Posts Tagged 'EMPOWERMENT'

– All you new moms and moms to be – Here is an Affirmation for the day

 - All you new moms and moms to be here is an Affirmation for the day NEWS FLASH ……. There is no such thing as perfect ! As long as you are trying to reach it you will never be happy or content in your own being . Something to ponder …. What or who are you competing with ? What is this image of perfection you are trying to live up to ? Is this image  even real or realistic for you ? There is no right or one way to do anything but there is a right and perfect way for you , your children and family . When you are able to find what works for you , then you will find perfection in your own individuality and uniqueness . I can look at some of my dearest friends / clients and think they are truly amazing moms in the way that they do it that works for them . If I tried to do what they do and use some of them as my bar of perfection .. I would never live up to it as they are totally different then me . They have strengths and abilities that I  just don’t have  . Just like I have gifts and ways about me that they lack in certain areas . If I used them as my bar of perfection and compared myself to them it would reek havoc on my self esteem making me feel not good enough . I can’t tell you how often I see and hear this from my clients … So and so lost her weight right away .. so and so nursed until her baby was one , so and so has the perfect marriage , kids and home …. Ladies , what we see on the surface isn’t always whats really going on behind closed doors . Stop comparing yourself to others , connect with yourself and find what is right for you instead of what society , your family  and friends says is right . Find your own perfection from your  authentic place of truth in who you are .

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True Beauty

True Beauty

My friend Sayde posted this yesterday and it really hit home for me ! Years and years ago before I transformed into the person I am today, all I cared about and put out into the world was my looks .I remember a VERY dear friend of mine saying to me -” Lori ,why don’t you show the world the beautiful person you show me – the person  who you really are under the surface  ? I remember saying …” Because nobody cares “. Looking back on this ,  it’s so sad the lack of self love and confidence I once had for myself.   I  use to workout for hours  and hours a day only to look good . I kept myself in a man made box by dieting and weighting my self daily , if the scale was up or my clothes were tight I would go into a depression . When I wasn’t working out I was constantly was shopping to fill a void of low self esteem .

Most of you know me as the women I am today , but before I did my inner work and re reconnected with my soul I was just skimming the surface of life . Over the years I have found my voice and use it empower and inspire others , I try to come from a place of love , compassion , gratitude and empathy and no matter what I am going thru I am genuinely  happy for others. I make it a point to put the real me out there beyond  the physical  surface .  One thing that teaches you that beauty is only skin deep is aging . Today I  work out and eat healthy not only to look good but more importantly to feel good . I still like wearing nice clothes but I buy out of necessity not a void . I weigh myself  about once a month  just to check in , but mostly judge it by the way my clothes feel . Our children ( daughters especially ) are sponges , watching and absorbing all that we do , say and are . Teach your children by showing them what kindness, love and compassion is by caring for yourself and others . Let them see that sparkle of joy in your eyes when you talk about something you are so passionate about . Be optimistic , supportive and be someone that they aspire to be like some day . The world doesn’t need any more human barbie dolls !!!!  Raise your children to be beautiful by allowing both yours and their true essence of the soul to shine big and bright .

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KEEP CALM AND TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS !!!!

KEEP CALM AND TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS !!!!

ATTENTION ALL MOMS AND MOMS TO BE .. BEST PREGNANCY, BIRTHING AND PARENTING ADVICE EVER !!!!!! Your baby has grown , developed and has lived inside of you for 9 full months …. just as you know when something feels off or not right with you , your baby is part of you and you will sense the same in and for them . Remember this when you get bombarded with tons of advise and projections from others . A mother knows best ! Especially when she is in a calm , centered , grounded , peaceful and in a mindful state. When one can get in this space she will to be able to hear her own voice and truth of what FEELS is right .

“You’ve always had the power, my dear. You’ve had it all along” – Glinda, the Good Witch

BIRTH AFFIRMATIONS – For a positive more empowered birth experience

Birth isn’t just a physical journey but a mental and emotional one as well .  The mind is a mighty powerful thing !! In labor  it can be your greatest warrior and support or it can sabotage your wishes , desires and intentions, taking you down within the blink of an eye . Not everyone can afford  or wants a doula by their side 24/7 throughout the birth process . When you have a doula by your side she will be your greatest cheerleader one who lives , breathes and speaks  positive affirmations to you through the course of your labor .

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I saw this photo on Facebook and went crazy over it !!! I LOVE this idea and am going to start having all my girls make their own positive birth affirmations to hang  up  in the birth room as part of the sacred space I help create for them . During labor you may go through all kinds of emotional , mental , spiritual and physical twists and turns , highs and lows . Birth Affirmations will help support , ground and focus your energy  to help you have the birth you desire  .

There are 2 ways to do this – For both ways always use bright colors .. ( They tend to uplift the spirit , lighten the mood and are more playful and happy to look at )

1. Do it as a baby shower ritual – On all the tables have a large sheet of blank paper at each table setting , each table gets a basket of colorful markers or crayons . Have everyone there write out an positive birth affirmation for your birth .

2. Make your own – You can write out a list of your fears and turn those fears into a positive . An example -” I am afraid I won’t be able to do this”. Changed too, ” My body is made and designed to do this “or “I am strong and capable and trust my body to birth my baby with ease”.  I ask my girls when prepping them for birth ,” What are some things I can say that motivate you to give you more confidence and strength ? If you are really creative you can even draw out your birth intention , a picture , words or feelings that inspires you .

Pack some tape with you in your birth bag and hang your affirmations all over the walls and windows .

Here are a few sample affirmations to use or get ideas from –

I am powerful

There is no need for us to hurry

I trust my labor process

My body was made to do this

I have all the time and patience I need

I trust my body to birth my baby

I let go and relax

I surrender with confidence

I am safe

I trust my intuition

I trust my instincts

There are 300,000 other women giving birth in the world with me today .

I am strong and capable of birthing my baby

Every contraction brings me closer to meeting my baby

The more i can relax and let go the easier time my baby will have making their way into the world

I am a great mother

I can do this I am committed

No negative thoughts or thinking  allowed in this room

I breathe in relaxation , I exhale out any tension

I breathe in love , peace and joy into my baby and exhale thru my mouth any fear , tension or anxiety as my body relaxes

I inhale oxygen and life force into my baby as I exhale my whole body relaxes as my baby drops and cervix dilates

Breathe in LET exhale GO

This present moment is all there really is , I am fully here in the now , the past is gone and the future hasn’t happened yet . What I do in this moment is building the way to my future .

You got this girl !!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHING EVERYONE !!!! 🙂

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KEEP CALM !!! BIRTH IS NORMAL.

KEEP CALM !!! BIRTH IS NORMAL.

TRUST YOURSELF AND YOUR BODY !!!! AS A WOMAN YOUR BODY WAS MADE TO GIVE BIRTH AND YOU CAN DO IT !!!!! YOUR STRONGER THAN YOU THINK !!! #EMPOWERMENT #BIRTH #GIRLPOWER


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