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Radiant Mommy

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A well-written, structured book about reducing stress, eating healthy, sleeping well, and focusing on self-love for busy mothers.

Synopsis

Have you lost yourself in motherhood?
If you are ready to find yourself in health, joy, and balance, this book will get you started today.

Mommy burnout symptoms are widespread, and should not be viewed as a set of pains to endure hopelessly. You are not alone. You deserve better.

By following a few simple steps, you can kick stress to the curve and live the life you deserve, full of vitality and zest. Tending to your needs is a priceless gift to yourself and your child because it creates a ripple effect of self-love and wellness.

In this new guide for busy moms, you will learn how to:
·Reclaim your sleep cycle, so you feel more rested
·Increase your energy by establishing better eating habits and eliminating common toxins
·Improve your mood with mindfulness practices
·Nourish your body and mind by creating lasting habits that support your optimal health

Motherhood is power. You can claim that power and live a life that fulfills you in every way. This guide will help you do just that, and with a few simple steps, transform into the best version of yourself, and fill your life with vitality and zest.

I could relate to everything this book talks about so eloquently! The author speaks to mothers in a simple and straightforward manner, and presents clever analogies to demonstrate how they are sabotaging their health in the pursuit of an impossible standard set by society.


Wilmot explains biological concepts like the fight or flight response, the HPA axis, and types of stressors in layman's terms so that anybody can understand them. Although the book quotes data on American women, I found most of it useful because mothers are the same everywhere.


I loved the tone of the book. Nowhere does it sound like the author is talking down or preaching to the reader. Instead, it's like having a conversation with a knowledgeable friend.


The chapters on self-love and tools for creating a positive mindset were my personal favourites.


The Radiant Energy Program (created by the author) focuses on sleep, detoxification, and nourishment--all of which mothers tend to ignore in favor of family and household chores. Her three-week program is totally doable with some cooperation from your partner. She includes a checklist of each week's activities which was super helpful to remind me of the key points of that week. Week Three is a detailed look into food choices and taking supplements, after which she talks about menu planning in detail. I particularly liked the concept of transitional foods, which is a gradual way to reduce exposure to toxic foods.


Wilmot ends the book with a whole host of recipes, which I'm sure will be very helpful for busy mothers. On the whole, I think this book does a fabulous job of educating women and mothers about caring for their self-worth. I agree with the author when she says that family and work are important, but not more important than you!

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Synopsis

Have you lost yourself in motherhood?
If you are ready to find yourself in health, joy, and balance, this book will get you started today.

Mommy burnout symptoms are widespread, and should not be viewed as a set of pains to endure hopelessly. You are not alone. You deserve better.

By following a few simple steps, you can kick stress to the curve and live the life you deserve, full of vitality and zest. Tending to your needs is a priceless gift to yourself and your child because it creates a ripple effect of self-love and wellness.

In this new guide for busy moms, you will learn how to:
·Reclaim your sleep cycle, so you feel more rested
·Increase your energy by establishing better eating habits and eliminating common toxins
·Improve your mood with mindfulness practices
·Nourish your body and mind by creating lasting habits that support your optimal health

Motherhood is power. You can claim that power and live a life that fulfills you in every way. This guide will help you do just that, and with a few simple steps, transform into the best version of yourself, and fill your life with vitality and zest.

Introduction

Becoming a mother is an incredible thing, both beautiful and painful.

It is the ultimate love affair sprinkled with unfathomable joy and a ton of

WTFs?! Being a mom will have you feeling all the feels, all the time. It truly

is a privilege and a superpower. For all the love and dedication you are

going to put in for the rest of your days, you will have a legacy in this big

world. You might have already heard that with great power comes great

responsibility. If you are a mom, you know that is an understatement.


