As a writer, words are often the best tool I have to express myself. For me, everything comes together when I write and the messages I have inside of me, pour out into the words that I type on a page.
But sometimes, even words can't capture what you are wanting to say fully. Sometimes it comes in the form of an example, a being.
The other day, Audrey said she wanted to teach and eMOTION class. I indulged her and set her up, similar to the way I do my own class. She chose her own playlist and I helped her create it on Spotify. Then I hit record and went in the other room to be one of her students (the other, imaginary, a girl named Elizabeth) even though I didn't have the video camera set up on our desktop.
What happened next was enough to make a mama burst with pride. But even more than that, it was enough for an advocate for emotional well-being, who strives to teach this work to adults so that we may pass it down to the generations that follow, remember her why.
This is my why:
That last part was our "snack chat" at the end, something that she learned from her Scamper Theater class, (HIGHLY recommend) along with the affirmations they do at the end of each class, though Audrey used her own words.
Friends, Adults, Women, especially those with little ones...what we do matters. Yes for ourselves, but mostly because of how our actions imprint themselves on our babies. We do talk a lot with Audrey about feelings and emotional well-being. But we also know that those words will fall on deaf ears if not backed up with our own personal action. Especially in these times of major emotional stress, I encourage you to consider your why and hold it in the forefront of your mind, heart and actions moving forward. Emotional well-being is passed down, but it isn't fixed in the past. We have the power to change generations ahead of us each time we take the time for our own healing, wisdom and inquiry. Our daughters and sons are looking at us, not for what we say, but what we do so that they may know how to be in this world.
To quote Glennon Doyle "Love does not mean slowly dying for the sake of our beloveds". And I will add on to that, that in fact, our beloveds need us to become alive within ourselves so they may have a blueprint to follow to do the same within themselves. Most especially, our daughters.
Join me this Saturday for a free eMOTION class hosted by Athelta! You will get a chance to try the class on, get 20% off an item of your choice and $5 off your next eMOTION class!
is a Mama, Wife, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Coach, Writer and Activist. You can read more about her here.