One day at a time for me and Bodhi
Three mama mantras
There is no underestimating the power of breath. The ability to come back to your breath is something you have with yourself 24/7. There are many times I had to leave Cassius to just breathe before I lost it. Coming back to simple inhalations and exhalations, making them long, strong and mindful for 10 breaths or even a minute, has helped me get through many unhappy mama scenarios.
Probably the most common thing that makes me feel unhappy or unfulfilled is the idea that I am not enough. Being a mama takes a lot of time and effort. As long as I remind myself that I am enough, I feel like an empowered woman and mama.
How easy it is to get wrapped up in an argument and hold a grudge, even with a one-year-old? So it's important to me to 'choose kissing', always! When I'm angry or upset with Cas' behaviour I come back to the fact that I love kissing and I will always choose it over fighting.