MotherWorthy

In the absence of the village, mothers struggle most…

…and then we get creative.

 

MotherWorthy is an intimate, year-long program designed for awakening mothers who are fed up with the status quo, ready to get real, and inspired to cultivate change from the inside out. It’s for mothers who refuse to settle for the isolation, perfectionism, and judgment plaguing modern-day motherhood and who are willing to get messy and courageous in the pursuit of a better way.

 

 

This circle is for you if:

  • You feel the loss of the village deep in your bones. You know we’re not meant to be mothering in isolation and long for the connection and support of a close-knit, multi-generational community. You love the idea of revillaging but aren’t sure where to start.  
  • You see motherhood as sacred, world-changing work. You recognize the essential, consciousness-shaping, humanity-healing value of your daily investments but often wonder whether you’re actually doing enough.
  • Your measures of success are unconventional. You’re more motivated by things such as the wellness and wholeness of your family, the richness of your personal connections, and the healing of the planet than you are by wealth acquisition, fame, or what the neighbors think about the state of your yard.
  • You aspire to parent with consciousness and intention, yet often feel overwhelmed by the unrealistic standards this seems to require of you.  
  • You’re committed to personal growth but recognize that there’s only so far you can grow without the support of other sisters on similar journeys.
  • You’ve begun to give yourself permission to examine and meet your needs, fulfill your desires, and invest in the realization of your dreams.
  • The passion in you needs an outlet. Whether you have the heart of a healer, a storyteller, or an activist, you need a safe container within which to practice showing up courageously and speaking your truths aloud.

That ache you feel for a sense of wholeness, greater fulfillment, and deeper connections? It’s there for a reason. Your frustrations, self-doubt, discouragement, and isolation? They’re trying to tell you something.

The Sacred Mother is calling us to step into our true power, live bolder, dream bigger and reconnect like our lives (and the wellbeing of the world) depend on it.

Do you feel it too? Is something awakening within you that you’re no longer willing to ignore?

 

A little about me.

My name is Beth Berry and I have a revolution in my bones. It began when I was seventeen and pumping milk in the bathroom of my high school for my now-grown eldest daughter, and has gradually evolved into a tender, fiery conviction to reclaim motherhood from every disempowering personal and cultural story I can wrap my head and heart around.

As a certified life coach, small group facilitator, writer, teacher, and mother of four daughters (ages 10, 13, 16, and 22), I’ve spent thousands of hours mentoring and supporting mothers through their process of self-discovery, self-reclamation, and dream realization. I believe we’re each here to shine the light of our soul as courageously as we’re able, and am dedicated to helping women do exactly that.

Early in my mothering journey, I ran myself ragged trying to keep up with all the things: the cloth diapering, the tandem nursing, the attempts at homesteading, the holistic, crazy-expensive education, etc. Slowly but surely, I’ve traded the bulk of my idealism for trust and my perfectionism for self-compassion. In other words, motherhood has proven the catalyst for emotional and spiritual growth in ways I never imagined, and every member of my family is better for it.

The time I’ve spent in safe, nourishing circles with other passionate, intentional women has enriched my life, affirmed my inner knowings, and given me strength like nothing else. My mission is to help women remember who they really are and come together in solidarity (no matter how messy it looks or feels)…

…because when women gather, get real, and feel safe to share their deepest, most tender truths, healing and wholeness are made possible.

The wellbeing of our world depends on the wellbeing of its mothers.

Here’s the tricky part:

Very little is going to change for us as mothers–on an individual or a collective level–until more of us recognize that we’re worthy…

…worthy of having our needs met.

…worthy of feeling seen, heard, honored, and understood.

…worthy of rich, safe, soul-feeding connections.

…worthy of wildness and freedom and thriving and ease.

You, sweet and wise woman, are worthy of so much more than the (wounded, misguided) powers-that-be want you to believe.

But because you live in a culture that attaches worthiness to measures of success that aren’t in line with your value system or priorities, it’s a stretch to feel worthy of even a hot shower some days.

Together, we can change this story. 

When mothers feel whole, supported, and fulfilled, we all benefit. It’s time to reconnect, mamas…to our wholeness, to our power, and with one another.

