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Easy Self-Care Ideas You Can Do Right Now!

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this quick periscope video, I share some easy self-care ideas that you can do right now - this moment. You can watch the video, listen to the audio, or read my thoughts below.

WHY IS SELF-CARE IMPORTANT?

We have big things that we are all trying to accomplish in 2016. However, we can't do big things if we don't take care of ourselves. Self-care is a way to refresh, refuel, and rejuvenate ourselves so we can accomplish our goals. Try to create self-care habits and routines in the areas of mind, body, and spirit. If you need help with self-care, please feel free to reach out.

SELF-CARE GOAL OF 15 MINUTES A DAY

Try to set aside 15 minutes a day for simple self-care. You don't need to spend a lot of time, especially if you don't have it. And if you don't have 15 minutes, try a quick activity like prayer, meditation, or being mindful with your favorite cup of tea/coffee for only 5 minutes.

IDEAS TO CONSIDER

Self-care doesn't have to be complicated. It can be as simple as bringing a little beauty into your environment. To follow my own advice, I decided to add a little plant goodness to my office environment. Plants are a beautiful gift from Spirit, which were created for their beauty and to nourish us. They can brighten up your space and spirit.

Look at small gifts you can give yourself. You can give yourself flowers.

Another idea to consider is adding essential oils into your daily routine. As a Young Living distributor, I love my oils and find them to be extremely restorative. Two of my favorites right now are "Stress Away" and "Joy." If you are interested in learning more about essential oils or purchasing them, please click here. I'm also available to chat about oils too! (I love them!)

Furthermore, if you are finding it challenging to make room in your lives for self-care, chances are you need to schedule it. I'd love to recommend my Mama Love Planner because it is designed to help mamas get more self-care, institute a gratitude practice, and uplift their lives with powerful declarations. For more information on the Mama Love Planner, please click here.

And if you are looking for additional self-care ideas, please join my mailing list and receive my 31 Self-Care Ideas for Mamas PDF. It's free and it will give you self-care ideas or jumpstart your creative juices to figure out your own restorative practices.

And finally, if you are still stuck with feeling overwhelmed, down, or not quite joyful about motherhood. Or if you aren't sure where to start with discovering your own joy or making time for self-care. Please contact me for a free 15 minute Mama Joy Discovery Session. I'd love to help!

I'd love to hear how your easy self-care practices are working for you. Please drop a comment below and share with your friends!

 

Self-Care Habits For High Energy

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

Recently, I gave a talk on Periscope entitled "Self-Care Habits for High Energy." I gave 4 great points that can truly help you in your self-care practices and increase your energy levels. Check out the tips below. You can watch the video, listen to the audio or read my thoughts below. 

(1) Create Healthy Boundaries

One of the first things that you can do for yourself to have high energy is to create healthy boundaries. To clarify, a boundary is the ability to say no when you mean no, and yes when you mean yes. You reserve your sacred yes by saying No when you need to.

Healthy boundaries are the key to maintaining your energy. If you don’t have them, people and situations will drain your energy. For example, you end up doing things that you don't want to do. Then, you will use additional energy by feeling resentful for doing things you don't desire to do. Without proper boundaries, you will spend energy on things, people, and relationships that don't work for you or are not in alignment with your goals or energy. You may also encounter and be more susceptible to "Energy Vampires," which are people who will drain your energy if you let them.

And the reverse is also true. If you surround yourself with high energy people, you will increase your energy! Again, you must have healthy boundaries to take proper care of yourself - mind, body, and spirit - as well as maintain high energy levels.

(2) Design Self-Care Practices & Routines For You

This tip is simple. Your self-care needs are distinct to you. Therefore, your self-care routines and practices should be as individual as you are. Take some time to figure out what things or activities make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Start listening to yourself. Start to hear what makes your heart sing. Just because your best likes yoga and meditation doesn't mean that works for you. Other ideas include journaling, meditating, spending time with friends, exercising, or spending time in nature. If you are looking for more self-care ideas, sign up for my email list to receive the 31 Self-Care Ideas For Mamas PDF. Once you figure out what works for you, schedule it. (Check out my Mama Love Planner for self-care planning and scheduling!)

