Gratitude . That is all I can bring myself to say about the state of my mind, my body and my spirit after the past 11 months of 2011. During this year I added another member to the family; Well , actually 4 if, in addition to my new teenager, you count the humongous puppy we fell in love with and the two hamsters that came soon after. I started my doctor of Physical therapy classes, placed a parent in assistive living, expanded and then contracted my private practice and then somehow managed to remain happily in love, travel to NY to train with my Guru, attend several more manual therapy and women's health courses, get to cheer practices, lacrosse trips and counseling sessions. Oh and did I mention I am laying down the foundation for another business??? I don't know how I do it all but I do know it is not because I am perfect, rich,well connected or famous. I am human. I accept that I do not do as well as some of my peers on the school volunteer front and as perimenpause hits, puberty I realize was a breeze for me and I finally understand what all those PMS commercials were talking about. Yes, It is by the shear grace of God and my blessings or karma that I am actually smiling as I write this. In full gratitude, I am fully optomistic for the year to come and yet fully conscious that it may include just a few more hurdles in my path.
Let me know how you faired in your maternal health and wellness during 2011 and for what you have found gratitude in this year. Aim to surprize yourself as you write down the information . Note all you have done and support yourself in all that you intend to do. Being a Mama Guru is not an easy path but it is in your Dharma this life so smile, breath and welcome every ache, pain, pound, scream, tear and laugh as a piece of karmic balance.