I don’t pretend I have my life together because most of the time I’m figuring it all out too like everyone else! Last year was incredibly transformative in so many ways but definitely felt like survival mode in others. Having kids home 24/7 PLUS more work than ever (grateful for this!) didn’t allow for ANY space to PROCESS.
My solo time is where I process and FEEL. It’s where I integrate all the lessons and gifts of this life. This year I am committing to a concentrated effort of taking time for myself, every single day. I feel the difference in my anxiety and stress levels and want to continue this practice. There’s no excuse in my life I can possibly create to NOT allow this daily.
I’m lucky because no day is exactly the same so I don’t live by a hard and fast routine. Being a mama does have its perks and I don’t need to rely on an alarm clock to wake me up! Whether it’s my toddler jumping into my bed, one of my boys coming to snuggle, or my husband with superfood coffee I often wake up to lots of love.
I’m sharing my daily non-negotiables that are super important for connecting to my intuition and gives me the space to process, feel and integrate to expand. We all forget who we are and how extremely strong and powerful we are. It’s important to keep coming back and prioritizing creating more love and space in your life.
Superfood Coffee. I can’t start my day without a superfood coffee and find that having my daily rituals like superfood coffee, some alone time to drop in and connect to my inner spirit, and movement of some kind is absolutely CRUCIAL for my sanity. I’ve been adding my Philosophie Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend to my coffee for years now with our Coconut Magic Coconut Butter and coffee for a balanced energized hit. There’s NO crash which I really appreciate and it brings me joy and sanity when I’m feeling off-balance. You can easily adapt it to whatever you need for the day, add extra mood boosters, or keep it simple with just superfoods and coffee. If you’re looking for a high-vibe, uplifting boost without the crash, this does the trick! For the recipe, check it out here.
5-Minute Check-In. I’d like to say that I start each morning with mindful meditation, yoga practice and journaling/reading but as a mama of three and entrepreneur that’s just not possible every day. But, connecting to my intuition is super important to me. At some point in my day, I have a 5-minute daily check-in which includes setting an intention, reviewing a mental or physical gratitude list, breathwork, and some movement. That’s it! I prioritize my day by following the FEELING I want to feel. If I want to feel connected to my kids then I prioritize moments with them meaning phone away, fun playtime and connection. If I want to feel accomplished with my work then I make a list of all the priorities and check them off one by one. If I want to feel free, I start out my day with a hike in nature or leave my phone at home and take a really long bike ride to a coffee shop or adventure.
Time in Nature. I’m a double Earth sign and THRIVE being in nature. It heals me. Whether it’s a 10-minute backyard yoga flow, a hike up in the trails around my city, beach days with my family, or traveling to witness the full beauty of Mother Earth I get outside at least once a day. Your energy can change so much the second you connect with the elements. Even if it’s a little walk around your neighborhood, it can leave such an impact on your daily wellness.
Liquid Sunshine Chlorophyll Water. I created Philosophie Liquid Sunshine after 15 years of using liquid chlorophyll in my water. I love to elevate my water on the daily with the detoxifying power of concentrated liquid chlorophyll and mint essential oils. It’s no secret that keeping your body well-hydrated does wonders for your overall health + wellbeing. It keeps us well-balanced and overflowing with energy. When you harness the power of plants you provide your body with vibrant skin, optimal digestion, a strong gut, and immunity.
Games and playtime with my kids. 2020 brought me beautiful, treasured moments with my children. We were home together and while there were so many (SO MANY) moments that were tough balancing work, mom life and home life I found a love in embracing presence with my kids. Last year, our priorities became crystal clear after everything else was stripped away — no distractions from the truth. For me, that’s my children, husband and chosen family. Period. My pure heart. My luminous raw love. How to embrace moments with them? I get silly. We dance in the living room. We play make-believe or create obstacle courses in the backyard. We tell stories, create art or yoga play. Simple as BE-ing.