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On BE-ing a MOM

For all the mom’s out there. I’m sure you have taken a step back and wondered to yourself “how did my mom do it?” I know I have. And she has 3 of us. She didn’t even have the tools we have today. I don’t mean handy man tools. I mean mind, body, spirit tools. Practices like meditation, yoga, & ayurveda, which NOURISH our being. We must find the time to: take care of ourselves take care of our loved ones take care of the house take care of our job It’s constant work to feed all these areas of our lives. I love the analogy of it being close to having to water our plants daily to keep them alive. As a young girl I remember my mom multi-tasking; running a full time practice and yet food was ready for us when we came home from school. You must ask yourself how does the house manage to become such a mess? How do we learn to take care of ourselves and the family and the little ones? How do we prepare dinner daily? It all begins with us moms. Sorry dad’s!! Mom’s run the household. So what will help us become more productive, more nourishing of ourselves, of our bodies? How can we use what Ayurveda has to offer as our building blocks. Ayurveda gives us the answers to living our complex lives through simplicity. Here are a few tips: 1. Listen to your body? We forget that our body can talk. It tell us what’s up? It tells us when to eat and when to drink. It’s just that we are too busy doing other things that we don’t listen to our internal signals. 2. Take on lifestyle habits in tune with nature. Getting to bed on time, meals that are easy to digest. You will find you are swimming with nature instead of swimming against nature. Nature will assist you in becoming more productive. 3. Take the time to meditate even if it is closing your eyes and going inward for 5 minutes of stillness before the ruckus of the day starts. It will help ease your outlook on life and plan the day.

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