So this year has felt all about connections! The connections I have, the ones I want and even the ones I no longer want.
After a catch up with one of my bestest friends this week – I came home feeling totally filled up!
I realised my cup was perhaps running a little empty which I think it the norm for many people at this time of year, but also it reminded me of how important it is to have that time – just a couple of hours of sharing, laughing and of course drinking wine left me feeling fired up and ready to face the week!
I know how lucky I am; not only do I have some pretty amazing women around me, I have some total rock star colleagues and I get to work with women in hypnobirthing who constantly inspire me and teach me something every time – astounding me with their strength and conviction and their stories.
Community is so, so important. When there is still so much shaming of Mothers and Women going on – having that sense of unity and strength is an absolute gift.
This morning I caught a live feed that the lovely Suzy Ashworth was doing in the baby business group.
It was all about perfection and it got me thinking not just about my own, often over active perfection driver, but about the lovely women I support in preparing for birth and the feeling that we must strive to achieve - as if growing a small human for 40+ weeks isn't achievement enough!
Yes we live in a perfection driven society...always being encouraged to strive for the best of EVERYTHING, but it’s just not realistic and particularly when it comes to birth.
I am definitely guilty of wanting to do things perfectly - be a perfect Mum, be a perfect wife, be the perfect therapist...the list is endless, but the reality is there is no such thing as perfect except as Suzy says,
‘in the dictionary’
Listen ladies – you CAN’T fail at giving birth!
But I completely get it when I hear you say you think you failed. I know those feelings all too well.
I fought, planned and prepared endlessly for my...