Welcome to my new website! I’m thrilled to be open to the world in this new capacity, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to branch my coaching work in this focused area. Will I still be coaching people through big decisions, relationships, challenges, and tough times? Yes, absolutely! Will I still be on the Nurture Life Coaching website? You bet! But with this new focus, I also get the opportunity to utilize these skills with a topic very dear to my heart: being an empowered parent to transgender and non-binary kids.

In my own personal experience, I have found that being an informed ally to a trangender kid is an incredible journey. Really listening, comprehending, and viewing the world through someone else’s authentic experience has blown my world view wide open. But what’s most important to me is that my relationship with my transgender daughter has never been closer. Through staunch allyship, we have established a trust and a partnership that we simply didn’t have before. Do I worry about her future and the world we live in? Oh my, yes, I do. But I know, down to my bones, that she will be safer, more confident, and more engaged with her life because she has acceptance and love at home. Love from home really is a wellspring of inner strength.

Transgender parenting being happy I have so much gratitude for this. Really, words don’t cover it. I love the quote from Elizabeth Stone: “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” 

That’s how vulnerable our kids make us. But also, that’s how strong our kids make us! Strong enough to face the scariest things in life: our own fears. And when we’re scared for our kids safety, their well-being, and their very lives, our fears can get very, very loud.  

If those fears are about your child’s gender identity, trust me, they probably will get loud. But that doesn’t mean that those fears have to be in the driver’s seat of your actions! 

This road is tough to navigate alone. Having a trusted ally, resources, perspective and information can keep you grounded. From that grounded, informed place, you can take a breath before each decision, each comment, and each interaction. You can keep your goals in the foreground, and you can act in a way that brings you closer to those goals. This is the opposite of being in a constant state of reaction to your fears, and this is the work that I do. 

So when I say “let’s connect,” I mean it in lots of ways. Let’s connect with our kids and with their world. Let’s connect with the resources that are out there. And let’s connect with each other! If you’d like to talk more about possible coaching or any questions you may have, you can always email me at [email protected]. Or if you’d like to schedule a complimentary, 20 minute consultation, go to my booking page, scroll down a bit, and find a time that works for you. Let’s see if we’re a good fit in working together!

Thank you so much for being a part of this launching point, and be well everyone!


By Published On: December 14, 2023Categories: Gender Transition, News & Announcements

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