At the age of 40, I realize that everything in my life has prepared me to be completely present in this moment....to embrace the challenges of being a mama to a little man with autism but not loose myself in the struggles.
I feel blessed that I am an older mom because that inherently brings a patience I did not have in my 20s or early 30s. I am grateful for all of my adventures & the wisdom I gained from them. I am thankful for all of my mistakes & struggles because they have made me stronger. Most importantly, I give thanks for my daily self-care practices because they support my connection to my true Self. It is this relationship that acts as a guide to maintaining my slower lifestyle which nourishes my body, mind & soul. By slowing down, surrendering, releasing, letting go...I am able to think less & be more creative. Creativity is vital to my other core desired feelings of Abundance, Authenticity & Love. They support me in being in the present moment...in Learning to Love What is and embracing the beautiful simplicity of my life!
One of my most important self-care routines is to wake about 30 minutes earlier than my little man to create the space for stillness and quiet. Some mornings this means that I simply lay in bed and embrace the glorious practice of doing nothing, others it means that I welcome the day barefoot and others that I practice stillness. All of these rituals help to set the tone for the day and create a reserve for me to draw upon during the day...
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Below are my article contributions and podcasts...
MoveOnPast podcast, episode 8
~honoring space to hear my inner knowing
~enhancing our awareness
~the benefits of a flow & restore practice
~we need to stay curious as yoga teachers
~small moments of stillness to carry me through the day
~elephant journal contributions...
~how my flow & restore practice has helped me relinquish old stories
~cultivating intentional rest through restorative yoga