In the new format of my experiences… And my general coaching practice I talk a lot about understanding the body and the nervous system is because it is literally there and I’ll be all of making changes in your life…
Quote from the insightful and enlightening book “Guilt-Free Bottle Feeding: Why Your Formula-Fed Baby Can Be Happy, Healthy and Smart”. The author continues on to say, “This ‘intensive mothering’ has become a recognised sociological phenomenon, the dominant parenting discourse of our time, and one that all of us, whether we recognise it or not, will fall in line with to a greater or lesser extent… At the moment, we are in a period where we believe that being a good parent means being an informed, attentive, intensive parent.” •
Don’t you ever wonder where all this pressure comes from? Why parenting in this day and age seems so damn difficult and overwhelming? It is, in part, a result of our society, and of our culture. We are so risk-averse in the Western World, being protective and helping our children avoid harm at all costs is the modern expectation of mothers. This involves all aspects of mothering, and as the author argues, plays a huge role in the shame and guilt surrounding a mother’s choice choice to formula feed her infant.
Ava has never had a drop of formula in her life. My breastfeeding journey was very difficult and I often wonder if I hadn’t had a preconceived notion of how horrible formula was, how different our journey would have been. When she was born, my milk didn’t come in for 5 days and I remember how awful the last couple of days were. We were both miserable: a hungry baby and a hopeless mama. Would giving her a bottle, satisfying her hunger, reassuring me that I wasn’t awful at providing for my child’s needs, and giving us both some much needed rest have been so terrible? It could have set the framework for a calm, patient journey with breastfeeding versus an anxiety-ridden one.
What is your take on formula? Do you think it’s great or have a negative association with it? If you’ve ever had a positive experience with formula, whether you’ve chosen to supplement or use it as your child’s main source of nourishment, I’d love to hear more.
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Tomorrow I will be exhibiting a few unseen paintings: smaller oil paintings of 4x4’’ and 8x8’’, part of a series: A Moment of Sea.
I will be tomorrow and on Sunday exhibiting my larger and smaller paintings at People’s Art along with 50 other artists along the railings of Stephen’s Green. Come say hi, chat about art and choose a calming painting for your home.
Been attending a conference on #addiction genetics. A very complex yet interesting area of science. While addiction genes need a push from the environment to turn on, several studies suggest specific genes in the human body heavily influence addiction. Given a tiny push, these genes spring into action and promote addictive behaviors.
Certain genes may represent a vulnerability to addictive behaviors, but they do not indicate certainty. Babies aren’t born doomed to become addicts or have an eating disorder in later life. Any gene, whether it’s associated with cancer, heart disease, addiction or some other #health issue, must interact with the #environment in some way.
There must be a trigger that turns the gene on and allows the process to begin. Without the trigger, the gene may remain dormant. Furthermore, some people develop addictive behaviors through #lifestyle alone, without the involvement of researched genes.
Remember genes associated to addiction are related to all types of addictive behaviors, even things like working out, biting your nails, excessive worry are all part of this family.
My goal with patients who have familial or personal history with addictive behaviors is to help them silence these triggered genes. And in families with history, to ensure they never get a triggering. It is a very complicated area of science but one I find very helpful for many people young and old.
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〰️ I’ve been doing a lot of work around bringing joy to the forefront of my movement practice lately. The pressures of making dance career have changed the way I’ve felt about rehearsals, auditions, training and my own self-worth.
I am working hard to be in the present moment, and remember why I chose this life and path in the first place.
〰️ Thank you 🙏🏾 for helping me gain perspective last night in hammock class @z.e.p.e 📍@themusebrooklyn
Enjoy this throw back ⤴️ from " The Secret Below " circa 2014
I'm running a SALE and YOU get to decide what it will be! Next weekend I'll be a vendor at the Farmgirl Flea market and I want to offer something extra special for you ladies who come out to see me there!!! I'll be part of the @eyecandybodyandhome tent and can't wait to see you all in person!!! Head to my IG stories to VOTE ON WHICH SALE YOU WANT! 🤩 Or you can always comment here and tell me ➡️ would you prefer a sale on studs 🤔 or a sale on medium / large earrings? 🤔 Let me know!!! 😊🙌
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Grace is about acceptance, forgiveness, and love. It heals you unlike anything else.
What can you do today to show yourself some self-compassion and allow yourself to be open to the gift of grace? ❤️💙❤️
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Blog release today!
This week’s blog discusses honoring other’s soul presence and consciously creating a space to allow that experience to happen. Go have a read and tell me your thoughts or reactions in the comments below!
✨ WEEK 3 COMPETITION IS NOW RELEASED!! ✨
The prize?? A 6 week yoga course!!!!🤩 Our birthday month continues! This week's prize is a 6 week yoga course with James in Yogazone Cork, Carrigaline! Winner will be announced next Thursday!
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Estás atrayendo todo lo que llega a tu vida, esas memorias dolorosas y creencias limitantes, almacenadas en tu mente subconsciente, atraen todo a tu vida, cada vez que utilizas ho ́oponopono estás limpiando, estás borrando esa programación negativa.
No hace falta que sepas qué se borra de ti, qué estás preparado para soltar, lo importante es que lo vas haciendo y vas sanando tu subconsciente, y cuando tú sanas, tu realidad también sana, incluidas las personas que están en tu realidad. #MarianaMaffezzini#BePresent#TerapiasHolisticas#hoponopono
Reconnecting feels oh so good.
