Photo: Carol Gutzeit
Motherhood is a sacred journey. It’s a process of self-discovery that every human goes through as a result of being born. The bond between mother and child is strengthened by sharing the honorable course of giving and receiving unconditional love.
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” ~ Robert Browning
Even though you don’t get a manual for life, you do get a mother who does her best to guide you through all of the ups and downs on your human journey. She has acquired enough life experience to fill a manual for living well and it’s yours for the asking.
Motherhood comes with a crash course in wellness. From prevention to healing, a mother has to trust her gut to make good choices. There is nothing that compares to a mother’s intuition when it comes to the health and wellbeing of her children.
The state of being a mother is highly creative. Not only does she create a life inside of her own...
Photo by Carol Gutzeit
To give without expectations creates ease in your mind and body. A gift from the heart allows you to be in the present. Follow nature's example of giving freely and notice how your gifts are received and multiplied.
"No one has ever become poor by giving." Anne Frank
It's important to fill up your own well so that you can give with ease. Give yourself the time and attention you need so that you can easily share your gifts, time, and talents with others. Giving from a full well is the basis of wellness. The ease of giving comes naturally when you live in a state of abundance.
To increase your life force energy, give your body more ease. Stress blocks energy like a kink in a hose stops the flow of water. As soon as you get rid of a kink, the flow is immediately restored. Remove the kinks of tension in your body with yoga, deep breathing or massage and you'll return to your natural state of ease.
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Your aliveness is nurtured by radical self-care. An empty inner well doesn’t serve anyone because it eventually dries up from overuse. Your aliveness comes from finding your balance and living in harmony.
Declare “I am alive and well” as you reflect on this quote by Howard Thurman: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
A well that is full has plenty to share and finds itself surrounded by beauty. It’s an inviting place to visit because it’s brimming with aliveness. Fill up your own well today by taking good care of yourself and notice how it naturally spills over and benefits others.
Wellness is an inside job. The image of filling up a well is the perfect metaphor for self-care. Imagine an empty well with nothing left to give as a way of remembering the value of restoring balance.
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