I don’t regret having a panic attack, at all. It was a beautiful lesson for me, first of all, to have way more empathy towards others (my patients, friends and strangers) when they are going through a similar experience. Secondly, I am GRATEFUL, that this experience re-affirmed an unwavering commitment that I give myself to RADICAL SELF LOVE, and care.
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No matter how big my goals, I've got to remember that my priority is holy wellness and that requires much more self-love and self-compassion so that I may model that for those I love. Each time we model for others, it gives them the opportunity to reflect what they see and experience.
I don’t use the word deserve lightly. It’ too often attached to a sense of entitlement. But, what I do know to be true is this: you deserve holy wellness, and in the very least, you deserve to be moving towards it all the time. While you can have faith in others to support you, your own root system is what gives you the strongest foundation.
Maybe our best tool for activating agency truly is self-care. Not in the expensive commercial products kind of way, but in the actual dedication of time to ourselves--checking in, loving ourselves in the way we want to be treated. If not you, then who? It's up to you, sister, just you, to save yourself.
We are going to thrive out loud.We are going to take up space in this world. We are not going to apologize for our intersections, our identities, our work, our love or how we lead life. We are going to continue to document so we can stand with others and illuminate the path in letting our youth know that it *actually* does get better.
Besides staying home and fully recovering, there are a few things we can reach for that will help support our bodies as we move back toward wellness should we come down with a nasty cold or flu. Here's our 6 most important self-care tools for this gnarly cold/flu season.
Before you begin, a trigger warning. This is written with the white birth worker in mind, for those who are earnest, yet perhaps green in their allyship and activism; this is for those who need to muster up the courage and action to utilize their position of privilege. Lastly, as terrible as it feels to acknowledge our complicity in a system of oppression, we, white women, who seek peace on earth by working in the birth world need to step up.
She gave me insight and comfort in my own body, a wealth of tailored-to-me womb wisdom I didn't even know I was lacking, or seeking. Feeling these warm, steady, love-filled hands on my abdomen, speaking truths about my experience... I didn't expect to be moved. I didn't expect to feel soothed and nurtured, like a normal massage but with more intention, more personal.