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Holiday thrive

with Sperry Bilyea and Lynne Newman


Sperry is one of the co-founders of Shift Your Thinking and is a Mom of three awesome kids so she knows the changes the holidays can bring. So she has jointed forces with Lynne Newman, an Occupational Therapist that has training in Simplicity Parenting to bring you a simplified approach to the holidays to move you from survive to thrive.






Expert Q + A Call Replay



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I have three awesome kids who all have a diagnosis of some kind (LD, ADHD, GAD) including me, their mom! They’re creative, quirky, funny...and I wouldn’t have them any other way.

But because they didn’t fit the school system, not only did their confidence plummet — so did mine. I felt like I was failing them as a mother. The angry outbursts, dark thoughts, substitute teacher escapades and medication trials overwhelmed me.

I was an emotional wreck, riding a roller coaster of shame, guilt, sadness, and confusion. I knew I needed support, but I didn’t even know where to start.

I tried everything from traditional to alternative medical workers, nutritionists and meditation practices.

And it wasn’t until I found Susan Schenk that I got the answers I was searching for and the support I was desperate for.

Once I experienced Susan’s coaching, I realized the thing I had to change most was my perspective. I came to understand and appreciate my children’s differences. I found tools, strategies and approaches to fit them instead of fix them. And after learning calm ways to connect with my kids, I rediscovered joy in parenting again.

I brought my networking, researching and conference skills forward to help create the Shift Your Thinking LD Summit. From there, Susan and I continue to serve and support parents as we completed our 4th Summit and hosting this new Parent Membership Community.




A former-perfectionist and sensitive soul, Lynne Newman is the mom of two spirited daughters and the wife to an 8 year-cancer-warrior. She’s an inspiring speaker, author and holistic occupational therapist. She loves to support women and their families make small yet profound changes so they can enjoy life no matter the situation. She is also a certified simplicity parenting family life coach, birth doula and Reiki practitioner. Her ultimate wish: That every mother and child listen and trust their intuition.


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