I stand in the shadows of my own disappointment wondering if I will ever be able to pull myself out of this sorrow. My inner critic is on a roll and has an awful lot to say. About how I am not good enough. And who do I think I am anyway to try to make such a big thing happen. She is relentless and won’t stop. Has this ever happened to you?
The love of your life is having a rough day. Nothing he has wanted to do has gone right. So on the way home from work you stop to pick up a lifesize helium Minion balloon because you know it will make him smile.
Your friend’s children are filled with an incredible amount of excitement and energy because there are only a few days left of school. She, on the other hand, is riddled with guilt because they are driving her up a wall and she isn’t sure how she will make it through the summer.
Last night was a new moon. The beginning of a brand new chapter. During the phase of a new moon, you may find yourself detoxifying your life and releasing anything that is weighing you down. It is the perfect time for clearing out. Clearing out unhealthy habits or behaviors. Clearing out negative thoughts.
The year was 2008. I was living on my own in an adorable studio apartment. This sacred space held my heart as I began an epic search to unearth who I was and what I stood for. Like so many times in my life, I felt lost in this great big world. The eternal question “why am I here and what is my purpose?” played on repeat in my head.
Since losing my mom four years ago Mother’s Day has become a reminder that time with our loved ones is finite. We never know when the day will come that we have to say your final goodbye to someone we adore. Either you will have to say goodbye to someone you love or they to you. It is inevitable.
On the first of January, I sat in my meditation corner and thought deeply about how I wanted to move through this year with intention. The end of 2018 felt like a whirlwind and I was ready to slow down. I was tired of rushing from one thing to the next.
I hear it all the time. People talking about how snail mail is a thing of the past. How they don’t send letters anymore. How they don’t even check their mail because they pay all of their bills online and don’t receive anything worth looking at in their mailbox.
On the East Coast, the clocks jumped ahead one hour. This shift in time signifies the end of the dark days of winter and the beginning of more daylight hours after work. It makes my heart smile and breathes life into my tired body.