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Who Would Have Thought?

For much of my life, I hated anything to do with public speaking!  I cringed at the thought of standing in a room having to present to a room full of strangers.  Even in school, any requirement that made me do an oral presentation was met with anxiety, insecurity, and dread!  I was really conscious of how I came across to others–and often I questions my ability to speak–was I boring?, could they tell I was nervous?, did I know what I was talking about?

Well–fast forward 20 years later–I find myself ENJOYING public speaking—community outreach presentations comprises a portion of what I do as a therapist.  Yes–I still feel nervous before I present–but find myself engaging with the audience, and I don’t think of public speaking as a solitary and individual event—to me, I see it as having a conversational dialogue.

This year, I have been invited to speak about life transitions when couples have children.  Bayou City Mamas–a fairly new organization in Houston, Texas provides a place for expectant mothers and new mothers to learn, socialize, support one another, and have fun!  I am impressed by the three founders who are also mothers of young children–two have infants!

Here are some pics from my events with them:

February 2015 at Floatbabies owner, Kristi Ison, (me), Bayou Mammas founders: Sally Armitage, Dara Sosa, and Lane Gulotta

Presented Bringing Home Baby and Then What?: Adjusting and Loving Your New Relationship with Baby.”

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March 2015: Presented “Transitioning into Parenthood” alongside Britax at Baby’s First Furniture.  Every attendee went home with a gift! 

Transition into Parenthood

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So–you just never know what you might end up doing in life!  I look forward to speaking more with my community, and meeting new people along the way.

 

 

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Texas girl at heart who loves her family time, Filipino heritage. fitness, food, friends, and her career as a therapist! I'm a little girly but can hang with the boys any day! I've got 2 of my own! I enjoy people, and hearing their stories. Feel free to drop me a line and say hi!

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