Nalu – Hawaiian word meaning to surf, or go with the the flow; Mana – Hawaiian word meaning personal power; life force energy
Nalumana** supports women to ride the waves of life’s transitions in a way that brings them closer to their own sense of personal power.
As a doula, I help women transition to motherhood confidently, fostering their ability to listen to their intuition, and supporting them as they navigate their new identity as “mother.”
As a coach, I work with women whose lives are in transition, and who want that transition to bring them a greater sense of alignment between the lives they are living and their values, desires, and purpose.
My intention is to support women in the ways we were supported in women-revering cultures of old
fostering a strong community of likeminded women
creating opportunities for women to connect with Mother Earth
guiding meaningful rituals that support self-awareness and sisterhood
Hi! I’m Jessie Harrold. I am the creator and community catalyst behind Nalumana. With academic degrees in Neuroscience and Health Promotion and professional training as a life coach and doula, I bring a diversity of talents and curiosities to my work. Before starting Nalumana, I worked and studied in the field of women’s wellness for over a decade. I have a deep commitment to creating and sharing empowering transformational experiences with women.
I am a mama of two small bundles of energy and love (children, that is) and a wife to a pretty great guy I met underwater. I am a relieved introvert, finally at peace with my solitary inclinations (INFJ, BTW), a fairly serious foodie and a writer at heart. I can eat an embarrassing quantity of Cantonese pastries when no one is looking, and can’t decide if I prefer the ocean or the woods.
Want to know even more about me? Read on…
If you resonate with me and my work then…
Start by building the foundation for your transformation with Grounded Goddess, a monthly e-gift of self-care for the transforming woman. Grounded Goddess is an email chock full of resources, journal prompts, self-coaching exercises and gifts to support your alignment, which will wing its way into your inbox on the New Moon of every month. You can sign up for Grounded Goddess here.
Download the Alignment Starter Kit. If, like so many women I work with, you’re feeling like the life you’re living doesn’t match the life you desire, the Alignment Starter Kit is a great way to explore what areas of your life feel misaligned, and what you can do to start feeling like yourself again. Women who have completed the kit have realized that small shifts can catalyze big change, and have found themselves with the clarity to make decisions that make them happier, more fulfilled, and more in alignment with their desires and potential.
If you’re a mama-to-be, download the Birth Principles Workbook, otherwise known as birth planning with soul. In my nine years as a doula, this is what I think really matters when it comes to empowered birth.
Join Nalu Cafe, the powerful, supportive online community of women all going through transition in their lives, and who want to find more alignment between their lives and their values.
Check out the Nalumana blog. I write there every week on the topics of life transition, alignment and authenticity, motherhood, empowerment, self-care and more.
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**I cannot claim to have even one tiny bit of Hawaiian ancestry in my lineage. I have studied Hawaiian mythology and culture at length, and am in deep gratitude to the many Hawaiian shamans, kahunas, mythologists and scholars who have allowed me to come to revere this beautiful culture. In my study of my own Celtic ancestry, I see so many parallels between the goddess-centred mythology of these two cultures, and am fortunate to have an ever-deeper knowledge of both.