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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.
- You’re committed to better understanding the way oppression works and the parts we all play in upholding oppressive systems. You recognize that none of us are truly free until we’re all free.
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 life coach, small group facilitator, writer, teacher, and mother of four daughters (ages 13, 16, 19, and 25), 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 brightly and 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. MotherWorthy has changed and bettered my life as much as it has the mothers I work with.
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.
The group has really made a difference in my mental and emotional health, especially during the pandemic. Knowing I have a space to connect with women every week, to both listen and be heard has become something I rely on for my wellbeing.
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.
…worthy of living in solidarity and feeling supported as our eyes are opened and our awareness is strengthened.
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.
Recognizing our interdependence, we must stand together against threats to our worthiness, from wherever they come.
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.
MotherWorthy was the piece that was missing in my mothering journey. I felt so alone and isolated and confused by how my relationship with becoming a mother didn’t align with my expectations. MotherWorthy gave me the permission I didn’t know I needed to question the current mothering paradigm and wish for something better.
What to Expect
Over the course of a year, beginning the first week of October, 2020 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 Zoom calls per month. (We were Zooming for years before it became all the rage. :)) This year I’m opening (and personally facilitating) three new circles! We meet the first three weeks of each month. Your options are Mondays 2:00pm-3:30pm EST, Mondays 7:00pm-8:30 EST (yes, we have an evening group this year!), and Fridays 11:30am-1:00pm EST. Choose which day works best for you (no switching days as we go – the groups are completely separate from one another). Also, 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.
Access to a private MotherWorthy Facebook forum.
Printable guides, exercises, and tracking tools to keep you engaged, on track, and increasingly self-aware.
A mid-year 1:1 session with me to explore/make sure you’re on track with your personal goals.
Special rates on additional 1:1 coaching with me to further support your process ($55/session if you commit to one 1:1 session/month, or $65/session with no monthly commitment).
Optional retreat next summer in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. (Obviously this depends on Covid-19 and how things shape up between now and then. Fingers crossed!! Our retreats are so freaking sweet and magical.)
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.
Sample 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: Ego/Soul Differentiation + Courageous Connections
Month Three: Exquisite Self-Care and Self-Mothering
Month Four: Claiming and Exploring Our Needs and Desires
Month Five: Exploring the Stories We Make Up
Month Six: Falling In Love with Our Bodies
Month Seven: Creativity and Sexuality
Month Eight: Rewilding as Resistance
Month Nine: True Intimacy + Core Gifts
Month Ten: Healing the Mother Wound
Month Eleven: Loosening the Grip of the Patriarchy
Month Twelve: Reflections on a Year of Growth and Sisterhood
Important Note: This year, in addition to the regularly scheduled content, I will be working toward “decolonizing” my curriculum. This means that, with the help of my racial equity coach/mentor, I will be examining the ways in which I “see white” and center white mothers’ experiences as the primary experiences of motherhood from which others deviate. This will be (and has been) an imperfect process, and I will make mistakes along the way, but I’m committed to learning from my mistakes and doing better as I know better. I believe that braving courageous (and sometimes uncomfortable) conversations is an essential part of the journey toward liberation (for each of us and all of us) and I’m wholeheartedly committed to creating spaces free of shaming or judgment within which to explore, heal, and transform together.
We need this. We deserve this. Women are crying out for this kind of togetherness — a celebration of sisterhood and loving support to counter the isolation, stress and shame many of us feel in our lives as mothers. Women gathering in this way is what is going to power the changes the world so desperately needs. Thank you, thank you, Beth, for answering this ancient call!
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.
The cost of this program is $250/month or $220/month if you pay for the year in full.
**Seats fill fast and there is only space for 36 of you (3 groups of 12). Scroll down to the blue boxes for testimonials from past participants and the FAQ section for scholarship information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I too old? Too young? Too crunchy? Too moderate?
MotherWorthy is for mothers of all ages, demographics, and stages along the journey of growth. 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. Grandmothers are welcome and encouraged to join us, too. The only requirements are that you have a growth mindset, that you take your commitment to the experience and the group seriously, and that you be willing to connect from the heart.
