kristy and family in kitchen

Why Self Love Mom

 …because you don’t have to feel this exhausted!

 

You are not alone

Becoming a mom is one of the most transformational times in a woman’s life and many of us move into this new role NEVER having an opportunity to heal, adjust and accept our new identity.  Having been in the beautiful, blessed and often hard role of motherhood many of us eventually come up for air only to realize that we have not been taking care of our own basic needs.  We are exhausted in mind, body and spirit and have no idea how to reclaim our health and happiness…

 

My story

The birth of my daughter, the loss of me…

I understand this on a deep and personal level having lived through this myself. At 38 I meet the love of my life and less than 2 years later we were beyond blessed with the birth of our beloved daughter. Somewhere between realizing that a child was possible for us and giving birth, I made an unconscious contract with myself that I would give her everything, that I would be grateful every day and enjoy each minute of this miracle that had come into my life. This was a beautiful and authentic intention but in hindsight not at all sustainable.

What not taking care of me looked like

Nowhere in this personal contract had I negotiated time for my needs and after 3 years of trying to do it all perfectly…I crashed. I was anxious, chronically ill and in debilitating pain.  I was burnt out!

My recovery from burnout

Something had to change. I realized that it was time to get real about how I was treating my body and the major cost not caring for myself was having on me and my family. My first step was to stop and reflect on my limiting beliefs, my reactive choices and the impact it was having on my health. I, then slowly began to re-set my mental/emotional as well as physical body with simple and very gentle nutrition, lifestyle and meditative practices. Eventually, I began to recover from mom burnout and respond to my life with mindful and conscious choices from this new place of balance.  I began to live my life as a Self Love Mom.

Your recovery

You too can recover from Mom burnout and regain the energy, vitality and joy that is missing from your life.  You too can become a Self Love Mom.