Summer is finally here, and with life going back to a semblance of ‘normal,’ we can all get back to doing the things we love.
Self-care continues to be at the top of my priority list. I am excited to share with you the activities that continue to bring me back to myself. I hope they serve as a source of inspiration for you too!
Until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. We know this, but are we willing to do the work it takes to heal? In “What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing,” Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce D. Perry discuss the impacts of trauma, building resilience, and the path to healing in order to gain wisdom. My key takeaway from this book is that giving back to yourself is the greatest gift you can give to others. And if you’re a parent, this is a gift, especially for your children.
NURTURE YOUR INNER CHILD
I did a thing my soul has been screaming for me to do for years. My childhood teacher was so strict and mean, I lost interest three years into my dance practice. The longing to dance again, however, has never left me. All these years later, I decided to re-enroll, and after my first class, I cried in my car. I realized that it’s never too late and you’re never too old to pursue your passions.
I’ve always believed that family time is about quality, not quantity. It seems like all we’ve done over the past year is spend time with our immediate family. What I did learn once and for all is that we will never get back these precious moments. God only knows how much I have enjoyed spending more time with each of my boys. What a gift! I hope it’s been the same for you and your loved ones.
It’s overrated and overstated, however, my husband and I are finally actually doing it—spending time together and rekindling our connection in ways we used to do before kids. Time continues to pass, so it takes conscious, daily efforts to stay connected to the people who matter to us most. Looking into your partner’s eyes after years of doing life together with the ups and downs—that’s a true testament to love in action. Do it now, when it matters most.
Collaborations with other like-minded women continue to be at the core of everything I do professionally. Since we can finally get back together in person again, ETTWomen continues to serve as a safe space for women to connect, learn, and support each other. Our community operates virtually as well, and has helped hundreds of women thrive. Learn more about how we help women embrace success while giving back.
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