I just revisited an article from 2005 and was amazed all over again about the research that’s been done about this subject that is the passion of my life, namely Mom’s Voice Makeover™ – creating calm babies, calm moms…making a better world
As I read other blogs and watch videos, I know one thing for sure, moms want to feel better about themselves, their husbands, children, family members, neighbors, the government and the world in general.
And the other thing that moms want is to keep their world calm in the middle of chaos, especially if they are pregnant on top of it all (good prenatal music can help!)
That chaos comes in a lot of different forms, from clutter and crazy-making disorder to… financial pressures, a lost heirloom wedding ring, to a stressed out husband or bossy family member (or 3 or 4), to poor health, to a baby who has colic, or hyper-active children. Then there’s morning sickness, the way your body looks, or cancer, the over-saturation of electronic messages and entertainment or even the nagging but unspoken fear of another 9/11 attack.
Whew, just those things alone are enough to make you not want to get out of bed in the mornings or, at best, grunge your way through the day, irritable and vaguely aware of how unhappy, dissatisfied or scared you are underneath it all.
I think all of these feelings boil down to one problem: a sense of powerlessness, or to put it another way, no control over your life, your circumstances or the choices of others around you.
But…..the good news is that there are easy ways to keep it all calm….
When I raised my 3 children in a log cabin in Alaska, heating and cooking with wood, growing a garden, shoveling snow and enduring sub-sub zero weather and dark gloomy surroundings, I know there were many times that I felt powerless and vaguely unhappy.
Now don’t get me wrong. I loved raising my children. In fact, I chose to be a stay-at-home Mom who did some pretty amazing things (more about that in my true Alaskan story), but the truth is, it was not always easy.
Nonetheless, I learned a ton of important coping skills for creating a calm atmosphere around me and am now at a place in life where I can share some of the secrets of those coping skills with younger moms. Now don’t get me wrong, I did not always succeed at keeping things calm (my kids can tell you that), but I do know that if I had not used the voice secrets that I want to share with you, it would have been 1,000 times worse.
So, if you would like to learn some truly easy and remarkably effective ways to use your voice to create calm inside and outside of you, I encourage you to explore more of my blog, particularly by reading these 3 blog posts: