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April / May 2017

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Y ou deserve to be nourished and honored as the radically capable and loving woman you are – and you're just the person for the job. But wait, is your inner "guilty mom monster" siphoning away all motivation for you to dip into the harmonizing waters of self- care instead sticking you in a perpetuating cycle of putting your own needs last? Let's be done with that — let's move you up on your list of priorities. Begin weaving the following practices into your daily way of being so you can blossom into the most vibrant version of you. 1. SEPARATE YOUR EMOTIONS FROM YOUR CHILD'S. Do you feel intrinsically linked with your child's well-being? Do you hurt when they hurt? Do you fi ll with joy when they fi ll with joy? While these shared emotions can be a testament to the strength of the mother-child bond, they also prevent you from supporting your child without fracturing your equilibrium. To begin separating from your child's emotions, practice the following technique next time they come to you in a state of distress: Take a deep breath and as you exhale envision a golden shield surrounding your being, a shield that will protect you from absorbing your child's energy. Next, allow this golden shield to settle you into a deep state of calm so you can ap- proach the task of soothing with enhanced composure. healthy living By Bailey Gaddis 5 Ways to Show Up for Yourself SELF-CARE TIPS FOR MOMS " Is your inner 'guilty mom monster' siphoning away all motivation for you to dip into the harmonizing waters of self-care?"� 18 wholelifetimes.com

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