Our Mindful Mamas series spotlights other amazing mindful mamas from all over! The interviews focus on mindfulness and self-care and what it means and looks like for each mama. The goal of this series is to showcase the different ways we mamas get our self-care and mindfulness in and show how it can look/feel/be different for everyone, as well as the creative tips we mamas use to fit it in! We hope this series educates, informs and inspires you on self-care and to take some time for yourself, mama!
Meet Melissa Mor
Melissa is our next Bliss'd Mindful Mama! Melissa lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is a mom of three - a 2, 5, and 8 year old. Melissa is the founder of a company I think many moms will love - Mrs. Push, a site dedicated for gifting moms and moms-to-be with the most beautiful jewelry (buying a gift for yourself counts too!) Melissa and I are in two founder groups together, which is how we connected : ) Read on for my interview with Melissa.
What is your definition of self-care? Has this changed since becoming a mom?
Taking time ALONE! Lol.
What does your self-care routine look like? Feel free to share small practices you do regularly and/or a set routine (morning, evening).
Self-care looks different every day depending on my mood. I love red light therapy time, going for a walk, sweating it out in my infrared sauna blanket, journaling & online shopping.
Do you practice mindfulness? If so, how?
I try to! I journal when I have the time. I usually write out what I want to manifest as if it's already happened. When I look back on these journals years later, usually most things I wrote about have come true. I also try to be intentional with my time, when I go out or am with my husband/kids, I put the phone away and on airplane mode.
What's a "mindful mama" tip you have?
At the end of every day we do a "pit & peak" of the day. Yes I stole that from the Kardashians but my kids love it. It gives them a chance to reflect on their day.
What is your favorite self-care activity for when you have… 5 minutes, 30 minutes, 60+ minutes?
5 minutes - Red light therapy
30 minutes - Higher Dose sauna blanket
60+ minutes - Long walk with a podcast (I'm obsessed with business/health/fashion podcasts)
What are your top 3 - 5 self-care and/or wellness products?
- Matcha. It's probably my favorite thing to have. It's become a morning ritual. After school drop-off when I'm home just with my 2 year old before we start the day!
- All my Cymbiotika Vitamins- I take many of their vitamin packets & my kids do too so that's another am ritual
- Red light therapy device- I usually take 5 minutes every other day to shine it on my face & thyroid & gut.
- Cleaning & organizing my closet. I love clothes & fashion so am always going through what I don't 100% love anymore to donate & make room for the new. Physically & energetically.
- Journaling but now I need to try yours!
Motherhood can be overwhelming! How do you center yourself when you’re feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed?
Put away my phone, put on a healing frequency on YouTube or listen to a motivating podcast.
What is a tip you have for a mom interested in self-care but unsure how to start, or she feels overwhelmed with the idea of fitting it in?
Even 5 minutes a day makes a difference. Start with that and work your way up. Can be a short meditation, journaling etc.
When do you feel your most bliss’d out?
On the weekends when my phone is off. I keep my phone off Saturdays for religious reasons & it's usually my fave day of the week.
What's a mama mantra you live by?
Trust your mama intuition!
Thank you, Melissa, for sharing your thoughts! I loved this interview and picked up some new tips (and new brands to check out!) and hope you did too! If you'd like to connect further with Melissa, follow her on Instagram (a beautiful jewelry filled account to follow!) or check out her website!