Who is Happy Hippy Mama?
Welcome to a new space dedicated to all things health. My name is Emily and I am a health conscious, yoga loving, Whole30 (The Whole30 is a 30-day food plan that emphasizes whole foods and the elimination of sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, soy, and dairy.) supporting, walking/running, mama to 4 (smart, wild, and free) daughters.
My life changed in 2016 when I lost my best friend, Heidi to Cancer. Following this devastating loss, I lost my uncle Greg and both of my grandmothers. In one short year, my life was flip turned upside down.
I survived the 1st year, which was difficult. As time passed, I began to realize I was no longer thriving, and dreaming. I gave myself space, to pause and breathe. I then realized I wasn’t living my best life.
I sought counseling, started a walking group in my community, and re-dedicated myself to a cleaner whole30(ish) lifestyle. I refocused on what brought me joy: my husband and girls, my family and friends, gardening, reading, being physically active, and our community. As I did the hard work, my life began to change. I paused more, took deep breaths, and found ways to give myself more love. Sharing my story and helping others gave space to heal. Once I made steps in the right direction, good things started happening. It was as if 1 good choice brought 10 positive outcomes.
If you have suffered loss or feel alone know that you are not.
All you need to do TODAY is breathe and pause. Take a moment and give yourself love. Take a warm bath, eat a yummy meal, or call an old friend. Pause and connect with YOU. See what questions come up, and what dreams might be hiding. If you would like to continue the conversation, feel free to email me at: HappyHippyMama@yahoo.com or visit us on Facebook at: Happy Hippy Mama.
This month’s mantra: Breathe in Sunshine, Breathe out Negative Feelings.
Healthy opportunities in your neighborhood:
See It Be It Vision Board Party at The Green House 20150 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid, OH 44123 on February 22, 2019 at 7 pm. Join Emily Holody and Pam Turos for a night of dreaming, community building, and vision seeking. (More Details can be found on Facebook at the See It Be It Vision Board Party Event)
Sunshine Yoga. Join Christine Mcintosh for an all levels FREE yoga class at The Green House 20150 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid, OH 44123 Saturday February 23, 2019 from 8am- 9am. More information can be found at the Euclid Recreation Department.
Open Women’s Circle at Circle of Renewal Yoga Studio (located inside Shore Cultural Center) the First and Third Fridays of each month from 7-8 p.m. $10 per circle. (More details can be found on Facebook)
Join us next month, when we dig deeper into how moving our bodies and nourishing them with healthy foods heals our minds and souls.
Until next time…Namaste
A Peninsula, Ohio, native, Emily Holody is a stay-at-home mother and freelance writer with a degree in Sociology from Kent State University. She has a background in mental health and social work, loves yoga, all things outdoors, and lives in Euclid with her childhood sweetheart and their family.