I’d love to join, but I’m 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?
I recognize that this is an especially challenging time for those of us trying to carve out time away from our children in order to meet (at last some of!) our own needs. Please do your best to make sure your children’s needs are being met by someone else during our calls. That said, I understand if this is not always possible, and we can easily mute you as needed. Calls will be recorded and replays posted.
Do you offer scholarships?
It is essential to me that MotherWorthy be comprised of mothers who truly resonate with this work and deeply desire the MW experience. I recognize that many mothers who would love to join simply don’t have the financial means (the full-time job of motherhood is unpaid, after all). For this reason, I offer a handful of sliding scale seats in every circle. To be considered for a sliding scale seat, please apply here.
*Note: We live in a messed up system that devalues and takes advantage of mothers, teaches us that we ought to be able to do it all (and on our own, nonetheless!), and conditions us to think we aren’t worthy of having our needs met unless we make loads of money (in addition to being incredible, unpaid full-time moms). Please know that I see you as worthy of the support and connection you need and desire no matter your financial situation. I am committed to making this experience possible for as many mamas as I can while also honoring my own financial needs.
Is this a safe and welcoming space for BIPOC mothers?
MotherWorthy circles have historically been majority white. There are many reasons for this, which I am coming to better understand. At this stage in my growth, greater diversity within my circles is not yet my goal. First, I am expanding my awareness of the ways in which I “see white” (and inadvertently center white mothers’ experiences in my thinking and teaching), strengthening my racial literacy, and gradually decolonizing my curriculum. At this time, I feel equipped and eager to support white women who are ready to “do the work” of examining their (our) blindspots and implicit biases. Beginning this year, we will be exploring the ways we are oppressed within society, and the ways that we oppress, however unintentionally.
While I hope to one day be able to say that MotherWorthy circles are welcoming, safe spaces for BIPOC mothers, I still have much to learn as a white woman and a facilitator committed to becoming increasingly anti-racist in my life and work. I am meeting regularly with my racial equity coach/mentor, learning from other BIPOC women and mothers, and excited about where this growth will take me. If you are a BIPOC mother and interested in joining a circle, please know that I would love to have you, that I am going to make mistakes (and will do my very best to learn and grow from them), and that I have no way of knowing where the other mothers who sign up are along their own racial literacy journeys. Please reach out with questions and/or concerns.
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 past years’ circles:
Do it. Whether you can make every call or not, it’s everything to know the calls and the group are there when you really need to be seen and see others. What a blessing to have this meeting place to “come as you are” and be held. I witnessed nothing but courageous honesty and genuine care. Every call was growth, healing, little aha’s, community and acknowledgments. I admire every single woman for her bravery and heart. I was truly in the company of greatness.
Incredible, incredible opportunity. The chance to work closely with others and we dive deep and get to know these sometimes uncharted parts of our selves is unlike any opportunity. It is so rare for women to be able and willing to see and hear each other so deeply. As women and mothers we almost always have ourselves last on the list, time to move ourselves to the top. Beth and the other women in my group offered insight, listening, reflection and hope for what is to come. Tears were welcome, so was laughter, and honesty. So grateful for all of this in my first year as mama.
Beth’s superpower is bringing women together in harmony to connect authentically without judgment. She has a benevolent nature which is imparted freely. She upholds the sanctity of compassionate connection and shows women how we can create strong bonds with one another replete with genuine encouragement, understanding and affection. Her soul is beautiful and shines brightly on those around her. While working with Beth, I have grown into a better version of myself and have learned how to be more intentional. I could not have imagined an experience as I have had with her guidance nor could I have imagined having the beautiful bonds I now have with so many soulful women.
For the first time in my life I’ve felt held by a group of woman and was encouraged to just be me. Being apart of the MotherWorthy journey affirmed what I already knew to be true in my soul and allowed me the confidence and courage to seek and explore deeper within myself. This group helped me fast track my personal growth and attain dreams that had been blurred, dreams I was only semi-aware of. Every assignment and connection sets more fire to my soul, and I am no longer paralyzed by the fear of what if or the need for perfection.
