Mamahhh’s Self-Care Month – Visualize Your Yoga

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This morning, I endured a couple hours’ dental work. Fun Times with Dr. Rice started last year when he announced that it was past time to replace all my childhood fillings. The ones I’d received when the enamel didn’t form all the way over my teeth. The ones that were a consolation prize for being born before preventative faux-enamel technology came along. Back then, I didn’t make it easy on my good Dr. Hanks. The first time we had a big dental experience, he and 6-year-old-me and those amalgam fillings, I bit him and peed in the chair. (TMI, I know!) Every visit after that, I had to take … [Read more...]

Mamahhh’s Self-Care Month – Post It: You are Beautiful

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At my local yoga studio, Five Points Yoga, there’s the sweetest note on the bathroom mirror. It says: You are beautiful! (Yes, you!) Why not stick a note like that on your morning mirror? Because you are! Beautiful! A dear friend of mine recently made "seeing beauty" her personal work. She committed to seeing and sensing her own beauty daily. She was kind to herself in the mirror, and she captured her own beauty in some self-portraits she shot. Most remarkably, she said that not long after she started thinking more kindly about her beauty, the universe mirrored that back to her: … [Read more...]

Mamahhh’s Self-Care Month – Go To Sleep

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We pulled into Nashville late last night and rose early this morning. Doubly early, really, what with the daylight savings time boosting the time zone change. East coast to central. How will we adjust to life that  begins before 8am, after settling in so nicely to days that get rolling at 9? That will have to be a self-care question for another day! Tonight, I am tired. And even my night owl self is going along with the wishes of my higher self, the one who’s after a night of peaceful dreaming: We are going to bed, all of me, before 10pm. I cannot even imagine the last time such an event … [Read more...]

Mamahhh’s Self-Care Month – Sit Quiet

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Out in the woods, or in a quiet spot in the park, or in your own room with the windows open ~ when you sit quietly for a moment, notice the sound of the wind, and the sound of your breath, and the life they have in common. Sigh with relief for all you have, all you have lost, all you have survived, and all you will never have to survive. Attend to your own heart, and be pleased at all you are. Namaste ♥   Where is your favorite spot for a quiet moment? Share the inspiration in the comments, please! More from Mamahhh’s Month of Self-Care Day 1 – set intention Day 2 – say … [Read more...]

Mamahhh’s Self-Care Month: Say Yes, and No

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What I know for sure about self-care is that it’s all quite new to me. I am a self-care beginner, apprenticing with what it means to truly nurture myself, so I can be more present—showing up more vibrantly—in my life. Today’s practice has been about saying Yes, and about saying No. We are in the midst of moving from northeast Georgia to Nashville, Tenn. Which means that in the next coupla months I will completely uproot one life and attempt to replant our family in a completely new-to-us town. At first, I said No to putting our house on the market right away. Then, I realized it was … [Read more...]