If you don’t care for yourself, you can’t care for your child.
Grief counselor Nancy Frumer Styron talks about the importance of self-care and how it's often the first thing to go, and offers some simple suggestions for self-care. Suggestions include sleep, brief exercise, nutrition, yoga, meditation, counseling.
I’ve learned to take the breaks I need.
The mom of 2 sons with Mito talks about building her self-awareness. I know when I'm going to lose it. I can only take so much. If I could clone myself I would. ... I'm on vacation the minute I get to the airport. I know how to check it. The gym has been life-changing for me.
Simple meditation and deep breathing with guide Ben McLellan.
Yoga teacher Ben McLellan leads this 7:00 meditation for Courageous Parents. Meditation is simply an opportunity to stop and notice our thoughts and feelings. Anyone can do it. Take time to take care of yourself. Your body, mind and family will benefit.