I am beyond thankful to be joining this group; and being able to see how my life can transform over the next 12 months 💖 Huge thank you to my hubby and Mama for making it happen 💖
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You’re a mom who wants to wake up refreshed and feel clear and patient through your day.
You’re a mom who wants deep sleep, have energy, deep connection with others, time for yourself, exercise, eat healthy, feel like a great mother, and step into the life of your dreams... Really, to feel GOOD in your life. But that’s not the current reality.
Instead, you’re drained. And it’s affecting every facet of your life: motherhood, work, relationship with your partner, physical and mental health, and your self-care. You may not even be sure how or WHY you feel so drained no matter what you do. You’ve tried to feel better and it hasn’t worked.
You’re tired of feeling this way and not knowing how to turn it around.
• Literally need caffeine to make it through the day?
• Find that you just zone out with screens at night after the kids are asleep?
• Have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or getting enough sleep?
• Feel convinced you’ll never lose weight?
• Want to move and exercise but are too drained to do it?
• Make poor food choices because you’re too tired to do anything different or better?
• Have no idea where your energy went or why you can’t seem to get any?
• Feel trapped by circumstance or powerless to change things?
• Get looped into the same bad habits, day after day?
• End up snapping at your kids or partner because you feel so stressed?
• Experience overwhelm at the magnitude of motherhood and the expectation to “do it all”?
• Have things you dream about doing, but wonder how it’s going to be possible given how you currently feel?
• Wondering how long you can “power through” before something gives?
• Seem to be waiting for something to change, but not sure what or how? Perhaps for the kids to get older and THEN you’ll feel different?
• Perhaps even feel ashamed that you’re experiencing any of the above-mentioned challenge
USC lawsuits are piling up as 51 more people are coming forward reporting their gynecologist is accused of sexually abusing patients. “More than 225 students and alumnae are now suing USC for failing to protect them from Tyndall, including 51 women who filed suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court”
The lawyer representing all the patients who sued said “The case against USC is strong because of what he called the “generational arc of institutional silence. This could have been prevented sooner.” With actions being taken to expedite this settlement, what are your thoughts on this university issue? Should the university better screened the doctor prior to hiring him? Let us know in the comments.
Anyone who has worked with me in the last 5 years or so knows about my GIANT lunch salads. (Most common midday greeting: “That’s a big salad!”) I get it! It’s the first time you’ve seen someone so small eat something so huge!
What you might not realize is that I was in your shoes. I had the same moment 10+ years ago seeing Nancy, my fellow Boeing software engineer, carry her gargantuan salad to her cube. I saw it again watching food documentaries, and again when I read Eat to Live...
To make change happen, we have to believe it’s possible. You know this. Proof isn’t required, but it sure helps! What do you want that feels out of reach? Now, Just F’in Google It and find proof that someone, somewhere has made your “impossible” dream happen!
I already know you can do it. Time for you to believe! 💕
**STOP DOING MORE OF THE SAME** 1 reason why we are holding our selves back from achieving our goals is that we keep trying to do more of the same things that AREN'T working!! You may be trying hard, but you're not trying DIFFERENTLY! Trying harder is a percripstion for disappointment! "I'm trying, I'm trying, I'm trying" is not going to matter if what you're trying is wrong! You can do HARD the things you should HARDLY be doing.
Example: if you are running in the wrong direction to see the sunset it doesn't matter how hard and how fast you run, you will NEVER see the sunset because you're going the wrong way!! Doing the same thing is COMFORTABLE! Self assess what you've been doing, what has worked and what hasn't and make changes based on your results!! You may be doing things that DO work!! Continue to do more of that but, in this ever changing world, don't ever stop looking at how you can change and do things better! Be prepared to change with the times or you will be left behind!
If you want change, stop doing more of the same!
RACHEL SPENCER HEWITT | 2018 NYC PAAL Forum Moderator | ABOUT: Rachel is the founder of Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) for the Performing Arts, a collective of individuals and theatre organizations committed to family-friendly practices in the theatre. PAAL's mission is to empower and advocate for the parent-artist, both employee and freelance, in collaboration with theatre organizations in order to raise awareness of parent artist obstacles in the theatre and create work-life balance interventions, healthy work culture, stable protocols, and accessible pathways to employment.
