There is richness is a slower kind of life. I can experience it if I can get my busy mind to be quiet and stop myself from getting drawn into negative cycles. For now, my body requires me to move slower, do less, accept rest and take extra care. I write about my journey: self-care, healing tools, parenting with less energy, and the ups and downs of a slower kind of life.
I used this technique a lot at work to keep myself focused and so I didn’t get caught up in any emotional drama. It can be useful to ease tension or conflict in a situation.
Yasodhara Yoga is different than other yoga practices. It a reflective spiritual approach to yoga that will guide you to your own inner wisdom.
I noticed that my spirals into stress and negativity were preceded by a negative, self-critical thought. The negative thought is often based on my interpretation of myself in relation to the circumstances of the environment. Do I believe that I am weak and stupid or that I can handle this?
The serenity of the lady on the beach can be yours wherever you are.
What I describe as “healing” is my evolution from being in conflict with myself and the world to being at peace with what is and having compassion for myself and others.
I feel like today is a new beginning.
I learned to quiet that critical voice while working on a creative project. I tell it “Don’t argue with Creative Flow”. And it’s amazing what can happen… Its as if the whole thing was orchestrated to fit perfectly together and I was just part of it.
I cherish the precious moments of a fresh snowfall.
Recently I discovered the life-changing Scandanavian style of bed making. No more sharing blankets with that bed-hogging partner. Imagine the luxury of tucking yourself in on all sides in a cozy duvet like a full body hug.
My brain feels like it is spiralling, like I am sinking into a bowl of Jello.
Don't let an illness force you to take care of yourself and find the joy in life. Do it anyways.
Reflecting on my experience with illness and my quest for healing as journey has helped me think of my experiences positively. I hope it can do the same for you.
Maybe I am not broken and I can let go of trying so HARD and feeling so BAD about myself.
I had to let go of my ambitions and what I thought society expected of me to be free.