A couple of years ago I was 5.5 months pregnant carrying a baby girl. One day I was a healthy pregnant woman, feeling my baby kick and grow and the next day found myself drugged at the hospital delivering a stillborn baby girl.
We named her MAYYA.
At the time I experienced a tremendous amount of pain. I would wake up in the middle of the night sobbing. There were days when my sadness overwhelmed me and I couldn’t leave my room. My other kids knew that when they saw mommy’s puffy red eyes that she was crying. That made them sad too.
Then one day I stopped crying.
And in that moment everything changed.
I stopped feeling sorry for my loss when I looked into the eyes of my three healthy children and realized how many gifts I had right in front of me.
I decided that my loss wasn’t going to destroy me it was going to shape me.
So I went to the gym. I got back on my yoga mat. I was mindful about what I ate. I started to love my body. I loved more than I ever have before.
I created meaning for my life again.
Healing my physical body was my way of healing my heart because I accepted that there are things in life we can’t control. And if we spend our time focusing on those things, well, life would be pretty miserable. But if we get empowered about the things we CAN control we have the power to change our destiny.
MAYYA was the beginning of my journey.
MAYYA movement can be the beginning of yours.
I invite you to join our community and awaken your potential to live your most phenomenal life.