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Before you read this, I want you to know that I am not a psychologist, I am just a mum and a life coach with a deep curiosity into the human mind and emotions. I believe that if we can understand ourselves better and our children better life is going to be easier all round.
Last night in my newsletter and I talked about how Sir Isaac Newton says that energy is neither lost nor destroyed, it is merely transferred from one to another.
Everything we are is energy. We are vibrational beings interacting in a vibrational universe. Everything we feel is energy. Anxiety, insecurity, fear, sadness. These are all bad energy, but what I didn’t say in my newsletter last night is that just because it is bad energy we don’t need to feel it, just like we experience the good! Only by truly allowing ourselves to feel the bad energy can those vibrations, your e-motions surface and release.
Have you ever watched a toddler laugh away at something carefree, only to stub their toe a minute later and drown in tears, but once they’ve cried them they are back to laughing again? If you let this flow of emotions run its natural course. If we allow them to feel the emotion as they go through it, allowing each one to surface and release, they come out the other side OK. It’s so easy to rush in and try and fix whatever has made them cry or, like I do without compassionate sometimes because it’s the tenth time the tears have come, try to dismiss the emotion to make it go away. Children will be taught quickly enough by us adults and society to unlearn their natural response to an emotion and replace it by the expectation to “get over it” and move on. Even if we don’t mean to teach them this the screens, the pressure to hurry from one thing to the next, the pressure from school and friends, will teach them to be less mindful. And in this loss of mindfulness is the time their bodies need to be in their emotions and work them out.
When a child takes a razor blade to their veins and cuts they are forcing themselves to feel something. As the blood leaves the vein the feeling releases. They are not releasing the problem, but to them the relief of releasing something is enough.Could it be as simple as a general lack of mindfulness in our society is leading our children to this? I don’t know, but as a teenager who took a pair of scissors to her arm way back when and knowing what I know now about myself that kind of makes sense.
As a mum I have already talked about how we expect way too much of ourselves in the time that is available to us, so this inevitably leads to punishing feelings of guilt and failure and makes us stressed and feel overwhelmed.
And then it’s terribly hard to be mindful when you are a mum. In my Design Your Life blog series I talk about how we are constantly rushing and multitasking, which means that we are not allowing ourselves to be present in any moment because we are constantly rushing on to the next. What do you think this does to the bad energy that accumulates from the guilt, the failure, the stress and overwhelm? Where do you think it goes? How do you think it gets released? Well, it doesn’t.
It manifests. If you ever feel overcome by guilt and anxiety for what seems like no reason, that is a good sign of accumulating negative energy. One of the things I noticed in my journey with anxiety was that it would be at its worst first thing in the morning. Really before I had even opened my eyes! I could never figure out what that was about. I realise now in retrospect that there was nothing else to busy my mind at that time, so the negative energy got its chance to start surfacing. And when it surfaces we feel it all over again, but when we have felt it, we can release it. Instead of feel because it was painful I got up and quickly busied myself again.
Another common time for people to experience this overwhelming onset of guilt and anxiety about what they can’t quite put their finger on is at night; having difficulty sleeping. I have previously recommended highly sedative essential oils to people and they just haven’t worked because the problem is in the mind. Essential oils to calm the mind and the anxiety then help, but the cure is in releasing the negative energy for good.
In a child stagnant bad energy might manifest as them being especially cranky and irritable. Whether we like to believe it or not our children experience stresses. As we begin to understand our children’s personality profiles we can better understand exactly what stresses them out. For example, Eden needs a lot of structure and routine and likes the detail of things, so my being completely the opposite can naturally stress her out. She’s also dealt with a lot in her short years – her bad health and my anxiety and depression. I am learning to give her better expectation of the day in front of her, more routine and have more patience in order to help her feel less stressed now, but maybe I need to work on helping her release the stagnant bad energy of the past.
When we are under stress our emotions react differently. Eden has always had very high emotions. It doesn’t take much for her to “tip”. However, hubby and I have noticed that her emotions have got much, much worse over the last few months and this morning it suddenly dawned on me that she is probably holding onto a lot of negative energy. Maybe she has even entered into a constant “fight or flight”. There seems to be no balance in her emotions at all. She is snapping at the slightest things, her fuse with her sister is short, she’s irritated far too easily and Craig and I have been struggling to know how to respond. I have realised that we have undoubtedly been handling the situation all wrong. Instead of disciplining the “bad behaviour” (time out, “don’t hit your sister”, taking away the toys as they fight, we should be supporting her to release the trapped energy. Maybe through expression, creativity, music and movement; all the thing she likes. I found some really great ideas on pinterest that I am going to try.