Rachel received her MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama and continues performing on the east coast. She earned her equity card understudying and performing at the Yale Repertory Theater. Her professional acting resume includes Broadway Debut in tony-nominated King Charles III at The Music Box theater, regional theater and off-Broadway productions, including the Paula Vogel/Tina Landau New York premiere of A Civil War Christmas. She first started writing and researching for the national online community and resource initiative to highlight, identify, and create dialogue on parenthood in the theater arts on her blog AuditioningMom.com. She is a co-presenter at this year's Statera Conference for a session on Motherhood and Leadership.
Come hear Rachel speak about her PAAL's national initiatives and ask your questions about the PAAL childcare grants and recognition awards.
PAAL Forum NYC, Sat. AUG 18 | 10:30AM-12:30PM (FREE - includes free childcare) at @thetanknyc
Link here: http://bit.ly/nycpaalforum2018
Every time I am faced with some life changing choice that I know takes an incredibly different course I am quite riddled with anxiety.
But I remind myself of the following, and I know that no matter how far down the path I go there may be bumps, but it will be okay because:
•Wounds may scar, but they always can heal
•Hearts do mend
•Time is a commodity, but it doesn’t rule me
•Pain is mine to accept and let go
•If the new path doesn’t reveal itself to be promising, I can always pick another or retrace my steps
Sometimes it's easy and sometimes it's hard.
Many may think writing is such an easy process... just write a couple of words together and try make them sound as nice as possible. But it's not. Writing digs deep into you, and tries to capture every emotion you feel. Probably an emotion you've been trying to suppress, or put to bedtime whenever it cries.
Loads of people have told me, your so lucky you can EASILY write what you're feeling. But it's not that easy. And it's not just the things that hurt in life that one writes about and that could have a major impact.. no.
It's the beautiful moments you can't express in simple words- not even complex ones. It's the amazing people you meet, and can't find a simile or suitable figurative language to describe them.
Talking about people, one of the hardest decision a writer could make: is sharing their pieces of work to the whole world. A sense of vulnerability tries to engulf you ( well me) most of the times I share my thoughts. I edit and edit and edit to try and perfect what type of words I'm gonna be using. Asking my self questions: how's this gonna seem? Isn't that too harsh? Is a particular someone gonna take it to heart? Are people gonna think I've been in the same situation? Are they even gonna understand that I might be writing about an untold story of an unknown?
What's even more confusing and slightly funny, is when people think they know what's going through your mind based on a quote you've edited 100 times. The judgmental opinions that creatives receive on a daily basis, is simply because they share their thoughts, that they've finally built the courage to publish.
Build some respect on this platform... because you're having a little peek into the life of others xx
🔻7 Fear Busting Tips To Help You Change Your Career🔻
1. REMEMBER IT’S YOUR LIFE
Just because a company has given you a job, it does not mean that you are in debt to them. It has been a fair swap, of your time for their money. Yes be grateful of course and yes always be respectful, but what I’m saying is, do not allow “I feel bad leaving” to get in the way of making the right choices for you. It’s like staying in a relationship because you don’t want to hurt someone. That never works out for anyone.
2. LET GO OF THE WRONG OR RIGHT DECISION
If you don’t enjoy something and you haven’t for a while how can it be the wrong decision to create change? You can not see into the future, so you will never know at the point of making a choice if it’s wrong or right. Only hindsight offers you this choice. The present moment is perfect so if in hindsight you feel you should have made a different decision, then it means that there’s a lesson to be learnt there for you, which in the end, makes it the right choice. The only decision you have to make is that you want to be happy and then rest will fall into place.
3. THINK OF THE WORST CASE SCENARIO
All the time I hear “But what if I fail or what if it goes wrong?” and I say “Well what’s the worse case scenario? Do you die? Do you end up on the streets?” I’ve never had a yes to either of these. It’s usually “Well, I guess I go back to what I was doing before and if I have to, I can move into my parents for a bit” or something similar. When you weigh everything up and compare your most likely, worse case scenario, against your dream ideal outcome and then weigh up the value of your dream ideal outcome, you’ll realise it’s not such a big risk at all.
For the other 4 and the full blog, jump over to the website. The link is in my bio 😌