Posts tagged Love
On Mothering Yourself

While we all at some point had mothers, not all of us do today. And not all of us had good mothers. And some are grieving never becoming a mother. For me, my illness stole from me the chance to be a mom - something I desperately wanted ever since I was conscious of what being a mother was. One way to heal from these types of deep wounds is to learn how to mother yourself. Here are ten aspects of mothering and how you can mothering yourself

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The Alchemy of Love

Here in DC, the National Cathedral is a place of refuge and retreat and very beloved to me.  We come as pilgrims looking for rest and refuge. Notre Dame matters to art lovers, history lovers, architecture lovers, literature lovers, Paris lovers, French lovers. The destructive fire on Holy Week seems to only have made the pain more acute - for this is a week when we remember the shadows of life and the pain. Consider how lost and abandoned Jesus was.

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Float Thru a Field Blend

To hold you when overwhelmed

I concocted this blend to evoke not only the smell of a grassy meadow after a rain, but also to carry me away from my distress. And to support and hold me while I mourned and grieved my lost ambitions and then, once having moved through the sadness, to allow myself to be held and supported so I could simply relax and reset.

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