And you know, similar applies to us as adults. We can help ourselves to feel our emotions and move through them quickly. And we can help our children to do the same; let them be in their emotions and then do something to help them surface and release.
Did you ever see a dog physically shake after a shock? They shiver and shake for a while. This is them physically shifting their negative energy out. We can learn a lot from this. Next time you notice a negative emotion, do just that, notice it, feel it, experience it. Do the same with our children, allow them to experience the emotion. Then do something to help the emotion surface and release. Move, grab a pen and write about what’s going on, talk to a friend, get straight out in the fresh air and walk, jump on the trampoline with the kids, maybe even physically shake or make yourself laugh so hard that emotion is going to bounce right out! Just don’t let it sit and sink.
Much Love x x
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I’ve come full circle. I feel like a flower that is blossoming with Spring. I feel like the motherhood I have experienced thus far has been a journey that is now evolving into something else entirely, at whole new level of life, of financial freedom and opportunity.
The challenges with Eden’s health, my battles with my own demons and my decision to believe that my dreams are not beyond me have all lead to the place I stand now; welcoming a new opportunity to impact others in their wellness; to come full circle like I have.
What does this mean for Essential Mum?
I am going to be making some changes to this site. It will still be your place to go for coaching and essential oils. I am committed to getting back to blogging more frequently now I have freed some time up in my life. In the interim I am going to be putting some time into building a new website and coaching mums to Design Your Life; my ultimate 8 week experience to transform your life into one that brings you happiness every day.
Design Your Life isn’t for everyone, because not everyone has reached a comfortable place with the idea that it’s OK to put ourselves first as mums and live a life that brings us happiness every day. Getting to that point is itself a journey and one I can help you with! (Join my free opt-in at the pop up here).
There seems to be this deep stereotype that I hadn’t noticed until recently around #beingmum that makes it OK to get to the end of every day feeling like a complete failure, as long as you can grab a wine or lose yourself in the bottom of a pack of Maltesers. It’s OK because everyone else is going through it too right? Tomorrow is another day, another chance to do what you’ve always done and feel frustrated that nothing changes. I know I sound harsh writing this, but 713 comments under the post of a popular mum blogger led me to this conclusion. The post had 12k likes!
What she said was fundamentally right. I had a lot of respect for her observations:
1. We are too hard on ourselves as mums
2. The years are short and we will miss these challenges once they are passed
3. There is always a wine or a box of chocolates at the end of the day to set the day right.
What broke my heart was how this post was received. Like an invitation to believe this is the only way it can be. The repeated stories in the comments of deep struggle and belief that a box of chocolates really is the only answer broke my heart. One lady in particular deeply impacted me; she basically said she feels like a failure every day, that every day she feels like she could have done better, so I offered her a chance to look at Design Your Life, but she didn’t.
I get it. You know that I was in that place of struggle. I shared that recently in my article in the Natural Parent Magazine, Why No One Should Survive Parenthood (read it here).
However, I also know that just a simple shift in expectations and a bit of time management can make a massive shift in how we cope with #beingmum, and that this is just the start of what is possible! I understand that it is only a select few who are able to see passed the crowd to a life that is easier and more enjoyable. To let go of the belief it’s OK to just survive parenthood and believe it’s OK to want to thrive because the years are short and we should make the most of them instead of struggle through. We deserve to feel fulfilled in our roles as mothers, we deserve to feel we are doing a good job, not just #beingmum, but as strong, empowered, independent women with our goals and dreams ahead of us.
So I will continue to work on with those of you who come to me open and inspired to change. And I will begin my new chapter of Full Circle Wellness where I will share even more ways to feel wellness across your whole life! Mind, body, wealth and more…drop me a line if you are interested in details or watch this space for my launch!
Much Love in motherhood and now, beyond x x x
I have NO doubt in my mind, that life coaching has been the vehicle for the single biggest, most fundamental change in me and how I live my life.
