Why we LOVE Margaret and why we think YOU will TOO!
Whether you are climbing Mount Insurmountable in your personal, professional, athletic, health, or spiritual life and have been left somewhere upside down wondering which way is up, you have ARRIVED at your safe haven at The Mother Rising. You are just a hot foot soak, a gentle hug and a cup of tea a way from all you need to connect, clarify, and recalibrate allowing you to move forward in grace and ease. You will feel reinspired, re-ignited and bask in your new glow of illuminated freedom.
“After just a few minutes into my first coaching session with Margaret, I felt as though I had been working with her for much longer.
I found myself speaking and sharing so openly…the trust was immediate. I felt safe. Feeling safe is critical for my own healing and wellness practice. Margaret has an extraordinary gift. She hears whatever comes up, holds it and then represents it in such a way that allows you to understand and process it with a great deal of compassion. I find that as I go about my day, the insights Margaret offers me resurface at times when I need them most. In other words, the work we do together doesn’t stop when the phone call ends. Her coaching style is both soulful and pragmatic. She speaks to the whole person, to all of our multi-dimentional layers. I am a single mother of four with my own business, and so like most mothers, I’m good at multi-tasking and often feel spread all over the map; with direction, yes, but frequently driven by an unsettling kind of energy. Grounded in her own experience, Margaret understands me. She helps me to channel that energy and to continually reconnect with myself, with my feminine strength and grace, and with my own wisdom. The work we are doing together is helping me to embrace change with a feeling of reassurance and excitement. She is someone I value as a professional in her field and as a truly lovely and caring person.”
Margaret Jacobson is a Certified Wellcoach. She has a Masters in Health Services Administration and a BA in Neuroscience. She has also completed a two year program in Goddess studies and Women’s Empowerment based in the Hawaiian Aloha tradition. Margaret is a dose of fun and play, deep compassion and fire it up feminism that will refreshingly splash over you to wake your sleeping bits from within.
“Margaret is like the best friend every woman deserves.
She is a truly wonderful listener with a very compassionate heart and creative ideas on how to bring transformation into your life and relationships.
As a fulltime mother of two young boys, one of whom was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease two years ago, I’m dealing with not only the struggles of every day motherhood but also the tremendous sorrow and stress that comes with not knowing from one day to the other if my child is going to live. This manifestation has been likened to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
As a mother of three, Margaret’s genuine mothers’ instinct has allowed me to drop into a place of trust and surrender where my heart has felt contracted and disconnected with our year of hospital experience. She has a way of honoring my unique situation and gently working with me to develop some parenting skills that allow me to be the loving strong mother that I know myself to be.
During the wellness sessions with Margaret, I have discovered tools I can use to nourish my body and soul, so I can be the best mother I possibly can be. Not only has she helped me to come up with solutions that work for me in parenting, but has also allowed me to connect my vision of where I want to be with my commitment to self-care and self-growth in my healing.
For me it has been very helpful to set goals for the week and have a loving person checking in on me every week to see how well I did, what my challenges were and how to strategize around the every day obstacles that present themselves. While working with Margaret, I have come to understand that the changes and goals don’t have to be huge, but little by little I am working towards a more peaceful heart.”
“Working with Margaret has been such a remarkable opportunity.
It’s amazing how far a good sounding board and a little accountability will take you. Margaret has asked the right questions and captured the best ideas from our conversations to help me get really clear and focused about what my life and wellness goals are, and why it’s important to me that I achieve them. She provides me with the external organization that really helps me see what is important and the incremental steps that I need to take to get there.
The biggest goal I’ve been working on is a career change, and though she is not a career coach per se, Margaret understands how important it is to find work that reflects our values and accepts our work style. She helped me narrow down the field and each week works with me to set goals that are moving me closer to a dream job. I feel so hopeful and confident about a job search that felt endless and hopeless just a few weeks ago. With her perspective as a working mother, I’ve also found her to be such a confident role model. She knows I can create my dream job because she is creating hers! She brings a deep level of understanding and a holistic perspective to what could have been a very narrow and limited topic.
I feel so grateful that I’ve had this opportunity to take on a host of life challenges over the past several weeks. I feel I’ve made significant progress, and have learned some skills and developed some routines that will carry me successfully through the coming years. Thank you, Margaret!”
“I am bi-polar, an alcoholic and a drug addict and scared.
I am grateful for the sense of structure and supportive influence that Margaret has provided during our Wellcoaching sessions…
…as well as in the follow up emails that she has sent each week. She has been both empathetic and receptive, and has been able to keep me accountable on some very serious issues without a judgemental attitude. My situation has required discussions of drug treatment, alcoholics anonymous, interacting with family and friends/toxic relationships, creating a supportive environment, maintaining my medication for my bi-polar, managing all of my medical appointments, searching for work and returning to school. Margaret always has informational resources handy to assist me in moving forward. She has been easy to talk to and I appreciate her deep candor. Margaret’s coaching has been a hugely positive influence on me and has truly been a boon. I have really worked to make some challenging decisions on next steps for myself and she has helped me to see for myself with clarity the options and how the choices may play out.”