on myself leads to judgement...which leads to shame...which leads to wanting to hide and never try again.
Being gentle with myself gives me permission to be human, to not get it right on the first try, to admit where I have used my privilege to choose out of hard conversations about race.
If you've been feeling scared to try, judging yourself for messing up, or hard on yourself regarding your journey into standing up for racial justice, you'll want to see this.
I came across these freeing words by anti-bias trainer Leesa Renée Hall, who says it much better than I can.
Click the image below to read her thoughts on messing up.
Do you have the courage to stumble?
I hope so.
Let's stumble bravely together.
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