The thing is, I picked up the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff to get coaching, rather than being proactive and seeking it out. The cost of this was that I spent a long period of time feeling deeply unfilled and unhappy, in which time I lost control of my basic emotions – got angry easily, felt down repeatedly and suffered anxious feelings regularly. I lost precious moments with my children in an unrelenting busyness and beat myself up constantly that my intention was completely the opposite; I wanted to be the best and most present mum I could possibly be. I was riddled with #momguilt for not achieving that.
At the heart of not having made that change sooner was a cluster of limiting beliefs and negative thoughts that were residing in my psyche and holding me back.
I am mum. Everybody else must come first. I will get onto me when the girls don’t need me anymore. I have to be everything they need me to be and be the best at it too.
And yet, if I had have been a 35 year career woman in a challenging job I would have had no qualms using the services of a life coach to manage those challenges. So why not #beingmum, one of the most challenging jobs there is?
Here are some signs that you could benefit from a life coach, so that you don’t get picked up by the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff! Because the fall isn’t pretty…
What might you get if you decide to engage a Life Coach?
For a start it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll see you’ve got way more in you than you realise and that you have dreams like any other person, even though you are a mum, and those dreams are not beyond you. And you’ll get full permission to live the life you want to design.
Across my own 12 week coaching journey I peeled back the onion layers of who I am and what I want. Coaching gave me a blank slate where all possibilities were valid options. My coaching space was one where nothing was holding me back from being or trying anything. It was liberating to cut the legs out from under the beliefs holding me back from true happiness and fulfilment. And with that I reclaimed my enthusiasm and energy to recreate my life.
Over 12 weeks I experienced at least 12 transformational results:
The bulk of this happened across just 8 weeks. It just took creating space and giving my complete commitment to working on the areas of my life that were not serving me. The weight that was lifted following those 8 weeks was almost as transformational as the coaching itself! I was floating on air. I finally started to enjoy my children and reconnect with my husband and do the the things that made me happy, which made me better able to look after everyone else.
Thinking ‘I’ll have me some of that?!’
The good news is that I am a Life Coach working to empower open and inspired women with more balance, freedom, fulfilment and happiness in their lives.
If you are overwhelmed, stuck or simply shelving YOU right now let me help you find out whether life coaching can help.
If you feel lost in the demands of #beingmum or are just ready for some ‘pzazz’ in your life right now, let me help you find the space and time to find true alignment between what you want and what you have in your life.
My role as a life coach is to ensure that you start unearthing your true desires. To enable you to re-discover the aligned, healthy, happy and self-compassionate inner-you.
You can thrive for yourself, within the demands of your family life and within the time you have. You just have to give yourself the permission to work on yourself and commit to following through.
My mission is to help mums feeling overwhelmed, unsure and unfulfilled to find balance, focus and happiness. I don’t see it as a luxury to be this way, I see it as our responsibility as mums because if our cups aren’t full we can’t fill the cups of those around us to our best ability. Plus, our children model their behavior on how we treat ourselves, so if we can’t put ourselves first when we need to we can’t expect them to ever do so either.
To coach with me is simple.
1. Contact me to enquire about coaching
2. Book a 30 minute Discovery Session with me, either for coaching or my Design Your Life Experience
3. Decide if we’re an awesome fit and then get started!
I look forward to connecting with you and sharing a journey together.
Much love, Clare X X
Kirsty is a Wellness Coach and Speaker. She inspires others to reach their full potential, no matter their circumstances or restrictions. Personal crisis is inevitable, but it’s how we deal with it that she believes matters most. She is the host of her podcast ‘Let’s Talk Life Design’ (www.letstalklifedesign.com), and loves enabling others to share their incredible stories along with practical strategies to living a life filled with purpose.
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Happy mum happy child, that’s such a powerful statement. I was curious, as I explore the idea that at the centre of designing a life you love, which brings you happiness every day, is yourself (read more about designing your life here.) Specifically a version of yourself where you spend time filling your cup.
My third guest blogger is Maria, a mum of two, creator of website / Facebook page Happy Mum Happy Child, which is dedicated to helping parents feel less alone in this parenting journey. Having started in 2014, HMHC is now the top parenting blog in New Zealand.
I know firsthand that within the most beautiful picture perfect surroundings of family can lie our greatest struggles. I know that we bring these tiny, helpless bodies into the world and from us they expect nothing, but love, but from ourselves we expect everything and we give everything, until often there is nothing left in our cup. I wanted to hear directly from Maria how she maintains self care as a priority to stay happy and what happy mum happy child means to her
– What has been your greatest challenge as a mum?
