We were laughing at the mum (thug?) life the other day, and I commented that mental health had become a higher priority… than any of my previous hobbies. There was something funny and… and accurate.
So out with so much TV and in with energy work and having my ‘bars run’ each week. Having someone else hold my head (running 32 points in turn) while I fall asleep snoring! on their massage table has been an amazing contribution. This shifts the stress, until the next time a trip to the supermarket reminds me to be ‘normal’ again!
How joyful can I choose to be today?! Just asking a question changes everything. Or being with someone who is very present with us and willing to contribute…
Recently, I’ve discovered Delany Delaney, a mentor/facilitator/teacher for healing and energy work. And telepathy! LOL! Yes, her experiences working with telepathy have been documented in this lovely documentary Beyond Words
Today, I’m working through her Cracking the Auto Response Codes coursework. I’m not sure what will show up but I chose the one that included work and clearing the reactions that we don’t choose but that we’ve picked up from society/family/friends/WHATEVER…
This is absolutely pivotal during our parenting journey. Getting rid of the kneejerk reactions and stepping into more joyful ways of being.
A mum friend has little kids who sometimes do not sleep. We’re talking up in the middle of the night for hours.
Of course, some parents just don’t experience this although all parents wake up with the tiny ones in the first months… We had an interesting sleep journey with our eldest! (lol you can just keep asking ‘how does it get better than this?’, because sometimes its better to think that it can get better than to really dwell on it)
For us, it definitely improved with me as the breastfeeding mum using minerals and essential oils. If you’re done breastfeeding it is still worth seeing what works for you as your kids have your body as their foundation for life.
A mum who is depleted will have kids who are depleted, the baby tends to follow the mum emotionally too of course. In many senses, caring for the mother will tend to sort the kids out too… especially where the kids are doing what the mum is doing… like… sharing an epsom salt, bicarb and borax bath! Don’t get me wrong… ‘sharing’ could be as simple as putting your own feet in their bath while you’re helping them. Or popping them in your bath after you’re done. Do not prioritise the kids over yourself! Take your downtime lovely mums.
Magnesium baths and creams are a good start. My cream is available from me (Permamamma on Facebook or Woodvale Weigh and Pay).
The original is safe for babies and perfect for a pre-bedtime massage, with these things always start slow and build up if you have a sensitive child or adult. The original isn’t suitable for broken skin but please contact me via Facebook if you’d like one that you can use on eczema for example.
We can add extra essential oils to magnesium cream or bath (ensure you dilute it too for the bath, using any other oil like apricot kernel, fractionated coconut oil, even olive oil is fine) or diffuse: –
Adrenal cocktails are an excellent addition. You know if you have adrenal fatigue if you get super tired suddenly at 10am and 3pm (Severe adrenal fatigue impacts sleep) … the times when you are meant to get a shot of natural adrenaline but your body has run out of ingredients! These are potassium, salt etc, and Vitamin C.
4 Oz. of Orange Juice – fresh squeezed is best, but not essential (the Vitamin-C Complex makes sure that the minerals noted below get to the Liver to then nourish the Adrenals)
1/4 tsp of Cream of Tartar (this is an excellent source of Potassium or you can use Potassium Bicarbonate)
1/4 tsp of fresh ground Real Salt or Sea Salt (this is an excellent source of Sodium & 90+ other minerals) Source
I could go into food choices but honestly, just get on the minerals and follow your body’s lead. Slowly does it lovely friends.
Reducing your stress response in any way you can think of is a great idea. Don’t take anyone’s advice before your own instincts.
For me, we are done with the baby days, I can sleep properly most nights and I’m super grateful. One last thing, something I wish I’d discovered earlier…
On a night when my eldest has any issue falling asleep, say after a very exciting lovely day, I run his ‘bars’… thirty two points on the head that help to relieve stress and tension and he’s out like a light in 5-8 minutes. He knows it and I know it. And I don’t need to do it every night or even every week. Boom! Miracles. So grateful!