Loving yourself first doesn’t mean you’re selfish, it means that you can accept your experiences, own your judgements and decisions, care for your physical well-being, nurture your spirit, and embrace the person that you are, imperfections and all.
Self-love sounds like resiliency. Yet, the stresses that fosters resilience in some, triggers depression in others.
For one woman, health means being able to compete in a marathon, and for another it means completing one, or just being able to go for a long walk. It could mean a bold curiosity in science, philosophy, and religion, gardening or her occupation. It could mean many friendships and connections and it could mean a kinship with a just few. Health can mean a quiet peace, the recognition and acceptance of emotions like anger, frustration or fear.
The most rewarding and frustrating work a woman can do is being a mother. It’s beautiful, life affirming, frustrating hard work, even when it’s all going her way.
Sona Dimidjian, a writer for Mindful, a magazine for meditation, offers a loving-kindness practice for mothers with a history of depression. It’s a meditation can be used during pregnancy and after becoming a parent and it starts with kindness to self.
As Mother’s Day swiftly approaches, consider how a practice of mindfulness may help during good and troubling times as a parent, child, or spouse and how a practice of presence, awareness and self-kindness can affect your overall health and well-being.
The planning committee has begun to gather. We’ve got a date. We’re positively clear on the purpose and vision. We’ve confirmed great sponsors who are excited to produce an event that is rich in content, valuable and affirming.
We want to hear from you
What topics do you want to experience at the Women’s Health Conference? What delivers meaning, value and inspiration in your health journey?