This week I have been making time for myself. Sometimes in the hustle and hurry of everyday life, we forget about ourselves. What we want, what we need, and what makes us feel good.
Self care is something that I think we all deserve more of! Instead other priorities get in the way and we tell ourselves....I don’t have time. When the truth is we all have at least 10 minutes to spare in our day.
Something I have realized is self care doesn’t have to take a ton of time and doesn’t need to be expensive. It’s those simple things in life that bring us joy! Whether it’s diving into a good read, having a spa night at home, or taking a power nap. This week I have been caring for ME by moving my body and drinking more water. It is amazing how different our bodies and minds can feel when these two are missing. I’m going to dedicate at least 4-5 days per week and make time for self care that fills up my mind and soul. Who’s with me?!? I am going to continue giving my body more water and getting in the gym to move my body! How are you going to take care of yourself this week?!?! ✨😘 #selflovesunday#highvibetribe#selfkindness#workingonmyself#selfloverevolution#mindfulpractice#selfesteemboost#changehabits
If you've been following me on social or are part of my newsletter community (thank you btw - you're seriously the best & I'm so grateful) 😘, you likely know that I've opened enrollment for my Ditch the Diet course... A 12-week training program designed to help you heal your relationship with food, build inner-confidence & feel beautiful at any weight. AND.... Enrollment closes tonight <3 Will I see you there? (Link in bio). You'll be joining an amazing group of women.
The thing is, being pregnant with an ever-changing body + growing belly AND knowing the baby will be a girl, I've never felt so strongly in my mission to help women be kind to their bodies and take back their power from food. WE need this for our girls and the women in our lives. We need conversations and compliments beyond "What diet are you on?" "/ Do I look fat in this dress?" / AND general body bashing conversations in an attempt to bond.
The other thing is - I was told by my doctor (long story) that it'd be REALLY difficult for me to get pregnant and when I seriously wanted to try to come back and start the conversation on getting help. I didn't believe him and didn't think much of it. No, we weren't really trying and YES, it was totally a surprise... BUT a beautiful one. My point is, I see so many potential clients & women who feel so defeated on healing their relationship with food and their body because they've been told they can't do it. They tell themselves it's impossible. Or, they've tried working with other dietitians, nutritionists, coaches, therapists, and the list goes on... and they weren't "successful," so they label themselves a failure.
The truth is feeling "normal" & not consumed by food or what you look like is possible for you. It takes time and is a practice... But, it's absolutely never too late. The things you've been trying (this includes all diets) - NOT YOU - are at fault.
So if you've been thinking about joining Ditch, I invite you to check out the program (link in bio @CorinneDobbas) & join now before enrollment closes. ❤️
I am very fortunate and blessed to have been approved to attend the 6-Day MSC Teacher Training Intensive, facilitated by Christopher Germer & Michelle Becker & Dawn MacDonald.
While I’m away, my yoga & meditation classes are being subbed by two wonderful souls: Jenn & Marie-Ann. Please show them your love while I’m away.
Find the full schedule here:
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported 8-week program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on pioneering research by Kristin Neff and integrated with the clinical perspective of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult emotions with care and understanding.
Along with other participants, I will Learn To:
✅ Develop the skills necessary to facilitate MSC groups, including how to guide meditation, teach from each participant’s direct experience, and facilitate group cohesion
✅ Apply advanced mindful self-compassion principles and practices in teaching patients, students, or clients
✅ Engage in real-time interactive sessions to demonstrate teaching skills and receive feedback and assessment from instructors
✅ Identify obstacles to mindful self-compassion practice and strategies for overcoming them
✅ Embody a mindful and compassionate stance toward students of the MSC program as they confront challenges to their practice
✅ Deepen their personal practice of responding to difficult emotions with mindfulness and compassion
✅ Summarize current basic theory and research on self-compassion
✅ Identify the core themes and be able to implement practices presented in each of the eight group sessions of MSC, plus the retreat day
I will share this 6-day intensive journey side-by-side professionals & clinicians who wish to teach the MSC program, those who would like to integrate mindfulness and self-compassion in their ongoing professional activities (i.e., psychotherapy, coaching, nursing, teaching, etc.), and individuals who have a professional interest in the field (i.e., researchers, administrators, etc.). 🔜🔜🔜🔜🔜🔜🔜
8-weeks MSC programs coming soon to #angusyoga
Alright, so you missed the Self Compassion Workshop and you want in? Let me spell it out for you. Tonight we romped through uncharted territory with both feet in and our whole hearts forward. There were tears a flowin’ (and fast) because tonight we got real with Self loathe and what it means to turn that into Self love.
