Mindfulness is all the rage recently and it couldn't come at a better time in our lives. The role of Women and Mother's is evolving rapidly within our society and has evolved rapidly in the last 50 years, so much so that the support system required for our new evolution is tremendously lacking.
We are getting sick, fat, frustrated and lord knows what else.
So, what we know today is that it isn't easy and we can't have it all, no matter how hard we try.
Something has gotta give right?
So, we feel hoards of emotions and likely anxiety is one of them, especially us new Mamas (BTW welcome to the club- we are here for you. It's a club, you have paid your dues and now we are here for you for life).
Mindfulness may be our answer until evolutionary changes/support systems catch up.
According to, Holzel, Carmody and Lazal, 8 weeks of mindfulness changes the structure of our hippocampus, posterior cingulate cortex, temporoparietal junction and cerebellum.
I have been meaning to write this article for months....I take a lot of different classes in the community and this is by far the most common mistake I see amongst fitness/yoga enthusiasts. We are overtraining our abdominals and not in a good way.
We are such good humans, we listen and take direction very well, especially in a fitness/yoga class because there is a belief that if we do what they tell us to do we will look better, reach our goals, feel better about ourselves, fit into an outfit, or whatever your reason is for being there.
The problem is; that we often don’t assess whether these movements are right for our bodies. We don’t ask does this feel good? Is it working the right muscles, do I have pain in my body when performing this exercise. The reason for this is we all share a common belief: NO PAIN, NO GAIN. Hey, trust me, I am not gonna say this is BS, because in reality when you want to achieve a goal, perform a feat, or do something different, at the very least, you gotta g...
If your fitness goals require you to work harder this year than last and you are struggling to lose weight, then these goals might not be good for you.
Adrenal fatigue, anxiety, insomnia and busyness all go hand in hand. Adrenal fatigue is physical burnout at its finest. Your body is so overtaxed, its hormones have stopped working right. “You feel tired but wired. You crave sugar, similar to an addict. You grow a muffintop.” –Dr. Sara Gottfried
If this sounds like you...then take a look at the other symptoms from Gottfried’s list of Adrenal Fatigue:
* Anxiety, especially in stressful situations
* Emotional instability or excessive emotions
* Frequent screaming or yelling
* Confusion, difficulty with focus, under stress
* Poor resilience to stress – stress feels too much or unfair