Steady MOMing since 2012!
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. As a result we had very large and lush plants. A healthy lifestyle was very important to my mother because I was a sickly child. I was asthmatic and allergic to everything outside. 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 and was published for the first time. I took dance classes starting at three years old. If you want to see me shake loose my skin (shout out to Sonia Sanchez), 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.
This space is where I am chronicling my healing, if that sounds like something you’re into, keep reading. I married the first man who ever courted me and got pregnant at 36 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 My dancer’s body has been replaced by a chubby, buddha belly yogi.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. 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. I chronicle the journey of losing weight then gaining it all back and we will see what happens next. I recently found out that my hormones are out of whack and I have a thyroid issue. I know I can heal myself because I have been practicing since I was a child.
For a living I help children manage their stress in healthy ways. Watching the “savage inequalities” that exist in public schools often leave me stressed. The stress of the job plus my postnatal hormone imbalance have led me down a path that I am unfamiliar with. For the first time in my life I am overweight. Even though I’m a counselor, I do not have all the answers. My weight issues have changed the way I look the world and myself. Please join me on this path to recovery. And remember, check yo’ self before you wreck yo’ self because negative thinking is bad for your health!
I love helping mothers take better care of themselves with my mindful MOMing techniques. 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 email@example.com and let me know how I can help you take better care of your self. Namaste.
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