Monica is a multi tasking entrepreneur, coach and author. Like most parents she needs to stay grounded and motivated. But what keeps Monica in flow is her third eye chakra. Intuition plays a key role in her life. Born in Cartagena Colombia and living in New York, her deep compassion and big heart coupled with her spirituality are contagious.
She is the founder of the The IVF Journey, a safe space for women and couples (no matter their sexual preferences) to find support, inspiration, hope and connection between one another. Monica promotes her programs inspired by her own experience with IVF. Her road to motherhood was not an easy one and she knows what is to walk in the shoes of fertility issues.
Are you a mother? Yes I am a mother of 2 beautiful girls that were conceived via IVF.
What is being a mother to you? Being a mother to me is the most beautiful reward G-d and the universe have given me, I am not only the one that guides my girls, but I also learn from them every single day.
Any tips for balancing motherhood and life/ work: Patience, I will say is the biggest virtue that helps to balance motherhood and life/work, adding to it self love and compassion, with a mix of creativity and acceptance, because I think is also very important to allow ourselves to feel the hard and negative feelings as well. When we do that we are acknowledging that we are not perfect and we open space. Once we liberate ourselves from our feelings by crying, or writing them or even screaming, then we are ready to receive new good vibes. All this together has been my tool to balance motherhood and life/work.
How do you take time for yourself? I love to read, watch interesting deep movies and definitely go to a massage .
Advice for a new mother: Remember you are not perfect, a baby does not come with a guide on how to be a mom under his/her arm, you are doing the best, you are learning and be assure that you will be the best mom you can be to your child, that’s it.
Tell us about the kits you created for Adoratherapy's Mother day guide:
Laura & I have been looking for ways to collaborate and play together. We have a great creative and business connection. I loved being featured in her People We Adore series. We were both so busy but we we pulled it off. I curated some products I love and had tried, you can read about them below. But we also created three bundles that include a piece of my jewelry with products I recommend to my clients.
THE BABY MAKING PACKAGE
Monica says: Balancing your sacral chakra is essential to baby making. When your sacral chakra is balanced, you will feel more open and accepting. It encourages self love and self care, allowing you to experience life more fully. It also helps you to become more in tune with your emotions, allowing you to better understand and express your feelings. A balanced sacral chakra helps to increase self-confidence, allowing you to take risks and make decisions with greater ease. By balancing your sacral chakra, you can open yourself up to a world of possibility and live a more energized and blissful life.
THE IVF PACKAGE
Monica says: Balancing your heart chakra is essential to your overall well being. When your heart chakra is balanced, you will feel more connected to yourself and the world around you. It encourages empathy, compassion and unconditional love, allowing you to form meaningful relationships and find inner peace. It also helps to reduce feelings of fear, sadness and anger, allowing you to open your heart and accept love. By balancing your heart chakra, you can bring more joy and harmony into your life.
THE NEW LIFE PARENTING PACKAGE
Balancing your root chakra is important because it helps with your grounding. For parenting a strong root chakra is key. When your root chakra is balanced, you will feel more secure and connected to the world around you. It can help to give you a sense of stability, allowing you to make better decisions and face life’s challenges with more confidence. It also helps to reduce feelings of fear and anxiety, allowing you to achieve greater inner peace and harmony. By balancing your root chakra, you can stay connected to your inner strength, enabling you to move forward in life with greater ease.
For Monica's mother's day gifts we went all in on the THIRD EYE.
Why the Third eye: Balancing your third eye chakra is essential to your overall wellbeing. When your third eye chakra is balanced, you will feel more connected to your intuition and inner wisdom. It helps to increase your awareness and imagination, allowing you to gain greater clarity and insight into life. It also helps to reduce feelings of fear, allowing you to trust your instincts and make decisions with greater ease. By balancing your third eye chakra, you can open yourself up to greater understanding and connection. You are connected to your true magic.
CHAKRA AROMA PERFUME NUMBER 6
Monica says: I Love the way this smells when I spray it around me. I have always had a desire to be spiritual and this healthy way of getting my perfume fix goes a little beyond what regular perfume does for me. Frankincense is such an unusual perfume note, but here it is soft and healing.
CHAKRA HEALING LOTION CANDLE NUMBER 6
Monica says: I have never had a candle quite like this one. The idea of a lotion in a candle was new to me. I couldn't beleive the texture. Silky not stick, warm, and it smells so good. I put it all over my arms and legs and my skin felt wonderful all day.
ABUNDANCE ROOM BOOST AURA SPRAY
Monica says: Don't tell anyone about this room and aura spray, I want to keep it all to myself. But seriously, this smells spice and perfumey, a little like the holidays, a little like Chai, must be the clove and cinnamon. The bottle is beautiful so I leave it on the counter. I spray it when I am working on new ideas, or need to focus on letting all my blessings blossom.
CHAKRA DRY TOUCH HEALING BODY OIL NUMBER 6
Monica says: I don't usually use body oil, but I now have a new favorite. I like the roll on so the oil is not over-poured or getting on the counter or the floor. I have been putting this on my neck and shoulders and it is seriously intoxicating. This was a chakra blend I had not tried before as I was more focused on sacral and root. I guess I need to try them all now.
CLARITY CHAKRA ROLL ON PERFUME OIL
Monica says: I already had a bunch of the chakra oils but I had to try the new packaging. It's really gorgeous. It feels like my fancy brands, with the heavy base and I love that the bottle is clear now and I can see the precious oils. The color coding is great too. I learned I should imagine the color of the chakra when I take the breath off my pulse points so have been adding that extra step. It definitely makes each breath more impactful. I am keeping my third eye more open. As a mom, intuition is something I want to have always available to me. Oh, and the scent of this, like the other Chakra 6 blends, really incredible.
AMETHYST THIRD EYE & CROWN CHAKRA GEMSTONE BRACELET
Monica says: I make jewelry and have my own line of bracelets and necklaces for fertility. I was going for the whole purple and third eye theme for mother's day, to get out of my body and into my divine nature. Amethyst is a greats stone for that. I will wear this when I meditate. It was nice getting something that someone else designed. Laura added a third eye charm to mine, it's so cute.
Connect with Monica:
Facebook Page: @monicabivasIVFcoach
Additional Links: https://monicabivas.com/resources/