I remember vividly the honest words my husband uttered to me one afternoon after he arrived home with our son.

He shared, “Hon, help me understand your actions when I arrive home with Ethan (our 3-year-old son). You run to him, arms wide open, pick him up, swing him around, kiss his cheeks all over and tell him how much you love him and I receive a quick hello and a peck on the cheek if I’m lucky!”

I went quiet and searched for the answer, but I couldn’t find one! I went to reach for the ‘We’ve been married for 15 years’ answer but that didn’t really suffice! Instead, I said, “Love, from now on I’m going to make a different choice” and so I did! Well maybe not the pick him up and swing him around, but a good smooching, hug and affirming my love for him!

As a parent, I know too well how much we want to give to our partners, children, health, food, career, play, friends, exercise, home, finances and the list goes on! However, there are days where it may feel like it rains too heavily and our roots are soaked or one of our branches breaks from the power of the wind! I’ve found one of the most powerful ways to face the strong winds or the heavy rains is to share and open up! If there is an imbalance, leaning into the winds or the rain, creates the space for it to dissipate, create balance and peace.

I had a client come to see me, with the purpose of creating emotional happiness in herself, with her partner and in her family. Her relationship was rocky with her husband and the emotional stress was in her pituitary gland! We went back to an original time of 30 years and that was when she had a miscarriage and she needed her husband and time off work to process it.

However, she didn’t feel she could open up and ask for the support and for him to be there! She felt on her own back then and now in her relationship! This was what had been dominating their relationship for the last 7 years. Based on the consciousness of her body, we explored how she could now let go of the past and open up with her partner with what she was needing to thrive now!

If there is a space that you feel is dominating or taking over your life like career stress, parental struggles, relationship issues, money stress or health problems, I would so recommend opening up and sharing with your loved ones or the person/people involved. This enables that beautiful body of yours to release any stress in your thyroid gland (throat) and opens up your wisdom to explore solutions, tap into your own feelings and release any stored emotions that the body has been holding onto! It can all be gently, kindly and lovingly released!

And the greatest gift of all, is that opening up with those nearest and dearest enables you to grow strong roots, so that you can grow a resilient trunk and fruit in family and all the spaces that you love!

Sending you all lots of love!

If you would love to create an Emotionally Happy Home® with your family, please contact: 0466649748 to experience your very own ‘Home Stress Buster’ session!

Kirsten Reck (Emotional Stress Expert)