What to Expect

Over the course of a year, beginning October 15, you can expect to feel supported, empowered, stretched, celebrated, seen, heard, encouraged, respected and honored. This will happen in the following ways:

  • Soul Circles – Three video conference calls per month. (Don’t worry. It’s not as scary as it sounds. In fact, it’s a place where unique, life-changing magic happens.) Circles will be held the first three Fridays of every month from 1:00-2:30pm EST. Please plan to commit to at least two of the three calls per month in order to support the integrity of the group and gain the most from the experience.

  • Monthly lessons via videos, experiments, writing prompts, invitations, and questions to guide you deeper.

  • Monthly interviews with empowered, changemaking mamas from all walks of life.

  • Encouragement and support as you create your very own customized year-long reclaiming/rewilding/revillaging project, to be shared with the group at the end of our time together. (Don’t worry, this does not have to be an overwhelming, stressful thing. The point is to support you in thriving, not add to your burden.)

  • Access to the MotherWorthy Facebook forum.

  • Printable guides, exercises, and tracking tools to keep you engaged, on track, and increasingly self-aware.

  • A 1:1 session with me to help you solidify your year’s goals.

  • Special rates on additional 1:1 coaching with me to further support your process.

  • Plus! Optional retreat next summer with your MotherWorthy sisters in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina.

Each month, we will focus on a different theme designed to support you in not only thriving, but being the change you wish to see in the world. By the end of our time together, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without the support and sweetness of your new tribe.

Topics for Each Month
(subject to change in order to best support the needs of the group)

Month One: Life Audit and Radical Self-Responsibility
Month Two: Revillaging: Cultivating a Village Mindset
Month Three: Exquisite Self-Care and Self-Mothering
Month Four: Claiming and Exploring Your Needs and Desires
Month Five: Rewilding and Exploring Your Core Gifts
Month Six: The Courage to Connect
Month Seven: Your Body As a Sacred Temple
Month Eight: Creativity and Sexuality
Month Nine: Cultivating Wholeness
Month Ten: Coming Into Your True Power
Month Eleven: Project Completion and Sharing
Month Twelve: Wrap Up and Retreat!


Ready to feel more empowered, connected, and supported in your experience of motherhood and womanhood?

You’re in the right place.

Inspired to play a part in the reclamation of motherhood from those who have no business telling our stories or creating our priorities?

Welcome aboard, mama. Let’s heal this mother wound.

 

Investment

The cost of this program is as follows:

Option 1: $220/month (when you make a one-time payment of $2640 for the 12 months).

Option 2: $250/month when you pay in monthly installments (for a total of $3000).

**This is the only group program I will be offering this year. Though I used to hold seasonal circles, the women who participated consistently expressed the desire to continue, season after season. The new year-long model allows for a depth and richness not possible in a few short weeks.

**Seats fill fast and there is only space for 12 of you. (My alumni group of 12 is already filled!) Scroll down to the blue box for testimonials from past participants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I too old? Too young? Too crunchy? Too conservative? 

MotherWorthy is for mothers of all ages, demographics, and stages along the journey. I’m not concerned about the parenting paradigms you subscribe to, as this program isn’t about parenting. It’s about getting real, connecting courageously, and cultivating a soul-deep sense of wholeness from the wildest, wisest places within us. Whether you’re a brand new mother trying to find your way, or a well-seasoned mama whose children are nearly grown, you are welcome and wanted here.

I’d love to join, but I’m really introverted, and the video platform intimidates me. Is there any way around it?

You’re in good company, fellow introvert. Video hasn’t always been comfortable for me either, but the benefits of rich connection have proven way more valuable than the “safety” of staying hidden. Expansion is more likely when we make the brave choice over the more comfortable one (though I’m committed to creating a space that feels comfortable, too).

I have young children at home. Will this be too distracting during group calls?

Please do your best to make sure your children’s needs are being met by someone else during our calls. That said, we can easily mute you as needed and calls will be recorded for your convenience.

Do you offer scholarships?

In every circle, I reserve three reduced-rate spots for those with financial limitations. Please email me if this interests you and explain a bit of your story (serious inquiries only please).

Have more questions?

I’d love to answer them for you. Contact me HERE.

