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Gina Starbuck  I help moms stay connected with their power & intuition, so they can find peace in the beautiful chaos of motherhood. Link 👇🏻

Put on a happy face.
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From a few days ago when she requested yummy gluten free pumpkin pancakes.
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Mama made it fun with some wild blueberries.
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We’ve got a full week ahead and I’m putting FUN at the top of the list.
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#momlife #mommylife #love #happyface #smiles

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU LOOKED INTO YOUR OWN EYES?
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When was the last time you looked anyone in the eyes for more than a fleeting moment?
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Today, I taught a couple of dance classes to some brilliant young artists.
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An exercise I often do when teaching teen girls is having them stand close to the mirror and look into their own eyes.
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During this time, we breathe, consciously let go of limiting thoughts, acknowledge parts of our character that are beautiful, work with mantras...
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Really whatever comes through in the moment.
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It’s a beautiful practice and one I also encourage the moms I work with to do and that I implement into my own life as well.
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No matter who you are. How journey has unfolded. What you believe you’ve done wrong or right...
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If we truly peel back the layers and stories and just look into our eyes, we will always see what I see in my daughter...
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Purity, power, infinite potential, brilliance, and so much more.
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And the same goes for everyone.
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We all come from the same source.
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We all want to be loved, understood, acknowledged.
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And we are all SO worthy of those experiences.
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I encourage you to try this practice and please share how it goes.
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And if you find that you could use support... I’m here. Reach out!
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So much love.
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#eyes #soul #soulfulmommies #momlife #mommylife #teacher #dance #coach #lessons #connection #purity #love

I used to couple health and being “thin” together. (Quotation because I know this means something different for everybody.)
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And it’s true that for a long time, I was both healthy and thin.
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I spent a lot my time making sure that my body looked a certain way.
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And yes, I was doing it in a balanced way and managing the time that I had pretty beautifully.
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But health and this particular body image aren’t one in the same for me right now.
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And looking a certain way just isn’t as important to me as so many other things are now that I’m a mom.
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And that is OKAY!
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We’ve got to give ourselves permission to let go of things that used to be important to us to make room for the things that are now!
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Health matters... Mind, body, soul.
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How have your priorities shifted mamas?
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#mommylife #momlife #health #priorities #bodypositivity #bodyimage #postpartumbody #momcoach #mindset #letgo

“I’M HAPPY MOMMY”
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We were up from 2:30-4:30am last night. She’s got her last molar coming through and was having a tuff time.
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At one point, our cat was meowing at her and I told her that the cat was saying, “Fell better Jade.”
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In tears, Jade says... “I don’t wanna feel better mommy! I wanna be sad right now.”
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And so, in that blurry eyed moment with my two year old...
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I was reminded, as I often remind her, that sometimes we just need to BE with our challenging emotions.
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They too have their place in our evolution.
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And it is because of her ability to allow herself to fully BE day to day, that her overriding statement is “I’m happy.”
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So much love y’all.
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#thoughtsofamama #tiredmama #happy #mommylife #momlife #momcoach #soulfulmommies #love #lessons #be

A prayer for today.
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There’s no such thing as ordinary.
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So much love.
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#soulfulmommies #letgo #mommylife #momlife #prayer

PREGNANCY/BIRTH/MOTHERHOOD CHANGES EVERYTHING...
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The first image here is from exactly two years ago, when Jade was about 3 months old and @marlon.iam and I took our first date night as parents.
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The second is from exactly one year before that. Right before I got pregnant, while we were in NYC living it up.
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Without going too into detail about the changes that occurred over the course of just one incredible year, I thought it would be fun to share these two very similar images side by side and allow you to observe the differences.
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Obviously, my face is a lot thinner in the pre pregnancy image.
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What’s funny is that to me at the time, my face really didn’t seem all that different visually.
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I was so overwhelmed with the magnitude of my body’s changes...
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Another thing to note here is that after baby, you can just feel the deeper connection and love between us and the SOFTENING of me.
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Truly, it is this mans arms and love and support that have HELD me so securely in times of uncertainty and struggle.
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I could go on and on, but just felt called to share these images today.
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Change is inevitable mamas.
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Lean into it and know that you are not only just as beautiful now as you were before...
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There’s a depth to you that’s come from the birth of you as a mama that nobody can replicate.
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Also, looking at these images today made me realize that I actually might like having a little more roundness in my face BETTER!
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So much love.
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#momlife #mommylife #changes #sidebyside #soulfulmommies #love #rebirth

