40. Why You Should Spend Time Loving Yourself with Dr. Michelle Trias

By Brigitte Shipman

Mother's Guide Dr. Michelle Trias

In this week's episode, I interview Dr. Michelle Trias to talk about the importance of self-care for all mothers but especially for autism moms.

Dr. Michelle Trias is a graduate from the University of Central Florida and completed her Doctorate in traditional naturopathy from the New Eden School of Natural Health and Herbal studies. She is passionate about helping people find their way back to health through natural foods and herbs.

Dr. Michelle defines self-care as taking steps each day to help your mind, body, and spirit so that you feel regenerated and rejuvenated and ready to take on the next part of the day.

She tells how easy it is for autism moms to end up in a place of upset and resentment because they keep giving to other people without getting their own cup refilled--they keep giving from a depleted place.

She says that your ability to be present in the moment is hampered unless you spent time loving yourself doing self-care on a regular basis.

She shares her own experience with her children when she lacked patience and understanding because her self-care tank was empty. She makes sure to fill her own cup daily so that she is able to have more patience and understanding in difficult situations. "More I love myself, the more patience, the more understanding I have," Dr. Michelle says.

She urges autism moms to nurture themselves the way they nurture their children because when there is no love in the tank, there is no love to give and the person who is ultimately responsible for the love that is in their cup is them.

She offers tips on how to implement self-care even when you think you don't have time and what foods to eat to relieve stress and anxiety.

She reminds moms that they are the heartbeat of their house and what happens to them will affect everyone else in every way, emotionally and physically.

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