Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting men and women who serve as our Women Crush Wednesdays (#WCW) and Man Crush Mondays (#MCM). Get to know our first #WCW below:
Name: Latham Thomas
Latham Thomas (IG: @GlowMaven
) is a doula, yogi and women’s wellness expert, founder of lifestyle brand @MamaGlow and author of bestselling book on pregnancy, Mama Glow and forthcoming book, OWN YOUR GLOW: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living And Crowning The Queen Within. She lives in NYC.
We love Latham because she is a fellow advocate of holistic health & wellness. She understands the importance of taking care of herself, so that she can take care of others. As such, she shared three “glow” tips that she has for self-love.
Read them below!
1. SET HEALTHY BOUNDARIES
You need to be able to distinguish between what to allow into your realm and what needs to stay outside. Create boundaries in the workplace, at home, and in relationships. Women have inherited a legacy of taking on more than we can handle; we must activate the power of the word no. Pleasing others at the expense of ourselves is a habit that you must commit to challenge. Practice saying no.
2. TAKE A NAP
That’s right, nap time is no longer for toddlers. When we take naps, we create space for our dreams. We allow the body to recover from the stress of our day and accelerated living. If you’re too busy during the week to take an 8-to-20-minute nap, set aside some time on the weekend to tuck yourself into your bed or find a nice cozy resting space, put your legs up the wall for leg drain and catch some Zs.
3. GET BAREFOOT
Remember how much fun it was to get your feet dirty and play outside as kids? I love to get outside and garden and sink my feet into the nutritive soil. Soil has micro-organisms, minerals, immune factor and provides an electromagnetic charge that calibrates the body’s electric charge. The earth grounds us. If you live in a city, you can practice this in parks where there is open space and un-treated grass.
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