mother’s Day, we take time to celebrate and appreciate the women that helped to raise and guide us into the people we are today. Some brought us into this world, others adopted us into theirs, and many we celebrate because they are important mother figures in our lives.
Psychologists suggest that strong bonds first form between mother and child during the feeding process. They link the feeling of being full after feeding to the feeling of being fulfilled. This may mean our first positive feelings towards our mothers are survival based.
Harry Harlow, a physiologist working at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 1960’s, believed that comfort played more of a key role in the love that we feel for our mothers. He performed a study where he deprived young monkey’s of food and then placed them with two available mother figures, one which would provide comfort and no food; and one which would provide food yet no comfort. Time and time again the monkey’s would fill their bellies with food, but then run right back to their comfort mothers. Some would even come close to starving before leaving the warmth that their comfort mother was giving them to seek more food. His work supported the idea that a mother’s bond went far beyond simple survival.
Another study done by Mary Ainsworth suggests that a mother’s behavior has more influence then we may even be aware of. Her work focused on the idea that these relationships we have with our mothers in particular, give us mental representation of what our future relationships with others should look like. In some ways we crave love and fellowship more than we crave basic needs like food and comfort. This means the impact our mothers have in our lives is extremely significant.
Our mother’s put in a lot of work to shape us and build us into contributing members of society. Today’s mothers and Grandmothers are working full time jobs while making sure their children have good meals and a structured upbringing. Essentially, it is harder than ever to be a mother.
We had a customer in the shop the other day who bought our Hypnos Hemp Sleep Aid Tincture to help her get more out of her nights rest. She said the tincture allowed her to wake up as fresh and ready for her three children who, right now, require a lot of her attention. From making sure they have completed their at home school work, to making sure they don’t forget how to be social she is one busy mom. This is also known as caring for yourself so you can care for others. Sometimes though, our beloved mothers forget to take time to care for themselves. Mother's Day is our chance to help, and to remind them of how precious they are to us.
If you are looking for the perfect gift for mom, Sun God Medicinals has produced fantastic herbal products that have supportive herbs for any woman looking for a boost. The Eir line of products is formulated and compounded with women in mind, featuring supportive medicinal herbs traditionally used by herbalists for their hormone balancing properties, as well as support of the female reproductive system.
The Eir line includes herbs such as:
BLACK COHOSH (Arctium lappa)
The Eir line includes products for women of all ages and needs, but maybe the Hypnos sleep aid or another selection of herbs is right for your mom - each one makes a thoughtful gift to remind mom to take some time for herself. Comfort gifts are great, because they allow mom multiple opportunities to take time for herself. Think medicinal herbs this year and give the gift of relief.
This mother’s Day, we hope you take time to celebrate the person who helped you become you!
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