I find a lot of things challenging about being a Mum, but the biggest challenge for me was coming to terms with the fact that my life would never be the same as it was before I had children. I’m more used to it now, and I wouldn’t change it for the world – but it was a very difficult for me when my daughter was first born – I think it triggered my post natal depression somewhat.
– What has been your greatest learning as a mum?
That I am in fact capable of so much more than I could have ever imagined – the love I have for my children, the patience I have, the ability to clean up so much poo – honestly so much I have learned about myself
– How much of a priority is your own self-care in your life?
It’s more of a priority now than it was when I first became a Mum.
– How do you keep it a priority?
I think it’s important to have at least one moment a week where you have no children around you (if at all possible). Whether the other half takes the kids to do the grocery shopping, or they go to the grandparents for the morning. Just a moment alone can do wonders for the soul.
– What happens when that priority slips
Thankfully for me my husband is an amazing friend and supporter – if I am struggling then I communicate with him and he helps out where he can.
– What stresses you out?
My children. Lol – honestly though, just the challenges of being a parent stresses me out. Kids fighting, being demanding, etc it all gets overwhelming.
– How do you avoid overwhelm?
I try and be honest with myself and my family if I’m feeling overwhelmed. I’m also not afraid to put the TV on and say to myself “hey I just can’t do it in this moment, so the TV is going to help me out”
– What brought you to inspiring mums as your work?
When I started talking about my journey with postnatal depression, so many wonderful mum’s confided in me with their own struggles and told me it was so nice to hear someone talking about it. I don’t necessarily think I’m inspiring anyone, but just working together with everyone so that we all know we’re not alone.
– How do your personal challenges and how you overcome them influence your work?
90% of my work is off-the-cuff – so it really is dictated by how I feel each day. If I’m having a bad day, then I’ll share it with my followers. Not only to possibly make others feel like they’re less alone, but also for me to feel like I’m not alone. Even for me I can get stuck thinking I’m the only one going through something.
– What blogs do you read and who do you look up to in your industry?
I don’t get a lot of time to read other blogs, but do focus on a couple. Here in New Zealand, my wonderful friend Lisa runs No Filter Mum and it’s a wonderful page for me. She is open and honest about her own journey as a Mother, and she’s become a wonderful friend to me outside of the internet.
Internationally I love Tova Leigh – she predominantly does videos, but also has a blog and I love her and what she talks about.
– What does Happy Mum Happy Child mean to you?
Happy Mum Happy Child ultimately means if Mum is happy, then the child is happy. So it’s important to focus on yourself as a parent.
If you’d like to read more from Maria, visit her Facebook page
Of find her on Snapchat: happymumnz
Visit her website here
As I get close to launching my ultimate 8 week experience, Design Your Life, I drilled down into what it takes to design a life you love, which brings you happiness every day. At the centre of it I found myself. Specifically a version of myself where I spend time filling my cup. So I decided to use my next few blog posts to explore this by inviting other enlightened mums. Those who have been the stressed mum, the overwhelmed mum, the unhappy mum, but have come out of the other side. I wanted to hear from them how they got there and what the benefits have been.
Meet my second guest blogger, Debbie. She is a Spiritual Alchemist with over 20yrs experience in the mindbody field. I spoke to Debbie because I have experienced that it is terribly hard to be mindful when you are a mum. We are pulled in so many different directions that I reckon our brains actually rewire to always thinking about the next thing we have to get done, instead of enjoying being in the moment.
In this blog Debbie shares her experience and a 1 minute meditation you can do anywhere at any time.
Mindfulness is a term bandied about frequently these days. But what is it?
With its roots in meditative practices, Buddhist teachings see mindfulness as a path to enlightenment as one discovers that our mind is the cause of all our suffering. One then works to master the mind through being present and the noticing of the Monkey Mind or the mind‘s need and desire to be attached – to outcomes, behaviours, beliefs, thoughts, perceptions, and stories.
There are many studies that confirm the positive impact of mindfulness on our well-being and our worrisome minds. Sounds like a panacea for today’s world and the holy grail of calm huh?