(3) Eat Best For Your Body

Eat best for your body is so important. Quality food in equals quality energy out. You don't need to have a Ph.D. in nutrition and biochemistry to understand that your body thrives off of "alive," nutrient dense foods, and not processed or "dead" foods. Remember, food gives you life. And of course, you should listen to your body. Take note of your energy levels when you eat certain foods.  I’ve changed my diet a couple of times and I’ve noticed the difference that my diet makes on my energy levels. Figure out what works best for your body. It could be as simple as drinking more water. Or you could try eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat a few days a week. Or you can go completely vegetarian or vegan. Just experiment. And if you need help figuring out where to start, Google the elimination diet. The key is to take note of what works best for your body and be consistent. Remember good food in equals good energy out!

(4) Take A Social Media Fast To Clear Your Mind & Spirit

The last tip is to consider taking a social media fast to clear your mind and spirit. Unplug! Sometimes it is so good to "check out" for a while so you can “check in” to yourself. A media fast from television, internet, and social media will reduce your mental clutter. If you are looking to hear your intuition or listen to yourself, you need to get quiet.  In addition, you will free up not only your energy but your time too. Try it! 

Please leave any thoughts and comments below.

Planning? But Are You Planning for Self-Care?

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & The Babe reminds viewers to plan for self-care when they are planning out their days, weeks, and months. In this quick periscope video, she shares two key questions we should be asking as we plan for self-care.

First, what am I doing to refresh, refuel, and rejuvenate myself this week? Take a quick look at your week. Have you scheduled time for activities that bring you a sense of refreshment? Do you have time for fun built in? Brooke-Sidney invites you to take a good look at your schedule and review it for time where you are refueling, refreshing or rejuvenating yourself. These activities could look like prayer, meditation, taking a walk, manicure and pedicure, or spending time with girlfriends. Self-care ideas are as unique as you are. If you need help brainstorming self-care ideas, check out Bella & The Babe's 31 Self-Care Ideas List. Sign up for the mama community and receive the FREE list!

Next, ask when are you scheduling time for self-care? After you've realized that your schedule does not have enough time set-aside for self-care, now you need to schedule it. If you don't put self-care in the schedule, it often doesn't happen. Self-care usually doesn't occur by chance. (But when those rare moments do occur, jump on them!) Try to schedule at least 15 minutes of self-care time per day. Remember, these activities could be simple, short, and sweet.

And if you need a planner designed to help you get self-care, check out the Mama Love Planner in the daily or weekly versions. It's the only planner + self-care practice + gratitude journal!

Check out the video or audio below! Let's us know how your self-care planning is going. Leave your comments below. And please share this post with your mama friends!

How To Start A Conversation With Anyone

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

 

Today, I gave a talk on Periscope entitled "How To Start A Conversation With Anyone." I gave 7 great points that can truly help you in your personal or professional lives. Let's jump into the tips.

(1) Know You Have Something Valuable To Contribute

I really want to encourage you to start conversations because you have something incredibly valuable to contribute. You truly do! Simply by being you - a divinely created and inspired human being - you have something to add! My hope is that you will value you who are and what you have to share. In addition, I encourage you to be authentically you. Share from your real and true self because that's more than enough!

(2) Create Prepared Openers

For some of us, starting a conversation is really challenging. Perhaps you are introverted or a little shy. Or maybe you get a little tongue-tied. This suggestion is for you. Take some time and create a prepared opener, which is often called an "Elevator Pitch." It is simply who you are, what you do, and how you serve (or solve a problem if this is a true business situation). Spend some time crafting an opener. I encourage you to write it down. You can even practice it alone or with someone. I guarantee that a prepared opener will make you feel more confident and at ease.

BONUS: Start The Communication In A Genuine Way For You

In this digital age, you are not tied to starting a conversation in person. There are so many alternative ways to communicate. There is email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Linked In to name a few. If you feel comfortable with one of these platforms, try using it to start a communication with someone. You don't have to start conversations in person. Do what works for you

(3) Use Something You Have In Common

An easy way to break the ice with someone is to start a conversation based on a mutual interest, a shared association or contact. Honestly, it could be something as simple as talking about the weather (especially if you live on the East Coast) or the traffic (if you live in Los Angeles). Do a little research, if necessary, to find a common interest or thread to start a conversation. It will make the person feel more comfortable with you and the conversation will likely flow easier.

(4) No One Is Better Or Greater Than You

I want you all to remember that we are all created equal. We all bleed. We are all born and one day will die. And as the saying goes, all of us put our pants on one leg at a time. Try to remember that when you are uncomfortable around someone who "may appear" to be more successful than you. This person is simply farther along in their story and you could be at the beginning or middle of yours. Please know that no one, absolutely no one, is better than you. No one!

