Going through infertility has truly impacted and transformed my whole life. While in the throws of it, I allowed infertility to define me to a point of such pain and isolation that I lost connection with many aspects of myself that I had previously enjoyed – especially creativity. On some level, I believed that if I could not pro-create, that I could also not create... so all my creative endeavors like painting and art/crafts just dissolved away. My sense of self care extended only to hormone injections and blood work. I become lost in the haze of procedures, miscarriages, grief and fear.I was desperate for relief from the stress and lack of hope. I sought out alternative, holistic practitioners and found compassion at my acupuncture clinic, and a sense of peace in a mind/body class, and healing connection within my support group. A whole new world opened to me, as I was invited to become President of Resolve of Houston, as well as Retreat Coordinator for Dr. Randine Lewis at The Fertile Soul. The depth of connection with the amazing women that came to retreat was breathtaking and I knew I had found my purpose. Becoming a coach was one of the many Jewels of the Journey ™ during my struggle with infertility. I dove into educating myself further with alternative healing modalities, and acquired certifications in life coaching with Circle of Life, and with Guiding Mindful Change and with Renee Trudeau & Associates to facilitate Personal Renewal Groups for Moms. My mission is to support women through the crisis of infertility, and beyond to women/moms desiring a life of balance, authenticity and self discovery in motherhood through Essensual Self Care ™– to find their own guiding light by connecting to their innate inner wisdom, to make conscious and empowered choices, to shine the light so they can pick up their own Jewels of the Journey ™ so their soul can shine brightly from the inside out and then share their unique gifts to their family, community and the world. Namaste! Alegria! Blessings! Michelle Galatoire Fertility Coach & Self Care Guide Michelle Galatoire is gifted in creating space for women to discover authentic power and purpose through nourishment of mind, body and spirit. She works with women struggling with infertility, adoption, life and work balance. As both a Life Coach and Marketing Mentor, she has guided hundreds of women to create the family, life and heart-centered business they so desired. She teaches Self Care as essential – to emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing – and a vital foundation to a life that is authentic, joyful, whole and balanced. Michelle is the author of Petals of You: A Guide to Self Care, co-author of bestseller Chocolate & Diamonds for a Woman’s Soul, Executive Producer of Fertile Soul of Yoga, contributing author to Fertile Foods.com, former Fertile Life Consultant for The Fertile Soul, supporter of A Family of My Own and FertilityPlanit, and was president of her local chapter of Resolve. She holds certifications from Circle of Life Coaching, Guiding Mindful Change Life Coaching and RTA-Certified Facilitator for Personal Renewal Groups for Moms. Michelle lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, daughter and their dog, Cajun. To contact Michelle, or to set up your complimentary Nourish & Bloom Your Fertility Clarity Session, fill out the contact info below.