Embrace Self-Care

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EMBRACING SELF-CARE: A MOTHER’S DAY TRIBUTE TO NURTURING YOURSELF
By Shelley Whizin

 

Celebrating Mother’s Day often revolves around honoring the incredible women who have nurtured us. Yet, amidst the busyness of life and caretaking responsibilities, many mothers forget a crucial person in their nurturing equation: themselves. This Mother’s Day let’s explore the beautiful journey of self-care and reflect on the importance of mothering oneself with as much love and tenderness as we give to others.

ON BIG BLEND RADIO: Transformational life coach Shelley Whizin focuses on the importance of mothering oneself how to embrace self-care. Watch here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on Podbean.

 

Recognizing Your Inner Mother: 
In every woman resides an innate capacity for nurturing and caretaking, a reflection of the maternal instinct deeply embedded within. This Mother’s Day, take a moment to acknowledge and honor your inner mother—the part of you that tirelessly cares for loved ones and offers boundless love and support.

Nurturing Your Body: 
Just as a mother tenderly cares for her child, it’s vital to extend that same level of care to your own body. Prioritize nourishing meals, regular exercise, and ample rest to replenish your energy reserves. Embrace activities that promote physical well-being, whether it’s meditating, a rejuvenating yoga session, a leisurely walk in nature, or a soothing bubble bath (throw in some rose petals, while you’re at it).

Cultivating Emotional Resilience: 
Motherhood is a rollercoaster of emotions, from joyous highs to challenging lows. Amidst the chaos, remember to cultivate emotional resilience by embracing self-compassion and practicing mindfulness. Allow yourself to feel all emotions without judgment and seek support from trusted friends for life when needed. Remember, it’s okay not to be okay sometimes.  Just don’t dwell there and share your feelings so you don’t harbor them.

Nourishing Your Soul: 
Just as a garden flourishes with tender care and attention, your soul thrives when nourished with love and kindness. Take time each day to engage in activities that bring you joy and fulfillment, whether it’s reading a good book, indulging in creative pursuits, or simply basking in the beauty of nature. Cultivate moments of stillness and solitude to connect with your innermost desires and aspirations.  All the answers you seek are inside.

Honoring Boundaries: 
Motherhood often entails selflessly giving to others, but it’s essential to establish and honor boundaries to protect your well-being. Learn to say no without guilt and prioritize activities that align with your values and priorities. Boundaries are not barriers; they are sacred limits that safeguard your emotional and physical health.

Embracing Imperfection: 
In a world that glorifies perfection, remember that motherhood—and life itself—is beautifully imperfect. Embrace your flaws and celebrate the messy, unpredictable journey of motherhood. Release the burden of unrealistic expectations and allow yourself the grace to grow, learn, and evolve with each passing day. Life is an adventure, and yours can be quite exciting when you open yourself up to unexpected surprises.

As we celebrate Mother’s Day, let us not forget to honor the most important mother of all—ourselves.
Embrace the journey of self-care with open arms, knowing that by nurturing yourself, you cultivate the strength, resilience, and love needed to nurture others, and you model it for your children.  May this Mother’s Day be a gentle reminder to mother yourself with as much tenderness and compassion as you give to those around you. Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful souls who embody the essence of love and nurturing in its purest form.

Shelley Whizin is a transformational life coach and the founder and CEO of the Soul Diving Institute™ (SDI), established to study and teach the art and science of Being Human.  She’s also the author of “The Healing Journal”, “The Story of the Magical Baby Grand Piano”, and “What Do You Bring to the Table? A Savory, Sensory and Inspirational Guide to Living a Yummy Delicious Life”. More at www.ShelleyWhizin.com

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Shelley Whizin is a transformational life coach and the founder and CEO of the Soul Diving Institute™ (SDI), established to study and teach the art and science of Being Human. 

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