Life Coaching

When you dreamed about your future,

how did you imagine it would look?
We all have ideas about how our future will pan out. It’s hard to figure out what to do with a life that looks different than what you wanted. When happily ever after isn’t as you’d imagined, it can be easy to feel alone. You may be struggling with your identity or wondering what’s next.

It’s still possible to create a fulfilling life.

Throughout our coaching sessions, we explore what your path onward looks like. Whether your grief is fresh or you’ve experienced waves of sadness over decades, we’ll work through how you can love your life now.

We’ll address self-perception, re-examine societal narratives, and clarify your personal values — all while making space for hard feelings. I’ve learned it’s possible to reframe dreams and find a direction you’re genuinely excited about.

Navigating the Healing Process

How it works:

Live video coaching sessions

Email support & guidance

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Topics tailored to you

Creating Your Path Onward

Every woman has a different experience, so our sessions are individualized and focused on the issues important to you. Your path onward is not linear, and neither is our coaching. Issues we cover could include topics like:

Experiencing the grief of childlessness

While others don’t always realize this as a loss, it is. You don’t need to minimize your pain. Whether it’s a pregnancy loss, fertility struggles, aging out of having children, or the loss of future grandchildren, grieving is essential to moving on.

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Take the time to heal.

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Allow yourself to feel grief.

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Learn how to live with sadness and joy.

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Get the support you need from family and friends.

Managing challenging situations and triggers

Triggers can come up each day, from well-meaning comments to portrayals of motherhood in the media. People may ask “when are you going to have kids,” or “why don’t you like children.” Other times, bad feelings resurface with baby showers or pregnancy announcements. We’ll work through healthy ways to cope and how to respond.
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Understand what triggers you.

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Develop strategies for difficult situations.

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Re-examine societal narratives.

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Navigate unwelcome comments.

Flourishing in a normal that’s different from what you imagined

Remember the old you? The one before you knew your dreams of motherhood wouldn’t come true? We’ll dig deep to bring out those parts of yourself that suit you. Then we’ll look at what you want from your new normal. We’ll reframe your dreams and work to uncover and embrace the good in your life.

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Clarify your personal goals.

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Imagine a meaningful future.

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Discover (and rediscover) what you enjoy.

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Feel confident and whole.

Aging without children

You may have already worked through the initial grief of a life without children. But now, your friends are talking about their grandchildren, and the sadness can resurface in surprising ways. Plus, it can be scary to think about aging without children to care for you. We’ll work through this grief and find ways forward that feel meaningful to you.

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Make space for resurfacing grief.

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Navigate new triggers.

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Rediscover joy in this stage.

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Feel secure for the future.

Hi, I'm Gail.

Gail Miller

Founder of Path Onward Life Coaching

After I realized biological children would not be part of my story, I had to go on a personal journey to grieve the loss, manage triggers, and reimagine my future. I’m passionate about helping other women find the same healing and wholeness I discovered along the way.

Client Testimonials

Gail provides guidance and support from the heart, empowering you to make subtle changes that have profound effects.

Kathy R.

Gail is a great coach! She adds a dynamic to holistic medicine that not just anyone can do . The results are amazing and life changing.

Betsy

Gail’s name was given to me when I wasn’t ready to admit I needed extra support in my life. However I was so thankful that when I did need her, she was available within hours of reaching out. It can be hard to accept that no matter how much science and love you add to your life, you still may be childless. Gail helped me validate my feelings of being a stepmom but wanting my own child. Both of which come with unwelcomed feelings of shame and guilt. She helped me on a level no other person could and for that I will forever be greatful.

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As soon as I heard Gail speaking on a podcast, I knew that she was the Coach for me. Due to Gail’s gentle and expert guidance, I have been able process and progress through my grief around being childless not by choice due to circumstances. Gail’s kind and considerate nature meant that I immediately felt at ease to speak openly with her in the safe space that she had created for me – and when words failed me due to the overwhelming sadness I was experiencing, I knew that Gail understood without me really needing to say anything at all. Our conversation each session flowed easily and Gail would cleverly pick out the topics that were most important for me to be able to address with her. At the end of our sessions, Gail would often give me a small task that was relevant to our discussion that day and I would then work on this in between our sessions, which I found hugely helpful.

 

Before my sessions with Gail started, being childless not by choice was something that detrimentally impacted my life on a daily – sometimes hourly – basis…and it had been like this for so many years. I was constantly triggered by people and situations around me and the noise of my childlessness was deafening. My zest for life was slowly ebbing away and I could feel myself disappearing, being replaced only by the weight and darkness of this unyielding grief. Gail has helped me re-discover myself again and to recognize the woman that I am now. The grief is increasingly becoming background noise and I can now notice the usual triggers without being triggered anymore. She has opened my eyes to life again and has helped me to see how life can be – and that it can be good. Thank you, Gail – I am truly grateful for you.

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If you are grieving the loss of the dream of motherhood and wish you had a safe community of friends who truly understand what you're going through...

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(beginning June 18, 2024)