I am equal parts worrier and mother. I’ve learned those two aren’t the same thing.
I am equal parts girl and woman. I’ve learned those two aren’t the same thing.
I am equal parts light and dark. High and low. Friendly and cautious. Flowers and forest. Sun and moon. Encourager and inward. I’ve learned it’s okay to not just be one thing, but all the things. I’ve learned connection is better than perfection and yet to continue inner healing and learning confidence and mastering my inner voice is necessary, and living with who I am today is perfect enough. I know because of how my children look at me. I know because when they’re afraid they come to me, not the other way around. If you don’t see the quiet things as victories, you’re missing out. It’s possible to be a work in progress and complete at the same time. I hope you know how wonderful you are, and how proud I am of you that you’re keeping going. Your decision to do things differently and the life choices you make for your children that are your beautiful sacrifice.
That you’re steady as she/he goes, even in the quiet. You’ve got this ✌🏼❤️#hope
Lisa Leonard's book "Brave Love" gave me the courage to stand up for my heart and to speak into my life, to remind me that not making time for rest and reflection will hurt me in the long run.
There are a lot of horror stories that come with entering into the unknown of birthing, and Ina May is here to the rescue. There's something in this book for every woman, because we all deserve to know how intrinsically amazing our bodies are. Grab it here.
Brené Brown touched places in my heart I didn't know anyone else knew were there. "Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do."
If you're feeling like you're always taking care of people who won't take care of themselves, and your tank is not only empty, but you feel trapped in the frustrating cycle, I strongly encourage you to hear the wisdom of Melody Beattie.
I've curated an ever-growing collection, from Anne of Green Gables to James Herriot to Melody Beattie, here.