If you feel stressed out and overwhelmed, consider how you meet your basic needs - especially how you feed yourself well and often. In this episode, I share my journey to ensure I am nourishing myself, as a busy mom. Including 11 different strategies that I find help to make sure I am meeting this basic need.
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In this episode
The culture we grow up in shapes how we feed ourselves
The modern cultural expectations for moms and food
Hyperfixation on health
Going gluten and dairy free, the whole30, heartburn
How staying nourished helps us maintain our window of tolerance
11 strategies that have helped me ensure I feed myself well and often
All the fun links you might enjoy
The baby who always cried (our story with esophagitis)
Mindful eating for moms (Interview with Jessica Penner)
Teaching our kids a healthy relationship with food (+ our own food guilt and body shame) with Andrea Heyman
Understanding how the window of tolerance impacts your stress in motherhood
What I ate during the whole30
11 things I learned from doing the whole30 diet challenge
A simple hack to make meal planning easy
Four simple habits that make my momlife easier (vegetables for breakfast)
Paying attention to how you feel (body and emotional awareness) – (the mind-body connection)
The almond mom (GMA article)
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Welcome to another episode of The Simple on purpose Podcast. I'm so happy you're here. At simple on purpose, my aim is to help you simplify your home, your heart and your life so that you can show up for your life on purpose.
And today we're going to be talking about a topic in the meeting your needs series, we're actually going to talk about the topic that started the whole series. Because what happened was, I shared a story on Instagram about eating lunch, and how much we need to make sure that we as moms are eating real food, too. And there was a conversation on Instagram that came from that, and it made me realize there's so much more I want to say.
So I laugh at myself, because I was going to do one simple episode on lunch. One simple podcast episode on lunch, and it turned into this series about meeting your needs, which really, it just might be a factor of the overwhelm, I feel when I come to do the podcast because I take it too far. I can't do that, you know, seven minute quick episode, I feel like there's just way too much to consider. I just want to talk about all the things.
So we've talked about in this series, meeting our needs, what we've learned to believe around meeting our needs. Working through the process of becoming aware, validating, and handling our approach to meeting our needs. We've talked about self care and self love, and looking at what our moms have taught us and what mums of other generations have experienced. And I let you know that as we were moving forward, I will be sharing my own stories with some of the basic needs that I have learned to meet in myself. So I'm going to be sharing one of those stories today. And it's not to tell you how you should do it. This isn't about telling you how and what to eat. But this can just be a story where there's framework around how we can meet our needs and different approaches, and some ideas on how you might want to do that if this is a need, that you are focusing on in your own life.
So today we're talking about feeding ourselves, or as I like to call it nourishing ourselves. And for me, food was a big crash course in realizing that I had physical needs I had to pay attention to there's been a process as I've gone through the decades of motherhood, where I just realized how detached I have been from my body.