(5) Just Do It

All it takes is a smile and a simple "Hello," "Good morning," "Good evening," or "How are you?" You will be amazed at the power of a smile and a warm, personable demeanor. People love to get to know others that look pleasant and are friendly. If you take a genuine interest in someone and approach them in a friendly manner, it can be pretty easy to get that conversation rolling!

(6) You Have Nothing To Lose

This one may be a shocker for many of you. You are reading this and probably thinking. Yes, I do have something to lose. I am going to be embarrassed. Or I will look stupid. I don't want to deny that those feelings could come up for you. However, you haven't really "lost" anything. In fact, since you didn't know the person to begin with you, you didn't lose anything by trying. In my math book, you only have something to gain - a new associate, a new conversation. Rejection is a myth. Try to remember this mindset shift when you are feeling uneasy about approaching someone new.

If you want to read more about how rejection is a myth, check out "The Success Principles" by Jack Canfield. It's a great book!

(7) Don’t Take The Rejection Personal

In the event that the conversation does not take off, please, please, please, don't take it personal. Ninety-nine percent of the time a person's reaction to you has nothing to do with you but 100% to do with what's going on with them. They may not have time to talk at the moment. They may be distracted. They may have had a terrible day. Or they might just be unfriendly, which has nothing to do with you. To be honest, it's not about you.

One of my favorite books, "The Four Agreement" by Don Miguel Ruiz, gives this amazing agreement that is so applicable here. It's the Second Agreement, which is Don't Take Anything Personal. Once you realize that how people respond and operate in the world really have nothing to do with you, you become a lot freer to just be you. Do you! Take risks. Start up conversations.

It's a brand new year. And I hope that you've set goals that require you to stretch, leave your comfort zones, which undoubtedly will require you to make new connections. I encourage you to use these tips to start a conversation with anyone. Who knows. That conversation might make your year!

I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. And check out some of my favorite books in my Mama Favs store. And there are still a few Mama Love Planners™ in stock, grab yours today!

Love & light,

Brooke-Sidney

My One Word for 2016 - Why It’s Different & Impactful!

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

 

Hello Hello! It's only the second week in January 2016 and I am finally announcing my ONE WORD for 2016. Honestly, it took me awhile to figure it out. And then it took me even longer to pray on it and make sure that it truly was my word for this year. I also didn't feel the need to rush it.

What is a One Word?

One Word is the modern day alternative to New Year's Resolutions. Many smart people discovered that people don't keep their resolutions. They are fun to make but hard to keep. And a resolution isn't even a goal. It's like a "wish" for your year. Unless you turn your resolution into a goal and then break it down, it's difficult (dare I say impossible) to make it happen.

So rather than creating (useless) resolutions, many people have decided to focus on one key word for the year. Consider it an anchor for your year. A filter in which to view your goals, decisions, and changes that may need to be made. There are organizations out there (like My One Word) and Facebook groups that can help you find your word or support you in your word choice.

I like to think of my One Word as a theme for my year. It's like my highest intention for my year. It really serves as a way to see if I am staying on point. Your One Word can help you set goals or make any changes that you wish to make in the new year. If used, it can be a very powerful tool and launch pad for your success.

How do you figure out your one word?

There are several ways for you to figure out your One Word. One of the best ways (especially for me) is prayer. I actually spend time with God and ask him for my word. I ask Him what should I do this year? Where does He want me to go? What should I focus on?

Another way people figure out their one word is reflecting on the previous year. It's really helpful to look over last year and see what worked and didn't work. Some people keep their same word for multiple years because it worked for them or they knew there was still work to do with that word in the following year. You're the boss. You set the rules for your One Word.

There are also great tools out there for helping you choose your word. One of my favorites is by Susannah Conway. It's called "Find Your Word." It's F-R-E-E and amazing. I combine that with prayer and VOILA - a word appears! She has a meditation too that you can use if you like those types of things.

And then, honestly, some people feel like their words choose them. They see a word over and over again for a week. It pops out to them whenever they are reading or listening to someone. A word pops into their mind in the shower. So, if you are stuck, start paying attention to the words around you.  Or many people know there is something that they need to work on like love, connection, being purposeful. Or there is something they want more of in their life like abundance, friendship, or joy. So, they pick one of those words.