Ready for a year of soul nourishment, transformation, and rich connections?

 

Read what participants have to say about last year’s circles:

 

There are no words to describe this experience. It is a full-body, earth-shattering, soul-exploding type of thing, that one must dive into headfirst without thinking. Do not listen to what I have to say…just say YES. Your experience will be nothing like mine, and that is the whole point. This group allows you, yes, YOU MAMA to come first for a change. Do it for yourself.

 

Beth’s ability to hold space for a group of women is superb. I wondered if the virtual element would make it hard to connect and feel trust and closeness, but Beth has a very calming and heart-centered approach to her work. Her personality and talent as a facilitator made this experience much richer than I might have expected, given the setting/limitations of not being in person. I could not recommend her group work more highly.

 

This group reminded me that “no (wo)man is an island.” We need each other and we all possess our own unique wellsprings of knowledge that are made all the more refreshing and sweet when shared. Beth is exceptionally encouraging and invitational. Best of all, Beth is REAL. Among her many gifts, she knows how to create an incredibly special and safe space to explore our inner landscapes. The experience is only made richer when held in the company of other women willing to open their hearts and life stories to gentle exploration. Our time together helped me grow in love and appreciation for my heart’s guidance, my inner strength (body and soul), and the healing embrace of nature. The women in my group showed up bravely with their heartaches and triumphs week after week. We were willing to take a chance on exposing our truest selves because Beth, and her effervescent spirit, led by example. She showed us what bravery looks like by revealing herself alongside us each week. Beth’s strength and beauty in vulnerability encouraged my circle to open ourselves to healing, life-changing work. My circle has grown into a sisterhood of support that is ongoing and for which I am deeply grateful. The new friendships we formed helped me build my “bravery muscle” in pursuit of more authentic connections with the people in my family and everyday life as well. This is a life-changing, heart-healing, spirit-refreshing, relationship-enriching journey… And the best part of all, our circle not only helped me feel safe in the company of other women, but I came home to myself… Which is the sweetest gift of all.

 

This group is life changing in very doable, practical ways. It’s the kind of support *every* woman needs in her life to become her best self. I am so grateful to have found Beth and this circle.

It offered the substance and connection I need at this point in my life. Our conversations opened my mind and enriched a part of me that was long neglected.

 

This course has been a deep, rejuvenating breath of sweet air to me. I have found the topics covered to be so helpful and have uncovered areas that I want to explore more deeply. The group calls felt safe and, as an introvert who tends to need more time to think through my response, I felt able to contribute meaningfully, knowing that what I shared would be honored. But what was most wonderful to me were the connections between us all as a group as we shared our stories over the last couple of months. I have seen so much wisdom, courage and honesty here, and it has left me stronger.

 

This group was a beautiful surprise. Beth held space for lovely connection, courageous transparency and some good, deep internal work. I never believed that I’d feel so comfortable on a video call with “strange” women from all over the country. But the sweetness and commitment to truth seeking that is paramount to this course, made it very possible to look hard, go deep and feel sweetly supported. I’m so very pleased and know it’s just the beginning of this part of my journey…

 

Beth provides an open and supportive environment in which we can delve into complex and important work. Beth’s willingness to show up with authenticity and vulnerability allow us to shed our own layers and be present for each other in profound and lasting ways. I have so much gratitude!

Feeling called to join us? I’d be so honored to have you.

**Space is limited to 12 participants (our alumni group of 12 is already full!). Sign up now to save your seat.

 

No matter where you are along your mothering journey, you are welcome here. If you feel a call from the core of your being to explore what it means to be a more fully expressed, joyful, and fulfilled version of yourself, please join us or reach out with any questions or reservations. I am here for you. I want nothing more than to see you empowered and thriving.

With love and so much respect,

“All the ‘not readies,’ all the ‘I need time,’ are understandable, but only for a short while. The truth is that there is never a ‘completely ready,’ there is never a really ‘right time.’ As with any descent to the unconscious, there comes a time when one simply hopes for the best, pinches one’s nose, and jumps into the abyss. If this were not so, we would not have needed to create the words heroine, hero, or courage…Bone by bone, hair by hair, Wild Woman comes back. Through night dreams, through events half understood and half remembered…”  ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés