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Om Mama Love is HERE

Om Mama Love is HERE

Posted November 01, 2016

 Om Mama Love is here! Love. Indescribable, chest-bursting, unconditional love. It’s the life-force that beats the heart of every mama. Some might call it an ‘irrational’ force –why else would we love so fiercely through sickness, sore boobs and sleep deprivation?! But once you’re a mama, and you’ve held your baby in your arms – heck, even before that, when you simply feel that flutter of life in your belly – that tiny, light-filled being becomes your everything. And love? Well, it becomes your default state of being. Mamas are the queens of love – we dish it out every minute. We teach with love… cook with love… wash and fold tiny clothes with love… Heck, we even clean our houses with love. Love is why we wipe away snotty noses, accept sticky fingers all over our fresh T-shirt, and put everything on hold when our bubs are unwell. We push through everything – pain, long days, sleepless nights – with a warm flame burning within, because the love makes it all worth it. To be clear, we don’t do these things because we have to, we do them because we want to. Because, with our entire mind-body-soul, we want nothing more than to ensure the health and happiness of the child gifted to us by the Universe. But. (Yes, there’s a but!) But sometimes, with all this love pouring forth, we can end up feeling like there’s nothing left to give. All that energy directed outwards can leave us feeling depleted and dried up. So we dig deeper, and sure enough we find more love from somewhere – who knows where – to dish out. But it becomes more and more tainted with our exhaustion, our frustration, our short temper. Worse still, the more we scrape the sides of the barrel for more love to give, the less there is for us. We take from our own resources. But the truth, beautiful mama, is that if we want to keep love at the centre of *this* – the most rewarding and challenging job we’ve ever had – we have to make a change. We have to do the one thing that we never think to, or even want to, but that will make the most profound difference… Just as we fill up our babies and families with love, we have to start filling up ourselves. Relying on others to do the job for us won’t cut it. When we expect others to fill us up – to love us up – we soon come to realise that this sort of love will only go so far. It will only go deep enough to take the edge off, not to soothe and balm it at the source. We soon come to realise that as mamas, the love we need in order to give has to be of the pure variety: it must be clean and strong, and it must be something we can call on whenever we need it. Love on tap… And the only, only way to get this kind of love? Is to give it to yourself. It might sound counter-intuitive at first – especially for women who are used to putting themselves last – but filling yourself with love can actually be the most powerful act of motherhood. Why? Because when you do, you’ll be giving to those around you – including your bubba – from the overflow. From the excess. With love to spare. It’s all about filling your own self-love cup. It’s about loving yourself MORE than you think you deserve, and then even more still. Keeping it full so there’s plenty to go around. It’s all about the self-love, my beautiful mama. The Spiritual Self Love. Love, mama, love. It’s all about loving you so that you can perform the most important job on earth with grace and gratitude. With joy and magic threaded through even the worst moments. The struggle hours. And nobody can FILL you up the way you need, better than YOU. BUT… and here’s the second but… How are you meant to fill yourself up with love when you’ve barely got time to pee? Gone (for now) are the days when you could slip off for a sneaky pedicure. Or luxuriate in a long bubble bath. (Self-care? What’s that?!) And as for spiritual stuff, that 3-hour yoga and meditation workshop, or those regular kinesiology appointments you used to love – they happen alot less.  Let alone spend all night sipping tea with your soul sisters, sharing stories, crystals and oracle cards. In this new phase you find yourself in, it’s not a grand gesture you’re craving, it’s a daily pillar. Filling your tank isn’t about spiritual fireworks and weekends away, it’s about finding stillness and connection in amongst your normal daily mama moments – the mundane ones and the magnificent ones and even the I-think-I’m-gonna-cry ones. And guess what, I have something to help you find that thing you’re looking for; that feeling you’ve been craving… Welcome to the Om Mama Love Membership. Meditation, Mindfulness and Self Love for the soul-centred mama A monthly membership to help mamas get their Om on with a nourishing practice of meditation, mindfulness and self-love. What is it? The Om Mama Love Membership delivers easy, bite-sized morsels of meditation, mindfulness and self-love. It’s accessible. No fuss. Flexible spirituality. Delivered direct to your inbox each month. Designed to refuel and refill mamas with the love, zen and stillness they so need and deserve. As an Om Mama Love member, here’s what you get each month: (create as little boxed images) MEDITATION: A brand new, professionally recorded meditation from Claire – trained yoga and meditation teacher – diving into common mama concerns, challenges and experiences. This is your chance to find stillness in the storm of motherhood. (P. Storms are beautiful!) REFLECTION: Personal mama stories from Claire designed to encourage reflection and invite new ways of thinking and being. INSPIRATION: A never-heard-before podcast with incredible mamas […] Read more

