Meditation used to seem like something “out there” that those “other people” did. It was for those monks and yogis and hippies… not for me (even though I secretly wanted to be a yoga-monk-flower child).
I wavered in and out of consistent meditation for 6 years before I finally learned the secret. (My friend Heather and I share that secret in the video below.)
One of the catalysts to me “getting it” (the secret to meditation) was birthing my son into this world. I had a 48 hour natural labor with no drugs and a certain amount of meditation was happening then. However, it wasn’t until afterward that I felt a big push to do it consistently.
As you’ll hear in the video, it’s a life changing thing and please excuse some of the crazy-blurry and weird facial expressions I make throughout.
There are moments as a parent that you see your child and it reminds you in the loudest way that your child is a mirror of your energy… and also your moods, your personality, and your words. They are picking up on it all and so I had this wake up call where I knew my past behaviors needed some major adjusting.
For example, if I felt angry, I needed to own it versus hide and pretend it wasn’t happening.
I learned how to breathe (we forget as we grow older) and I actually recorded a video about it years ago.
I’ve noticed my son’s breathing since he was a baby… it was different than mine. So when something would happen where he would have a moment (frustrated, angry, scared, hungry, hurt, happy, etc), I would encourage him to take deep breaths and feel that feeling. I would say, “Manny let’s take a deep breath, I will do it with you.”
Recently, I brought Manny over to his house with his daddy. I’m grateful for a fantastic relationship with my former husband, he is amazing. He happened to say something to me and I let it frustrate me for a moment. I noticed that Manny immediately picked up on that energy.
He looked over at me and said, “Mommy, you need to calm down.”
I looked at him and said, “Yes, Manny, you are right, I do… maybe I need to take a deep breath.”
Manny then chose to take a deep breath with me and then he looked over at his father and said, “Daddy, you need to take a deep breath, too,” and so he did.
My almost 4 year-old son, just guided us back to our breath. If he can do it, YOU can do it!
I want to invite you to experience this breath in your life. (Whether or not you have children, this will benefit you.)
Enter: Heather Chauvin.
I first met Heather about 1 year ago. I adore her and the work she does in this world.
She helps families, parents, and children who are frustrated, tired, and ready to give up. When someone doesn’t feel listened to, supported, or taken seriously… When families have tried everything else or parents are not seeing how they can fix things… she is the powerhouse coach that comes in and shows them how they can make a drastic shift. The success stories I hear from her are mind blowing!
My daily meditation practice has not only changed my life completely, but it is now also scientifically proven to have one of the biggest impacts on your health.
When I met Heather and she began showing me how to teach Manny even more deeply how to meditate and how to find his breathe, it shifted everything.
It was transforming.
I want you to have this knowledge, too. I decided to interview Heather on meditation not just for children and families but as you’ll see… it’s really all about YOU.
She has a free call and program coming up. More details are below the video.
Let go of the guilt and shame you have for not being the parent you really want to be. Let go of the guilt and shame for not being the human being you would ideally like to be.
Once you press play (right now), all of that changes from this breath and moment forward.
Heather Chauvin, the creator of Awakening Your Child’s Confidence (AYCC) is offering a F*REE webinar, Raising Greatness: The Art of Imperfect Parenting. If overwhelm and guilt run your life, if you want the best for your children but don’t know how to create it without being too pushy, if you secretly worry about your children’s behavior, or if you secretly have days when you don’t want to be a parent, then you don’t want to miss this!
Click here to register for the free webinar! I’ll “see” you on the call!
(And, if you cannot make the webinar live, go ahead and register anyway, I know Heather will be sending out details so that you can catch a replay.)