“What do you want for Mother’s Day?” I get this question a lot lately. I’ve written at great length about the gifts that matter to me, and they can’t be bought in a store. I always ask for uninterrupted time with the family, just enjoying each other’s company. While this is still true, this year has been a year where I’ve learned to put myself first a bit. I’ve focused less on pleasing everyone around me, and more on celebrating my authentic self. I’ve taken some time to really focus on what keeps me whole. It’s the small peaceful moments (I call these pockets of peace), that really keep me going.
A balanced and nutritious diet is the fuel my body needs to keep going, a sense of purpose and overall feeling of self-gratification is also important to me. I find lots of peace in having compassion for myself and understanding that I am always doing my best. Giving back and making conscious decisions in different areas of my life is also key to helping me feel whole. Loving and embracing all of these parts of me is essential to being a good, mother, wife, and person.
Which is why when Stonyfield Organic and prAna clothing line partnered up this month, I was excited to participate. I feel whole when I am balanced and making deposits in all areas of my life. I try to take a bit of “me time” to get my body moving. Whether it be yoga, or just going for a walk. The prAna clothing line is perfect for this lifestyle, their pieces transition smoothly for a mom like myself on the go. This Liana summer sweater can go from the yoga studio, to picking up the kids from school, and out to dinner. Simplifying your wardrobe is key to a stress-free life. I love using Stonyfield Organics Whole Milk Greek Yogurt in my fruit smoothies. I never have to worry about any pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, or GMO’s. Only organic pasteurized yogurt perfect for smoothies, or just a quick nutritious snack. I added collagen powder to this delicious smoothie for added support. We could all use a little more collagen ladies!
Less stress means less wrinkles, let’s face it. Watching what I put into my body is also one way I stay balanced. Just taking a moment to just sit and enjoy myself with a few tiny pleasures (like my new favorite comfy prAna sweater), while enjoying a nutritious yogurt smoothie that is good and good for me. This is what I will be celebrating this Mother’s Day. Me, the WHOLE me.
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