Beth holds a beautiful, safe & sacred space in person and in the virtual world. Her ability to help people connect with one another & themselves, creates a truly wonderful environment for reflection, relaxation, growth & connection.
Being a part of Beth’s MotherWorthy group has been deeply transformative for me. I’m so grateful to have a safe, protected space to connect deeply with women who share the experience of motherhood. I didn’t realize how much I craved connecting with women who are mothers. It’s funny because we don’t even talk about our kids that much, but the shared experience of motherhood allows us to see each other and connect in a way that is uniquely valuable.
Beth provides an environment filled with love and acceptance in a way that helps each of us embrace our wild spirit. I’ve never felt so safe and loved and connected within a group of women. This has undoubtedly been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I’m walking away a changed woman.
MotherWorthy has given me the opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded women I would not otherwise get the chance to know. I am so thankful for this group, the topics we have covered and the amazing retreat.
The personal work and interpersonal connections I have made through MotherWorthy have been life-changing. Even with a stable, fulfilling community of my own, having a place to go, people who hold me through growth, questions & challenges has been an immeasurable gift in my life. It’s a really lovely balance of coaching, introspection and connection. I was hesitant in beginning my on-line work with Beth. How could a “virtual” community compare to an in-person one? Through super relevant content, a structure that really works and her undeniable facilitation skills and huge heart, she holds beautiful space for each of us and the group as a whole. I’ve done a lot of coaching and self growth work in my life and MotherWorthy is most certainly some of the best out there. I recommend it wholeheartedly.
And a few words about our retreats together:
Beth’s MotherWorthy retreat completely exceeded my expectations. The best word I can come up with to describe it is “MAGICAL”. We rested, we bonded, we hiked, we swam, we laughed, we ate delicious food, we hot tubbed, we sang, we cried, we danced around a fire, we dug deep, and we became stronger, more connected women.
At the retreat, we quickly built a strong, felt sense of community. Looking back I find it amazing that I never felt judged by any of the women there, not for one moment. It was just a special, safe space for the entire weekend. Being with that group of women I constantly felt encouraged and lifted up into being the most honest and heartfelt version of myself. I was inspired and nourished. I felt brave enough to do things that I never have done, and I was celebrated and normalized when sharing things that I rarely share with others. I came away feeling really nourished spiritually and emotionally, with a little fire burning in my heart.
I have never felt more held and supported then I have being in circle with Beth. Through our retreat I had the opportunity to push deeper into things I was feeling for myself and make lasting connections with sisters who “get it.”
Beth is a skilled facilitator with a ton of great resources that she weaves into the discussion easily. This retreat was exactly what I needed as a parent of a toddler, with all the busyness of my parent life. The space was perfect for individual relaxation and group discussion, and with all the preparation that Beth had done, I felt like the weekend went by without any extra effort needed on my part. The mix of activities was excellent as well. Integration of the incredibly beautiful setting into our reflections helped me stay grounded and inspired.
The retreat with Beth and this amazing group of women was life-changing. It was the perfect setting and an ideal balance of emotional connection, exploring nature, diving deep and having fun. I wish we could recreate it every few months!
The MotherWorthy retreat was an amazing way to connect in person. I felt safe, loved and free to do things and go places (physically, emotionally, spiritually) that I may not get the opportunity in my daily life. I cherish the friendships I have made through this group, I am so thankful for this opportunity. I would definitely do this again!
The retreat with Beth was an experience I will always hold dear to my heart. After a year of MotherWorthy, it was an inspiring time spent with women to further enrich our connection and deepen our bond. Beth planned the retreat perfectly, giving us time to connection with one another and with ourselves. We all (reluctantly) left the retreat with a sense of ease and our souls filled to the brim.
Feeling called to join us? I’d be so honored to have you.
**Space is limited to 36 participants. 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’m 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