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Feel Like Everyone Forgets Mother's Day Is for Mothers?
Date:5/1/2009

How to Put Yourself First When It Feels Like You Are Still Doing Only for Others

SEYMOUR, Tenn., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mother's Day is one time a year for families to honor their mothers for all the hard work and dedication they provide. Mothers seem to put their children and family first everyday of the year, many times over themselves, and holidays like Mother's Day are often no exception. The day designed to celebrate a mother's love and support can become yet another time she's forced to clean the house, prepare a big Sunday lunch or dinner for the in-laws, and get her children dressed in their best for visitors.

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Jacqueline Dawes, founder and owner of Brookhaven Retreat, a multidisciplinary treatment facility for women, say that mothers must adapt their traditions to focus on their needs, and find the time to nurture themselves.

"If a woman sets in place healthy, adaptive strategies and goals that create an environment in which she is in a happy state of being, she can then further nurture her family, and happily," said Dawes. "Mother's Day is the one day each year women must put themselves first."

According to Dawes, finding fulfillment in life is dependent on a woman knowing who she is as a person, mother, friend, and daughter. Most women's self-concept is shaped by important relationships while growing up - which may be affirming or hurtful. At Brookhaven Retreat, women can transform their lives and their self-concept.

Dawes founded Brookhaven Retreat after the sad loss of her 18-year-old daughter. Having struggled with the resulting grief and a subsequent divorce from her husband of 25 years, Dawes relocated to east Tennessee with her son. After fully recovering from the emotional breakage she had suffered, Dawes decided to set up a recovery center for other women who have numbed themselves emotionally to simply endure their deep-rooted pain.

On Mother's Day, as well as all days of the year, women should "awaken" with the goal of nurturing themselves. They should set in place healthy adaptive strategies and goals that create an environment in which they can fully bloom to their true potential and beauty.

"When a woman nurtures herself and puts as much energy into love of self, she can radiate and begin the process of and journey of nurturing others," said Dawes.

Here are a few suggestions to help mothers have an enjoyable Mother's Day for themselves:

  • Treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, or massage
  • Go out to dinner instead of stressing to cook a big meal for the family
  • Participate as a family in an outing chosen by mom
  • Make a collage of your family's memories
  • Have family members do one or more of your daily tasks for the day
  • Write a list of things you learned from your mother, or some of her favorite sayings, and ask your children to do the same thing for you
  • Have your children make arts and crafts Mother's Day gifts

"This year, I am doing a collage of my life as a mother, because my own identity was changed forever when I gave birth, and then continued to change with my second child," said Dawes. "I am going to write a journal of all the things I learned from my child, and how that experience shaped me into what I have become today."

Brookhaven Retreat is a premier dual-diagnosis facility specializing in individualized treatment that links women with the appropriate support needed to begin healing. It is a fully-accredited facility with both a mental health and a substance abuse license.

For more information, call 877-817-3422 or visit www.brookhavenretreat.com.

About Brookhaven Retreat

Brookhaven Retreat is a unique, voluntary residential treatment facility specially designed to help women overcome emotional trauma or addiction challenges. The fully accredited and certified dual-diagnosis center is America's premier treatment center for emotional trauma and addiction and offers female-specific treatment. Located on 48 beautiful acres in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, it offers modern, holistic care with compassion and respect from a highly trained expert staff of licensed therapists, physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners and licensed practical nurses. Visit www.brookhavenretreat.com for more information.


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