"Before I joined the Tribe, I felt isolated, lost, and alone. Being an autism mom is a lonely thing, but being one who is also on a healing journey for their child is even more isolating.
We had recently got a seizure diagnosis for my son as well, and I felt like I could barely keep myself moving throughout the day -let alone try to overhaul his diet or change anything about myself!
My own self was always the last thing I thought about, took care of.. I didn’t like myself -I used to be fun loving, joyful, goofy. With my son’s non-verbal daily needs and medical complexities, there seemed to be no room for me to live a “balanced” life.
I felt helpless, like I couldn’t meet his needs and mine at the same time, which made me feel like a constant failure.
Before joining, I thought The Tribe would be some kind of weird money grab (I’ve never had been cognitively coached and was very unfamiliar) and I thought that it’d be a lot of non-concrete mumbo jumbo. Boy was I wrong!
The tribe has been like an oxygen mask, allowing you to breathe enough so that you are able to see your life in a clearer focus than you have before. They will take you out of the fog of overwhelm and anxiety, and the best part is you don’t need anyone but yourself to accomplish this.
Once you start doing the work, the momentum is so encouraging that it propels you forward to becoming a healthy connected and grounded version of yourself.
The tribe has simultaneously taught me to “chill out” and become more productive. It’s like once I joined, I had permission (through coaching and seminars) to give myself credit for what I do instead of constantly beating myself up that I can’t personally “heal” or recover my son. I’m learning to love him for exactly who he is today, and it’s changed me profoundly.
I have been able to find my joy again.
The tribe has helped me get off my butt and stop making excuses for myself and do the work personally and for my son of diet changes, mentally changing the way I see him, celebrating small victories.
I’ve learned to both accept my reality, but also have a hope-filled, productive reality where I can set realistic goals and accomplish them-not letting my fear, doubts, or anxiety keep me from pursuing my son’s health or my own.
The gifts of 2x a month private coaching, Tina’s master classes, plus Vicky’s picky eating courses are SUCH an incredible resource. All you have to do is show up, listen, and gain knowledge and be curious.
Each part of this program is SO specific, topically, and step by step that it felt really do-able and that I could accomplish what they were asking me to do.
Even if I can’t show up to every live call, going back and being able to watch the replays (sometimes twice!) has been amazing. It’s been so incredibly worth it to be part of this community for the past 6 months!
I am a mom of multiple kids (3rd boy on the way) and Abe is my oldest. I am going to be a better mom for each of my kids because of this work! I now have tools to help me navigate real life instead of just feeling like I’m constantly drowning and throwing myself pity parties.
(Mom to Abe - 5 year old boy diagnosed with Level 2 Autism & Seizure Disorder)