We had the good fortune of connecting with Emily Fenger and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Emily, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
I think the ONE of the most important things I have done as a parent, in terms of the impact on my daughter, in addition to our unconditional love, is learning to love myself through this new chapter. I was diagnosed with postpartum depression and anxiety – at around three months postpartum, I was diagnosed with postpartum depression and anxiety, at six months the pandemic hit CO, and then around nine months I lost my current job at a local nonprofit due to COVID. My world had been rocked and I was navigating not only a pandemic with a young child but the isolation that early motherhood brings. I launched my businesses Mindfully Home and Mindful Mamas Integrative Wellness to not only help others be mindful of their time spent indoors due to the pandemic, and to energetically support moms during this time, but to also bring light to issues that aren’t spoken about as nearly as much as they should (depression and anxiety) and to educate myself so I can authentically be present for our daughter.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I own two businesses, Mindfully Home and Mindful Mamas Integrative Wellness. I combine my certifications in Integrative Wellness Life Coaching, Meditation, Breathwork, and Reiki with my Doula training in Birth and Grief, as well as my Realtor license and have been able to make something truly unique.
Mindfully Home gives space for my real estate clients to find out what home not only physically looks like to them but how it mentally feels. Through hiking, conscious breathwork, and authentic conversation, we are able to dive deep into addressing the stressors of finding a home in such a competitive market, as well as discussing what they want home to feel like – what stories do they want to manifest there.
Mindful Mamas Integrative Wellness takes the idea that our “one true home is in the here and now” and that if we do not nurture it, if we do not “furnish” this home to the best of our ability, to the way it deserves, it will be difficult to be truly present to the outside world. Mindful Mamas Integrative Wellness brings my training as a doula, meditation teacher, breath coach, and life coach to host postpartum groups, workshops, and 1:1 support.
I’m truly proud of how authentic launching both businesses has been – if it wasn’t for my vulnerability, I wouldn’t have given myself the permission to launch these offerings. The vulnerability of stepping out and sharing our voice can be quite limiting but if we use these emotions and allow ourselves to benefit from them that feeling of vulnerability can be quite expansive.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If we are in Denver, Rivers and Roads – no doubt! Or Just Be Kitchen! If we are in Golden (where my family and I currently live), Windy Saddle and The Golden Mill!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to shoutout my partner – without the support of my loving husband, his openness, and his confidence in the universe – I wouldn’t have allowed myself to be so vulnerable and in return grow the way I have professionally and personally.