Hello Women Everywhere:
During this time of year, a time when the holidays have come to a close and daily routines are back in place, women are once again doing something for everyone throughout the day….everyone but themselves, that is.
I am extending some “offerings” for nurturing/nourishing yourselves on the physical, mental, and emotional levels.
The following are the action steps that work for me in nurturing my body, mind, and soul:
- spending time each day engaging in a “mindful breathing” practice
- up-leveling my eating habits
- working out a minimum of three hours a week
- having a bodywork (someone who does “energy work”) session monthly with a gifted healer
- making sure I go to bed as early as possible
- creating a daily spiritual practice
Doing this – taking care of me on all three levels (physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual) – contributes to making me a better mother, wife, teacher, mentor, human.
And truthfully, if I don’t create the time and space for it… upon reflection, the time and space creates itself once I set my intention and take the tiny steps to make each thing happen.
If I didn’t make this a priority, I wouldn’t be able to do everything I need to do in this rich and busy life I lead. Certainly not effectively, anyway.
Melody Elder lives in Hermosa Beach, CA, and has over 40 years of experience working with children of all ages in both private and public parent education programs, Head Start programs, homeschool groups, and nursery, elementary and middle schools. She facilitates private parenting support groups, workshops for parents as well as educators, and works with individuals in her private coaching business, Awakened Heart Parenting.