My favorite comedian, Jim Gaffigan, described parenthood by saying:

“Imagine you’re drowning and someone hands you a baby.” This

always resonated with me because all the hopes, dreams, and magic

that come with motherhood are accompanied by an absurd amount

of work. Sometimes it can feel like you are drowning. Sleepless nights,

constant worrying, cooking, cleaning, organizing, negotiating, emotional

availability, tech support, explaining, explaining again, finding items

invisible to the naked eye, medical assistance, event coordinating, and

overall supplier of all needs, are just a few of the jobs you will perform

as a mother on a daily basis. It is stressful and can be lonely. You will

be performing tasks to care for those around you every day and all that

work will often go unnoticed. This invisible load of motherhood is often

the cause of huge amounts of stress. And stress, particularly in huge

amounts, will wreck your health.


When I became a mother, a part of me died. This sounds dramatic, but it

is true. I slowly lost my sense of self, and that made it impossible for the

new version of me that had been born with my child to grow. I was stuck

and my health declined. One day, years later (I confess, it took me years

to love my life as a mom), as I looked at my two children, something

clicked. I do not know how to explain it, but I suddenly realized that the

tired, cranky, sad, and uninspired version of me had to go. I wanted to

be there with and for those kids I love so freaking much. I had to allow

my new self to rise and I was determined to learn how. My life began to

improve right then and there, and over the years I learned a lot about how

to live my best life. With the support of my family, I went back to school

to study nutrition and health. I became fascinated with how the body

works. I especially loved learning about how hormones rule the body

and how stress can throw a perfectly orchestrated hormonal system out

of whack. It was incredible and empowering because within the process

of learning I found myself again. I want to share this information with

you because I want you to live your best life too. We do not need to do it

the same way, but I hope the material in this book will help you find your

own way. Maybe you got a little lost somewhere between that blissful

moment you were handed your perfect baby and this morning when you

ate a breakfast based on whatever your kids refused to eat. And as you

look around exhausted and confused at the disaster zone that is your

kitchen, you might be wondering: How did I get here?


You are not alone. Please know that you are not destined to a life without

zest, energy, joy, and lovely skin. You are radiant and if you have lost some,

or a lot, of that shine – chin up! – you can find yourself again in health.

Part of my journey led me to focus on stress and its repercussions on

health. In my studies, I learned that the body regulates your response

to stress via a system known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal

axis or HPA axis. This system is involved in the fight or flight response,

which helps your body act appropriately in case of an emergency. But

the functions of the HPA axis are not limited to responding to stressors.

The axis is also a part of energy production, temperature modulation,

immune function, digestion, sexuality, and hormone balance. Mood,

energy, libido, metabolism, immunity, cognitive function, and skin health

are all affected by the HPA axis. If you feel like you need caffeine to get

you through the day, if you feel uninspired, if you feel your skin has aged

at the speed of light, and your kids are one “Mom!” away from becoming

property of your in-laws, you could be suffering from poor HPA function.

HPA axis dysfunction is not talked about in Mommy and Me circles. It is

not part of your yearly checkup protocol. And it is not the latest health

news trend. I would like to help you get familiar with it because it is not

uncommon and it could be affecting you.


This book will guide you on your journey to health. You will learn about

the things that create stress in your body, how they affect your wellbeing

and how to fix them in real and specific ways. I will explain the

reasoning for each suggestion and give you the tools you need to take

all the steps. The Radiant Energy program was designed by me based

on my experiences with motherhood, what I learned from other moms,

studies and my research. I wanted to create an accessible program

that would help hardworking, busy moms take control of their wellness

journey. I believe in you and your capability to transform your health, feel

amazing and love your life. This program is a straightforward starting

point to jumpstart your health makeover.


Motherhood will drive you to the edge of your seat, to the brink of

madness and then, hopefully, back home to the love of your life and the

greatest joy you have ever felt. You are entitled to your best life and I

want it for you. Do you want it for yourself? This is it, ladies. The time has

come to be your beautiful, vibrant self again. It will be my honor to get

you started.

About the author

Ixiana H. Wilmot is a trained health and nutrition specialist with an MSHN and a passion for helping moms become the best and healthiest version of themselves. She is the founder of Radiant Mami, dedicated to inspiring and empowering women with nutrition and wellness resources. view profile

Published on May 07, 2020

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Genre: Health & Wellbeing

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