Steady MOMing and Mindful Living!

 

My Story…… 

“I love myself when I am laughing. . . and then again when I am looking mean and impressive.” Zora Neale Hurston

I was raised vegan and drank smoothies where the spirulina separated from the apple juice. I hid my 220 daily supplements in my mother’s household plants. We had very large and lush plants growing up. A healthy lifestyle was very important to my mother because I was a sickly child. I was asthmatic and allergic to everything grown in nature. The combination of allopathic medicine and naturopathic medicine allowed me to recover from the challenges of asthma. When I talk nutrition and herbs, I know what I’m talking about. I ain’t new to this, I’m true to this.

I was born creative. I wrote my first story in 2nd grade. It was about a woman who lived in the attic and gave birth every week. She had over 100 children and magical powers. I won a national poetry contest in elementary school. I was published for the first time as a hight school student. I am also a dancer. If you want to see me Shake Loose My Skin,  catch me on the dance floor. I love 80s and early 90s hip hop and will randomly quote lines from hip hop songs. If you don’t catch the reference, you’re probably not old enough.

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This space is where I am chronicling my healing. I married the first man who ever courted me and got pregnant at 35 years old. My old eggs and 1 fallopian tube and ovary gave birth to a healthy 9 pound baby boy. King changed my life in so many ways. My capacity to love and forgive have expanded in ways I was unable to fathom before him. King’s birth was the catalyst to healing my relationship with my father.

My body has also changed. My dancer’s body has been replaced by a chubby, buddha belly yogi. I found yoga trying to find comfort during my pregnancy. Lawd, my aching back. Prenatal yoga was a way for me to move my body even though it had been taken over by another human being. After King was born I became a yoga instructor. Here I chronicle the journey of MOMing King and maintaining a mindful life.

 

 

“Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.” ~Rumi

I’ve been in the mental health profession for over 10 years. What I know for sure is: check yo’ self before you wreck yo’ self because negative thinking is bad for your health!

Lets do this MOMing thing together. Follow me on instagram for more tips. Check out one of my yoga classes to practice some self care. I love connecting with mindful moms. Email me at thembi@akingsma.com and let me know how I can help you take better care of yourself. Namaste.

 

 


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