Yes ~ September is the new January. As parents we count down the days to the first day of school and the return to some kind of routine. So why wouldn't this be the time of year to begin anew!
Always a bitter sweet day for me...I do the happy dance as the bus drives away (my kids think it's hilarious) while at the same time I am sad to spend less time with my kiddos. As we all know they grow up so fast. The bus driving away with the smell of fall in the air (probably my favourite season), marks a new beginning for me. I gain back quiet time in the day to focus on my work, make plans for the coming year and most of all take care of myself after a
summer of putting the kids first most of the time.
Rising an hour before my kids, I do yoga and meditation - starting the day off right! Because a happy mommy makes for happy kiddos! Once they are on the bus I relax for a moment with a tea to plan out my day. These
are things I do to take care of me mind, body and soul.
The saying “If you don’t take care of you, who will take care of everyone else when you can’t?” is often whispered in my healing room. These words ring deep with truth. We are not superheroes, we are humans. Here to do a mortal job in a body that can only withstand so much. A body needing to be honoured and respected. Loved and cared for. An important lesson this recovering “supermom” finally learned.
Many “supermoms” sit before me not knowing where to begin, but secretly they did… as reaching out for help IS the beginning. Seeing them move through understanding, healing, clarity and finally balance, bring joy to us both. You see, healing is a process. A beautiful unfolding of layers. Moments of knowing. Moments of tears and release. Moments of victory and of surrender. Moments of trust. But most of all it is freedom. Freedom from the cape that once weighted them down. Now the wings of knowing self, let them soar. Being witness to this transformation is a blessing, my part in it an honour.
So let September be your new year and new beginning. Hang up your cape. Create plans and goals for a new year and take time for YOU. YOU are worth it! Sending much love to all! Happy New Year!!!