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EVERY Baby is a Precious Gift!

This just made my heart melt and my eyes leak a little 😍 This Mother and Son are both beautiful people and are lucky to have each other. Every baby is a precious gift!

As a trained antenatal teacher, we often talked about planning a holiday to Holland but getting diverted to Italy when our babies are born with additional challenges. Italy is still a beautiful place and the holiday is still exciting and amazing, It’s just not what we planned and the scenery is different. So I love this ‘scenic route’ description ❤

I passionately feel health professionals need to use more awareness about the kind of language they use when dealing with parents and babies who have illnesses, disabilities, special care needs. They need to start looking at these babies as a beautiful gift to their parents, even if they themselves can only see the condition, and their birth and life should be treated as just as special and precious a moment for the parents. ❤


You won’t be able to breastfeed him they said …

I am so sorry when he was born the Drs said…

He is not like a “normal” child people said…

Your life will be a struggle people think and still say…

Life it’s going to change some of the “specialists” said…

Valentino has Down Syndrome they said…

But what NOBODY tells you…

Welcome and congratulations on the arrival of your precious little boy. He is here as you wanted, a little piece of your flesh and blood, the same heartbeat you heard and the same legs that kicked inside you…He is precious so are you for bringing him to this life!

The Route you are about to embark will be the scenic route, the one with bumps, straight roads, high hills, flat landscapes and magical sunsets or incredible sunrises (that’s life anyway right?). They don’t tell you about the rainbow after a child’s meltdown confirming everything it’s going to be ok! I got him and he got me! What else a baby and a child will need if it wasn’t for the love and care from his parents or peers? Make the most of your life together.

He is a strong little boy, a sensible soul, a wonderful healer, a funny cheeky 4 years old who is learning and seeing life from the most incredible chilled and pure eyes! He is gorgeous and not because he is my son, but because I don’t define beauty by everyone’s standards but from the ability to love!

So yes, there are times I realise the scenic route takes longer to get from A-Z…

But DONT BE SORRY, DONT BE SCARED OR SAD FOR US… WE ARE HAPPY, BLESSED and PROUD to be his parents! He is our beloved son and we love him as much as we love his brother.
And the only thing I would like to change is the World to be a better place for him!

7 years Breastfeeding in total 4 to Valentino and counting…and I love it and so does he!
So…Don’t tell me to stop, don’t tell me to change it when you and your books told me he could never do it in the first place!

#theluckyfew #worlddownsyndromemonth #dropthelabel #herockshisextrachromosome

Reposted from a breastfeeding group with kind permission from this amazing Mother, Adela Parzanese Guerrero

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The step-by-step process for letting go of what others think and living as the REAL you…

This powerful course contains 6 modules and 49 lessons that lead you on a step-by-step journey to true, freeing authenticity. A journey of reflection, clarification, courage, self-acceptance, and love.

A journey to the TRUE you.

In this life-changing course, you’ll learn:

  • How to shed the harmful expectations of others
  • How to discover who YOU truly are (and NOT who others want you to be)
  • How to UNLOCK your true passions
  • How to build UNSHAKABLE self-esteem (that no one else can tear down…)
  • How to let go of mistakes and learn to ACCEPT yourself (and finally move on)
  • How to EMBRACE your individuality
  • How to LOVE yourself (with all your strengths and weaknesses)
  • How to FIND your life purpose and stop wandering from thing to thing
  • How to show the world the REAL you without fear of what they’ll think
  • How to shape and create the JOYFUL life you’ve always wanted by living authentically
  • And so much more!
 

 

There are 6 modules with 49 total lessons.

 

Module #1 – Knowing and Understanding Yourself

You’ll learn how to have a true understanding of who you are. You’ll find your personal identity, discover your deeply cherished values, and learn how to tap into your deepest passions.

The journey to authenticity begins with understanding yourself, finding out who you want to be, and then charting the way forward.

Module #2 – Giving Your Self-Concept A Makeover

Once you understand yourself, you’ll give your self-concept a full makeover.You’ll discover the power of reevaluating your past, building and maintaining unshakable self-esteem, being proactive about increasing your satisfaction in life, and determining who you really want to be.

Module #3 – Learning to Accept Yourself For Who You Are

It’s a beautiful thing to accept yourself without judgment. In this powerful section, you’ll learn what it means to find true self-acceptance.You’ll come to terms with who you really are, let go of your past mistakes, and learn to forgive yourself. You’ll break free from those crippling self-doubts, eliminate your negative self-image, and learn the power of constructing a healthy self-image.

