Are you looking for a way to improve your mental and physical health? Or maybe you just need something to lower your stress levels, and soothe your mind? Well, I have excellent news my friend; yoga and meditation can give you that. So one of my goals for 2017 is to practice yoga consistently and here's why I think you should too. Through the practice of yoga, you’ll improve your abilities to concentrate and to relax—the two most essential necessities for a meditation practice.
The impulse to dream had been slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing.
So before going into the new year I made a list of things that I wanted to accomplish and/or do better. The list you see to the right is actually a shorter version of the one I have written down in my journal, but they are the most important. So here we go!
1. Be a Better Mother
No this doesn't mean that I am a bad mother, but there's always room for improvements. If you glanced around my blog I'm sure you have picked up that I am a single mom. Since becoming a single mom I've had to become bad cop and good cop; more of the disciplinarian. I hated it at first, but I had to be in order for my child to respect and listen to me. It's been the hardest journey by far and some days I feel like I'm failing. What I've come to realize is that my children are not expecting me to perfect and I'm not always going to be at 100%. I am human. Mothers are allowed to have good and bad days. It does not mean we are failing our child(ren). As long as they are healthy, sheltered, clothed, loved and fed, I've done my job. I want to get into the habit of doing more activities with them and go on our own little adventures. Can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for us!
Alright so here's a little history about me. I graduated high school then received a music scholarship and attended South Carolina State University for 2 years. In the spring of 2010 I found out I was pregnant with my daughter Kymora, who is now 6 years old.
I then moved back home to Lithonia and took some online courses to make it easier on myself. Kymora was born in the fall of 2010, then I got right back into the swing of things in the spring. All I have to say is too soon! Having a newborn while taking a few courses was rough. Like seriously, why didn't anyone tell me that was an extremely bad idea.