WILD CHILD APOTHECARY
Hi! I'm Beth, and I'm an herbalist, educator and mama to two little girls. I help exhausted mamas rebuild their energy and end the cycle of burn-out so they can create more balance and feel more present.
MAMAS ARE REAL LIFE SUPERHEROES
But that doesn’t mean we can do it all.
We’re told to nurse around the clock, have a career we’re passionate about, spend quality time with our kids, nurture our relationship with our partner, maintain friendships, make new mama friends ... Oh, and don’t forget to take care of yourself.
We down coffee in the morning to get us going and pour a glass of wine at night so we can relax. We scroll Instagram for #momhacks to help us stay organized and search food blogs hoping to find inspiration for quick, healthy, kid-friendly dinner ideas.
WHAT IF INSTEAD OF HACKING OUR WAY THROUGH LIFE WE TOOK ANOTHER ROUTE?
Instead of adding more and more to our never-ending to-do list, what if we took a moment to slow the heck down?
To stop and finally catch our breath and take stock of what matters most?
BECAUSE HERE'S THE TRUTH:
We’re taught we have this beautiful gift of nurturing, giving, helping, and caring. And we do this not just for our children, but for everyone around us. We’re teachers, social workers, nurses, healers, activists, mothers. It’s second nature for us to step into these roles.
But when it comes to taking care of ourselves we’re pretty shitty at it.
We feel guilty if we take an hour to ourselves and guilty if we don’t. And when we’re burnt-out and full of guilt, taking care of ourselves is even harder. So we just keep on going, doing, caring, and supporting while we feel exhausted and drained.
It's a vicious cycle and it leads to burn-out
IT FEELS NEVER-ENDING, BUT THERE IS ANOTHER WAY
When we slow down and hit pause, even if only for a brief minute, we can get out of our heads, stop the constant mind-chatter and forget about the to-do list.
And in this moment of slow stillness, it's much easier to recognize what’s a priority and where we are just spinning our wheels.
And guess who's really good at teaching us this?
Plants are incredible teachers for slowing down.
From growing a garden and enjoying plants out in nature to preparing a cup of medicinal tea, it’s all good medicine.
Herbal medicine returns us to our natural rhythm, our own unique place of balance. The plants help nourish our physical, mental and emotional well-being and build our resilience and capacity to handle the stress of modern-day motherhood.
WE CAN END THE CYCLE OF EXHAUSTION,
OVERWHELM & BURN-OUT
By slowing down and learning how to replenish ourselves we can find the balance, presence and energy we crave.
When we stop over-giving, over-extending, over-committing ourselves and start giving to ourselves.
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