We become so tied to our devices. These tiny computers we carry around with us everywhere can be great tools, but they can equally be barriers to enjoying the 'now'.
I struggle to put mine down and be present, out of fear of losing connections I've worked so hard on forming, and keeping. I crave the conversations with other adults so much, but they'll be there when the kids go to bed. They'll be there hours later when I have a minute of relief (usually on the toilet, sorry not sorry) to quickly check in.
They're my priority.
Because we all know time flies, and one day, they won't be babies anymore.
Do you struggle with putting your device down to be present with your babes, too? Any tips for this mama?
So you keep hearing how positive and wonderful this whole meditation thing is but you are having trouble "getting there"... Why not ease into it with Mindful Breathing...
This exercise can be done standing up or sitting down, and pretty much anywhere at any time. If you can sit down in the meditation (lotus) position, that's great, if not, no worries.Either way, all you have to do is be still and focus on your breath for just one minute (or as long as you would like!) -Start by breathing in and out slowly. One breath cycle should last for approximately 6 seconds.
-Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, letting your breath flow effortlessly in and out of your body.
-Let go of your thoughts. Let go of things you have to do later today or pending projects that need your attention. Simply let thoughts rise and fall of their own accord and be at one with your breath.
-Purposefully watch your breath, focusing your sense of awareness on its pathway as it enters your body and fills you with life.
-Then watch with your awareness as it works work its way up and out of your mouth and its energy dissipates into the world.
If you are someone who thought they’d never be able to meditate, guess what? You are half way there already!
Education is a lifelong journey and so is spiritual growth. People believe you have to have A to acquire B but the truth is many people have found what they are looking for in a wide variety of ways. There people that went to school and became doctors to help people heal but there are also people that learned how to help people heal through diet and excise that have no formal schooling. .
The moral of the story is stop thinking you need schooling or more experience because that what the world is telling you. Just get into action and you will be amazed how fast you figure it out. .
Illustration by the talented @breehaastattoos .
Before the leaves turn red orange brown & gold, before my world is tucked under a blanket of snow, I’m going to revel in the glory of green just a little bit longer. 💚
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Alguns resultados da sua prática de yoga já aparecem no momento da primeira aula: você sai da sua primeira aula como se tivesse tomado um banho no corpo, na alma e na mente isso porque durante a aula de Yoga, você percebe uma maior harmonia no seu coração, sensações muito agradáveis de relaxamento profundo, maior vitalidade e maior vigor.
Resultado: sai da aula mais sereno, tranqüilo e energizado! Outros resultados vão se manifestando progressivamente com a prática regular e contínua.
Entre em contato para maiores informações 💜
Two years ago I was meeting a few of my favorite people for the first time. I had listened to @johngbytheway , @hankrsmith , and @megjohnsonspeaks for years before I met them in person. .
When I found out they were looking for an MC for their events, I jumped all over that! I didn’t get the job, but I was one of the top 3 candidates and I got to talk with them all over Skype. A few months later I volunteered at their event in Arizona and got to chat it up in person. I love their stories and read everything they all write. .
I get to volunteer again tonight with them since they are here for a date night event. It will be a blast and I can’t wait. Someday I still pray I can speak on stage with these amazing people that each helped light my path for me. @hankrsmith@johngbytheway@megjohnsonspeaks ....let’s make this happen! 😜😁😁😁
The information we consume (food, sounds, smells and so on) gets interpreted by our being based on our current perception of the very things we're consuming.
Therefore the experience of our reality is a unique expression of the infinite ways of how life can be perceived.
This huge variety of consciousness makes us all the same.
One love ❤️
One on one time spouse time is rare with 4 kids! If you don’t consciously schedule it in, it can very easily never happen. Thankful to have scheduled a moment to grab coffee before hubby went off to work this morning!
Happy Friday! Make time to get outside this weekend. Summer temperatures are still here, despite the upcoming fall equinox. For us, that looks like making our way to the beach! Nature has a way of clearing the mind and bringing us to the present. And after a seven day work week, goddess knows Jett needs it. #optoutside#itsprojectmindfulness
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“There exists only the present instant...there is no yesterday nor tomorrow, but only NOW” -Meister Eckhart #bepresent#quotesaboutlife
When you love what you do, do it with Compassion, Consistency and Gratitude
Today FedEx delivered a pack full of my rewards for bringing 3 people into my business in August. Oh, yes I recd commission but i received ALL THESE PRODUCTS FREE!!! Monat incentives change monthly, but guaranteed to help your business succeed. Tim walked in and said " did you buy more shampoo?" Nope I got this for working my business designed by Monat to help me bring the greatest value into our home.
He liked that answer.
Monat is in hyper growth, not only do we have #1 haircare in the world we introduced Skincare. Anti aging Skincare!! What's your story? What do you need monthly to help fill the pantry, buy the uniform for the kiddos or help an elderly needing care? You know your Why, Monat gives you your Why Not. Ready to talk?
Check out some gorgeous ladies rocking the Fierce by Aly palettes! If you dont think these colors will work for you you are so wrong!! These palette's boast 3 unique shades of eyeshadow, a double sided brush (small shadow, small domed blender) and a mirrored compact. This is a $75 value for just $40 USD.
Speak Up- neutal golds
Find Balance- green and blue
Be present- smokey greys