Mothering Yourself

Mothering Yourself

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Whether you’re a mom or not, our life coach columnist has advice and helpful tips for how to nuture yourself with some motherly love.

This time of year, we celebrate Mother’s Day, the one who gave us life and those who have taken the role as a mother through fostering, adopting, surrogate or blended – a mother is the center of our life source, the heart that beats in rhythm with the soul, and provides unconditional love.  

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.” —Linda Wooten

In today’s message, whether you are a mother or not, I want to shed light on how you can be the mother of yourself, your soul, your life.

Nurturing, caring, loving, and supporting are characteristics of being mothered. Allow yourself to consider the ways that you might be mothering you. Are you being gentle and kind with yourself. Do you take time to rejuvenate or reset. How do you talk to yourself in the mirror? What is the nicest thing you’ve ever done for yourself?

This can look different in many ways but perhaps it is just beginning by doing the things that you love to do without permission from anyone but yourself.

Take a bubble bath, read a book, sleep in or take a nap, watch funny movies, call a friend and talk for hours like you used to, read old love letters, clean out a junk drawer rear causes you stress, and just be open to what you might find and discover, go fishing, golfing, ride your bike. The list is endless. Whatever “taking time” for you looks like – do that!

And if you don’t know where to start, I recommend a book by Louise H Hay “You Can Heal Your Life.

An excerpt from the book is “Life Is Really Very Simple. What We Give Out, We Get Back. What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.”

Today, embrace what is and be open to mothering yourself so you can shine your light for others. The work begins with you. May you find the love, compassion, and kindness your soul seeks so you can live the best life now. 

Sending love and light,