Hear how a mother of two who is passionate about wellness, cooking, and yoga reinvents herself with a new career and renewed focus on mindful parenting and living.
Have you found that parenting is not so much about teaching our children but our children teaching us? How do we really connect with our children? Is it about mindfully showing up as our true authentic selves and accepting the same from them? Realizing that we’re here to love and learn and grow from each other? Meet Diana Shea.
Diana is the mom of two, director of a yoga studio, doula, and wellness consultant who makes time everyday to do things that support her well being. This way, she can better appreciate everyday moments and keep her calm through the stresses and demands of parenting.
Hear what she is doing. Everything from practicing Hal Elrod’s miracle morning, which lifts her emotional state at the start of everyday to mindful parenting, to mindful parenting, the KonMari method, meal planning, and so much more.
She even gives really simple way for someone to experience the positive effects of the miracle morning practice by waking up just 15 minutes earlier.
Hear her wonderful insight on pregnancy, parenting, wellness, and life as we get a glimpse into the life of our EveryDayEveryMom… Diana Shea.
Life Recipe: Lift your emotional state at the start of everyday and actually look forward to waking up every morning.
- Miracle Morning book by Hal Elrod
The concept of the book is that there are six things that we all know support our well being and promote our personal growth but we don’t necessarily make time for them. Those things are meditating, affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading and writing. The concept that he’s put together is that if you just wake up and hour early that you do normally and you spend ten minutes and do those things.
I lift my emotional state right at the beginning of the day and I’m able to confront much more and feel filled up. It doesn’t even have to be an hour—you only need 10-15 minutes. Get yourself a book, pen and paper, and write your affirmation. It could be as easy as ‘I am enough’ and envision yourself on beach with a smile on your face. You’re going to experience a snowballing effect in an upward direction. I have definitely experienced that. – Diana Shea
Quotes from the interview
The number one thing I do for myself right now is waking up early.
We think as parents that we are teaching them stuff but really they are the true teachers. Teaching me to grow myself as a mom.
Books Diana Recommends
Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Jon Kabat-Zinn and his wife, Myla Kabat-Zinn
The miracle morning by Hal Elrod. Since starting the Miracle Morning, I get up at 5am every morning and I am not a morning person but I jump out of bed.
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. In there she has a wholehearted parenting manifesto that I read on a pretty regular basis. The connection and the importance of just showing up and being seen with our kids and recognizing we are all imperfect and doing the best we can.
Konmari Method and Life-changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo. That makes my daily routine and my experience in my home any my environment so much better.
Diana Shea is a multi-faceted wellness consultant. After spending thirteen years as a business analyst, Diana chose to leverage her unique talents with yoga, pregnancy and cooking to provide a variety of wellness services. Diana is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with Yoga Alliance, having completed her teaching certification in Hatha Yoga with the Temple of Kriya Yoga in 2006 (Chicago). In 2007, Diana completed her Prenatal Yoga teaching certification with Yama Studio (Baltimore) and her labor doula certification from Sinai Hospital (Baltimore). Diana is currently the Director of The Yoga Centre (Oak Park, IL). She is the author of Embracing Dinner, a kitchen strategy newsletter, and a specialist with Cutco At Home. She is pleased to spend her time teaching and writing about simple wellness habits and strategies that transform her client’s lives.