Hi, I'm Courtney and I started this community. But let me remind you, this isn't about me. Instead, our tribe is built by women like (and for) YOU.
A little back story, for as long as I can remember, I struggled with drugs and alcohol, and I was VERY good at hiding it. I threw myself into every available activity; from athletics, to student government, to academics and even church. I volunteered and mentored, and excelled at most. I attempted to cover up the shame I felt amidst the ongoing internal struggle to coexist here in this life. I felt stuck, lost, and often alone. I did everything I could to stay busy, mask the pain, and deny my truth. I enjoyed boozing and using and did it often in isolation, making sure the outside always looked perfect (or so I thought). I loved to escape, not deal, and towards the end, believed I had no way out. Until one morning, my husband found me in bed (alone), drinking whiskey out of a coffee mug, in my pajamas. And a decision had to be made- was I to get clean, enjoy my life, my marriage, my future? I didn't know how to love myself, to give of myself, to BE myself. But I wanted that, more than anything. And so that's what I did, with the help of my superstar husband, who has always seen more in me than I ever could, and thus, made a choice to show up here in this life.
I am now clean and sober, happily married, and a grateful mother to two daughters. I advocate + believe in the power of sharing our stories to heal and unite us. Part of that is creating this safe space for women to connect with one another and leave feeling more confident and elevated. Through our Mojo Academy workshops, women share their experiences, time and talents to inspire and grow you. I also host The Mombo Jombo Podcast, where I break down studies on the latest evidence based research to provide you quick tips for easy application into your own life. Each thought provoking episode is sure to leave you feeling hopeful, empowered and connected. The healing power of the human spirit in powerful. Will you tune in to absorb some incredible new knowledge?
Perhaps our lives look different, but you and I are actually VERY much alike. You see, we are all struggling to show up each day; whether it be as career women, stay at home moms, or single ladies just searching to find our place in this world. My goal is to lift you up in your journey + remind you that whatever you are facing, you are never alone in this messy life, the life I refer to as 'Mombo Jombo.'
Welcome to our Sisterhood.