Shawna is a professional organizer living in Kansas City. In today's show, Episode 19, she walks us through those daily tasks that far too often feel overwhelming and unmanageable. Shawna offers solutions on how to bring ease to responsibilities like laundry, meal planning and organizing. She has a simple recipe for a natural cleaning product that can replace those harmful and often toxic ones. She also shares insight on why it's so important that everything in your home has a place.
We talk about clutter, creative solutions on preserving memories of the things that you still love but that may be taking up space, and how to practice letting stuff go.
Shawna is practical and realistic, yet also invites us to embrace imperfection and to remember that it's ok to leave some of the mess.
Stop by the Mindful Mama Movement Facebook group for your chance to win an in-person or Skype consultation with Shawna.
You can learn more about Shawna on her website: here.
Today's show is sponsored by Home Holistic. Visit here to learn more.
Today's show is also sponsored by A Free Spirit Life. The 8-week life-changing online course, Inside Out: A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery is now open for registration. You can visit HERE to learn more.
Thanks for being here.
Shannon & Ashley
In today's show, we have the honor of speaking with Hala Khouri, a yoga instructor and somatic psychologist living in L.A., about healing trauma through movement, learning to step back and allow your children to forge their own path, and staying centered and connected in your parenting journey.
Hala has two boys, ages 6 and 9, co-founded a nonprofit organization called "Off the Mat Into the World" that aims to bridge yoga, activism and social justice, and still makes time to sip her coffee each day. She is genuine, relatable and provides wonderful insight into parenting in the phase she describes as a "constant state of humiliation and inspiration."
Haha reminds us that so much of our work is staying out of our children's growth and just doing our best in each moment. You can visit her website at www.halakhouri.com.
Hala will be in Kansas City in September 2017 to offer an "Off the Mat, Into the World" workshop with co-founders Seane Corn and Suzanne Sterling. The workshop is a 5 day intensive entitled "Yoga Purpose and Action" where you will explore what the world is calling on you to do and discover your purpose within a justice framework.
Join us on our Mindful Mama Movement Facebook group to share in the discussion! https://www.facebook.com/groups/MindfulMamaMovement/
Quotes from the show:
"It's been an interesting journey to try to step back and do more underparenting so they (my children) can experience their own resilience and not lean on me all the time."
"What I'm trying to let go of for myself is me needing to know how much they need me or love me or that I'm a good mom. They can't meet that need for me...they just need to live their lives and I need to trust that I'm a good parent and a good person and not need that validation from them."
"I feel like so much of the disconnect that we experience in our lives is about being disconnected from our own bodies, from our sensations, from our breath. To me that's really one of the most powerful forms of healing is moving our bodies and being in relationship to our bodies."
In today’s show, episode 16, we speak with Sami Aaron. Sami is a yoga and meditation teacher who focuses on yoga nidra — a meditation and conscious relaxation practice — and pranayama — the regulation of the breath through certain techniques and exercises. She is also the Director of Training and Development for The Nature Process – which offers powerful tools for managing stress, improving mental health and releasing grief.
In this vulnerable interview, Sami talks about her own journey of walking through grief after her oldest soon took his life in 2003. She also talks about her labor and delivery experiences in the 70’s as well as how she discovered yoga nidra, pranayma and the critical role nature plays in her healing and wellness.
Join in the discussion on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MindfulMamaMovement/
Some quotes from the show:
“For women giving birth today and their support group, it’s so vital to find that little bit of activism within yourself and tune in to what you body and heart are telling you.”
“When you’re in deep grief you don’t allow yourself to open up because by doing so you are opening yourself up to more grief, so it is much easier to keep it in. And I know I did for many years.”
“To be able to come to the place where you can allow joy in again is a really hard part of the journey.”
“Don’t let anybody tell you how long to grieve. Grieve as long as your heart needs to, but know that you have the opportunity to offer up that grief to others in compassion.”
Sami Aaron’s nature process workbook, Experience Your 54 Senses will be released on Amazon later this year. To learn more about The Nature Process, visit thenatureprocess.co.
Happy New Year Mamas!
We are so happy to be back with you after a two week break to share Episode 15. In today's show, we share our personal reflections about the New Year. You'll hear tips on creating a personal and family vision board. You'll also feel inspired to make your self-care needs a priority and we'll get you thinking about what you are ready to let go of so you can make space for what matters most to you.
Stop by our Mindful Mama Movement Facebook group to join in the amazing discussion.
We love you and we're so excited to share 2017 with you!
If you are local to the Kansas City area, check out our "Create Your Mindful Vision Board" with our mindful mamas at Home Holistic. Visit HERE for the details and to save your spot.
For those of you who would prefer an online circle, check out Shannon's Live Freely Circle where we'll be focusing on setting intentions and creating a positive mindset for an abundant year! Visit HERE for those details.
Looking forward to an exciting and fun year together!
Shannon & Ashley