Me Time or We Time?
Note: I wrote this last summer and it still rings true to me! Nurture, nurture, nurture.
Living holistically isn't just about eating healthy and exercising. Nurturing your mind, body, AND soul is vital. As a Mom of 2 (1 I have at home with me), running a household (3 adults, 2 kids, and a dog = eruption of never-ending chores), running a business, studying as a Functional Nutritionist, and working part time as a Dental Hygienist, I fell into the trap of spending my "me" time, alone. Although I love being alone, I also value the bond between girlfriends. Husbands are wonderful supporters and provide comfort however, being with girlfriends nurtures a completely different part of the female brain. Most of my contact with girlfriends is at playgroups where most of our attention is on our child and part on conversation...it's great but not the same. Or checking in via text or swift passes as we drop our kids to school. Setting time aside once or twice weekly to just be alone with girlfriend(s) makes the WORLD of difference. Tuesday is my physical meet up with one of my most favorite girlfriends...what started out as a simple outing, turned into an almost 12km of heartfelt, undistracted conversation. My heart and soul were full (and my feet sore). Let this be a reminder (especially Moms and busy, busy women) that life needs girlfriends. Food for the soul.