In the moments when you feel the true weight of the world, tune in and ask, “What do I need to get through today?”
It’s so hard to be a mama when your children’s world has been completely turned inside out. We are grateful that no one in our family has gotten terribly sick. We are grateful our family remains a strong unit and we have a strong support system to get us through times of uncertainty. We are grateful for so much and for as long as I’ve been a mother, I know that it’s in the periods of challenge and discomfort where we reach new levels of growth and expansion.
Only you know your own growth edges — emotionally, physically, psychologically, in relationships, etc. Only you know what it feels like in your body to STRETCH your limits and challenge yourself to new levels of transformation. This year has been a true testament to our resilience as humans, our willingness for compassion, and our ability to love — over and over again. The curveballs thrown this year are (almost) laughable but I’m grateful I’ve come to a place when I can power through it and see the other side.
What’s gotten me through my most challenging moments in life — my mother’s battle with cancer, loss of friends, infidelity in my relationship — was turning into my inner strength and intuition. I reminded myself of my own power. Why let your power go to others when you have everything you need to give yourself exactly what you need on a spiritual and cellular level?
It’s in the moments where I feel the true weight of the world and the heaviness of being a mother, wife, friend, and businesswoman — that I tune in.
I ask, “What do I need to get through today? To find balance today?” I drop into the place deep in my body where my inner knowing rests, my intuition.
How do you find grounding and balance amongst times of uncertainty? Here are some tips.
High Vibrational and Alkalizing Nourishment
The food we eat is our first form of defense, medicine and support. When you choose whole, real foods you are supporting your whole health. I fuel my body with smoothies, salads, broths, grains, veggies and superfoods (the most efficient & effective way to restore the body) every day. To make sure your body is receiving all of the nourishment it needs to keep you GLOWING and free from sickness, make it a daily ritual to whip up an energizing smoothie filled with fruits & veggies, Philosophie superfoods, and coconut water or nut milks. Try this Grounding Beet Smoothie with alkalizing foods specifically to help balance and ground your center.
Take the Pressure Off
Your sanity and happiness, moment to moment, is way more vital than checking everything off your to-do list. Start simple, one step at a time. Follow the good feelings from one into the other. Show up to the world the way you want to and the way you need it. I choose to show up with love — so my kids see it and hold on to it.
Limit Outside Noise
In ultimate times of stress, I stop everything and slow down. I meditate, I take a bath, I step onto my yoga mat and envelop myself within my practice. If I can’t fathom doing yoga, I step outside for a walk. I breathe and center myself on my breath. Over time I’ve learned when to say “no” to things that don’t make me truly happy and are not what I need at that moment. Especially in this highly charged climate, it’s crucial to set boundaries. Boundaries you honor for yourself and the people you love.
Keep Doing the Inner Work and Surround Yourself with Others Who Are Too
I’ve worked insanely hard for my beautiful life and anyone who’s holding my hand through this ride has to earn it. My chosen family, friends and loved ones are people who light me up. Who inspire me, love me and keep me honest. They show up, work hard on themselves, bring high vibrational energy, and understand my life as a mom of 3 and an entrepreneur. As we are always in a state of growth, bonds have the potential to shift or transform as time comes and goes. It’s our CHOICE to decide when energy shared enhances your life or restricts it. Then you can decide how to move forward from there. If a relationship or habit no longer aligns in your life you can perform a cord-cutting ceremony.
Allow Time to Play, Allow Flow to Happen
Simple moments are truly treasured. When I am so intuitively connected to the voice within me, to the messaging within my body that is constantly sharing with me what she desires, I’m way more open to play and celebration. It’s the moments of laughter, games, dancing and exploration when we’re filled back up. We all need breaks from reality, time to decompress and allow the true beauty of who we are sink in. When we step away from our routines we gain a new perspective and find more appreciation in where we are and how far we’ve come. Allow yourself to let go, even if only for 10 minutes.
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