Moms Slow Down at Mindful Mom Re-Treat

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At the start of the Mindful Mom Re-Treat at Aruga by Rockwell last September 10, 2016, Ichel Alignay, registered family psychologist, asked the mom participants to check themselves in. She asked the moms to place their hands over their worksheet folder and promise to be fully present during the sessions. Though the moms were at their seats, Ichel knew that their minds maybe elsewhere. They maybe thinking of how their kids are doing or what meal to prepare when they get home. Such is the life of a mom! On its third run, the Mindful Mom Re-Treat is starting to become one of Mommy Mundo's most popular events. Sponsored by Caltrate Plus and Belo Baby, it is an intimate gathering of moms, giving them a much-needed reprieve from their everyday lives. More importantly, it provides them with the tools and strategies to uncover and discover different facets of themselves with the hope of helping them craft their mission in life.

Here photos from the morning and afternoons sessions of the Mindful Mom Re-Treat in Aruga by Rockwell:

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Mommy Mundo Founder Janice Villanueva welcoming moms to the Mindful Mom Re-Treat

 

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Ichel, who facilitated the sessions, assuring moms that it's okay to slow down

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Sharing her mommy experience: Tina de Guzman of Fluffy Pwets Cloth Diapers. On the table were treats from Laduree and Mommy Treats

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When moms come together, there's bound to be much laughter

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It was indeed a happy break for all the moms

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Give yourselves a hug, why don't you?

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Popular blogger Shen of Shen's Addiction/The Uncurated Life

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Celebrity host Issa Litton participating in the morning session

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Jac Zapatos of Dolldalita led a spirited rendition of the popular tune, Let It Go! A reminder to all moms to let go of past hurts, petty concerns, and issues which they cannot change

The moms were showered with gifts to help make their motherhood journey a happy one:

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Every mom took home a goodie bag, from Monogram Style PH, filled with gifts from Caltrate Plus, Jolly, Botanicals in Bloom, Pylones, The Brow Studio, L' Indochine, Scholastic, Kerygma Books, and Morrison.

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Lippies, foundation, and eyeliners from Happy Skin for lucky moms

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Every mom took home a gift pack from Belo Baby

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Bio-Oil gave away gift packs to lucky mom participants

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Ichel and Janice with moms who won kits from The Brow Studio

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Moms from the morning session

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The moms from the afternoon session

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The trio of moms behind the Mindful Mom Re-Treat: Jing, Ichel, and Janice

The Mindful Mom Re-Treat is a takeoff from Mommy Mundo's award-winning Mom Manifesto campaign in 2015. It was conceptualized and created by Mommy Mundo Founder Janice Villanueva in collaboration with Registered Family Psychologist Ichel Alignay and Mommy Mundo Content Head Jing Lejano. The next Mindful Mom Re-Treat is scheduled this November 2016.