It certainly is, but how does that fit for a mum who is struggling to juggle motherhood, business, finance, relationships, while still making sure the washing’s done and dry, dinner’s nutritious, cooked and eaten, the kids are happy, well and confident, and the house is not sinking under a foot of dust and grime?
How does it fit, when we feel like we have nothing left to give? And don’t know where to turn?
Taking a minute or two can more ‘space’ to breathe and be more of the mum you want to be – an empowered mum with more love to share. It helps our mind settle. Read – Less stress hormones = Happier mum → Happier children → Happier family → Happier community → Happier world!
We all know of the truth of making sure we top up our tank first as mothers, but it can be incredibly hard to do so. Our instinctive, unconscious actions are to attend to children/family first.
But remember the adage of the oxygen mask in a plane crash? We are no help to our children (or anyone else), if we have no oxygen and die. Implementing mindfulness practices are one way to support ourselves – giving our souls oxygen if you like, so we can support those we love in the chaos, muddle and joy of motherhood.
To help meet the challenge of everyday pressure combined with the overlay of motherhood try my micro-meditation here. This meditation is one way to top up your tank and your soul. It is easy to implement, short – under a minute, and with the exception of driving a vehicle, can be done pretty much anywhere, anytime!
By putting our full attention on what is directly in front of us, we potentially create more space and time. I know it doesn’t make sense, but bear with me.
Think back to a time where instead of finishing a task and then giving your children attention, you did it the other way around. I remember trying to complete some university papers when my son was one or two, and saying hang on, hang on as he vied for my attention. The times I stopped what I was doing and sat with him (and Thomas the tank engine!) for 10 – 15mins then gave me a full half an hour (magic!) to get my words in place for submission. You may have had a similar experience of giving your children full attention for ten or fifteen minutes which then freed up half an hour for you to get those accounts done or phone calls made.
As a mother taking a moment whenever you can, to be present, creates an opportunity to come back to centre. And sometimes we need to take it whenever and wherever we can. I remember taking an extra moment or two in the toilet to sit and centre as sometimes this was the only time I had any space when my kids were younger!
What might mindfulness look like for an Empowered Mum?
Further resources you might find useful:
Jon Kabat-Zinn and Eckhart Tolle are well-known proponents of the power of now and being present and are the authors of many books.
Sarah Napthali has written several books on Buddhism and motherhood which may also be of help.
Mindfulness is a growing movement and there are many mindfulness/meditative groups worldwide. Check out the web for something close to you.
See more of Debbie at her Facebook page!
Let’s drill down into what it takes to design a life you love, which brings you happiness every day. At the centre of it is yourself. Specifically a version of yourself where you spend time filling your cup.
I decided to explore this by inviting other enlightened mums to guest post. Those who have been the stressed mum, the overwhelmed mum, the unhappy mum, but have come out of the other side. I wanted to hear from them how they got there and what the benefits have been.
Meet my first guest blogger, Amy. She is Founder of Powerhoop NZ and has even created a group from her own journey of filling her cup! My HAPPY 100 is a place where she inspires and motivates more people to do more stuff for themselves.
It is something I am truly passionate about and of course it is a work in progress for me.
There have been times when I see my own life passing me by and I am not grasping it enough and making the most of it. I was using being busy in my business and being a mother of three as a reason not to do a lot of things I would love to do. It left me feeling depleted. I was attending to the needs of everyone else before me.
I had been wanting to do things like take my kids away individually on a little holiday to create some memories together. This meant so much to me, but each year would pass and I just wasn’t making it happen. So, I decided enough was enough, I wrote a list of things I wanted to bring into my life this year. Not a TO DO list, more of a THINGS I WANT TO BRING INTO MY LIFE list. Because I wrote my list down, and shared it publicly, I felt really accountable for it. It is now half way through the year and I have already ticked off over 50% of my list. And there are 100 things on there! I can honestly say this has been my best year yet and taking my kids away was definitely one of the highlights for me. As a result of doing more things for me, I feel less stressed, way happier, and much more balanced in my life. My cup is so much fuller and I finally feel I am living MY best life. I am doing things for ME!!
Well of course I do benefit, but my kids also benefit from having a happier mum, my husband benefits from having a more balanced mum, my customers definitely get the best of me and my friends must see the difference too.