This little girl of ours inspires me every day.
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So many lessons here...
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1) Keep on trying! You may fall, but just get back up and try again.
2) PLAY. Always.
3) Imagination. She built her path to “The ‘Mericana” (The Americana is a local shopping center) and back with the package of wipes that had just arrived.
4) If the path is not working for you, keep making subtle adjustments.
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Love this girl so much!
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This bright little light is 27 months today!
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#momlife #mommylife #lessons #play #imagine #soulfulmommies #momcoach

“THANK YOU MOMMY! YOU’RE A REALLY GOOD TEACHER.”
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Words actually spoken to me last night by my brilliant 26 month old.
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In case yours hasn’t told you...
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You ARE a good teacher, mama.
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What are some sweet reminders your kids have given you lately?
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Comment below.
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#mommylife #momlife #teacher #toddlermom #love #momcoach #soulfulmommies

I’m so grateful...
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For this life, for this love, for every breath and for the incomparable journey that is motherhood.
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There are so many women out there praying for a child that they’ve yet to meet.
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So many children that never get to meet their mothers.
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So much sadness and brokenness and pain.
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And while acknowledging that motherhood has its challenges..
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And sometimes I long for more time to myself, or more sleep, etc...
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I ALWAYS acknowledge the massive blessing that it is to be with her and her daddy.
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To learn, laugh, expand...
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So today I just want to send a huge wave of love to those of you who are out there longing for what we have.
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I know that we all have unique sets of struggles and longings.
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We are allowed to feel challenged and grateful at the same time.
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We are allowed to celebrate the joys of others as we simultaneously mourn our own losses.
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Wherever you are right now, know that you are so loved, so supported and so held.
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You’re also worthy of being heard.
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ALL of you. All of your experiences.
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And hopefully...
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Even as we are healing, we can all find a moment to simply be grateful.
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For whatever gifts we are with right now.
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So much love to you all.
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#gratitude #momlife #mommylife #soulfulmommies #love

I could go on and on with proof of this truth, but I’ll just leave it here today.
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#mothersintuition

ARE YOU HIDING MAMA?
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Do you feel like somehow you disappeared into the space behind your child and you’re not sure exactly when or how?
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Is insecurity keeping you from a social life?
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Keeping you from any kind of life besides your life as “mom”?
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I get it. I have BEEN there.
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Afraid to go out without my daughter because I felt like a foreigner in my own body.
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Feeling like my body is not my own.
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Hormones all over the place. Milk leaking.
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A swollen version of some memory of me.
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Here’s the thing mamas.
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We have collectively forgotten that pregnancy, birth, and learning to care for our children and ourselves simultaneous is a PROCESS.
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Of course we are going to feel unlike ourselves!
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Of course we are going to have to find our footing as we climb a mountain we’ve never even seen before.
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BUT, we don’t have to do it alone.
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And while we should keep healthy boundaries and our surroundings should feel safe...
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WE ABSOLUTELY DO NOT NEED TO HIDE.
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Our tribe will change, just as our lives and bodies have.
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But, I promise you that once you get out from behind your child and start to embrace YOU...
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Just as you are.
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Without pretending...
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You WILL begin to feel better.
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YOU CANNOT REDISCOVER WHO YOU ARE WHILE IN HIDING.
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You cannot do it all on your own.
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Your inability to ask for help or admit that you need it is only holding you back from the greatest freedom and power you could ever know.
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You are not weak or broken because you feel different and insecure. YOU ARE HUMAN.
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THE WOMAN YOU ARE BECOMING IS WORTH GETTING TO KNOW.
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And I want to know her.
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I want to help you to know her too.
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But, YOU HAVE TO COME OUT FROM HIDING and ask.
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I have felt your pain and it is the very reason I am doing what I’m doing now.
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I’m a phone call away.
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Click that link in my bio and let’s get really clear on where you are now and how we can potentially get you to where you want to be.
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So much love.
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#mommylife #transformation #postpartum #matrescence #momlife #momcoach #stophiding #mama #momsupport #rediscover

Some wisdom from @alexandrasacksmd...
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This is such a common challenge for modern moms.
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No matter our background or unique situation, we all deal with the push-pull to some degree.
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And it takes time to find the balance that works for our family.
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Not only that, but there’s no perfect formula because the only constant in our day to day really is change.
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Motherhood is the greatest opportunity to learn to live in the freedom of letting go of control.
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It is the most challenging, yet beautifully rewarding experience ever.
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Wherever you are today mama...
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However you’re feeling pushed or pulled.
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You are not alone!
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#mommylife #mama #transition #matrescence #momlife #momcoach #love

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