Happy Mother's Day to all of the caretakers of the world. Whether mother by birth or mother by your role as leader, mentor or caretaker, my gratitude and great love goes to you all. Right now during Covid-19, women all over the world are holding up so many. We hold up our children, parents, in-laws, neighbors and more. We have worried for our loved ones and for those we don't know. Covid-19 has called upon us all to stretch in ways we never imagined. But who is holding you up? Who holds up the one who holds up so many? Is a workout enough to check the box of selfcare? I would like to propose that we move beyond the response of "as good as can be expected."
I want you all to know that I am thinking of you and energetically stand here in my home holding up and sending energy of replenishment and gratitude to all of you. When so many define self care as hair care, massages, and brunch with extended family on Mother's Day, I can only imagine that it will be a challenge for many to redefine a successful Mother's Day. I invite you to consider the gift of giving yourself some time to quietly listen to your body. Covid-19 has presented as difficult for many who stay so busy that there is no time for quiet introspection. For many, sitting quietly and truly listening to our innermost goals, body signals and dreams can be daunting. My beloved caretakers of the world, the gift of Covid-19 can be that we finally take the time to reconnect with the purity and simplicity of what is important. Health, happiness, connectedness to family.
Many of us have considered ourselves healthy and partaking in self care if we exercise and eat relatively well. We often ignore or truly do not even notice some areas of dysfunction that may not yet impact our daily life. We might stay on the treadmill of overworking and overextending because it is what we all do. It is so hard for most of us to live in alignment with our innermost passion and sense of connectedness with self. Maybe in today's world it isn't even totally possible.
But FOR THIS MOTHER'S DAY, I invite you to take a moment and ground yourself in the idea that you have received an invitation to find happiness, connectedness and health in a simpler, more authentic journey. Slow down and listen to your body. Connect with your intuition and draw strength from the infinite energy of earth. This connectedness with yourself and with Earth can fill you when you need to draw on extra energy while supporting others. It will allow you to connect with your own body to truly hear the messages of what it needs. True self care is in listening to the messages of your body and responding to them to achieve long term health. At Newburyport Wellness we support this shift to inner wisdom and self action towards complete health. Mention this blog to receive 50% off a 12 session coaching package or a Complimentary Telehealth physical therapy consultation to begin the journey of self empowered healing! Happy Mother's Day! Offer expires 5.15.20. Email and your spot will be reserved. Only 10 spaces for 50% off available.
Link to Mother's Day meditation: youtu.be/Akhhw9hd8gQ
Is a mom of two, life long exercise enthusiast and women's health coach & physical therapist.