This week’s guest is Lesley Yadon, a life coach who specializes in supporting mothers. She talked to us about how to have less guilt, and more joy in our motherhood experiences.
She explained to us what a life coach is and shared her strategies to help mothers care for their minds, bodies and souls during pregnancy and in the first few months of parenthood.
She also shares with us how she chose this career after her own pregnancy and birthing journey left her feeling inadequate.
In this honest conversation, the ladies talk about how we focus on “things” we need to buy to get ready for a new baby but rarely talk about how to prepare emotionally for the changes that motherhood brings. They discuss how they felt after having a baby and how they navigated their complex emotions.
Lesley shares her strategies to manage on the top areas of concern for most mothers, guilt and worry.
We also talk about specific exercises that you can start TODAY to increase mindfulness and be a more centered, and calm mother.
Plus, learn more about life coaching, how it differs from therapy and why it’s a worthy investment.
Tip and Picks of the Week:
Lesley Yadon: If you feel scattered or erratic. Take deep cleansing breaths and breathe out slowly through your mouth as if you are breathing through a straw. Take three deep breaths every morning to start the day centered. While taking deep breaths, envision white light filling your body and cleansing tension. In the second breath, imagine filling your body with gratitude and send it out through your feet. During the third breath you set the intention for the day. For example, “Today i’m going to be calm.”
Paulina: My morning ritual is that I open the windows and let air in. This immediately changes the energy in the room and enhances my mood. I follow this by putting music on and that helps me get going and have the kids get ready. Light and music make a huge difference in my life. At night, I open the window and put on candles to help set the mood for sleep time. These two rituals help me transition into and out of my day.
Bricia: I stretch with my baby every morning. I grab a yoga mat and we do it together. He also follows the breathing techniques. This is a great way to introduce kids to mindfulness and relaxation rituals. It’s also another way to share time together.
Lesley’s tips and recommendations on mindfulness:
Lesley’s Gifts to Our Listeners:
- How to have a happier, stress free morning": Happier Morning
- How to create a Blessingway. A ritual for expectant mothers. Blessingway
Find more of Lesley by visiting her site
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