BBMe with Gen Byrt from Gen & Tonic
Gen and Joanne dive deep into Gen’s childhood and talk about the lingering effects of holding down the fort for your family. From a large family, the 5th of 6 children, Gen is in the unique position to talk about the benefits of doing the work on yourself, and the consequences of parents not getting the support needed to be fully present. No questions are off the table, and Gen is open to honestly answering them all. If you ever wanted to know if your children notice your bad days - they do, they see all. Here is what you should knowDo your work. Children know when parents are in survival mode. You can not predict what is going to make a lasting memory, how your children will react, what role they see for themselves in the family. Best you can do is be honest with them, express your emotions, and let go of as much of your crap as you can. They will trust you and learn to do the same. Follow your spark. The more you fight your spark, the harder time you will have in your body, in finding your place, in finding true connections. Your fight will come out in some way. Stop listening to the people who are worried, because they are looking for safety, they love you and want you to have an easy life, appreciate their love, but know your mind. Your spark takes courage to follow, because it is rarely on the trodden path. Draw a line in the sand. No one person is responsible for keeping a family together. It is never a child's job to keep the parent happy. Trying constantly to act or behave in a way that you believe is best for someone else won't bring you joy. Holding onto other peoples beliefs will not get you where you want to be. Trying to find comfort in your angst will not get you where you want to be. Doing the work, understanding yourself, knowing your stress, knowing your bodies reaction to feeling bad, will put you in the place you want to be. It will see you thrive. Gen can see the benefit in her family of her self care work, she can see the more she shows up for herself it helps her mum and her dad have the harder conversations, not just gloss over to keep the status quo. Gen embodies all of the work and is reaping the benefits, travelling to the Northern Territory to share her art skills and leaving rainbows of colour in every step. Gen's intentions for 2021To feel zigging, to feel joy and delight. Follow Gen IG: Gen + Tonic ArtWebsite: https://www.genandtonicart.com/Look out for her tarot card digital art series, next out in The Lovers card - amazingFollow JoanneIG: Better Being MeWebsite: https://betterbeingme.com.au/Watch for the new release of the Better Being Me Online program, do the work, be connected, be calm, be you.