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Countering Depletion

If you are a woman living on this planet, it is likely that you are familiar with the sensation of depletion, of having given everything you have to give (and more) with little left for yourself.

Biologically women are wired as nurturers, but culturally we are not trained how to take on that role in a way that feels sustainable.

Mothers are taught to be self-sacrificing and put their kids first.
Practitioners are taught to put their clients needs first.

The problem with this model is that eventually we get depleted and hit a point of utter exhaustion. And at that point we are of no use to anyone, not even ourselves.

What about the baby?

My blog doesn’t mention babies all that much. The reason is very simple. There is a ton of information out there on what we moms need to have to should do for our babies. Of course, we all love our babies so much that we try to do them all. In the frantic rush to be the “best” mom, we can forget the single most important factor in a child’s quality of life- ourselves. Neglecting our own bodies and souls leaves us cranky and impatient, far from the moms we want to be for our kids.

As mothers we will do whatever it takes for our kids. Are you willing to do what it takes to give your child a happy mom? Your pleasure is important to the entire family.

Childbirth is just one scene in the grand landscape of motherhood, but it is a pivotal one. When you birth your child, you are also re-birthing yourself as a mom. Unfortunately, most births happen with little to no consideration of the birthing mama.