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Week 20 – Mothering Message: A loving reminder of truth


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Topic of the Week

Mothering Message

I recently met a woman who told me that she’s kept the following letter with her ever since I shared it in this newsletter long ago.  Inspired by her, I thought it might be a good message for Mother’s Day.  After all, extreme self care, at its core, is about good mothering.

When you decide to take time for yourself and you feel a bit uneasy, please remember these words…


Don’t worry, you’ll be okay

Slowing down is good

Wisdom simmers and steeps and grows with time

Stop pushing yourself

You are enough just as you are

There is no need to perform


Let life unfold

You have what it takes to handle anything


Good things come from patience, not pushing

Let space and time reveal something miraculous

Trust life

Accept where you are

Right now

Stop the judgment and internal lectures

Just be here

Don’t run or think or eat or scheme

Return to yourself in this moment

Where life is perfect and peaceful and safe



Take Action Challenge

Whether you’re a man or woman, please remember to be a good mother to yourself this week.

This week’s video is a fun look at a special little cat.  You’ll find i there.  Thanks, Joan!


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