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.
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
Initially, this title, at least to me seems silly; contentment in Motherhood? Being a Mother has given me so much contentment in my heart and soul. It is the greatest gift and most wonderful pleasure to raise a child and journey through life with them.
The hard part of finding contentment is all the other shit that gets in the way. Am I right? You know, like work, other relationships, bills, societal pressures, to do lists.
This is the hard stuff, managing day to day and finding inner contentment along the way.
We need to let ourselves off the hook, and let other Moms off the hook too. I mean let's drop a few stupid expectations that have been ingrained in us....
1. You must be perfect: Perfect life, perfect house, perfect car, perfect clothes, perfect body, perfect relationship, perfect kids.....I am getting bloody tired just listing it all.
I AM GOING TO LET YOU IN ON A SECRET.....YOU ALREADY ARE IMPERFECT PERFECTION, EXACTLY AS YOU ARE AND IT IS AMAZING!!