Again, there are no rules. Choose your word in the best way for you.

What was my One Word last year?

Last year, my word was SELF-CARE. For those of you that follow me or are my clients, you know self-care is a big word of mine. The word kept coming to me in 2014. And I was already working on it and with it. So, it was an easy one for me.

The word has really come alive in my life. It's in my business. I help mamas, mamas-to-be, and busy women find more self-care in their lives and create self-care rituals and routines. (Love that!) I also created the Mama Love Planner™, which helps mamas find more time for self-care. And it is an important part of my life. Honestly, my life works when I make time for myself. I'm living proof of my teachings. After becoming a mama, my self-care was my oxygen!

I also choose Core Desired Feelings last year. Core Desired Feelings (also known as CDFs) are from Danielle LaPorte's book, The Desire Map. I love that book and have found it really helpful on my mothering journey. Last year my words were Bliss, Empowered, Authentic, Oneness, Abundant, and Connected. Usually you have 3-5, but you know I always color outside of the lines. Six spoke to me. So I chose six!

And in 2014 and 2013, I chose the word, HOPE. I love that word. It is still one of my absolute favorite words. And I also go back to it.

My Word This Year - AIM - AUTHENTIC, INTENTIONAL, MIRACLES

Drum roll please! This year my word is AIM - AUTHENTIC, INTENTIONAL, MIRACLES! I am absolutely in love with this word because of it's double meaning for me. I love what the word means on its own as well as an acronym for the words that kept speaking to me for this year.

First, I love the meaning of AIM. It means the following:

  • Have intention of achieving (YES! It even has the word intention in its meaning.)
  • A purpose or intention, desired outcome (YES! Again, the word intention is there.)
  • Directing of a weapon or object at a target (YES! Yes, my life should be directed at a target.)
  • To aspire, intend (YES! YES!)

For me, the actual meaning of AIM was dead on (Excuse the pun)! Our lives are lived intentionally when we direct them at a target, a goal, a reason for living. We live intentional lives when they are AIMED at our goals and aligned with our purpose.

Next, AIM is also an acronym. A is for Authentic. I have a super strong resonance with the word Authentic. It's who I am. Who I always strive to be in my life and in my business. I value authenticity in others and in my relationships. If I sense phoniness or a lack of transparency, I turn the other way or stop listening. Hey, I am just being honest. Authenticity is major for me. It's also one of my Core Desired Feelings.

Then, I is for Intentional. Intentional is the word that came to me first. It came in a God whisper. It's how I strive to live my life. It's part of my work in progress. It's where I want my life to continue growing. And it is definitely a "theme" for my 2016. 

Many of you may have noticed that I changed my title from Authentic & Conscious Mothering Guide to Authentic & INTENTIONAL Mothering Guide. It doesn't necessarily change what I do but it's more of an accurate description. Intentional captures more of me and my services. I seek to not just bring consciousness and awareness to mothering - which I do - but also intentionality.

Intentional means being deliberate, purposeful, with thought, with meaning. It also means ON PURPOSE which I love. And on purpose means by intent or with intentionality. All of these words just flow together. And I noticed that God was truly speaking to me.

I only had one problem with Intention. It was too dry and too mental. It didn’t involve enough SPIRIT for me. It felt off. It felt like not the full story - like it wasn't enough. So, I prayed about it and waited.

God then revealed to me the missing but KEY piece - MIRACLES! I always want to leave room in my life for God to do His work. And I love the idea of miracles. I love experiencing miracles. Quite frankly, I love watching Spirit move in my life. And I am DECLARING 2016 to be a year of MIRACLES! It felt good, right, and complete after Miracles was in the formula!! 

Thus, AIM was born!

You can see that I love the ONE WORD concept. And more importantly, it works for me. I encourage you to try it. I would love to hear about your ONE WORD. Please leave a comment below.

Love & light,

Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the Movie, "Joy"!

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

Joy Movie

Hello Mamas! Today, I am talking about lessons that entrepreneurs can learn from the movie, "Joy." But first, I have to give a little background.

Going to the movies is a part of my self-care routine. As mamas and busy entrepreneurs, we (desperately) need self-care. And self-care is simply taking the time to do something that refreshes, refuels, and rejuvenates us! For me, I love going to the movies. I am a movie buff, junkie, you name it. I love the movies. So, the movies has become a part of my self-care routine. I usually go to the movies on a Sunday afternoon when my son has his "daddy day"! I encourage all of you reading this post to develop a self-care practice and routine to ensure you get the self-care you need to stay in tip top shape. [If you need help developing a self-care routine or finding more joy, please contact me!]

