I’m currently in a season of my life where I’m entertaining the idea of motherhood. Having worked with many women around feminine hormonal balance and fertility, I know the importance for mama and baby around consciously preparing the body and mind to better conceive and carry a healthy baby to term. As a trained Nutrition Therapist I nourish my body well, and yet, with this new chapter, I realize there are some small changes that I could make to further support my body.
With busy creative days, I often find myself subsisting on bulletproof coffee throughout the morning hours. And while I know I’m not alone in this trendy practice, I also know it’s not exactly ideal for creating an optimal inner ecosystem for balanced hormones. The truth is, even though I know this practice leaves me feeling ungrounded and anxious at times, it still hasn’t been particularly easy for me to shift. I find that creamy coffee so delicious in the morning, and if I’m honest, I like not having to worry about food until noon when I’m ready for a break in the workday.
I find that my desire for that quick hit of pleasure is still overpowering my deeper intention to self nourish in a way that is congruent with my intention to prepare my body for pregnancy. And so I find myself already navigating the terrain of mothering, self-mothering that is.