This newsletter was a little difficult to write because we covered so many important topics this past circle. Topics like healing generational trauma, how not to hold on to resentment, how to embrace the unknown, and our new roles.
But one thing that we kept circling back to was in the importance of our words. Words we speak to others and (most importantly IMO) the words we speak to ourselves. Not speaking negatively to ourselves is a daily practice. This practice has a significant impact and sets the tone for our days and mental state. Changing small phrases, "I am a human pacifier." to "I am grateful my baby sees me as safe and source of nourishment." "I am now a stay-at-home mom." to "I am grateful to have this extra time with my baby." These small changes turn something to could be seen as negative into something positive.
Some wonderful articles on the importance of how we speak to ourselves -
We also lightly touched on how we speak to our children. This truly a daily practice, especially as they get older and grow into themselves. If you would like to dig into more about using words with your children, check out Wellynest. If you are not following Wellynest on Instagram, do yourself a huge favor and start. Her approach to parenting really puts the importance of our words and actions to the forefront. She offers daily suggestions on what to say to your littles. One of my favorite offerings from Wellynest, what to say when your child is crying: "Don't cry." vs. "I know you're feeling a lot of emotions right now, what can I do for you?"
Our next (m)others circle will be on August 12 at 10 AM PST. RSVP Today As always, this is a free event, however, we are accepting donations. (Suggested donation $5-10) We appreciate those of you who have the means & desire to make a donation to help make this and future circles possible. Donations can be made here.
Wherever you are at in your journey at this time, know what we are here holding space. We are here. Please do not hesitate to reach out.
All our best,
Natalie & Tiphanie
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