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A Radiant Mother's Day to All!

From the Nfm Team ♥️

Mother kissing her tween daughter's cheek
Photo by Albert Rafael

Good morning, and a radiant Mother's Day to all! Today, we celebrate the heart and soul of our communities, the mothers. These radiant beings don't just raise our children; they are the architects of our futures, the compass guiding us through right and wrong, and the wellspring of unconditional love that nurtures us all. Mothers are our bastion of strength, our symbol of resilience, and our embodiment of compassion. In the grand tapestry of our lives, they are the golden threads holding everything together. Being a mother, however, isn't just about sharing love and joy. It is an expedition filled with trials and tribulations, a journey requiring both physical strength and emotional fortitude. Our mothers, in their boundless love, often place their needs in the quiet shade while letting their children bask in the sun of their care. This may sometimes make them susceptible to stress, anxiety, or feelings of being overwhelmed. Yet, in the depths of these challenges, let us remember: mothers, too, are beautifully human. They need to be nurtured, to be cared for, to take a moment for their own mental health just as they do for their children. To every mother who may be navigating through the stormy seas of their mental health: please know that you are not alone. There is an island of resources, an archipelago of help, waiting for you to reach out. Here are some gentle reminders, like soft whispers of a lullaby, for mothers who may find themselves in this struggle:

  • Speak your heart out to someone you trust. This could be a friend, a family member, a therapist, or anyone else whose presence feels like home.

  • Treat yourself with kindness. Allow yourself the restful sleep you so deserve, nourish your body with wholesome food, let the rhythm of exercise be your therapy. Each day, let there be a sacred moment just for yourself, a time to unwind, to enjoy, and to simply be.

  • Do not hesitate to ask for help. If the waves get high and the winds get strong, reach out. There is an abundance of resources waiting to assist you, from therapy to medication, to support groups.

Mothers are strong, like the mighty oak, but they too need the nourishing rain and the warm sun. They need to tend to their mental health just as much as they do for their children. If you are a mother struggling with your mental health, remember, there is an entire forest standing with you. This Mother's Day, let's take a moment to bathe in the beautiful warmth of maternal love, hard work, and devotion that mothers around the world shower upon their children. Let's also remember that they too need care and love for their own wellbeing. Let's gift our mothers the reflection of their own love and appreciation, helping them take care of themselves, as they have always done for us. Let this Mother's Day be a gentle reminder of our love for them, a love as vast as the sky and as deep as the ocean. How can you help?

  • Reach out to your mother and tell her how much you love and appreciate her.

  • Offer to help her with some of her tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, or running errands.

  • Encourage her to take some time for herself each day, whether it's reading, taking a walk, or getting a massage.

  • Let her know that you are there for her if she needs to talk.

Together, we can help mothers to take care of their mental health and to live their best lives.


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