The month of May celebrates motherhood in every way.
As Mother’s Day approaches I am reflecting on the diversity of motherhood today. How can we be good mothers if we don’t learn to mother ourselves? If you have ever been on a plane you’ll recall the admonition from the flight attendant to “put on your own oxygen mask before helping those around you.” It’s ok to put yourself first. In fact, it is mandatory.
In order to nurture others, we must first learn to nurture ourselves.
How do we do that? In my article for LA Yoga, I encourage you to be the best mom you can be to yourself by sharing my own experiences with the mother in me.
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