Counting down…two days until the big event I have been working on. I keep telling myself that after this weekend, life is going to get back to “normal”. It has been an interesting season – sleeping more, writing less, putting a focus on the Sweet Peas first; allowing all other pulls on my time to roll away so that they have Peaceful Mama mothering and schooling them. Late nights of blogging while the children are asleep is the “normal” I speak of…and after this season of Peaceful Mama reigning supreme, I may be re-evaluating that.
I won’t lie – this last week it has been hard to keep Crazy Mama at bay. My default when I am stressed is to yell. I had a great session with Jennifer Hoperich (Moxie Meditation) yesterday. We talked through default reactions and “pie-in-the-sky” solutions. She helped me articulate what would I like to happen instead of my default actions if all things were possible. It was so neat to talk about best case scenario proactions – I had never thought about it that way before. I am good at identifying what I do not want to do. I cannot believe I missed the part of identifying behaviors to do “instead of” and focusing my gaze in that direction.
My whole intention these last few months was to allow my children to feel love, calm, and peace from me despite the pressures that come with planning a public outreach event. In order to support that goal, after Jennifer and I did the processing work, I had hypnotherapy for the first time in my life yesterday. All I know is that when I walked out of my session with her, I felt like 50 pounds of pressure had been lifted off of my shoulders – I felt lighter and unbelievably positive about my ability to handle the pressures of this weekend, and still being able to walk in “Peaceful Mama” mode all the way through until Monday morning. (It’s easy to be Peaceful Mama when there are no pressures; it has been a whole different story when I am stressed.) Today, I really believe I am going to be able to fulfill that intention and arrive on Monday with Sweet Peas that have been honored, loved, and treated with peace and calm in spite of the swirl of activity.
You can see the announcement for the event I have been planning at the top of the page. It is shaping up to be A.Ma.Zing. The event was imagined with the vision of celebrating Dr. Bradley and raising awareness of The Bradley Method®. To that end, we have invited Rhondda Hartman, RN and author to be our keynote speaker. She was Dr. Bradley’s colleague fro 25 years, and she created the exercise program we teach in Bradley Method® classes. In addition to her keynote address on the life and times of Dr. Bradley, she is going to be teaching her exercise program.
You can read more about the event HERE – you will find links to the seminars, family activities, and raffle prizes on the blog. If you can join us, please stop by and say hi.
Wherever you move through this weekend, walk in love and peace, friends. I will be setting my intention for the same course – see you on the other side of Sunday.