Hey moms. Stressful times, huh?

Maybe your patience is wearing thin from being around your kids all day.
Maybe you’re having a hard time adjusting to a new “ab-normal” where you’ve suddenly become a home-school teacher on top of… well, on top of everything else you already are!

And I know you’re navigating a new way of life with your partner too. And while yes, it’s bringing you together as parents, it’s also a just A LOT of togetherness!

It’s NOT easy. I know that because I’m in the same boat as you.
But I know we’re getting through it.
Because we’re MOMS.
And we can do hard things.

And during stressful times, it’s important to remember to squeeze in some baseline self-care. Even five minutes a day in order to reset yourself, in order to keep taking care of everyone else.

For me, that means I keep my body active with whatever exercise I can get. I keep my soul calm and connected by journaling and praying, even if it's only for a few minutes a day.

And above all else, I work to keep my mind positive.

And one way to do that is to MEDITATE.

It helps me get quiet, slow down, and tune into my intuition.

Now, I know that meditation can feel like a chore when you first begin. But if you do it everyday, I know you’ll quickly reap the benefits, and I promise you’ll actually start to look forward to this quiet practice of breath + peace with yourself.

And that’s why I made this quick, 5-minute meditation for you to try out:

 

The Constant Flood Of News

Right now, there is SO much noise and SO much news, and SO many WhatsApp and Text groups where people are posting stats and stories — it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. And I know it can be EASY for fear to sweep in.

So, when you start to feel that the fear is rising, I want you to return to this self-care meditation practice, again and again.

It’s simple, easy and works off the mantra:
Breathe it in.
Let it out.
Breathe it in.
Let it go.

(I mean, don’t you feel a little bit better just READING that mantra?)

Meditation and your love life

And…one more thing.

If you’ve watched my videos before, you know I talk about sex and sensuality and your relationship in every video.

So, I want to mention that practicing meditation can also be really helpful for your love life — which is REALLY important to nurture right now, even if it feels REALLY hard to do with everything else that’s going on.

I know it’s hard to slow down and make love right now — to quiet our racing minds and become present in our bodies. But these long slow breaths you’ll be practicing in meditation are the same long, slow breaths you can use during intimacy to help you become more present with your partner, and to lean in to the pleasurable experiences that are available to you.

So there you go. Meditation: It’s good for resetting your mood.

Good for soothing your anxiety.

Good for increasing your patience.

And good for your love life too.

Give it a try, and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Did you enjoy it? Do you have other mantras you’d like to share that are helpful for you?

XOXO,
Dana

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