Self Compassion is a practice and it starts with kindness toward who? Kindness toward YOU! You can start with a simple question like, “how would I treat a friend?” Let’s say your friend was in a financial rut. Would you go off about how hopeless, worthless, and pitiful they are or would you offer comfort and solace in whatever way you could? Self kindness is choosing the latter.
The second tier of Self Compassion is common humanity. Can we take a step out of our isolation and remember that someone somewhere is feeling the same way? This gives us just enough compassion to pat ourselves on the back and be like, ya know, maybe I am okay, I feel a little bit like an alien but I know this is actually really, very normal human stuff.
The cherry on top is mindfulness, becoming aware of when we begin to sneak toward Self criticism. Mindfulness gives us the space to pause and reroute.
I think the thing that stuck with me was that there really is no end to Self Compassion. I’ll tell ya what though, there are many opportunities to begin, or start over, or try again when it comes to loving ourselves a little bit more, dirty laundry and all.
Thank you to each of you sweet people who joined me and to Stephanie at @thelotuswellnessspot for allowing us the space to share it all in.
GETTING OLDER !!!! This sounds completely crazy but I never put me and ageing in the same sentence, I feel young like I viewed myself as permanently 25. I see groups of 20yr olds on the beach and stupidly thought I could just slit right in........until last night, I was getting ready to meet a friend looked in the mirror as you do and saw a different person staring back at me......I’m not fishing for compliments that is not what this msg is about but when I looked in that mirror I noticed more wear in my eyes from having two kids, more wisdom too (maybe). A wrinkle or 15 and a life altering moment, I’m not afraid of ageing, I believe you are beautiful at all ages but it did raise a question within me...are you were you imagined at this age? And the answer is a dead set no, not in a depressing kind of way but in a ‘wow family life consumed me’ kind of way. I intend to spend the rest of this year digging deep and figuring out my next steps, I’m going to let go of believing I’m 25 and yes I’m going to look after my body a little better, because what I really realized is ageing is not as forgiving as puberty 😂 so here’s to the next step folks, do you feel different as you age? Did you change anything? ❤️❤️
. let some room for negative thoughts & feelings . if you don't give them their own designated place they will spread out their tendrils all over your head . give them room to exist, acknowledge their existence, respect their right to be there . you can't get rid of them but you can be at peace with them .
. the story of today is that my almost two year old wanted to ride the nostalgic merry-go-round at our hotel . and she did . and then she wanted more . it was an early noon, the air humid and salty, sun blazing intensely . I was thirsty and tired, I didn't slept well this night . but she is too little to ride alone and so I was riding this goddamed thing with her . feeling the heat and all the feelings . the anger and the sweat running along my neck . the metallic music, squealing kids at the playground and frustration building up to a staccato in my heart and my head . my little one shouting “no !“ every time I asked her if she had enough . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
. the story of today is that among all this feelings there were this one flash of memory that came unexpectedly and was so very welcome . the truth is, growing up I also obsessively loved the old-fashioned merry-go-round at out local park . I even had my “own“ horse there . and as the carousel kept turning I found myself smiling and finally enjoying the ride . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
. this memory didn't swipe all the negative feelings and thoughts completely away . but it made it all better . the story of today is that without all the negativity, the good would not come to me . and this memory would be lost, found only on the yellowed pages of my childhood photo book .
. day 07 of #darias31peptalks#creativeunblock#raiseyourhandsayyes#risingstrong#calmthemind
This entire post is dedicated to the springer spaniel puppies we saw earlier (swipe for video, turn up sound for squeaks). God they were SO CUTE. Such determined little wriggly fluffy persons, all bouncing about their day before flopping noisily onto one of their siblings.
We were out for a cross country lesson. I haven’t done a *lot* of cross country but I’ve really enjoyed it when I have. I found some of today really unnerving but kept at it: specifically, I’m just plain terrified of having a biiiig approach, at a faster canter that I’m used to, to a fence where they might run out either side. And just going fast to a fence in general. My mind was BLOWN. That said, I’m not cross with myself because, frankly, I should be a bit nervous. And I will get less nervous the more I practise, the more varied things I do, and the more I manage to work on my overthinking. In the meantime, I’m incredibly proud of my friends, and of myself for jumping down steps, through something called an owl hole (specialist twitchers club surely), and for having worked bloody hard over the past two and a half years to even get to a stage when bouncing over an effing solid cross country jump is just another Saturday. But above all, I’m proud of myself for not beating myself up for not being perfect first time, because God knows THAT in itself is progress! But if anyone knows if beta blockers actually work, let me know...