8 Ways to Celebrate the Day of Your Birth!

Via on Mar 15, 2011

How do we nourish ourselves?

The day of our birth is a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon how we care for and nurture ourselves. The day of our birth is a wonderful opportunity to create space to care for and nurture ourselves. Today I am doing just this! Here are the ways I plan to celebrate the day of my birth!

1. Journal – I picked up a blank journal and plan to write brief passages about insights into myself and life – especially those aha! moments. Two years ago I discovered that I love to write and since then have written many poems and articles. Everyone can do it – not just “writers!” Today, I’ll write about what in my life I am grateful for.

2. Spend time with family & friends – Time spent with family and friends makes my heart sing. I love sitting with a cup of tea and a friend and sharing. This birthday a small group of friends will join me for lunch! It will be nice to have everyone in one space at the same time! Another aspect of this involves speaking my true feelings to those that I care about and care about me. I’d like to invite greater intimacy and authenticity into all my relationships. Let’s get real people!

3. Call my mother and thank her for birthing me – My mother beat me to it. As I was thinking of calling her this morning when I was brushing my hair, the phone rang and it was her. I did thank her for giving birth to me and it made her happy!

4. Breathe and walk slowly – This week of my birthday I want to create more opportunities to do nothing. My date book is often filled with events, classes, meetings and appointments. I’d like to take this week slower than usual and really focus on nurturing the relationship with myself. I’d like to just see where the day takes me instead of taking my day with me. I’d like to thankful for my breathe and my health and well being.

5. Eat chocolate – A birthday is not a birthday without chocolate.

6. Dance around the living room – My girls and I will put on jazz, then Ricky Martin, then Pink followed by Snatam Kaur. We’ll dress up in silks and twirly skirts and get ecstatically goofy in the living room.

7. Read - I have about 10 books that I’m reading these days. Part of my self nourishing practice this week will be to create more opportunities to pick up my books and spend some quality time with them – perhaps at the Boulder Red Tent. I will also pause to read my birthday cards, but really read my birthday cards and allow the energy of love within them fill me.

8. Pay attention to what makes me happy. – I recently told a friend, “I can’t stop smiling!” I find joy in the smallest of things and I want to create happiness more consistently, especially around mundane and stressful situations like getting my girls into the car in the morning. I do notice that when I am feeling grateful for my life and my gifts, I am filled with more joy.

What nourishment will you bring to yourself on the day of your birth?

What do you need to give yourself?

About Helene Rose

Helene Rose, MS, is dedicated to inspiring your inner radiance and passionate about supporting women to live uniquely brilliant lives. She offers private mentoring and group mentorship programs dedicated to supporting working women and mothers. Helene also works with corporations to bring balance to feminine leadership and help women and companies tap into and unleash creative feminine energy. Before founding Be Brilliant Network LLC, she completed a BS in Mechanical Engineering, a MS in Curriculum Development, worked within several large corporations, taught ninth-graders in an inner-city school, founded a non-profit to support mothers, and has been on the path of feminine empowerment and mindfulness since becoming a mother in 2004. She lives in Boulder, CO with her family. "Living a brilliant life means that you radiate joy and peace in all areas of your life. You live by your own set of unique values and are empowered to live an authentic, radiant life. Your relationships are nurturing and supportive. Your work is purposeful and meaningful. The earth glows with each step you take. When a woman fully acknowledges and embodies her brilliance, she is an authentic and successful contributor to society - no matter where she is and what she chooses to do. Her inner brilliance shines forth in all she does." - Helene Rose Register for Helene's next Be Brilliant Group Mentoring Program for women. HERE.

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2 Responses to “8 Ways to Celebrate the Day of Your Birth!”

  1. Maya says:

    I always like it when my family sings me happy birthday. It's like being a kid again

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