Practitioner of the Week
Where are you originally from?
I was born in the Bronx, NY, grew up in North Caldwell, NJ, and my family came to the US from the Philippines 2 years before I was born.
What is your favorite activity outside of OMBE?
I love singing -- anything you put in front of me - choral, folk, pop, gospel, musical theatre, I'm game.
Where is your "happy place"?
Brewster, MA on the cape. Especially during low tide, known as The Brewster Flats.
What service do you offer at OMBE?
I work with the expectant and new moms- for breastfeeding support, moms groups, and private sessions, all with the objective of strengthening emotional wellness during a glorious but challenging time of change.
What is your favorite quote?
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" -Marianne Williamson
People are always telling moms to trust their instincts, but moms may need to do a lot of trial and error and experimenting and exploration until they can understand what those instincts are. I promise them that in the meantime, they are doing a good job. If they feel like they are making irreversible mistakes, there really is no such thing.