Saturday, March 28, 2009

I made it through...

I had a really rough week to put it mildly. Some of my days turned into 20 hour days between work, school, errands, and my children. Now I feel like I could go in a cave for several days and not come out. My responsibilities won't allow that. Under stress, it's important to take care of our bodies and also feed our souls. So I am writing these goals down to help keep me accountable. I definitely plan on:

1. drinking more water
2. wearing more sunscreen
3. taking my vitamins
4. start doing yoga again
5. really breathing (I have to remind myself)
6. getting a therapeutic massage atleast once a month

Does anyone want to join me in efforts to cherish our bodies, which are the vehicles that allow us to live our lives fully?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

This is my latest painting called "A Peaceful Night" which was custom created for my lovely friend Danyell. It is 24 X 36 inches, created with acrylics.

A peaceful night

It feels like wherever the energy was stuck, it is moving forward. I recently reclaimed the passion I had for some of my childhood books. One of my favorites was Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Yesterday I serendipitously stumbled upon an older copy of By the Shores of the Silver Lake. I decided I'm going to start collecting my favorite children's literature to save for my daughters. I believe it will be a precious gift because I am passing on a piece of my history, or HerStory rather.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

much to do...but being is more important

There hasn't been a dull moment lately. I am endlessly spring cleaning it seems. It's really been wonderful being able to give away things that people will be able to put to good use.

Some of the ideas & projects that I am working on lately:

I'd like to start up a women's circle where everyone can gather & share stories, be creative, & have the space to heal. I hear alot of women say that feel stifled, unorganized, and want to express themselves. I'd like to facilitate the space for dreams to flourish! I just need a location that I can do this at, as my home is too small for meetings & there is no peace & quiet with my children around.

There was an abandoned dresser that I adopted awhile back. I need to refinish it. It will be used for multiple purposes: an altar, a place for extra clothes, and I will also have a "comfort drawer". I got the idea of a comfort drawer from Sarah Ban Breathnach's Simple Abundance. Read this book if you haven't already. It's changing my life.

Once I have the physical space, I want to set up a healing/prayer space specifically for my family & friends. There have been a multitude of people in my life that are going through deep emotional turmoil, health issues, & financial problems. I believe that if I can create a prayer chain, we can solve alot of these troubling things by offering our energy & support.

I'd like to give my blog a facelift soon. All of this can seem a little overwhelming so I am taking it one step at a time & hopefully things will unfold. I am starting a new job soon so my plate is full. I feel blessed, even though I am exhausted. =)