Let me tell you a little bit about the movie. "Joy" is a comedy and drama movie (known as a "dramedy") that was released on Christmas Day 2015. So, it just came out. It stars Jennifer Lawrence as the main character, Joy, as well as Mr. Handsome himself, Bradley Cooper, and acting legend, Robert De Niro. You may know Jennifer Lawrence from movies like "American Hustle," "Silver Linings Playbook" (also with Bradley Cooper and a personal favorite), and "The Hunger Games," to name a few! This movie is currently nominated for the Golden Globes Award for Best Musical & Comedy. And Jennifer Lawrence won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance. It's a definite must-see.

Even more than the story line and Golden Globe nominations and award, this movie carries some important lessons for entrepreneurs. I'd love to share a few I gathered!

First Lesson: Don't Lose Yourself In Being A Mama

As you all know, I'm firm believer in the important job that us mamas do. I think it is THE most important job. However, I also believe that we can't let it be the sum total of who we are. We also have dreams. Don't forget those dreams. Your dreams can involve your family or not - just don't forget them! Becoming a mama is a super huge transition in life - but you still have a life to live!

Second Lesson: Don't Give Up On Your Dreams

In this movie, Joy was an inventor, a creator, a visionary! She loved to create something from nothing. And she had dreams of inventing things since she was a young child. However, when we meet her in the movie, her life looks nothing like she hoped it would look. In fact, it didn't resemble any of her dreams. Like most of us, life throws us curveballs. Sometimes we have setbacks. Life doesn't go our way. However, we could be in the middle of our story, or just beginning. Joy "woke up" from her current life to the possibilities of a new life built on her dream. She decided to not let her current situation determine her future. You can make the same choice.

Third Lesson: Don't Listen To Your Haters

Although I don't love the word "haters," sometimes is just fits. In the movie, Joy definitely had haters or naysayers that thought her dream was silly and that she couldn't do it. She even had times when she was made fun of. And people put down her dreams. The difference between Joy and many of us is that we choose not to listen to the haters. We listen to the song in our hearts and follow our dreams. We don't let the naysayers get to us!

Fourth Lesson: Don't Take No For An Answer

Joy encountered several no's in the movie. In fact, she encountered so many that I stopped counting. We are all going to face rejection and our share of no's. The key is how we deal with them. Do we shrink up and let them beat us? Or do we figure out a way through? Joy let the no's fall on deaf ears. She decided not to listen to them. She encountered a big mishap. An incident that could have stopped other entrepreneurs. It didn't stop her. She found even greater resolve! In fact, she even told a key decision-maker (the handsome Bradley Cooper) that she wasn't going to take no for an answer. She refused. She offered new ideas and solutions. She tried different things. She didn't let no stop her. She knew that a "yes" was coming.

Fifth Lesson: Believe In Yourself & Your Dreams

Our businesses and lives call us to believe in them and our dreams. If we don't believe in them, we can't convince others to believe in them or buy from us. Joy wholeheartedly believed in her dream, which was her invention. She knew it was an amazing idea. And she also realized that just because other people didn't see her vision at first, it didn't make her idea a bad one. Joy knew that she could sell her business better than anyone else because she knew it inside and out. She took stock of her skills and abilities and used them to her benefit.

God whispered our dreams to us. He didn't explain it to others so sometimes it takes a while for others to see our vision too. Don't give up. If you received a God-whisper, a dream, keep listening and believing. Believing is half the battle!

Sixth Lesson: Surround Yourself with "Dream Keepers"

In this movie, Joy surrounded herself with people who believed in her, her abilities, and her dreams. She showed us that we all need to gather together a group of people that support our dreams. I call those people "Dream Keepers." These are people you can trust with your dream. Dream keepers protect your dream and can encourage you when the going gets rough. (Notice I said when, not if!) We all need others. We were created to be in community. We need people who believe in us. Joy had a grandmother who never stopped believing in her. Her grandmother kept reminding her of her dreams and her past successes. Her grandmother held a high vision for Joy and her life. She also had an ex-husband who ended up becoming a best friend. He helped her land the opportunity of her lifetime.

