The Birth of AuTh.Co
Authentically Thriving was birthed from Jamie’s need to quickly and affordably find HELP coping with a traumatic experience that left her drowning…and along came a lifeboat called Hope. Jamie was compelled to compile and publicize her list of resources for emotional recovery and mental health. Authentically Thriving is here to offer these resources and a community to anyone who wants to join, with a special welcome mat for those recovering from traumatic events.
About Jamie’s Art
Jamie’s art began as a natural passion for color saturation and texture, texture, texture! This passion, was dangerously mixed with the accelerant curiosity. Jamie’s art burst ablaze with a well-fanned flame of curiosity mixed with self-belief.
Jamie’s first love is photography. Jamie loves capturing the up-close-and-personal details which Mother Nature’s children try to hide.
Jamie’s second love is abstract color, her medium of choice at the moment being oil pastels.
Who Belongs at AuTh.Co?
Everyone. Every human seeking kindness, welcome.
“With pain and love, color and hue
A place to bring all of you.”
- Jamie is uniquely positioned to understand what it takes to love yourself unconditionally.
- Jamie is uniquely positioned to understand both the current victim and the victim-turned-abuser.
- Jamie has been working on identifying her toxic behaviors and mindsets, including narcissism.
- Jamie identifies as a sur-thrivor: a person who fought to be a thriver after experiencing abuse.
If you identify as an empath or as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), me too! I have gone from trying to save the whole world around me (I was literally a licensed foster mom for a while, as well as had a parent living with us at the same time) – and I was able to maintain my authenticity and develop boundaries founded on radical self-acceptance.
Welcome. If you’re numb, it’s okay. If you’re angry, it’s okay. If you don’t know how you’re going to hold on, I’ve been there. I fought my way back from a very dark place. And I want to leave as breadcrumbs for you the resources I found helpful.
How long has it been since you’ve felt like yourself? Maybe you’ve always had a strong sense of who you are, but life may have kicked you a few times leaving your head spinning and so many realities shifted.
Life has done that to me as well, friend. I wonder how easily you can relate to a suddenly and chaotically released balloon; twisting wildly, flailing helplessly? Landing finally, lifelessly.
No power, no control, no depth nor hold.
I’ve landed as that balloon. It hurt so much harder than it appeared to others. It was as life-altering as going from being a prized balloon at a child’s party to being deflated, in the gutter with rats. So if you have landed in a place much as our deflated balloon, I have some news for you. It’s difficult to believe, but even with the rats and gutter stink, you have not landed in a place of darkness so much as a place of emptiness, a place for “what ifs” becoming real possibilities.
Maybe not, maybe you are a self-care queen, creating your own queendom day after day!
Whether it’s getting to know yourself again, or support in starting something outside of your comfort zone, you can ignite or accelerate your personal growth.
- Grow a new mindset based on radical self-acceptance
- Glow reconnect with your inner light and your Joie de vivre (joy of living)
- Goals set new or work on existing goals for yourself and your future
Having goals is a by-product of believing you deserve to win at life. If you feel like you keep hitting one dead end after another, one false start after the next – you can navigate your way out of old thinking patterns that keep you back. You can perceive the same situation in a new, solution-oriented way; your next step will “click” into place if you just don’t give up. Once you elevate your self-worth, you can soar to new heights in all areas of your life.
Parenting Style Options
So much has changed since my own childhood, thankfully. I was raised in a home that normalized spanking as an acceptable method of discipline. So I started out my parenting journey with the pre-programming, “My parents spanked me and I came out okay.” After my midlife crisis/spiritual awakening/entr’acte, Act 2 of Jamie’s Life has pulled the curtains back and revealed that I now view any form of physically causing pain to another (the point of a spanking) as unacceptable. So, I’ve read from both sides of the fence: where parents are “in charge” and children are to be disciplined and shaped into good people, and the ultra-opposite end of of free-range child-led learning experiences. I find myself landing in the middle with mindfulness parenting, aka gentle parenting aka responsive parenting. So, I’ve been compiling resources for new-to-me “children-as-autonomous-humans” parenting style, as well as creating posts. All of this searching was designed to answer one question,
“𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙄 𝙬𝙖𝙨 [𝙢𝙮 𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙’𝙨 𝙖𝙜𝙚], 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙙𝙞𝙙 𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙝 𝙢𝙮 𝙢𝙤𝙢 𝙙𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙚?”Jamie Wilson
Using today’s available child psychology and child development knowledge available from professions, you and I will:
- acknowledge the autonomy of your child,
- discuss what types of boundaries your child may need
- creating your own personal parenting style
based on the updated child psychology and development information available. My love for research, coupled with my love for children has grown into a life of it’s own and I discovered the benefits of life coaching for kids. I believe in being “the mother I wish I had” and I asked myself, “at my daughter’s age, what do I wish I had from my mom?” My answer was being heard, being prioritized, and taught about self-confidence. With that in mind, I delved into the word of parent-child relationships. I’ve been a shutdown mom, and I’ve learned to be a connected mom. I would love to support you on the same journey! For a feel for my style, I love the following Instagram accounts: @parentingwithperspectacles; @responsive_parenting; @curious.parenting.
Disclaimer: I am not a licensed therapist, I am not a medical provider or mental health professional. I encourage everyone to seek out a professional therapist to work through past issues and pinpoint behavior and triggers. I support you in setting goals and growing your mindset for a more authentic, connected experience with life.