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Q&A – Ideas & inspiration for LOVING yourself this Mother’s Day! + Giveaway!

May 10, 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPatty Kikos
Yoga Teacher + Alternative Therapist

1. What does ‘Loving Yourself’ mean to you?

It means honouring, nurturing and accepting all parts of me equally – even the parts that are confronting. I no longer judge negative or shadow emotions that come. Instead, I embrace them and honour the fact that they have come up to show me that I might be a little off centre.

My daily meditation practice helps me create a sacred environment that is judgement free. It gives me the freedom to release any fear, doubt or negativity that creeps into my mind or heart.

2. How do you treat yourself to ‘Self Love’ and why is it so important?

For me, Self Love has a lot to do with self acceptance and self care. Earlier this year, I made a decision to schedule things for me in my diary just as I would schedule a work appointment. The result has been fantastic, as I no longer feel as overwhelmed and time poor, and somehow manage to get a lot more done.

I do something physical everyday whether it be yoga, walking my dog, running on the beach or swimming in the warmer months. I find the fresh air is a beautiful energy booster and an incentive to step away form the computer.

3. What will you be doing for Mother’s Day this year? (Or is it a surprise?)

I’ll be shopping with my mum and will be taking her out to lunch as well. The last time I did this with her was Mother’s Day last year so despite the fact that it’s such a commercial set up, I think it’s a beautiful way to honour such an important person in my life. She’s a tremendous spirit and deserves to be spoilt.

DSC_0265Andi Lew 
TV Presenter + Author

1. What does ‘Loving Yourself’ mean to you?

For me it means living a life that’s right for you. Honouring what you love and how you like to live. Then surrounding yourself with those who feel that’s important too because it’s important to you.

2. How do you treat yourself to ‘Self Love’ and why is it so important?

Self love treatment consists of listening to my body and it’s needs. Chiropractic care helps me get through each day and have vitality. Removing pressure of my nerves system helps me perceive the world better and adapt to stress as well as co-ordinate all body functions better.

3. What will you be doing for Mother’s Day this year? (Or is it a surprise?)

Just being with my gorgeous and clever 3 year old boy is enough of a gift to me. He’s my angel and makes my world stand still. I’ll do whatever he wants that day. Making him happy makes me happy.

claire-6Claire Obeid
Holistic Health Coach + Yoga Teacher

1. What does ‘Loving Yourself’ mean to you?

It means being honest about what I am, who I am, and how I behave and being more than OK with that! It’s brutal honesty, facing to challenges, softening when I’m pushing myself, allows myself to make mistakes, exhaling out all the negativity, being present right NOW.

It’s about loving myself first, as a priority and never negotiating on that – it allows me to love others more, especially my clients! It’s about rejoicing in all the awesomeness of life. I have a body, I have breath, I have a working mind, passion, purpose and love > Loving myself is about paying respect to what I have, what I’ve learnt and what I can create. It’s all about embracing my life. When I look at myself, I try and see the big picture through love-coloured lenses. I remind myself that there is SO much out there that is bigger and grander than I am, which humbles me and instils a feeling of love towards little old me – that I get to be part of it!

Loving myself means permission to learn, grow, trip-up and keep trying from my true essence. My authenticity. From there I can do, be, think, feel in the way I know I deserve too.

2. How do you treat yourself to ‘Self Love’ and why is it so important?

Hmm. Self-love is such a personal experience. I believe in practicing what resonates with you on an energetic level. Not just what you’ve read about or heard is good.

I have a daily practice in the morning where I oil-pull, gratitude journal, meditate and practice EFT. Yoga, moving my body, connecting to my breath and feeling soft, graceful and fluid is important to me because it makes me feel proud of my body, alive, open, aware, connected. It allows me to feel GOOD with what I have, flaws and all. It encourages me to live in health every single day. Yoga to me is life.

Cuddles with my husband and enjoying food – we both love to cook and sharing this with friends is part of self-love to me. Loving others with what we create makes me feel even more loved. What goes around comes around.

Reading in the sunshine. Being alone. Diving into the ocean. Eating amazing food. Self-love is multi-layered.

3. What will you be doing for Mother’s Day this year? (Or is it a surprise?)

My brother is moving to New York two days after Mother’s Day so we are having a combined farewell and mother’s day celebration at my parents home in Coogee Beach. I have lots of nieces and nephews so it’ll be loud and crazy. Just how I like it (most of the time). There will be lots of whispered words of love into my mother’s ear to remind her how special she is. I’ll also honour my sisters, the other mum’s in my life by reminding them how special they are!

149791_10151568426795524_1295441333_nNat Kringoudis
Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist + Natural Fertility Educator + Author

1. What does ‘Loving Yourself’ mean to you?

Loving yourself means looking in the mirror and having total acceptance for what you see. It’s about finding that happiness from within, living the life that you love and that makes you smile everyday. This extends to every corner of your life – your job, your friends, your environment. After all, we create our own reality!

2. How do you treat yourself to ‘Self Love’ and why is it so important?

I tune in the channel everyday and listen. I nourish my body well, I try to get adequate rest, I meditate, I take time out each day for myself. I also have regular spinal care AND best of all I have an awesome team around me that help me to be the best version of myself everyday.

3. What will you be doing for Mother’s Day this year? (Or is it a surprise?)

For mothers day this year I’ll be with my family – we’ll see where the day takes us but they are the most important people in my life – my kids & husband make my heart spin!

262011_195644010483677_6874077_nPeta Serras
Model + Pilates Instructor

1. What does ‘Loving Yourself’ mean to you? 
Loving yourself means accepting and appreciating who you are completely, regardless of any flaws you think you might have.