First I’d say, I get it. It is all too easy to wake up in the morning and rush out of bed only to find yourself zapping around at 100 miles an hour, getting everything organized for the day ahead. It is like a hurricane of packing school lunches, looking for lost socks, feeding the animals, walking the dog, messaging a colleague about something or another, catching up with world on social media, checking e mails, feeding the kids / family, pouring that first coffee down our necks and so on. And that just about covers the first hour of the day! The rest of the day can look equally as hectic if we allow it, just rush, rush and more rushing.
We rush to get to work, rush through the traffic, super busy at work, rush to get home to feed kids / family, outside activities to attend, and get everyone all organised for the next day. Coffee is the fuel that gets us through. Or maybe that is wine?
It seems like we never quite “get it all done”. We never quite get to tick off our entire lists. We might tick a few off, but we have added more and more. The end may feel like it is in sight, but it’s not, it’s just a mirage.
So, my advice is to turn around your thinking. Accept, it will never end. That’s the truth. There will ALWAYS be something left to do. And if we allow it, LIFE like this can take over and we can end up like FRAZZLED MARTYRS with no time really allocated to just US.
Time. We are far too busy looking after the needs of all of those around us to even consider taking time out for ourselves, there are far too many things to get done first. We often don’t value ourselves enough to invest the time to do more things that will bring us that joy. Everyone else comes first.
Yes. Only a couple of years ago, I ended up in hospital. I had let stress get to me again and I felt done in. I had a lot going on at the time, emotionally, and I just put NO time into my own self care really. Yes I was exercising and eating well, which helped me so much, but I was having no down time. So yes, we can end up like a frazzled martyr if we fail to care for ourselves properly. I also think if we spend too much time making everyone else happy to our own detriment, then we end up resentful too. And of course that means those around us, get the brunt of that build up of resentment too! We end up lacking in energy, feeling wiped out, possibly a little depressed, and turning to narcotics to get us through! It did used to be like that for me.
Do anything from exercise, to meditating, to going for a walk, to a massage, to spending time with a friend, or learning a new hobby. Truly something that brings YOU joy when you do it.
Being a parent is when you need to be the best version of yourself, which means it should be the best time to take more care of yourself. Because if you take care of YOUR needs then you are in a much better position to help others! It’s that simple. You will have more energy, more lust for life and be happier. If your cup is full, then, you can help everyone else.
Finally, this life is for living now, we are NOT guaranteed any time here, so I reckon we make the most of our time. And the more we can do for ourselves, the happier we are. And the more EVERYONE benefits from it.
To read more about Amy’s Happy List, visit her website.
To read more about how you can Design Your Life, click here!
Awakening out of a period of depression is like the dawning of spring. Things look different, lighter. You notice things that you’d stopped noticing – a bird fluttering in the sky, the shape of the clouds, how young and innocent your children sound as they play.
Depression is such a common condition and comes in so many guises. You can be depressed and not even know it until your head lifts and your heart registers that it has been absent from life.
One thing I have realised doing the work I do is that depression is extremely common for mums; either post natal depression or just a general sinking beneath obligation, expectations, that hopeless feeling of lacking strategies to cope and an endless distancing from you and the things that set you on fire.
It is extremely important to place focus on ourselves as mums and our own self care, but in reality this is often our last priority. It is for this reason I began the Happiness Habit. I invited other open and inspired mums to join me in reaching a more peaceful state of being in 30 days. The first group is about halfway through and I have to say I am feeling an incredible difference. I use a life-sensing wearable and even that is recognising the difference! My mood indicator has moved from consistently low to calm for the first time since I started wearing it.
As I shared in my last blog I have been experiencing a deep transition of releasing painful memories and uncomfortable feelings in order to get a place where I am ready to receive the true beauty of life and all that it has to offer. In the second half of the Happiness Habit, we start to receive.
What I have realised through doing the Happiness Habit is that maintaining this sense of peace and calm this requires embodying that message that I preach to others – you can’t pour from an empty cup. We have to invest in ourselves daily to be happy, healthy and positive. When we are not OK it affects every part of our lives, especially #beingmum. We have a responsibility to make sure we are the happiest and healthiest we can be to be the best mums we can be to our children.
Look out for my next blog from a very special lady, Amy McAuley who will share why she believes it is not selfish to fill up your own cup and explains how everyone else benefits from the FILLED up YOU.
I will leave you with this…
Don’t slip into the darkness
Much love x x