“In every job that must be done there is an element of fun!”

– Mary Poppins

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I’m Marisa.

Sometimes I feel like a HOT MESS! I’m a wife, mom, board-certified genetic counselor, mindset coach, and yoga teacher. Like most busy women, I have a never-ending to-do list and I prioritize others’ needs over my own. I’m not Super Woman. I get overwhelmed by overwhelm. But, I’ve learned to draw on my superpowers of patience, empathy, and laughter (and often a glass of wine too) to get through my rough days. And I love helping others learn to do the same so they feel more fun, free, and fearless too!

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Being an adult is hard!

In today’s world you wear lots of hats. You’re a mom, wife, friend, employee, boss, student, teacher…. and each role comes with a lot of responsibilities.

The daily stresses are piling up. You’re overloaded but feel guilty asking for help. You’re exhausted but you stay up late to try to get “just a few more things” done before going to bed. You’re so busy trying to make everyone happy but, inside, you’re barely holding it together.

When you were younger, you’d set goals and dreamed of your future. What happened to that badass superwoman you thought you’d become?

She’s been playing hide & seek.

But she’s ready to be found! And I can help.

Like Mary Poppins, I help my clients find the fun in a world that trains us to be hard-working, serious adults. I help my clients learn to lose the guilt of not being able to “do it all” and make more time to care for themselves. I help them identify simple strategies to balance the chaos of life with the calm, so they have the energy to enjoy what’s most important to them.

Find the fun and -SNAP- the job’s a game!

Parenting is Messy!

But messy is good. It means you’re taking chances, experimenting, learning, growing.

Creative Spirit, Playful Discipline is a new, mini-podcast for parents who want to embrace the mess and find a family rallying cry so they can create fun, magical, and long-lasting memories.

Does this sound familiar: “you can go play after your work and chores are done“? I heard this from my parents when I was little. And, as a mom, I have said it to my children. But then, one night, while watching Mary Poppins as a family, I was reminded of her simple truth: when the play is part of the chores and work, you can get more done.

Completed business projects, washed dishes, AND a life that feels lighter and more joyful? Sounds great, doesn’t it?

It’s possible and I’d like to help! I work with clients who are tired of feeling like they carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. I teach them to connect more with who they want to be and what they want to be doing so that they feel more relaxed and in-control – even when the sh*t hits the fan.

Get started on having more fun, feeling more freedom, and becoming more fearless!

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