One morning I woke up and I was super dizzy. I told me husband and he told me to rest on the couch and he would take care of making breakfast for our crew. The first thought that came to mind was that maybe I was pregnant, although I didn’t really think that was the case. After resting for a while, I sat up to nurse my daughter and the room started to spin. Like crazy looping circles. I nursed her, drank a ton of water, and took a nap hoping to feel better. It didn’t work. After the nap I still felt horrible.
My daughter needed to nurse again and she was playing on the ground so I decided to lay next to her and nurse her. When I tried to get up, the spinning became even more intense and I began to cry. I was terrified. I had no clue what was happening and all I could think about was my four young children and how much they needed me. I told my husband he had to get me to the hospital and we decided it would be best for him to call an ambulance for me.
Upon arrival at the hospital, I was examined and the doctor diagnosed me with vertigo. In the middle of him performing some special exercises on me to help with the vertigo I threw up all over the place. I felt awful-both physically and for having thrown up all over him. To make a long story short, I was released from the hospital after a few hours and I came home and slept as much as I could for the next few days.
What I learned from this experience was that i needed to slow down, to do what I can and let everything else go. That being present is vital. I needed to come up with something to better care for my well-being or the next event could be worse. That it was time to put into practice the knowledge I possess on how to find peace and inner balance. I needed a reset, and so the 21-day reset was born.
Sarah holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and she has completed two Yoga Teacher trainings. One in hatha yoga, the other in prenatal yoga. She is also a certified Yoga Birth Instructor. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. She is the mother of four beautiful beings.
Sarah combines her social work skills, yogic philosophy, and nature’s wisdom to help mamas connect with their inner knowing and experience the majesty of motherhood. She believes that there will always be a laundry pile waiting to be folded, and that life and mothering are to be enjoyed, peaks and valleys and all.