Danielle shares how after investing so much in her 10 year career and building up her private practice, she made the very hard decision to leave it behind to become a mum.
She shares how she went through guilt and embarrassment as she made this incredibly tough decision for her and her family.
Danielle shares that she was heading towards burnout, when she unexpectedly became pregnant and was delighted.
However, everything changed as she suffered a miscarriage.
Danielle reveals how this left her feeling devastated. She began to re-evaluate everything.
She began to question what she was doing with her life. Was she even really happy? Had she gotten to see her daughter (who was then 3 years old) learn and change and grow? Was the work that she was doing actually making a difference? Why did she leave a previous job that she loved for more time with her daughter, only to find that a couple of years later, she only saw her when she was in bed?
Two months later Danielle became pregnant again and decided in that moment, things had to change and she walked away from her 10 year career so that she could focus on growing her baby and being the best mum she could be.
She shares that although it was her choice to leave, she left with her guilt, embarrassment, and shame that took her many months of reflection and willingness to do the hard work, to get through.
Danielle shares how this has led her to create a life and business that support both her and her family.
Accept that things change.
Still have your own goals, but as a mum you may have to evaluate how long it will take you to get them and how you’ll actually get them.
“I AM a powerful creator.” - Danielle Eaton
Uptown Funk- Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson
Danielle is a chiropractic sports physician, certified personal trainer, anatomy and physiology instructor, host of Naturally Empowered podcast, wife and mom!
She earned her first bachelors degree in 2003 in social work, her second bachelors in 2006 in human biology, a doctorate of chiropractic in 2008 and masters in sports science and rehab in 2009. She also completed a two-year residency in sports and rehabilitation.
After being in private practice for a couple of years, she chose motherhood. She currently has a bridge job reviewing medical treatment requests for injured workers, and still teaches A&P part-time.
Danielle launched her podcast Naturally Empowered Moms and is starting an online health coaching service to help moms get their bodies back after pregnancy.