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The Nourished Home Blog
Here I am on the morning of the Total Solar Eclipse that spanned the entire United States on August 21st, 2017. I felt such peace, awe, and wonder.
How freeing it is to remember that there are grand rhythms, cycles, and transitions continuously unfolding in the cosmos.
Man, does that perspective make the rhythms, cycles, and transitions of my own life feel so miraculously manageable.
Although it's liberating to remember that my daily life is but a speck in the grand scheme of things here on earth, I also feel the gravity of how precious and fleeting my time is.
So I'm devoted to owning my relationship with time. I'm devoted to spending my time on the stuff that matters most to me.
It's easy to feel helpless, scared and small in times like these.
Yet I know that one of the most important things you and I can do is remember our power and believe in our purpose and impact.
Stay awake to why it's so important for you to work through fear and claim your courage in every facet of your life right now.
When you feel small, afraid, overwhelmed and exhausted it's near impossible to be an effective leader in your family, community, or career.
And what we need right now is for all conscious, soulful Mamas on a Mission to be in the fullness of our power and gifts.
I've been so grateful to watch the sunset the last two nights from these chairs with my daughter, Laila. We've been on a special mama-daughter getaway at a rustic cabin in Maine before school begins next week. I promised her a few years back that when she's ten we'd do something like this, just the two of us. And somehow my first baby is already 10 so here we are. These last two days have been so, so good.
While we've been savoring this quiet time together my spirit has called on me to write what I share below. I'm nervous to share this. It isn't comfortable to speak from my heart and soul in this way. But I believe we are capable of creating a Nourished Home for all and I am doing my best to be of service to that mission. Thank you for journeying with me, and for doing your part to contribute to a more Nourishing Home for your children and all of our children.
As a mama I don't have hours a day set aside to find my truth on a mountain somewhere.
My magic, my joy, and the ways I refuel are simple. They don't take a ton of time.
But the more I choose to create magic in every moment, the easier it becomes for me to be a powerful leader and change maker.
I’ve found myself up a little later at night this past week thinking about where we’re headed as a planet. The tweets, the rhetoric, the back and forth posturing and threats that unfolded between the U.S. president and North Korea have had my mind racing.
And what took place at the white supremicist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend sickened me. Hundreds of white men from around the country held tiki torches they likely bought at Walmart and raged against all those who are not just like them.
They chanted against people of color, women, Jews, Muslims. They spoke of “taking their country back”. Back from whom? Back from what? Who has oppressed and subjugated white men in the United States? Ever?
And then there were the courageous souls who chose to stand for equality, peace, and racial harmony.
I was 27 years old when my husband and I felt the call to have our first child.
Although the call was strong I felt such fear and uncertainty. One thing I knew for sure was that I had no idea what I was doing when it came to birthing and raising a baby.
So how did I choose to dive into such a massive endeavor?
On my birthday, about 30 minutes after I shared with you that I am pregnant I got a scary call from one of my midwives.
She told me that my 20 week ultrasound showed our baby’s brain was measuring about two weeks too small.
The baby was sleeping during the ultrasound and wasn’t giving the technician the best angle to see her head or her heart. So we knew that we’d need to do another ultrasound to get those images. We weren’t alarmed by this and everything else had looked great.
But then came this call from the midwife. With this “news” my alarm bells went off.
Today is my birthday and I’m ready to celebrate something big that’s been unfolding for me.
I believe that life is a soul-stirring adventure, a series of unpredictable moments and experiences that can stir our souls awake into our deepest, most whole-hearted truths.
I believe that the ups and downs of the soul-stirring adventure teach us so much about who we really are, what we're really made of, and what it is we truly stand for.
All that's unfolded for me and my family over the past five months has had it's ups and downs. One big change has been a catalyst for a lot of other decisions my husband and I have made that impact the trajectory of life for us and our girls.
As you enter the weekend with your family, open up to the possibility of remembering how to come home to yourself, your power, your sense of calm confidence, and inner trust that was once so strong when you were a young child. If you're with young children this weekend, maybe even observe and follow their lead.
Right now, take a moment today to remember a "Golden Moment" in your early childhood.
I have been very quiet here the last few weeks. It's been a time of going within as my family and I are navigating some unexpected changes.
The past few weeks have been a mix of joy, grief, fear, and reverence for the lack of control that I have over the big stuff in life (a lesson I get to keep on learning...).
In the grand scheme of things, all is well. Truly.
This morning at school drop off I shared what's going on with a friend and fellow parent. And she transformed into the fairy godmother or guardian angel I so needed today.