Talking Self-Nurturing over at TLCatholic!

Hey Lovely Mamahhhs, I'm guest blogging over at TL Catholic this week! Make the short trip over to Katie's blog for more on why you'll want to: 1. Take a a deep breath 2. Get your feet naked and 3. Say something  nice! Yep, feeling better and being better is just that simple. Enjoy, good mama! … [Read more...]

Outsource Your Self-Care?!

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A post I shared on my facebook page yesterday really resonated with women: Every Monday morning, when it's time to head out for the weekly yoga class I enjoy attending but struggle to get to, I have to remind myself that this act of self-care is important: I am worth it. I'll be a nicer person to be around. I'll be more efficient and effective in all I do today. This - me - taking care of me - is valuable! The tough truth about self-care is that no one can do it for us. You can't outsource tending to your own heart. (And, really, why would you want to?! This work is juicy, dreamy, and richly … [Read more...]

Mama, Can You Imagine 12 Hours of Self-Care?

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6-3-2013 A mama-friend shared with me that her child's Waldorf school recently sent home a little love note for parents. It said that moms and dads need at least 12 hours of self-care per week. I have no idea if that's at all evidence-based, but it has me feeling alternately intrigued and overwhelmed! Off the top of my head, I can think of 4 to 5 hours of self-care that I feel pretty sure I'll get each week ... a favorite weekly yoga class, including the drive time. A short yoga nidra practice one day. A visit with my mentor another day. Lunch with a friend usually happens once a week. … [Read more...]

Hello, June. Let’s Blog-a-Thon!

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6-1-2013 Happy June, y'all! With the end of the school year, tornadoes pummeling my hometown, and a bunch of eclipses, May has been filled with big feelings. There has been a lot of letting go, and a lot of gearing up for the summer to come. Now feels like the time to take a deep breath, call in a lot of grace and ease, and open my arms to June ... summertime, weddings, babies, summer camp, and daylight that goes on and on and on. Yes! I'm also going to be spending a little more time here on the blog, at Mamahhh.com. For the past few years, I've participated in Michelle Rafter's … [Read more...]

How to Court Your Inner Wild Woman

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When was the last time you felt unedited, uncensored, creative and creating for the pleasure of it? As I studied the Wild Woman archetype in my women’s circle this month, I realized I’ve been feeling a lot less creative than I’d like! I’ve been caught up coordinating the logistics of family life, and my inner Wild Woman checked out for a catnap! Wild Woman is the untamed one within each of us~ the one who trusts her instincts even when conventional advice suggests otherwise the one who doses day-in day-out routines with a splash of creativity the one who charts the path that serves … [Read more...]