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Mothers always have a choice

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It is a great day to be alive. I am so thankful to be the mother of our beautiful two children. My journey started later than others and at the perfect time. I had my first child at the age of 36.
I remember being unsure about bringing children into the world because I was afraid of what could happen to them. I saw danger instead of possibilities.  I was not even sure I could have children, yet I always wanted a boy and a girl.
I do not like living in fear, and years ago, I realized that I could not change something without belief and faith in myself.  I am no longer afraid because I stand in the power of shaping our children into courageous, loving, and powerful, and strong beings who can make positive impacts throughout their journey. I can help shape how they take care of their body, feel about themselves, and how they face their life experiences.
I am so thankful for my mother, Thelma Jones. She decided to leave a relationship that was not working. Raising children in an abusive home was not the answer. With three kids under the age of 5, a suitcase, and 4,000 in her pocket, we traveled from Memphis Tennessee to Illinois by a Greyhound bus in search for a better life.
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There are no regrets when you believe that life is for you. Our life experiences are to make us better and to help direct our paths.
I am forever grateful for the principles that our mother taught us. I continue to keep our mother’s principles close to my heart. When I was unsure of my abilities to be the mother I wanted to be, I thought of my mother.  She did it. Why can’t I?  Our mother’s principles brought me peace of mind. Being a mother of purpose is not always easy. It helps to have guiding principles to stay focused.
Here are 10 of our mother’s many principles:
1. Give from the heart and expect nothing in return.
2. Keep on trucking no matter what lies ahead
3. Be grateful for what you have
4. Be bold -Ask for what you want.
5. Live another day-You never know what the next day will bring
6. Take care of yourself-There is only one you
7. No excuses-Work from the truth
8. If you are sorry, then stop the behavior
9. Listen more and talk less
10. Break the Cycle-Change what is not working
What principles did your mother teach you?
To Your Best Health & Life!
Timika Chambers
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

 

To Your Best Health & Life!

 

Timika

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My mother was big on educating us about certain values and principles.  She still says today that “everybody does not need to know everything about you. You don’t have to volunteer information that you don’t want to.” Sometimes when we  welcome new people into our lives, we may feel like they need to know everything about us on the first day or within the first week -where we work, how old we are, the color of your bedroom walls, and what you ate last night, and the list goes on.   It is important to keep a little mystery (within reason) about yourself and not feel like you have to tell everything to get others to like you  It only takes one time to share something with someone you wished you had not of.  Relationships blossom and will continue to grow when  a person likes you for who you are and built on  trust, honesty,  and patience, and not just what they can get out of you or what they know about your personal life.  Some ground rules for me are:

  1. Decide what it is that you are comfortable with sharing about yourself.
  2. Know the intentions for your relationship with the other person.—is it a one time encounter at an event, or someone you would love to get to know better.
  3. Use a little discernment on who you give information to and what information you give them.
  4. Trust yourself to know when it is time to share information.

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Timika

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Until next time,

Timika Chambers RN BSN MSN CDE
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