Module #4 – Learning to Love Yourself

Only when you learn to love yourself can you begin to love others. You’re going to finally learn how to embrace your individuality and stop desperately seeking the approval of others.You’ll learn how to avoid the fatal flaw of comparing yourself to others and the power of believing in yourself. Finally, you’ll learn how to love your body, emotional self, intellectual self, and spiritual self.

Module #5 – Determining Your Life Purpose

Through a series of revealing self-questions, you’ll unlock your true life purpose. You’ll also tap into the power of writing and meditation to help you find out what you should focus on for your life purpose.

You’ll learn how to make your purpose an integral part of your life and you’ll discover the amazing benefits of finding your life purpose.

Module #6 – Living Authentically

In this final section, you’ll leverage everything you learned so you can live authentically. You’ll dare to be yourself, reveal your true personality, and find the courage to express your feelings.You’ll present yourself honestly, unlock the power of your inner voice, and develop the courage to create originality. To top it all off, you’ll create a compelling vision of the future for yourself.

Finally, you’re going to…

  •  Create the authentic life you KNOW you were always meant to live.
  • Become a more authentic friend, child, parent, or coworker.
  • FINALLY stop beating yourself up over past mistakes.
  • Learn to start LOVING who you are (and not be dragged by what others think of you).
  • STOP pretending to be something you’re not…and be the REAL you.

Isn’t it time to embrace the life you deserve?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there requirements or prerequisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites for this course. It’s open to anyone who wants to increase their satisfaction in life by learning to be authentic.

Your success in this course depends on your willingness to take action. Take the time to do the suggested self-reflections and exercises.

 

What benefits will I receive from this course?

  • You’ll find out what it is to live authentically.
  • You’ll discover a lot about yourself and how you got that way.
  • You’ll learn how to accept yourself and love yourself just the way you are.
  • You’ll understand your own value and what you have to offer the world.
  • You’ll boost your self-confidence.
  • You’ll develop the courage to be yourself around others.
  • You’ll discover your passions and how to enjoy them in your daily life.
  • You’ll see how you can structure your life around what matters most to you.

By living authentically, you can simplify your life, reduce stress, strengthen your relationships, build a more satisfying career, and increase your happiness and fulfilment in life.

 

Is there a particular audience that this course is geared toward?

Those who want to be themselves around others, increase their self-esteem, build their confidence, and live their life according to what’s important to them (not someone else)

 

Judge Me Not

Judge Me Not…

One of my favourite quotes for reminding people that we may have no idea of the arduous journeys some of us have endured, just to get where we are today.

Some of us are born into poverty.

Some of us are born with disabilities.

Some of us are born into abusive situations.

It may have been a major struggle for someone to rise above their life challenges and even finish school with a few qualifications.

Yet some people think they can look at a low-paid manual worker as somehow ‘beneath’ them, assuming they didn’t try hard enough, or pay attention at school, and therefore ‘deserve’ low pay and poor working conditions.

That low-paid manual worker you’re judging could have been a young carer, getting up at 5 am every day to care for their sick or disabled single parent before school, having to stop off at shops on the way home to get food for dinner, then cooking it, and cleaning up the house, before collapsing into bed exhausted after putting their parent to bed, with no time or energy left to do homework, or study for exams.

The depths they may have climbed from could be vast, compared to the heights other people without such challenges have soared, and the effort they have put into their life immense.

Think about this next time you are tempted to look down on someone for their current station in life and just be grateful that your own life afforded you the luxury of not having the same challenges…  

#LoveYourLife

 

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Stop Living Your Dreams in Your Head and Start Living Them in Reality!

This is similar to what has propelled me to prioritise travelling myself – until 2 years ago, I’d only ever chosen to take 1 holiday to Majorca in my whole life, as I had developed a belief that foreign holidays weren’t for ‘people like me’.

After becoming chronically ill and then being diagnosed with a genetic condition a couple of years ago, I realised that none of us get out of this life alive and it was time to start prioritising my lifelong dream of travelling! We’ve cut down on ALL but the most vital expenditure, living frugally most days, and are manifesting the money to be able to afford it (something I again never believed possible, as I had such a poverty mindset!).

In just the last year I have pushed past my mental limitations to take my children for a day trip to France, then a trip to Venice for my partner and I, then 5 months later ANOTHER trip to Venice for my birthday, then two months after that, a mini-cruise to another part of France, and finally, we’ve just come back from a trip to Paris!

Sailing up one of Venice's Canals on a Gondola!
Sailing up one of Venice’s Canals on a Gondola!

It’s physically been a challenge because of my health not being great these days (so at the moment, my dreams of walking the Great Wall of China and visiting Machu Picchu are on hold!), so I would urge ANYONE to stop living their dreams in their heads, and get out there living them in reality, whilst you’re still fit and healthy enough to really enjoy it! Heart3.2 copy