“Self care isn’t selfish” and in part 2 of our interview with local certified professional midwife Rachel Hart we dive deep into how it’s easy to lose our identity in the mundane everyday tasks of raising a family. You’ll want to listen to part 1 because Rachel’s journey to midwifery is empowering, vulnerable, humble, and heart breaking. But she uses that to empower birthing families and encourage them to ask the question, “what if it is better than you ever imagined”. With the same passion she has for empowering mothers through the birthing experience, she co-owns Reconnected to Life, a company dedicated to teaching the importance of self-care through workshops, retreats, and private coaching. Again, due to her own struggles in her marriage, in her self-discovery and identity, she embarked on a one year journey to find what it means to be self-centered. The knowledge and insight she gained from that self-discovery led to her desire to empower other women who might be struggling as well.
With Reconnected to Life, she has helped create a space for those to be vulnerable, to be heard, and to listen to others, and to ultimately grow in this journey we call life. They offer quarterly workshops with different topics from self-love, to honoring motherhood, to the principles of having an attitude of gratitude. And they discuss the 4 seeds of self care: Nutrition #eatrealfood , Sleep #gotobed, Movement #moveyourbody , Meditation #tfm (take a few minutes).
Resources mentioned in the episode:
“Unplug” by Suze Yalof Schwartz
“Gifts of Imperfection” by Brené Brown
“The Body Keeps The Score” - Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Ten Percent Happier (podcast)
Connect with Rachel Hart:
Website: Reconnected to Life
Facebook: Reconnected to Life
Instagram: Reconnected to Life
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