Little opportunities to give a little bit of ourselves through our time, patience, and love are all around us. And helping others actually helps ourself by activating that part of the brain that releases the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine.
Meet Janice Lodato, a mother of one who works full-time but also has a Reiki, grief coaching, and meditation instruction practice on the side. She is busy enough, why does she give time to this practice? Helping others in this way energizes her and fills her up.
While we know giving to others makes us feel good. We must remember to give to ourselves too. Janice fills herself up from a morning Reiki and running practices. She likes having something where nobody expects anything of her, these practices are just for her.
We learn about her practice of Reiki, which is a light touch therapy from Japan that brings on a state of deep relaxation in people. When we’re relaxed, we heal better, heal faster, we think more clearly, we relate to people better, we are more creative.
If overwhelm comes in, she asks herself, “what’s important right now.” When we’ve taken the time to fill ourselves up and we’re in a relaxed state, we can better answer that question and feel good about how we respond. Knowing whats right looks different for everyone and we only know whats right for us when we’re connected inside
We discuss a lot with Janice:
- Parenting a tween
- Progressive education
- Taking cues from our children
- How Reiki helps others meditate
Thanks for joining as we hear hear this story about doing work that energizes us, and why feeling relaxed and centered is important our overall well-being as we meet our Everydayeverymom Janice Lodato.
- Dream, Imagine, Consider all that needs to be done and all you hope to do.
- Make a list, create a vision board
- Prioritize. What’s most important now.
- Tell people about it.
- Get help, those who can actually do parts of what needs to be done or who will hold you accountable and cheer you on.
- Celebrate your successes.
- Reassess and go back to step 1.
Janice Lodato is a dedicated and caring Reiki Master, Certified Creative Grief
Coach, and Meditation instructor. She employs a client-centered approach to bring about the highest healing good using Reiki, coaching tools, meditation, or a combination of all three. Janice’s clients report a decrease in pain, accelerated healing, and better mood management.
Janice holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Bowling Green State University. She completed her Reiki 1 and 2 training in October 2001 and became a Reiki Master Teacher in April 2003. In 2010, Janice became a Reiki Master of Masters which allows her to teach others to be Reiki Master Teachers.
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Contributing blogger: The Huffington Post