I used to be guilty of Stress Shaming myself. I was (and admittedly sometimes still am!) very hard on myself for feeling like I wasn't handling life well. I felt like I was constantly exhausted/drained/stressed and that everyone was doing so much better than I was. If this resonates with you at all, check out my new blog over @theperpetualyou that explains the science behind our stress response and an exercise to help you choose relaxation and balance your stress levels. theperpetualyou.com/the-blog/stress-shame
Photo credit @amandaluisaart .
"Our children are our garden. They absorb our stress, just as they absorb our peace. They absorb our negativity just as they absorb our joy. And we have the power to control what they absorb, but first, we must tend to ourselves." Powerful!! Check out an excerpt from a blog post....please take a few minutes and read it.
Dear one, you have feelings. They are worth listening to and acknowledging.
You have limits. They are necessary to keep in place as a means of valuing your time and honoring your health.
You have dreams. You are worthy of time to pursue what makes your heart come alive.
You have needs. You deserve affection, rest, sustenance, and grace.
Perhaps you forgot that it is necessary to look after YOU. It’s okay. I forget too. But we still have today. Thank God, we still have today.
Today let’s tend to ourselves as we do our loved ones. Perhaps we can make it a habit. We’ll never know how much we can grow and flourish until we take time to tend to what is most precious. ***
Check out the rest of the article at: http://foreverymom.com/family-parenting/when-my-child-lost-her-joy-rachel-macy-stafford/
Shout out to the hunnies at @slow_magazine for supplying the goods at our last event 🙏🏼
Check their next issue for a little A.BCH feature + all round goodness 😊
The upcycled garment bag & sewing kit were a little something from us 😘
Like many of you, I have a mind that won't stop. It reels, evaluates, and reviews situations from every angle. It's constantly firing and pushing me forward. In many ways it's helped me, in many ways it's harmed me. I am hard to slow down. Like a freight train of energy rushing towards a cliff without brakes. That's when yoga and meditation are needed the most. To slow. the. hell. down. To breathe. To consciously decide to not get swept up in technology or the initial rush of emotion. To take a step back and watch the train pass, instead of jumping on the back ladder and climbing aboard. "Into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul" - John Muir ✌🏼💚🌿
Creating a space to experiment senses. Sounds exciting!
"I just want you to experience something that you’ve never experienced before, and I think it will be elating. I think you will experience a sense of expanse and distance."— #DougWheeler on PSAD Synthetic Desert III via @Nytimes. ⠀
#Guggenheim 📷 David Heald ( @guggenheim )⠀
Took the ladies out on the town for the first time today! They're finally getting big enough to enjoy the outdoors (for a bit) when it's nice and warm out. They had a lot to say and made sure to stick close to us. I think after getting their taste of the great outdoors, they'll never want to stay in the brooder again. 😂
All lined up at the Chiropractor and waiting their turn! This is a normal practice for our family. Since they were newborns they've been getting adjusted. Preventive care is so important! Clearing any interference so their bodies can run at their optimal level! 🙌🏻🙌🏻
If you only buy one book this year!
@haemin_sunim is a budhist monk offering spiritual advice on everything from setbacks to love and relationships.
I'm not going to lie, since losing my Mum a month ago I've felt a bit lost!
Lost with work, my blog, just that feeling of not being bothered!
Knowing I want to make life changes but knowing everything is still so full on I'd be a fool to make any major decisions yet about my future.
This special man and his teachings serve as a calming reminder that the world moves fast but we don't have it.
Strength and joy come from slowing down. I needed this book!
If you need a bit of comfort please read xx
Well of course I was a little (a lot) late taking my peanuts 4 month photo cuz life happens lol. She's currently 13lbs 8oz, loves to giggle, talk in her swing, and EAT. My girl wants all the food all the time 😂🙈 #norahjames#fourmonthsold#slowdown
Saw this little guy this morning by my office and I got to thinking What would our days look like if we embraced the pace of God’s steady grace rather than rushing ahead in our attempts to get more done? .
I would encourage that we ask God for insight when we create our schedules and move at a pace that pleases Him. To be wise women who choose to avoid the trap of rushing which often leads us in the wrong direction.
And let's settle our hearts and watch the anxiousness wash away as we take God’s hand and walk in the gentle pace of His steady grace today.
Day 3 of the Healthy Body Blueprint Cleanse 🙌🏼🙌🏼 the 1st thing I eat mid-morning are 24 almonds. This exercise helps me practice mindfulness - being present with what I'm eating and taking the time to appreciate the meal and life. I'm always on the run with the kids so I'm eating super fast standing up or in the car. Not good on many levels. #HBB Tune into your body and life. 💯👊
Do you ever bite off more than you can chew? You 'people pleasing' mama's know what I'm talking about. ✌ I have this idea of what I want my days to look like and i just cant seem to get there. The past few days I have literally been feeling like I've taken on a bit more than I can handle and I've put my self care on the back burner. I feel like I'm standing in one spot and my body is spinning around me and I just can't seem to catch hold of it. That feeling of uncontrol is anything but settling. I made a comment about it in my challenge group this morning (cause we close and those babes are so supportive!✌) and got the most encouraging message from my friend and family member. She reminded me to breathe and slow down. Ask for help. That it's okay to say no. That my priority is my family and me. Everything that I tell them, they are telling me because sometimes us coaches get overwhelmed and forget too and that's okay. So this afternoon I'm taking a break from my mile long to-do list, getting out of my pajamas, enjoying a HEALTHY lunch because I'm an emotional eater and this is danger zone! and heading to the park with the people that mean the most 💟 Thanks @sabrinaamills for being everything I needed this morning #wcw#gutcheck#timetoslowdown#mygirlsrock
✨Things that make me happy: Laying like this✨
🎵Somewhere in between, August Wilhelmsson
When your mind is telling you you need to go, go, go.
Maybe you should do the opposite.
Maybe you should slow do.
Maybe you should put your legs up against the wall.
And rely on that everything is exactly the way it's supposed to be.❤️
Viparita Karani, Legs-up-the-wall pose, is a fantastic relaxing and stress reducing pose that calms your nervous system and gives many of the benefits of an inversion pose (like headstand), without the effort. Stay with your legs up the wall for 10 minutes and I promise you will stand up feeling so much more grounded and with a calmer mind.✨💖
Die Fashion Revolution Week ist noch lange nicht vorbei und yes – ich werd euch hier noch ne Weile mit diesem Thema beglücken und auf dem Laufenden halten, was in Hamburg so passiert. Checkt die Story für den #fashionrevolution Programmplan in Hamburg und die @fash_revgermany Seite für Infos zu Events in ganz Deutschland! In der @b_lage_hh findet noch bis Samstag einen großartigen Kleidertausch Pop Up Store, den ich mir morgen auch endlich mal anschauen werde 😍 Macht alle mit und löchert die Brands mit der Frage: #WHOMADEMYCLOTHES ?✨ Im aktuellen Blogpost erfahrt ihr, warum es wichtig ist, diese Frage zu stellen und wieso ich bis heute keine Ahnung von der Börse und Prozentrechnung, aber dafür von Fair Fashion habe! Klingt nicht verlockend? Dann klickt trotzdem rein und scrollt ganz schnell nach unten – da sind nämlich zauberhafte Artikel von den #fairfashionsquad girls verlinkt, die allesamt super lesenswert sind. Und eine Ankündigung an ein besonderes Schmankerl, das euch Freitag erwartet 💖