Living with eczema sounds like the individual moments of managing all the symptoms are tough, but i found that the mental part of it was hardest.
Seeing your child suffer is excruiating. It is demotivating, draining, and frustrating.
Does this resonate with you?
I will say this to you:
You are strong, kind, loving, and most of all YOU CAN DO THIS.
Everytime you are knocked down, pick yourself up and keep holding the space for healing, health, and a transformed life of freedom from eczema.
Do you know why I wrote my book? Why I keep telling people about it? Because I LOVE YOU and I want to help you. I can't stand the thought that there are Moms and babies and little kids out there suffering with eczema and feeling alone with no solutions.
I hear you. Tell me or tell your family how we can help you get through this.
I did a guest blog post a few months back for a dear friend of mine, Cassie, a healing birthing midwife-trained Super Mama, and I want to share a few of my favorite quotes from it here, in case you are dealing with anxiety.
"If you are a parent, let me say this: we all make mistakes, and when we do it’s hard to look at the big picture versus feeling guilty. For me, I have to remember that my kids get so much love, attention, and sweetness in their life. They are protected from everything and kept innocent. They are strong. Stronger than I realize at times. "
"According to Dr. Joe Dispenza (in his book), our energy field goes out 8-10 feet from our body, so our emotions really affect others. Sometimes, I have to force myself to write down three things I’m grateful for that day. I am still working on looking at the big picture in those moments and enjoying the simple things that really matter. My life is beautiful! I have three gorgeous kids and a loving husband! The sun is out! I’m healthy and strong! Tomorrow will be better."
"If you’re feeling too anxious to be in a space with someone else, focus on yourself and getting back to equilibrium. Try to let the emotions wash over you and let them go. Don’t hold on to them. In Michael A. Singer’s book, The Untethered Soul, he talks about clinging. We cling to negative emotions and we cling to bad memories and play them over and over in our head. Stop clinging. Let them fly free. You will have more space for happiness, excitement, creativity and fun. Sometimes I need to exercise to feel better. I do Interval Yoga, which involves short bursts of intense poses, followed by short rests. It really gives you a fabulous high of happiness at the end."