Me time is a well known concept among Moms and parents alike. Most of us know what it is, but it would be interesting to find out how many of us actually make regular time for ourselves?
Today I am having one of those days where I completely lack motivation. Do you know the type of day I am talking about? My brain doesn’t seem to be functioning normally, and I have been daydreaming of taking my responsibilities and throwing them out the window. Instead of judging those days as bad, I try my best to embrace them.
I wanted to share this feedback that I received after publishing some painful moments that I experienced with my daughter in “Bad Mommy Part I and Part II."
I learned to meditate when I was 9 years old, and it has proved to be an invaluable technique for dealing with stress and being at peace with who I am.
We’ve talked quite a bit about intuition and self-awareness over the last several blogs. So, I thought it would be a great time to quiz you… Don’t worry, I’m just kidding of course! This isn’t a real quiz. But, it is vital to check in with yourself every so often.
What do you dream of? Many of us may dream of being thinner, younger or sleeping with George Clooney (hey, we know a girl’s gotta dream), but these are not the dreams we are referring to. What about the other innocuous, non-eyebrow-raising dreams that may not be tabloid worthy yet make our heart sing, bring a smile to our face and a sparkle to our eyes?
Silly party hats, balloons, melted ice cream, pin the tail on the donkey. As children, it didn’t take much to create a celebration. What does it take today? Is it an “impossible to get” reservation at the newest restaurant? Something sparkly in a small box? Maybe champagne and caviar? While those do make for a special time (especially that something sparkly) things seem to have gotten mixed up somewhere along the way.
Well now the fun begins, isn’t that always the way with the most entertaining of all, the talented Gemini energy?
Only this month we have two partial eclipses bookending the very first and last day of the month, and a total lunar eclipse midway on June 15.
1. "I AM" Breathing Exercise. You can do this any time, any place (even when you are stuck in traffic). It's a simple breathing exercise: every time you inhale, mentally say the word "I"; and every time you exhale, mentally say the word "AM." Pay attention to how the breath flows in and out of your body, and visualize the breath spreading from your lungs through your chest, down your arms and legs.
I have finally reached the holy grail of motherhood: both of my kids are in school all day, in the same place. No more dropping one at eight am and one at nine am, no more twelve o’clock preschool pickups and three o’clock grade school pickups. No more “getting involved” at two different schools, no more trying to get all of my errands and work done in the three hours that my little one was in preschool. I am now, officially, a MWTH.