Vitamins, Herbs, and Nutritional Supplement Guide for Moms
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As a mother myself, I have learned and witnessed firsthand the importance of self-care. Mothers often have the important role of raising our children, being role models for our children and others, support and care for other family members, and many more roles and responsibilities. We often place our own needs on the back burner while caring selflessly for others and feeling guilty when we do take a little time for ourselves. However, I’m sure you have heard of the saying “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” It is a very true statement. In order to provide our best selves for the ones we love and to offer our quality attention and energy, we need to care for ourselves. This means maintaining our health, stress levels, well-being, emotional health and spirituality. In times of stress, busy schedules, and life itself vitamins, herbs, and nutritional supplements are a great way to fill in the gaps of our nutritional needs as well as finding balance.
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Creating Wellness: Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of Healing Questionnaire
Spirituality is universal and yet has a different meaning and experience for everyone. It is much deeper than religion although most religious people are spiritual, but religion is not necessary to be spiritual. Spirituality is an important part of one’s overall well-being. It provides a sense of meaning and connection, coping skills during difficult times, increased healthier habit choices, improved health and longer life, and a strong sense of community and sense of belonging. Strong relationships have been proven to increase well-being and improve life expectancy (Spirituality, n.d.). Spiritual and psychological inventories can be very helpful in gauging one’s current spiritual wellness as well as assisting them in developing their own spiritual and psychological health development plan. Studies have shown that spiritual health has a positive influence on overall health and wellness. In creation of my spiritual and psychological inventory for determining a current state of wellness, I have come up with ten questions with the influence of the HOPE questions used by healthcare providers as part of a medical encounters practical first step in incorporating consideration of a patient’s spirituality into medical practice (ANANDARAJAH & HIGHT, 2001). Below I have attached my ten questions for you to use in order to gain a better understanding of your spiritual wellness. Feel free to share with me, I am happy to go over your results with you in order to gain deeper knowledge.
ANANDARAJAH, G., & HIGHT, E. (2001). Spirituality and medical practice: Using the HOPE questions as a practical tool for spiritual assessment. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN, 63(1), 81–88. doi: 10.1016/s1443-8461(01)80044-7
Spiritual & Emotional Wellbeing. (n.d.). Retrieved December 16, 2019, from http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/worklife/wellbeing.
Spirituality. (n.d.). Retrieved December 16, 2019, from https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/spirituality.
No matter your religious background or practices are, Ram Dass has a way for helping one grow their spirituality.
"Dr. Richard Alpert, aka Ram Dass, was a prominent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer with Dr. Timothy Leary. In the 60's he spent sometime in India where he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately known as Maharajji, who gave Ram Dass his name, which means “servant of God.” He has been a pivotal influence on a culture that has reverberated with the words “Be Here Now” ever since. Be Here Now, Ram Dass’s monumentally influential and seminal work, still stands as the highly readable centerpiece of Western articulation of Eastern philosophy, and how to live joyously a hundred percent of the time in the present, luminous or mundane. Be Here Now continues to be the instruction manual of choice for generations of spiritual seekers. Forty years later, it’s still part of the timeless present."-RamDass.org
Ram Dass's teachings have influenced many people over the years in developing their spiritual practices and continues to this day. No matter what religious background you have or follow, his teachings can inspire a deeper spiritual faith within it