In between the blur of dirty diapers and nighttime feeding sessions, it can be hard to remember who you were before your baby. It can be hard to tell who you are right now, in your new identity! Your reading is often reduced to googling the latest baby-related issue you might be facing, perhaps a random Facebook article on parenthood, and you feel like you can't even remember the last time you cozied up with a good book uninterrupted. Your time for self care is limited, and you may even feel burnt out, or wondering where you are going next.
That's why it is so important to me to start this book club and sharing circle. I am looking forward to getting together with a group of like-minded mamas who want to read something that inspires them. Something that helps us to see outside our roles as caregivers, and into the powerful and strong women we are. Some time set aside to read inspirational texts that we usually say we are too busy to read, and a supportive group of women to hold us up...and hold us accountable!
Each circle will begin with a very brief meditation, and time allotted to share some highs and lows from the week. After our sharing circle, we will discuss an inspirational text that we are reading together, and how it relates to our personal growth. Don’t worry about having “homework” or book reports… the books chosen will be easy to read in short chunks of time, and allow for introspection without staying engulfed in fictional story lines. While I plan on making space to honor the difficulties we share as mothers, I will also guide the conversation to our roles as women outside of motherhood—our interests, goals, inspirations—so we can return to our loved ones feeling refreshed and whole. There will be no right or wrong answers, just some discussion and support.
Our first book is “The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul” by Danielle LaPorte. This books helps you work through what you are desiring in life, by checking in with different aspects of your life and noting gratitude and what you may like to change. Next books on our line up will be “May Cause Miracles” and “Warrior Goddess Training”, but of course these choices are flexible, open to suggestions and votes from the group!
June 18 6:30-7:45pm at the mama'hood Denver