Stress wreaks havoc on your digestion and gut health. For many of you, you've dealt with stress from a young age. Not to mention food choices in your family may have been less than ideal.
The summer months are filled with cookouts, parties, grab and go foods, and vacations. You may be feeling like a gut reset is in order.
Here are 5 quick and easy changes you can make next time you need a gut reset.Read more...
I'm not going to keep you in suspense!
It's your breath!
I know, I know, You've heard this thousands of times. But, it's really true that if you focus on your breathing, big things manifest in your life.Read more...
When I decided to become a mom, I knew that what I valued above all else was staying connected to myself.
Here are 6 Ways that I ensure that I continue to nurture myself while nurturing my family members.Read more...
Let's talk about why I have to establish safety everywhere I go.
As a child of an alcoholic, life was uncertain, even a bit chaotic. Then, you throw in 5 kids and a mom that was just keeping her head above water and it's a recipe for childhood trauma.
I didn't know what to expect from my parent's behaviors and I didn't feel safe at times. That feeling carried into adulthood. I can be hyper vigilant at times and take a long time to trust people. As a child, I looked like a deer in the headlights trying to take it all in and I was labeled as very shy.
When I left for college, I knew I needed strategies to be able to accomplish my dreams and stay self regulated. I found my yoga practice and on my mat, I felt a sense of safety. I was excited to be able to bring my mat with me, carrying this feeling of certainty wherever I traveled.
Now, as a mom, I don't always have the option to roll out my mat. I've developed this feeling of safety within. It has taken years and years of practice and you know what, I'm still not perfect.
When I do feel threatened by my children's behavior and I forget to go inward to find my safety, I then have to send myself some loving kindness. After all, we are all a work in progress, right?
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