I know I'm not alone here, but this year already feels heavy. The turbulence, the Fu%&ing Omicron wreaking havoc and creating a level of unknown once again in our worlds... it's not the glorious re-set we had all hoped for!
I've seen this shift and change creating a lot of tension and internal stress load in people.
As you read this, can you consciously drop those shoulders a little more? Can you take that deep restorative breath to help your body sense calm?
Yes!! Do it like Jimmy Fallon!!
Ironically, I love to have a big laugh, so if you love Jimmy Fallon like I do (seriously I want to go and see him live, one of my bucket list dreams), then this a good place to start!
The amazing thing about our gorgeous body, is that we can so easily help it be in a state of ease.
We can do some simple things to help ourselves reconnect within!
Here's two of my fave ways:
1. Box Breathing... yep if you've been around here a while you would of heard me talk about this, but box...
It feels so exciting to pen this blog again... and that time I had away has been an absolute blessing! But now it's time to get stuck into my love story ... for 2022!
I don't know about you, but the more I stopped, the easier it was to listen internally.
This year I'm taking in the mantra... 2022 I LOVE YOU!
Because the more love I can infuse on my outward space, the more I feel in my inward self. And the more I feel that connection within, the more I know what I'm supposed to bring into the world.
This year in our little Unfck world, is going to be B.I.G.
It's all kicking off with my 3 hour planning session next week! This is aimed to work at kickstarting your year the way you want it... not some outside in force.
How long since you've asked yourself these questions?
1. What is my body telling me?
2. What does my body need?
3. What does my soul crave?
4. If there were no expectations placed on me in the day to day - what do I really...
I'm coming from the very privileged position of being on holidays. After the last two years, the highs, the lows, the uncertainties, and the unknown of what is going to happen, as a family we decided to prioritise a family holiday we rescheduled 3 times.
There was all the reasons not too:
But in light of all of this, we decided as a family that we really needed some time away.
Yes there's been planning, and organising and booking. And of course in the week before we left, we had a major rain event causing a big amount of water and cleaning and no washing drying... all the mum things!
Stopping, and stepping away, is teaching me a few things!
Did you know that there is research behind the power of affirmations.
Basically, an affirmation is positive phrases or statements used to challenge negative or unhelpful thoughts.
Kinda like talking to yourself like you would your best friend.
They work if you regularly practice them, which is why I really love to put them beside my mirror and inside my phone case.
I put them wherever I know I am going to see them.
Then I stop.
I say it out loud (or in my head if it's a bit weird).
I repeat it again.
I think about it.
I move on with what I was doing.
Here is some of the benefits of daily affirmations (according to Positive Psychology):
You might feel it a bit weird to be thinking about how to love ourselves when we are in the busy season. I know.
But what if I told you that this inner love of yourself is exactly what will help you shape your health moving forward. Yes, I am a health practitioner, but over the last two years particularly, I am seeing more and more busy working mum's having worse health.
What does that look like?
Unknown health challenges
Lack of movement
Pain in places they wouldn't normally have it
Reaching for the sugar and coffee to get through the day
You guys get the picture, it's just not great!
What if I told you, that listening to your inner self and learning how to love yourself can be the first step towards turning that health around.
What might this look like to you?
I'm not going to give you the answers, because yours are totally different to mine. What I am going to...
You may have seen my post on the weekend, all about how I felt like I woke on Sunday morning in full exhaustion land. Like I’m talking my legs and body felt like lead and I was wading through mud. I didn’t want to open my eyes, and I was craving stillness and softness in my day.
I really listened to my body, and have heard it tell me it feels dehydrated, and like it’s in full sleep debt…. Yet I drink a lot of water and sleep 8 hours a night. What this really means… well it means that I have mentally been doing too much, not honouring my rest cycles as they show up.
I’m sure that some of you would have had this feeling before, like you are doing all the things and it isn’t providing you with all of the health that you are expecting. My wish is that if you have crashed before, or you can feel yourself teetering towards it again, that I can give you the tools to help yourself before the...
First up... I want to say THANKYOU to all of you that may have participated in voting for me in our local Chamber of Commerce & Industry Awards. On the weekend I was awarded the Business Leader Award, as well as my Chiropractic practice won the Health & Wellness Award. I am beyond proud of this!
2022 is going to bring some massive events and changes for me and mothers!
I will be opening the doors to my 6-Week Mama Reset course only 3 times throughout the year! If you are ready to spend 6 Weeks with me and the other Mama's choosing themselves and showing up, make sure you go on the waitlist so you don't miss out!
I will be hosting 4 retreats in 2022! Yep you heard me... 4!!
Isn't it a wonderful week to have a wonderful week. I've been working hard on some behind the scenes stuff and getting ready for the weekend. I'm so excited to be immersing with an intimate group of mum's all about their health & heart!
I spoke on my podcast this week all about dreaming as a mother. How we often dream of what we think our motherhood will be like before we have kids.
But then, as we traverse our motherhood journey, we often forget to dream of who we are in the motherhood. What would we love to do? What is important to us? What aligns to our innermost dreams and desires.
This is important for our souls, but it's also really important for our work. You see our brain loves it when we are doing activities that align with our soul.
It operates in a higher state of calm when we are doing things that are important to us. It sends calm signals to our stress spots in our brain. It allows us to take that big deep breath that aligns us internally.
I love that if we...
Do you ever have those days where you wake up, and you're like, yep, I am totally going to do X, Y and Z... and then as the day really begins you throw all of that out the window?
That was me today.
My to do list involved a lot of work stuff, but by the time the kids got picked up to go to school (the best thing about this is my SIL takes the kids for me on a wednesday so I can have a true home day, just like I take hers on a Monday), my body had different ideas.
I don't own a dryer - not because I don't want one, but I have no space, and it's been crazy weather, so I had to go to the laundromat. So I decided, laundromat, dog walk for the win.
Then vacuum the car, have a coffee, do a mammoth food shop. I've make raw chocolate and choc brownies (must be a full moon I reckon), and only sat down to do my 'work' at about 1pm.
So here I am, writing a letter, and thinking about the awesomeness of my weekend of immersion with like minded people. And also how, all those things I...
I know I get to this time of year and I start to think about all the things that I supposedly have to do, and how I absolutely am not going to be able to do them all.
The roundabout of creating a life that is calm and thoughtful and mindful, combined with not disappointing anybody and ticking all the boxes... it makes me want to scream.
Our brain and our neurology are wonderful things. They have this beautiful ability to pick up on a feeling, relate it back to something from our past, and we respond in the same way.
When was the time you were so overwhelmed you had a very big emotional response?
Do you feel this at times when maybe it doesn't warrant it? When you would otherwise just need a sit down and a chat to yourself, and find an easy solution?
This is your stress response hijacking your life. No body wants that in their world.
One of the great ways we can stop this is to recognise and choose the response we want. If you are beginning to feel...