Wisdom

Finding Balance

Finding balance in self care is vital especially when you are exposed to higher levels of crisis or negativity than normal. This is important so that crisis and those negative feelings do not become what is normal for you. You have to pull good into your life to feel good.

It is in the seemingly unimportant decisions we make in life where we achieve balance.

 

There are all sorts of levels of self-care that can bring us into that balance. We can spend time doing our favorite hobbies or being in nature. Anything that helps us feel good.

MASTIN KIPP SAID THAT, 

“Mindset is produced by the emotions of the body.” 

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In other words if you can make your body feel something then your mind will follow in those feelings. 

One of the highest levels of self care is meditation. Maybe that is new information to you. But trust me on this. If you try it consistently for a while you will begin to understand why. Watch this video to learn WHY meditation would be beneficial to you and HOW simple this approach really is. I promise it is life altering.

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Watch this video to find out WHY you would want to meditate and HOW you can alter your life with this simple approach.

I’m so happy to assist you on this journey!

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Here are some wonderful resources 

Bilateral sounds on YouTube

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These are free videos you can find on YouTube, plug those headphones in, sit peacefully and listen. 

https://youtu.be/_k2HMSIxK0k

https://youtu.be/m6TZ50B54lQ

https://youtu.be/WSCcjlmzoSo




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Anxiety Release App

This is literally my favorite resource! It’s $5 and you can download it right to your phone. It walks you through set meditations using bilateral tones. It’s fantastic!

Click here for Apple

Click here for Android




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Headspace Meditation App

This is a great ap for teaching and walking you through traditional meditation. It’s a great resource.

Click here for Apple

Click here for Android


Melting

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He’s my baby. I call him all sorts of names like sweetie cutie & sugar honey. He loves that and lots of different kinds of attention! Actually, he can even be a little more cold when he doesn’t get attention.It’s not because he doesn’t like it, it’s because he might be standoffish a bit until you break through his barrier and he lets you in. This cycle for him happens often. He needs to feel close and safe and then he lets his guard down. Do any of you have kiddos with that M.O.? Isn’t it so interesting to see how each kid comes so differently?⁠

A couple things that work to help him melt are; time, one on one conversations and when he is super cold laying by him at night telling him stories of my childhood resonate with him so much and allows him to let go of whatever he is holding onto. ⁠

I’m grateful because as the baby he will keep me in check needing that precious time from me BUT I am also super grateful for the enneagram in helping me understand him better. ⁠Seriously If you don't know it check it out -- I have loved the way it has helped in my parenting.⁠

Not everyone responds the way we do to life and it is so pivotal to try and see the world from their perspective. Thank you @theenneagrammer for showing me a entire different world.⁠

Be You!

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Encouragment to Be YOU!

Hoping this thought process helps you find the freedom to be yourself! You deserve to feel comfortable around the people you spend the most time with. Keep being you and you will find your people! Watch this to help you let go of what other people think! https://youtu.be/wytAAToCO6E

Build Each Other

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Even if things are NOT perfect in your family - maybe realize that that is ok. We are here to support and love each other through the imperfect things. ⁠

The best parts of family are not the shiny glamorous good times, the best things are the stories and bonds that form from the brokenness of life. The way that we lift each other out. The things we do to build each other. THOSE are the most powerful experiences that actually last forever.⁠

Trust that you are in each other's lives for a reason. Cherish that belief! Support & never give up on loving each other!

Pocket Of Light

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Light transforms energy. When I was a little girl I remember laying with my mom in front of the glass door with the sunlight shinning through on us.


Just. Absorbing.


All sorts of light transforms, even consider lasers. Or light shining through people! It’s powerful to think of what light can do for us and the metaphor of light to our thinking, or light being present in our lives.


If you feel stuck find a pocket of light, in any form, and trust that it can transform. .


Just. Absorb.


Thoughts inspired by my incredible yogi guru @lilmisslisajean AND Mom @linda_lee_see thank you for being the kind of Mom that sits in the sun ☀️ with me. I love you.

Tummy Time

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Just sneaking in a little “Tummy Time” at the boys soccer games! Read below, especially if you have back pain. It's a repost from @celestpereirayoga I seriously learn so many things from her... “Tummy Time”... is a colloquialism that refers to infants being placed in prone to help develop the muscles of the POSTERIOR CHAIN. If babies are always left on their back it slows their development, because they won’t have the strength needed for crawling and walking.

Interestingly, the same thing is happening to adults who spend large quantities of time in sitting. Their back chain weakens making basic functional movements challenging.

The most common outcome is BACK PAIN!

Where possible, try spend a few minutes a day on your front with your upper back in extension. Engage your glutes and try not to hang in your shoulders.

With your muscles engaged to keep your ligaments safe, notice how long you can stay in prone before you fatigue, and then let me know in the comments how long you lasted 🤓
🙏🏻 thank you @celestpereirayoga

Boys Need Adventure

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Boys need adventure! Healthy, safe, fun adventure. When they have these outlets in life it teaches them how to create healthy adventure and they go looking for it less, in unhealthy ways. Hiking the Subway in Zion National Park was the perfect fit for creating adventure in my boys' lives! I adore them! I love being a boy mom and loved learning about this simple principle. I hope you love learning about it for your boys!

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Verbalize Goodness

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The most deserving and rewarding place to put your energy is into your spouse. And ps, especially when you don’t feel like it.


I took a course for women in marriage a couple years ago and during that course my man was literally the best I’ve ever seen him. The biggest difference was me verbally acknowledging and recognizing him. Being specific about what he provided for me that day.


Just so you know, most of the things I said were things I already thought but it was the verbalizing them that made his world different.


I am recommitting to verbalizing something everyday to make his world better. He deserves it. Who’s with me?

Important Lessons To Teach Your Kids

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My Dad always joked that he wished kids came with a manual! How great that would be! Here are some ideas of what I think might be in that manual of lessons to teach your children. The deal is, that the things we struggle with as adults are really the same things kids need to learn too, the circumstances just look a little different. Here is to constant improvement no matter what our age!