May is always a special month for me. The memories of my mother and grandmother who are always close are even more clear as May 14th and Mother’s Day approaches here in the United States. Growing up I saw them as amazing women who could do anything whether working at jobs away from home or being in the home with family. Most of all they were nurturers in their own way and in their own style. Super Mom and Nana!! I love you!
“The nurturing mother is not a myth or a fantasy. She was, for hundreds of thousands of years if not longer, the mother of all humans and the foundation on which our success as a species rested. This does not mean that she was worshipped as a Goddess, nor that she was part of a race of Amazons who dominated men. Neither did she, as an individual, correspond to the romantic images portrayed in civilization by Madonna-like paintings and sculptures. She simply cared for her offspring as any mammal does.”
~~~~~Dr James Kimmel, Ph.D.
That’s the basic definition of the nurturing mother and in today’s world what a mother does is even more expansive. Education, extracurricular activities, more closely monitoring of children with today’s social media and media, instilling the values of community, taking care of ailing parents, and religious or spiritual training. That’s just to name a few of the responsibilities of parents/nurturers.
At this point I want to be clear that all nurturers are not women. Men play a key role in nurturing, especially as a single parent.
The focus here is do you, as a nurturer taking care of those you love, nurture yourself with the same loving kindness, understanding, acceptance and good will that you do all those you care about and care for?
You’re learning to do this now. Self-care has been a big topic, and this is just a display and acknowledgement of self-love. The same love you give others you now have permission to give yourself.
YOU are important.
YOU are loved.
YOU are seen and heard.
The universe gives you permission. And YOU give yourself permission.
Self-care begins with Self-love! Take advantage of this month’s special,
Learn how to prioritize yourself and overcome negative self-talk to recognize the special YOU!! Along with creating your own personal mantra, we will create a plan for the future together based on the outcome of the reading.
You can do this! You can take care of YOU!!