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Self Care

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We all need self care; we all need self love. Whether we are doing great or having challenges, the ability to slow down, stop, and care for ourselves makes all the difference. Here is a simple list of self care practices. Each of us can practice these things, whether we are busy parents, overworked entrepreneurs, stressed out students, starving artists and creatives, or blessed and gifted individuals with all the time, space, and resources needed. We can all use each of these things any and every day of the year… but especially after a healing session, or when we do not have time for someone else to help us, or when we are not able to figure out exactly what it is we need. Anytime, anywhere, try this:

  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Eat nourishing food – whatever is most nourishing for you.
  3. Get some good rest.

70 Days of Weaning: Days 11-12

Day 11: I was with my son’s feelings for around 20 min or so tonight. I am not sure of the exact timing. It was dark, and we were in his room. Maybe it was a half hour total. My partner helped for some of it. We were trying to make the bedtime – midnight… Continue Reading

70 Days of Weaning: Days 8-10

Day 8: New Milestone  Today, something new happened! I was on my way home after having some personal time (thank goodness for me-time!), and I internally fretted about the possibility of my son wanting to nurse directly upon my arrival. My plan was to hold out till bedtime, a few hours later. I felt unsure… Continue Reading

70 Days of Weaning: Day 7

  Feeling peaceful. I notice what I am specifically working on right now is having a stretch during the day of at least 8 hours when my son does not nurse. This usually happens, but sometimes we are a little shy of that. I want to push the boundary here a little more and encourage… Continue Reading

70 Days of Weaning: Day 6

Begin Again, Now Your responses, questions, support, and love are all helping me stay conscious and deliberate in my actions. I continually begin again from now, this present moment. I am intimate friends with these inquiries: Is my son thriving? Am I thriving? How is this working for us? Is there anything I would like… Continue Reading

70 Days of Weaning: Days 3-4

Mama’s Readiness I have been asked, and I continually ask myself if I am ready to wean. I have been in this place before where the possibility of weaning is on the table, and I have to decide what to do. Each time, (at 14 months, 18 months, and 22 months) I felt pressure from… Continue Reading

70 Days of Weaning: Day 1

Mint Tea and Bandaids  During my pregnancy, I spent lots of time preparing to breastfeed. For example, I had weekly calls with a breastfeeding peer counselor. She was a mom, with her own breastfeeding experience, and she was trained by WIC and La Leche League to help other moms through their breastfeeding experiences. My conversations… Continue Reading

“We cannot say that there is no past or no future, only that past, present, and future occur in the timeless Now.” – Dorothy Hunt

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, because what the world needs is people who have come alive!” – Howard Thurman

“The body tells a story. It is, in fact, a living autobiography.”

– Elaine Mayland

“Meditation is not a technique to master; it is the highest form of prayer, a naked act of love and effortless surrender into the silent abyss beyond all knowing.” – Adyashanti

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen

“Eye contact, gentle touch, warmth in our voices, and caring words are balm for your child’s being.” – Patty Wipfler

“The point is to learn from whatever is experienced, whether it’s liked or disliked, beautiful or ugly. Everything will teach us if we let it.” – Ajahn Amaro, Finding the Missing Peace

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

– Aristotle

“If you find an intelligent companion,
A fellow traveler,
A sage of good conduct,
You should travel together,
Delighted and mindful.”
– The Dhammapada, translated by Gil Fronsdal

“The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body.”

– C.G. Jung

“The sacred is the reality of you. It’s the reality of everything.” – Adyashanti

“Healing is being present with what is, exactly as it is.”

– Rain Elizabeth Stickney

“If we could untangle the mysteries of life and unravel the energies which run through the world; if we could evaluate correctly the significance of passing events; if we could measure the struggles, dilemmas, and aspirations of mankind, we could find that nothing is born out of time. Everything comes at its appointed moment.” – Joseph R. Sizoo

“When hearts are open and awake, we bring warmth and blessings to our community and the world.” – Jack Kornfield

“This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.” – Hafiz

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