Earlier this year, after a year-long studying immersion, I became fully trained in positive psychology. All of my work and coaching centers around the many paths wellness that science has found to work.

And my wellness toolkit is the foundation of where I begin with my private coaching clients because it’s based on the building blocks of human flourishing (mixed with my own experience of what helps moms thrive).

I start here with my clients because in order to live your best life you have to start with feeling your best.

I want you to get to a point in your own personal wellness where you can pinpoint exactly what is missing or lacking so you can start to address parts of you that need healed.

Getting to the root cause of what’s preventing you from tending to yourself fully is often where we begin in my free coaching discovery calls.

As part of that work, I always give my clients tools and practices to use that will remind them and show them how to mother themselves through the hard work.

What is mothering yourself? Well, it’s extreme self-compassion and self-love put together.

Right now you may feel like you have very little control over your own happiness and like things are just super hard. Because they are. And we are all trying to figure out how to thrive under these conditions.

But. There is a lot within our control as well such as how we will spend our time and how we will care for ourselves and each other.

  • You still have a lot of control over how you seek out joy and how you love your people until you’re breathless.
  • You still have a lot of control over how you set up your days and live your life with meaning and purpose.
  • You still have a lot of control over who you share our soul with and who you go to for support and empowerment because this is YOUR life, too.
  • You still have a lot of control over how you tend to yourself.

This year is really hard and it’s OK if you are trying to figure out how to be OK even when you are not. (None of us are OK. Not like we’d like to be anyway.)

But YOU can still thrive AND not be OK. I’m living proof. And my clients are learning to thrive in the chaos as well.

For today’s How to Thrive in a Pandemic Day 3 Challenge, give yourself a giant dose of self-compassion. Remind yourself that while yes you ARE doing hard things, you also need tender loving care as you do the hard things. You can work self-compassion in your perfect morning routine or as you pause throughout your busy day. But here’s the challenge –> Every day until this thing is over, give yourself self-compassion. You are doing your best. Always. Give yourself some love.

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