April 2019 News and Events
I’m excited to share that instead of our regular Wednesday evening circle this month, we’re teaming up with Regina Smith of Gritty Buddha for a special workshop that will include yoga and a group discussion surrounding the topic of “giving less f*cks.” Yes, you read that right. We, as both women and mothers, are giving way too many f*cks. What exactly does this mean? (And why do you keep cursing Suzanne?!) It means we’re spending our precious mental energy on way too many things! But let’s take a minute to discuss - who told us give all these f*cks? Why do we care about them? What would happen if we STOPPED caring about them?
Intrigued? Join us for two hours of time for YOU: move your body, meditate on how you’re spending your mental and physical energy, and discuss ways in which you can lighten the load with other like-minded women. The movement portion of the workshop will be tailored to all levels, so *please* don’t let this stop you from joining us. As Regina likes to say, even if you show up and just breathe for an hour, you’ll leave transformed. I probably rolled my eyes the first time I heard her say that ... but guess what? It’s true!
Read to sign up?
Here are the details:
April 28th, 2019, 1:30-3:30pm.
38 Forest Ave, Glen Cove, NY
Investment is $40. Gritty Buddha Uplifted members pay $35.
Space is limited.
To sign up, download the Gritty Buddha app or go to the website.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions!
And while I have you, I’d like to share a few podcasts and books that have really inspired me this past month:
First and foremost, Arial Clark’s podcast series, “Give Less F#cks” on the Sanity and Self App is a must-listen. If you haven’t realized already, it’s the inspiration for our next workshop and it’s a true game changer. If you’re someone who has a hard time saying no, this is definitely for you. And if you’re someone like me, who actually says no quite often, it really opened up my eyes to all the things I was unconsciously saying yes to and how it was making me miserable. Listen and let me know what you think.
Thank you to several friends who let me know about a recent Dear Sugars podcast - Emotional Labor: The Invisible Work (Most) Women Do. I enjoyed the episode and it covered most of the same points other articles and podcasts have on the topic, however I liked that it included the male perspective (one of the hosts is a man) and it offered some very tangible and practical tips for speaking with your partner. Check it out for sure.
I couldn’t put down the book, Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy by Angela Garbes. This is a very quick read both because of the very candid way Angela tells her story, and also because of the fascinating historical context in which she shares it. This goes on my list as a must-read for all moms-to-be and new moms.
And last but certainly not least, I’m anxiously awaiting my pre-order delivery of What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood by Dr. Alexandra Sacks. If you haven’t already, please check out her Instagram to learn more about “matrescence” and her new podcast Motherhood Sessions. Can’t wait for my copy to arrive - only a couple more weeks!