Last week I filmed my new free yoga series (coming soon). As I watched and edited my videos I started feeling a little self-conscious. That imposter syndrome started creeping in.
“Am I skinny enough to do this”
“Will people take me seriously”
“Should I just delete this and do something else?”
America has this weird image of what yoga is “supposed” to look like. When you think of who does yoga, some only think of tiny toned women. But the benefits that yoga provides can literally help anyone regardless of what your body looks like. It isn’t one size fits all.
I am so excited to bring yoga to the pregnant and postpartum mamas who are in my membership! It is not only a great physical activity that will help heal your body but it also helps you connect with yourself and feel empowered. Register HERE
All bodies are beautiful. All bodies are worthy. All bodies can be yoga bodies.
If you are into yoga, I have a free 4...
I often feel overwhelmed as a mom. I feel frustrated, and sometimes I even feel sorry for myself. Looking at my non-mom friends and wondering what it would be like to take an uninterrupted nap in the middle of the day, or being able to just leave the house with no notice. I can go down a rabbit hole about what I am missing out on and reminiscing on the life I used to live.
When it comes down to it, whenever I feel this way is because I am not meeting my own basic needs. I am not eating enough nutritious foods (usually the first thing to go), I am not moving my body, I am not getting my meditations in.
Usually, when people feel frustrated with others, it is a clear sign that they need to return to themselves and make themselves a priority again.
A great journaling exercise would be to write out the answers to these questions:
It's winter here in Ohio and we are bored. I am trying to figure out fun ways to spend the evening other than movie nights.
Last summer we went camping and Aiden LOVED it. So I figured why not recreate some of the fun activities we did during our camping trip.
First things first, I cleared out the living room and set up a "tent". To be honest, I was going to set up a real tent but it seemed like too much effort so I pulled out our teepee and set that up instead.
I wanted to make it nice and cozy so I brought out blankets and pillows to arrange in the teepee. Arranging any indoor plants around to make it more natural-looking was fun too!
Now, what is camping without a fire???
This was super easy to make. I grabbed some red and yellow construction paper, and some rocks from my garden outside. For the flames, I folded the construction paper like you would tissue paper that you put in a gift bag. Then, I just glued them together. EASY!
I added some toys...
Looking back at postpartum, there was a lack of life, a lack of excitement. I was just going through the motions. I couldn't see the future and it was really draining. I felt like there was a dark cloud that lived over me.
Postpartum comes with so many changes. Changes in identity, changes, in mindset, changes in your physical and mental body. It also has an opportunity to bring positive changes. It is a chance to set goals, to find purpose, and to create your dream life. There are a lot of excuses that can happen during postpartum so I love to work with women who are driven and want to bring change and create goals to achieve.
Here are 3 ways to achieve your goals during postpartum:
1. Stop waiting for the next stage of your babys life. Many moms have the excuse of "when my baby sleeps I will _____" or "once he/she stops teething I will______". But in motherhood there is ALWAYS a new stage with new struggles. You have to make...
I want moms to think of themselves first. Crazy right?
Moms always tend to think of themselves last. I want to change that for you. It is important to make sure you are living the life that fills you up. You deserve to have fun and have joy in your life!
FILL. YOUR. FREAKING. CUP!!!!!!!
Thinking of others before yourself means you are ignoring your intuition. How can you be certain about decisions if you aren’t checking in with yourself first? How can you live your best life if you are always concerned about other's thoughts and opinions?
My challenge for you is to think of yourself first. Listen and see if it feels right. If it doesn’t, don’t do it. Say no! Listen to your inner knowing.
This doesn’t mean you are selfish. It means you are listening to your spirit guides and they have your highest good in mind. Once you are clear and happy you can bring that energy to your family and friends!
Follow your gut, say no, do what feels right, set boundaries, and...
It's no surprise that after having a baby, things change.
We often focus on the physical recovery after bringing baby home. But that about your identity?
There is a major shift in identity after the baby comes! There are priority shifts, relationship shifts, and personal belief shifts that may leave you feeling a little disconnected from yourself. With so many changes, it brings an opportunity to learn about yourself, to reflect, and rediscover who you want to be. It's a great time to embrace changes, focus on areas of your life that you want to improve, and connect with other moms so you never feel isolated during this time of transformation.
So how is it possible to embrace this?
Don't COMPLETELY resist the change. From pregnancy on, this is a time where you are allowed to feel all of the feelings. You are allowed to miss your "old" life. But embracing the change that motherhood brings can help process and create the life that you want to live from now on. It embracing the...