It's also worth noting that we shouldn't take our relationships for granted. Relationships sometimes grow, change, and even morph - like Joy and her ex-husband. We never know who is going to be an angel or a dream keeper. Let's make sure we are appreciating those wonderful people around us.

Seventh Lesson: Sometimes You Have To Get Tough & Stand Up For Yourself

Being an entrepreneur is not for the fainthearted. The life of an entrepreneur can be rough. Ask one. It's also super rewarding. With big costs, come big rewards. As a result, we have to be tough when the going gets rough. We have to stand up for ourselves and our dreams. In this movie, Joy encountered the biggest threat to her business and her dream. Instead of giving in or raising a flag of defeat, she countered! She fought back and in turn got her business back even stronger and better. 

Sometimes life calls us to fight (metaphorically not physically) for our businesses and for our dreams. It throws us punches and we have to punch back. If your dreams and business are worth having, they are worth fighting for. Don't forget that.

And for some other legal wisdom (as I don my attorney hat), make sure you read all the fine print, understand disclaimers, and pay attention to the documents that you sign. Joy learned a lesson or two about that one!

Please let me know if this post helped you in the comments below! And please share with your mama and entrepreneur friends on Twitter and Facebook. I'd love to hear from you!

Love and light,

Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe

P.S. My Mama Love Planners are still available!  Please check them out! And if you are interested in one-on-one help with finding more joy in your life, especially motherhood - Let's chat!

 




What's So Special About the Mama Love Planner?

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe as well as the creator of The Mama Love Planner™ talks about "What's So Special About It!" It's the only planner for mothers that focuses on self-care. It also has a built-in gratitude journal to record at least 3 things that you are grateful for daily. And it has a place for daily or weekly declarations to write words that affirm and uplift you! It's the perfect tool to help mamas love their lives!

Check out the video below to get a good view of the planner and its pages. Or if you prefer, listen to the audio and leave some comments below!

Traits of An Entrepreneur

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this periscope video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe gives some insightful tips for budding or present-day entrepreneurs. This video was a part of the Peri10k shareathon. Her advice stems from fighting the fears that arise while making your business dreams come true. As a mamapreneur, she lives this wisdom daily while building her Bella & the Babe company. Check out her video for all of the tips. Or if you would rather listen, check out the audio file below! Please leave your comments.

One Important Step In Getting Self-Care for Mamas

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this periscope video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe discusses "One Important Step in Getting Self-Care for Mamas." Brooke-Sidney recently created a Mama Love Planner designed to help mamas get more time for self-care. If you can't watch the video, listen to the audio! Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. And share the tips with your mama friends!

Two Reasons Why Self-Care for Mamas Is Important & a BIG Announcement

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this periscope video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe™ gives mamas and mamas-to-be two big reasons why self-care is important. She also announces the brand new 2016 Mama Love Planner™, which is designed to help mamas incorporate self-care into their lives on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. The planner has a couple of other great tools developed especially for mamas! Check out the video and please leave comments about your self-care practice or the Mama Love Planner™.

Why You Should Follow Your Dreams

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this periscope video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe encourages you to follow your dreams for 5 key reasons! Some of her tips include knowing that your dreams are a roadmap to a fulfilling life; and your dreams matter because you matter. Check out the video to see all of her tips and get motivated! What are your reasons for following your dreams? Let us know in the comments.


Lets Get Motivated Mamas!

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe gives some great tips on a periscope called "Let's Get Motivated." Some of the tips include remembering that we all came to earth to do something special and unique, and if you don't bring your gift, then you are denying others of a gift or service that is needed. Let's shift our perspective. What gift do you have to bring? 

What Periscope Teaches Us About People

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this periscope video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & the Babe discusses several positive things we can learn about people from the new social media application, Periscope. Brooke-Sidney is part of a special group of collaborative change-makers and thought leaders on Periscope called Peri10k. This video is a part of the Peri10k community! To learn more about peri10k, click here

Let's Open My New Essential Oils Kit

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

Join the fun as Brooke-Sidney opens her new Family Physicians + Slim & Sassy essential oils kit from doTerra. If you'd like your own kit, check out her store. Or if you want to learn more about the oils and your own personal health, schedule a FREE 15 minute consultation by clicking here! Or perhaps you would like to host a class for all of your friend in which Brooke-Sidney teaches about the oils (virtually or in-person in the greater Los Angeles area), email her at hello@bellaandthebabe.com! Here's to natural health!