Caregiver’s Meditations : Early Mornings

Candle on windowsill for early morning meditation
Flower and candle on windowsill for early morning meditation
Flower and candle on windowsill for early morning meditation

A morning ritual and disciplined practice~ waking up in the wee hours when there is nothing but stillness and the sounds of sleepy, heavy breathing and a few birds calling for the morning sun. I tiptoe to my office where my yoga mat awaits along with a candle, grapefruit essential oil in the burner, a yoga blanket and an online yoga class followed by a guided meditation.

I have been using the following to guide and inspire me each morning:

*(no affiliations)

This has only been made possible with very early bedtimes and thanks to my husband who takes any and all nighttime shifts so that I am able to have a full night’s sleep. Love and gratitude to you Brad. x

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.


  1. Katie on October 29, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    That’s beautiful Meagan that Brad is so helping for you!
    I’ll be looking up those links right now!

  2. Zena on October 29, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I was suppose to go to Yoga tonight at a new studio and I didn’t make it because of the children. I think online yoga and meditation is a wonderful way to look after mamas that simply can’t get out and can use windows of opportunities. Thank you for the links. What a considerate hubby.

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