You see their tiny, innocent, fragile little selves struggling with the many challenges of being small in a big world, and realize you would do anything to protect them. And guess what? You can't. Not all the time. Not forever. So there you go. Have fun, mom.
It doesn't do any good to complain, "Nobody ever told me THIS would happen!" (THIS being the ferocious form of love that renders you strong beyond your prior comprehension and terrifyingly vulnerable at the same time.)
The truth is, somebody probably did tell you. It wouldn't matter how many times you'd been told or warned. You'd dive right in anyway and be shocked all the same. There's just no understanding THIS until you're a mom.
So what do we do now?
This love, the one that enters a mother's life with the force of a firehose, can be:
A) wielded with finesse to nurture your entire family, including yourself, and even extended to your community, your work and to making the world a better place.
B) left to flail about, out of control, leaving you fearful, defensive and depleted.
Our goal in offering the Wellesley Wellness Retreat is to aim for option A.
We plan to gather moms together in community to share ancient wisdom, modern science and practical tips all geared towards using love and compassion to nurture and nourish ourselves and our families.
We aim to relax, renew and inspire like Jedi ninja goddess warriors if you get my meaning. We are not kidding around. At Wellesley Wellness Retreat, we respect the power of motherhood and we will use it for good.
And for fun.
We probably will kid around a little bit.
It's going to be great.
You can register now...
(the price goes up a smidge on Nov. 15th)
Molly, Cory and Stacy
See you on January 23rd! In the meantime, follow @mywellretreat for a bounty of wellness resources.