2. FEEL IT ALL
For some reason, in our culture, we think that to be strong equates to being HAPPY AND JOYOUS. That when we feel sadness, or mourning, or loneliness there is a weakness to look at. In my experience, calling my emotions, ANY EMOTIONS, a weakness will only lead me to self-sabotage. And frankly, I am too good for it.
Sometimes I connect so deeply with a sense of sadness that I feel like I am looking into a well that WON'T END if I catch a glimpse. I don't want to look. I don't want to know how deep the deepness goes. I could VERY EASILY go there. DOWN SO LOW, and I fear if I let myself, I won't be able to find my way back.
I will often use an essential oil, a yoga posture, a chant or just some straight up love based music to connect deeply with my feelings.
Feel it all mama. Feel the good, the bad, the ugly. Give yourself permission to REALLY GO THERE and embarrass the TRUTH of what you feel. Not what you are supposed to feel, or told to feel. What you TRULY feel. It won't last forever mama, I promise.