Dr. Christiane Northrup

“Mothers are our taproots into the earth.” Dr. Christiane Northrup encourages women to “Celebrate their maternal legacy” this Mother’s Day. Here is a brief excerpt from her May newsletter, “Women’s Health Wisdom”:

“Nothing, and I mean nothing, trumps the influence of your mother on all aspects of your life. And regardless of whether your relationship with your mom is thriving or on the rocks, if she is alive or has passed from this life, I want you to think of at least one great thing about your maternal legacy and celebrate it this Mother’s Day.”

I’m humbled when I think of all the things that make my mother a truly remarkable person. Her unwavering faith that I can do anything, her unbridled optimism, her insatiable desire to figure out how things work (she took two years of electrical engineering classes in her 40’s just learn about radio / television transmission), her childlike ability to see magic in the most commonplace things, and her nearly maniacal obsession to explore every nook and cranny of the globe, are just a few things that make up her bountiful maternal legacy.

Mother’s Day is a great time to celebrate the beautiful legacy we are leaving to our own children. What makes you different from other moms? Are you musically inclined? An outdoor sports enthusiast? An avid reader and learner? Do you have a passion to travel? A spirit of adventure? Each mom has something unique that is worth celebrating.

Dr. Northrup leaves a mothering legacy for not only her two beautiful daughters, but for a large community of women who have been inspired by her work. If you would like to learn more about her community or sign up for her free monthly newsletter, you can visit her website DrNorthrup.com.