Wednesday, May 26, 2010

nurturing ourselves

did you catch the mindful connection on nurturing ourselves as women and mothers with heather fonenot from rhythm of the home

a few things that i took from the talk
that nurturing is nourishing every part of ourselves
- establishing a yoga practice
- choosing to honor your body with very good food
- spiritual aspect of nourishment and nurturing
- global aspect about how we choose our company that we keep
- how we allow others to define us and how we choose to define ourselves

real *nurturing* comes from being able to carry that with you the whole day
it is the attitude about why
why you deserve 5 minutes in the bathtub
why you deserve to go to the grocery store by yourself

- choosing your breakfast  and how that starts your day
- choosing clothes and how that makes you feel
- choosing your routine and giving ourselves 10 extra minutes
- choosing the company we keep  what kind of friendships are we developing? how do they play a role in our happiness?

the choices that we make helps to create a nurturing environment for ourselves as women and mother


- if you have taken to the time (to make choices that nourish yourself) to eat well, to listen to soft music, to take the long way to school with beautiful scenery, nourishing friends to talk they make everything more manageable
- and at the end of the day you have more purpose, more success, more happiness in the easy or more difficult situations
- if unexpected things come up, if you get basics in place, you can stay true to yourself

staying true to yourself
being okay with who we are
being okay with where our family is now
set boundaries for what you expect from others and expectations for yourself
be clear about what nurturing ourselves is
authenticity, be the best you
it is up to us to create a nurturing family enviornment
recognizing and defining self-worth is most important

3 comments:

mamauk said...

I'm thinking about starting yoga with the little ones!

ourdayourjourney said...

Children really love trying the yoga positions. We do the sun salutation and when my daughter shows her friends and they love to join in. At our recent tip to the local nursery, we came upon a beautiful garden and she sat down into the easy pose and chanted her omms and the other kids followed after her. Thanks for reminding me that i need to get back into some classes:)

ourdayourjourney said...

Children really love trying the yoga positions. We do the sun salutation and when my daughter shows her friends and they love to join in. At our recent tip to the local nursery, we came upon a beautiful garden and she sat down into the easy pose and chanted her omms and the other kids followed after her. Thanks for reminding me that i need to get back into some classes:)

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