2. How do you treat yourself to ‘Self Love’ and why is it so important?
I treat myself by giving my body good food and exercising.

3. What will you be doing for Mother’s Day this year? (Or is it a surprise?) 
Unsure! My family consists of myself, my mother and our 3 rescue pets, so a picnic at the beach might be a great idea!

Jodie-Smith

 

Jodie Smith
Dry body brushing expert + Writer + Blogger

1. What does ‘Loving Yourself’ mean to you?

I have found that as I have grown older ‘loving yourself’ is really important. Your body naturally starts to wear down, you don’t look the same as you did in your twenties, but you feel just the same as you use to but a little wiser. So as I have aged I have learnt to appreciate who I am and respect that what I look like is great, just the way I am. I love the quote from Audrey Hepburn “The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years”. I think that when you learn to love yourself you treat others better as well.

2. How do you treat yourself to ‘Self Love’ and why is it so important?

I love to pamper myself with lots of beauty treatments at home. I dry body brush and dry face brush, I use a body exfoliant once a week, every day I apply organic body oils and lotions after I dry brush, I make myself a green juice each day and try to eat as much organic foods as I can. I try to get regular facials, go to an acupuncturist when I can and do weekly yoga classes. At home I put on relaxation music every day and do breathing exercises which I find is like meditation for me and helps soothe my mind. And I play tennis every week. I love to cuddle my puppy and my kids every day. I am right into self love as you can see, I find I really need it to keep the balance or otherwise I would burnt out pretty quickly.

3. What will you be doing for Mother’s Day this year? (Or is it a surprise?)

I will be spending it with my mum and the rest of my family, having a cup of tea, watching the kids play, I like the simple life.

mum2Angela Cooke
Creator and designer of Aprons by Angie

1. What does ‘Loving Yourself’ mean to you?

To me it means liking yourself! I’m happy in my own skin. Loving myself means keeping fit and healthy, we are what we eat and what we do. Surrounding myself with people who really like me and with people whom I really like! I smile even when no-one else is looking!

2. How do you treat yourself to ‘Self Love’ and why is it so important?

Well, I’m a hard task master…. I push myself to the max when I go out on my daily walk/run, the harder I train the better I feel. That’s love isn’t it? Its not about expensive clothes or material things its about feeling the best I can feel. Exercise, music, candles, a glass of red… the simple things that money can’t buy.

3. What will you be doing for Mother’s Day this year? (Or is it a surprise?)

I will be spending the day with my gorgeous daughters. It is unimportant what we do or what I get…. Just being together is priceless.

39281_430623373668515_325625144_nKelli Stewart
Creator of The Baby Wearing Workout

1. What does ‘Loving Yourself’ mean to you?
To me “Loving Yourself” means remembering to honor yourself each and every day. Just enjoy life and don’t hold any regrets. In the end living each day with peace and happiness is the best way you could ever show yourself love.

2. How do you treat yourself to ‘Self Love’ and why is it so important?
Treating myself to self love goes back to just loving yourself each and every day. Try and do at least one little thing you enjoy or makes you happy each and every day. And Smile! It a small way to quickly and easily open you up and bring light into your life.

3. What will you be doing for Mother’s Day this year? (Or is it a surprise?)
No plans yet for this coming Sunday…to me every day is Mother’s Day and just being with my precious little girl is all I need to celebrate my new life as a Mother.

MAMAS! -Don’t forget to enter the Mother’s Day Giveaway. Details on how to enter below  or click here to see the amazing prizes up for grabs!  

So wanna win? It’s easy, all you have to do is:

Simply LIKE, COMMENT & SIGN-UP!

  • COMMENT below (or on facebook) – Tell me, how YOU’RE going to “Love Yourself” this Mother’s Day.
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HERE’S THE LIST OF PRIZES UP FOR GRAB!

PRIZE 1.
– A 1 hour Virtual power coaching session with Claire from The Wellness Project
– A signed copy of ‘Eat Fat, Be Thin – Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free Recipes’ written by Nat Kringoudis & Andi Lew
– x1 copy of Peta Serras’ Pilates Stretching Series DVD
– x1 Bodecare Jute Dry Face Brush
– x1 apron by ‘Aprons by Angie’
– x1 one week passe to Bondi Vixens Mama Moves X Fit Boxercise classes

PRIZE 2.
– x1 copy of Patty Kikos ‘Subagh Kriya’ Kundalini Yoga eDVD
– x1 Bodecare Jute Dry Face Brush
– x1 apron by ‘Aprons by Angie’
– x1 copy of The Baby Wearing Workout eDVD
– x1 one week passe to Bondi Vixens Mama Moves X Fit Boxercise classes

PRIZE 3.
– x1 Bodecare Jute Dry Face Brush
– x1 copy of The Baby Wearing Workout eDVD
– x1 one week passe to Bondi Vixens Mama Moves X Fit Boxercise classes

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Adrian Mansion permalink
    May 10, 2013 1:20 am

    What a great reminder to take care of yourself first! We have so many reasons to be here and be at our very best.

  2. Heidi No permalink
    May 11, 2013 11:26 pm

    Great to hear how others look after themselves, I’m pretty forgetful and the one the one thing I often “forget” is me! Reading this has given a gentle nudge to my brain and heart that I should be number one on my list! And I love hearing new ideas on how to achieve it. With my mum far away and my kids (big now!) having work commitments today, I am meeting with 4 other mums and enjoying a “We Rock!” celebration! Bubbles and nibbles on the harbour and love and laughs. Everything to fill up a heart and soul. Love to all mums! Xx

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