LIVE WEBINAR: The Power of Inward Reflection

LIVE WEBINAR: The Power of Inward Reflection

Posted October 23, 2016

The Power of Inward Reflection in Life + Biz Live Webinar I’m so excited to share with you the next LIVE webinar coming up. Myself and Julie Parker, the dynamic, deeply divine and loving founder of Beautiful You Coaching Academy will be jamming on the power and importance of inward reflection – this is especially for the busy mamas and coaches out there! If you’ve EVER found yourself in a state of overwhelm as you juggle clients, your children, LIFE, then this conversation is FOR YOU. Even if you’ve got all your ducks in a row, then this will be so supportive – as a reminder, a refresher and a way to realign! Check out the invitation below and REGISTER TO SECURE YOUR PLACE HERE ** There will be a recording for those who register, but LIVE is so much more fun – we can answer your Qs and jam together. ++ I can’t wait to share this with you and to jam with one of my all-time favourite people – Julie Parker. Hope to see you there! love + light, Claire x Save Save Save Save Save Read more

Speaking the right love language

Speaking the right love language

Posted October 17, 2016

Speaking the right love language is saving my marriage Ok, so that’s a bit dramatic. We aren’t even close to splitting up, but let’s just say this; if we had let things continue as they were, it would’ve eventually become a slippery slide ride into splitsville. Sleep deprivation. Busy lives. Work pressures. Zero alone time. That is not a good recipe for a happy marriage. And that was a hard fact to face up to considering we’ve always had an effortless, cruisy and love-filled relationship. It’s confusing you know, becoming parents you experience the MOST divine love ever. Filling up on the ecstasy that together we created and birthed a beautiful little being. OUR LOVE DID THAT. Yet, that very same experience is what creates distance. Not by choice, no way. But survival mode kicks in. Things to do. Stuff to create. Responsibilities we never had before. Adjusting to so much change. So after a few weeks of constant niggling, and whinging and more ‘disconnecting’ from each other than I could bare without bursting into tears I said enough. Time for change. One night over dinner I pulled out Gary Chapman’s ‘The Five Love Languages’. A book I’d read and adored years ago. Chris and I had taken the test inside to find out what each other’s main ‘love language was’. I decided we need to revisit that and make a conscious effort to start speaking each other’s language. == So much had changed. What used to be my ‘language’ was no more. The same for him. We’d evolved and our needs had too. He desired more quality time and I needed words of ‘affirmation’ (something I’d never needed before). He wanted more one-on-one time with me to laugh and talk. I needed to hear compassionate words of love and support, and even encouragement. ++ Overnight things have changed. We are so aware. Conscious. Engaged. Reconnected. We even went on a date. Woah. We have both placed each other front and centre. Such a small shift, such a huge impact. == So here I am re-inspired. Falling in love again. Feeling empowered that I can make a positive impact and take inspired action for more LOVE, CONNECTION and JOY. Maybe this will inspire you to reach for the same? love + light Claire Read more

Claire Obeid

Hello there, I’m Claire

What am I about? Oh-so-much. A soul-centered and heart-driven life. Inside-out wellness. Shadow work (from the darkness comes the light!) Truth-seeking. Leaning into the joy of life.

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