Those who nuture: Nicole Gonzalez – Lillies and Leon
What does being a nurturer mean to you?
Someone who makes you feel truly safe, loved, and accepted.
What are your self-care rituals to stay grounded throughout the day?
I love diffusing oils and lighting incense. I try and exercise regularly as it helps me so much emotionally. I always feel my mood shift after a workout and it has been wonderful for my anxiety.
What is the best piece of advice on motherhood you have received?
To trust your gut! My intuition has proven me right time after time in motherhood. It’s such a powerful resource and it’s taken me time to really lean into it and trust myself and my decisions whole heartedly.
What is the one item you thought you would need as a mother but you didn’t?
I think this really applied for me during the newborn stage. You want to buy all the things (understandably so – everything is so tiny and it’s such an exciting time!) but babies really need so little.
If you could only pass on one wellness ritual to your children, what would it be and why?
I love our nighttime ritual. The kids take a bath every night and I usually add some combinations of bubbles, Epsom salts, and/or essential oils. It’s their time to relax and unwind from the day. Another ritual I hope they will always continue are our affirmations. The kids love them and I can see how much it encourages and motivates them.
Which Mother’s Day set speaks to you?
Taking a relaxing bath is one of my favorite things in the world. I can’t think of a better way to pamper myself than with a candle, a good book, and bath salts!