Even for people who don't have kids, the "back to school" mindset can awaken anxieties of long ago about returning to school. The change in temperature and light also play a role. Days are undeniably getting cooler and shorter and for those sensitive to light, this can contribute to the end of summer blues. The good news is that there is a remedy:
Maria's message was clear. She was totally overwhelmed, exhausted, and felt like she just wasn't good enough... good enough at anything. Being anything less than superwoman felt like failure. The more I listened to Maria, the more I knew the time had come... the time for Maria to put down her super cape.
When it comes to a tight core, most people picture six-pack abs. But a truly toned core is much more than what you see on the surface. Deep within your loins, the psoas (pronounced SO-az) muscle group partners with other muscles to stabilize and girdle the lower spine, promoting proper body alignment.
I don't mind being inundated with recommendations from doctors or even self-proclaimed "experts" telling me how to stay a healthy adult. What I do mind, however, is being boldly told what I should and shouldn't do with my children. Before you go having a temper tantrum, I fully recognize the hypocrisy I described. I just don't care.
We can transform our guilt into acceptance: accept that our priorities will continue to change in five days, five months, and five years from now. The best we can do is act with intention and purpose, focusing our energy on what is most important right now, and everything else will undoubtedly fall into place.