Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to find out a little bit more about me. My name is Liz Cariaga and I am excited to tell you what makes me... ME! I am one of 7 children ( only 2 girls ) that were raised on the East Coast. My childhood consisted of many normal things like sports, sibling arguments, getting into trouble, and trying to navigate through life with a few trips to the ER as possible!
I have a sister that is 10 years older than I, so for most of my life, I was the ONLY girl at home. This is one of the things that really shaped me into the person that I am today. Growing up with 5 brothers, or "The Wolves" as I like to call them, made life very interesting. Even with these interesing moments, I would never change a single second. They taught me many invaluable lessons that I still pull from as an adult. They have helped me grow into the independent woman that I am today, although many of those lessons I 'learned' because I didn't listen to my brothers. Trial by fire!
I received my BSN degree from Wheeling Jesuit University and starting working in the hospital setting soon after. I have worked a majority of my career in the Maternal Child field. I am a Certified Maternal Newborn Nurse, a Newborn Resusitation Protocol Instructor, and certified in ACLS-OB and CPR.
I was married for the first time, right out of college. I fell into what I thought was going to be the start of the best years of my life. What I found was 7 years of chaos, stress, pain, and unmet expectations. At the time that I decided to end this union, I didn't even recognize the person that I had become. My life had completely fallen apart- medically, financially, spiritually, and emotionally. I had to stop the downward spiral. No matter what was promised, I had to end it. That was the hardest decision of my life.
And yet, ultimately the best.
As they always say, after time passes, you begin to find yourself and what you may have been meant to be. I remarried in 2010. Those initial "starter marriage" experiences have helped me pack valuable lessons into my arsenal this time around. Everyday I learn something new about myself and my husband. We are evolving and enjoying each twist.
In addition to working as a Nurse, I was a Slumber Parties Consultant from 2010 to 2014. I truly believe that you can learn something new about yourself, your relationship and you partner just by trying new things. I have taken what I know as a Nurse and fused it with all I have learned and continue to learn in the Sexual Wellness field. I have chosen to step away from the 'front lines' of the sexual wellness arena to get back to basics. Focus on me and my health and wellmess, just like I preach. Also, I've decided to focus on writing to you. Share my experiences and thoughts.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
I am just like you.
I worry about my figure, my relationship with my husband, my friends, my family, and whether or not I will ever be able to have all of my dreams and desires come true. I started thinking that if I had these worries, that at least one other person felt the same way. I wanted others to know that they were not alone, and that with some education, self confidence, and determination, I could not only help myself, I could help some one else as well. So I am putting my knowledge and education as a Nurse, Woman, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Friend, and tenure as a Slumber Parties Consultant to work for the greater good.
I have made it my mission to educate, and to help people believe that they are more than what the scale or magazines say.
I wanted to become a Nurse at an early age, because I've always wanted to help people. As a Slumber Parties Consultant, I used my formal education and years of clinical experience to help women know how they can overcome feeling like a complete slug and find their way to feeling sassy and sexy. Our intimacy quotient is not measured by how we compare to the runway models.
Every woman can be as sexy, healthy, and vibrant as they want to be, no matter what stage in your life you are in, or what type of relationship you are in.
In order to do this, I read up on it and talk to those around me, as well as look to the experiences I have had in my life. What I continue to find is a multitude of personal stories that talk about everything from rocking your curves, loving your small breasts, to knowing when you are in a functional or dysfunctional relationship.
It has nothing to do with whether or not you are a size 6 and everything to do with how much you love yourself.
I know women that are a size 6 and absolutely hate their bodies and their lives. And I know women who rock a size 26 and strut like a model while singing like Julie Andrews on top of a mountain. I want to be able to channel that, not only for myself but to be able to help others channel that as well.
I am dedicated to listening to those around me.
I know that I can help others just as they can help me. It is a community and we need to help each other blossom. I am here to offer you insight and advice into your relationships from a perspective of what I experienced, what I've learned, what I know, and what any real friend would tell you.
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