Welcome to day 1 of your transformational journey, what a beautiful gift you have decided to give yourself. By recognizing your need and taking the first step on this path you have told yourself you are ready for a better life for you and your family.
Every month I will upload new information as well as the accompanying self love mom journal that you can access here. Each month will follow a relevant topic that falls with in 1 of the 3 Self Love Mom elements-Reflect -Reset -Recovery.
Missed a month, no problem, once the information and journal pages have been uploaded they will stay put and you can access it at any time.
In order to get the most from this process, I lovingly make the following suggestions:
1. Kindness, after all this is about love and compassion for yourself. I will be providing new information that will be consistent with the monthly theme. You can access this information at any time after it has become live and work at a pace that feels right for you Mom!
2. Patience: like any life transformation, patience is key. Life will happen, you child will get ill or you will be entertaining the in-laws and find that you have slipped into old patterns of behavior. I am here to tell you that beating yourself up or getting frustrated will only move you further away from your ultimate goal of self care. Be patient with yourself and this process, change is happening even if it is not always in the way or timing we expect. Nothing about being a mom is linear and you may find yourself going back again and again to a monthly topic or find yourself “stuck” in one of the element without seeing the desired outcome. Stay patient my friend, things shift when we put energy into them.
3. Journal your Journey: each blog comes with accompanying journal pages for deeper visualization, awareness, insight and connection with your journey. This is by no means mandatory but I highly recommend you consider this support as it will further guide you in your transformation. Access these now!
4. Connection and community: Moms you are not alone, so many us are struggling in isolation and it is my ultimate intention to create a community of mom’s who rally together to uplift, support and connect with one another in a healing way. Joining a gathering or gifting yourself a retreat may be exactly what you need!
This month’s theme: On Mom Time
One thing that I hear a lot in my practice that Mom’s have less time. Bingo! This is a true fact. As a mom, much of your time is no longer your own. I spent the first 3 years of my daughter’s life waiting for this to shift so that I could return to the “way things...read more
So given the reality that mom’s have less time, a non negotiable skill that we need to develop is the ability to fiercely protect what time we do have by setting clear boundaries within our families, friends, work, community etc... So much of our time is already...read more
One thing is for certain and that is we all have a 24 hour day cycle, time is the one thing that we hold as an equal resource but how we perceive and use this time can be a differentiating factor in how much joy we experience in our day.There are so many areas of our...read more
I can’t tell you the number of mom’s, myself included, that put a lot of time and effort to ensure their kids head off to school with the proper nourishment for the day yet neglect to take any care with their own lunches. Having a few things prepared a head of time...read more
This is a great way to start to the day or can be a perfect mid afternoon snack especially if you are heading out for busy afternoon of running around with the kids. There are 5 components to building a successful smoothie: Liquid: 1/2 cup of almond milk, rice milk,...read more
This month’s theme: Blood Sugar Solutions
And why is it so important for Mom’s to keep their’s balanced. The level of our blood sugar is the direct result of the quality and quantity of foods that we are consuming. After we eat a meal our body coverts carbohydrates like breads, pastas, cereals to sugar using...read more
Mom’s need every advantage possible to keep energy up, moods balanced and immune system strong. One simple recommendation to maintain health and vitality is to keep blood sugar stable throughout the day. In my naturopathic practice, I have seen huge shifts in moms...read more
Do I have to give up coffee or caffeine completely? The short answer is no. The long answer involves being more mindful with the timing, amount and how you are balancing caffeine with other nutrients. When Mom’s are tired we often mindlessly and reactively reach for a...read more
As a mom who has recovered from my own burn out after trying to do it all, I have had to get fiercely in touch with my own values. As much as I thought that I was that mom who loves to cook from scratch and bake my own muffins...it turns out I am just not that person....read more
As a busy mom, I love, love, love my smoothies for so many reasons. In fact, when my daughter was newly born my husband’s biggest support was to make my morning smoothie. You are probably not surprised to learn that I like to keep my smoothies simple and balanced and...read more
Monthly theme: Permission
One of the biggest hurdles that mom’s have to get over before we can truly create self care in our lives is giving yourselves permission, to say yes to your needs! We feel guilty if we are not doing something, being with or caring for a need for our family. Where did...read more
Giving yourself permission to take care and listen to your own needs is a really hard thing for a lot of mom’s to do. This difficulty actually comes from a really beautiful place, our children mean everything to us and we want what is best for them. The problem is...read more
All mom’s feel guilt, the stakes are high and we want what is best for our children. We have set out to do what is right, best and will most benefit our precious ones. For many mom’s when we perceive ourselves not doing, acting nor being in line with this intention we...read more
After months and months of not listening to my body after my daughter was born, I suffered an extreme burn out. Time went by and I finally began to recover, my anxiety had lessened and my vitality was increasing. As soon as I started to feel better, I began to put...read more