This week I had the great privilege of talking to one of my dearest friends – matrascence coach and doula, Christie Donn. If you don’t know what a matrascence coach is, and you’re a mom, then get ready to have your mind BLOWN about motherhood. I’m not a mother of human children, but as you know part of my life mission is to help make life easier for you – because you work your ass off, and I respect the shit out of that. 

Christie has been such an incredible guide for me over the last few years to learn and understand about the experience of motherhood, transitions, and so much more related to how women are seen in the world, how we show up, and how we are systemically diminished. She also showed me how much power we have in our bodies and souls just by existing, and helped me release myself of the need for validation from the outside. I want to share some of her wisdom with you. This conversation went on for much longer than we expected, so we broke it into 2 pieces.


Our modern busy lives cause many people to be cut off from the natural rhythms of the earth and their bodies. Christie helps people (re)connect with the sacred cycles of the earth, moon, stars, and their own divine feminine energy, so that they can understand how they were meant to fit into the universe and finally feel at home within themselves.

She is a Certified Lactation Counselor, a Doula in training, a Matresence Coach, and a Circle Facilitator.
She guides women through modern rites of passage, and I am a space holder for anyone who wants to express their sacred feminine energy along their journey.

Christie is also a neuro-spicy mom of three small humans, two dogs, and four cats. Her emotional-support shows include Star Trek, Supernatural, and Ancient Aliens. And yes, Picard is better than Kirk.

To connect with Christie, you can email her at or follow her on Instagram @modernmothergoddess

By Minessa

With over 20 years of experience, Minessa Konecky has worked with small startups and hospital systems and academic centers in managing a variety of Federal, private and industry awards. They are comfortable with the entire life cycle of awards and have worked with investigators to secure and extend their research funding. They see themselves as the facilitators of the research business enterprise, and approach all solutions from that lens. Their passion is helping people find joy and fulfillment in their work using a human-centric approach to efficiency and optimization. They host of the Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself Podcast, and hold the position of Research Administration Process Improvement and Training Director at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Minessa takes great pride in their desi heritage and being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. They live in their seaside cottage on unceded and occupied lands of the Wampanoag and Pokanoket people in Plymouth, MA with 3 dogs and their partner, Alex.