What would you do
if you had a
and a lighter body?
Are you are a busy mom, who spends a whole lot of your time taking care of others while your own needs are put on the back burner?
Let me know if this scenario sounds familiar:
Most days the craziness starts before breakfast, juggling schedules, remembering assignments, and finding your keys.
You struggle to get on top of the day. You battle through with low energy, feeling overwhelmed and weighted down.
By the end of the day, you’ve fallen into a pattern of fending off cravings with candy and caffeine and snacking till dinner.
When the kids are finally asleep, you collapse into bed, exhausted but heading right into a tomorrow that will look the same as today.
If you are really honest, you know this is not how you want to be living.
You don’t want to just. get. through. the. day.
And the thing is, you’re a pretty smart lady. You know you could feel so much better– and enjoy this time of your life so much more– if you gave yourself what you needed to stay at the top of your game.
The hard part is sorting through all the bits and pieces of information available. There are thousands of articles, books, classes and blogs out there that give you snippets of the good stuff…tips and tricks, advice and statistics…but no one puts it together. They give just a little piece of the whole picture, just enough to keep you right where you are and coming back for the next bullet list.
In fact, this is what has been killing me about my own blog. I know that if you haven’t done the work of getting the fundamentals of health in place in your life than what I write about may be interesting or even slightly helpful– but real change isn’t happening. It all gets filed under wishful thinking.
And it kills me even more to see other moms feel as lost when it comes to taking care of themselves as I used to feel. Always grasping at the next new superfood, diet plan or strategy for stress relief that may make real change in your life, but never did.
When you get bombarded with too much impotent information, you get burned out pretty fast.
The thing is, when you are in overwhelm you can’t incorporate little snippets of helpful information. Look at it this way, if you are desperately trying to make it upstream against rapids in a boat full of holes, someone giving you a great tip on a scented massage oil for foot rubs isn’t going to be really helpful. Once you are flowing in a healthy direction in a boat that is solid and in good working condition, then you are open to taking a bit of good information and incorporating into your life for the better…but you need the fundamentals in place first.
You need a process that lets you discover your personal needs and personal solutions. What foods make your body feel its best. What is keeping you from having crazy amounts of happy energy every day. What you need to feel fulfilled and content at the end of the day. Why your body craves the foods it does. How to understand and manage your emotional ups and downs.
It’s about bringing healthy systems into your life that work for you because they are designed for you.
And you need the skills to get back in touch with your body so you can listen to what it is saying instead of battling it day in and day out.
And you need tools so that these changes work with your schedule and with your life…so that your precious mental energy isn’t being used up by overthinking and obsessing about food.
Then you can get back to doing great things with your life and loving your family from a grounded state of wellness.
Are you still with me?
Awesome. Welcome in. You are in good company!
I’d like to invite you toexplore Designed for Wellness.
I’ve taken my tremendously successful individual counseling program and converted it to a dynamic online course.
We’ll take a completely holistic approach to nutrition, which means we focus on how all the areas of your life are connected. We get the fundamentals of excellent nutrition down by giving you skills to learn what your body needs and how to feed it best.
You’ll learn tools and integrate healthy habits into your lifestyle as it is. You’ll be set free from the exhaustion of thinking constantly about losing weight, managing stress or increasing energy because you’ll be putting actions into place that take the mental piece out of the equation.
And you won’t starve parts of yourself any longer because we’ll address your whole person. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and a spiritual practice are essential forms of nourishment too. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary.
This course is a step by step way to bring healthy eating and whole-person vitality into a busy mom’s life, I hope you’ll take a minute to get more details.
What an exciting project! You’re taking what I loved most about your ebook (easy customization) and you’re adding interaction and guidance…how cool! You’re also adding an element of community, which lends itself to accountability and encouragement. I’m so excited to learn more – thanks!
Thanks Beth! Do you write sales copy too?? lol 🙂 So glad you were able to get those elements out of the quick bit I wrote so far– I’m excited too about the release — will be sharing more soon!
This post is simply stunning – it speaks to me in so many ways. You’re so right: we read great articles with advice and practical tips, but it’s so hard to choose what will really work for us, to integrate all that advice into something meaningful. I’m excited to learn more!
Thanks Eva– I’m excited about this too…
I have this vision of being able to reach so many more women through an online course and I know how powerful it is when we do the work of caring for ourselves.
I think we somehow feel that real nourishment is something we should just *know* but I’ve found it is really something we must learn and that unlike other things, the learning comes from both within ourselves and connecting age old wisdom of generations past (plus a healthy dose of modern understanding and science!).
More to come!!
Lisa, you are truly one of my favorite bloggers. You have inspired me so much to make so many changes in my own health and my family’s eating habits. I really appreciate all the information I’ve gotten from your blog.
Keri! This means so much to me. Truly. I’m thrilled you’ve been feeling so much better and that you have sourced inspiration here.
Keeps me going! Thank you!