Wow, what a week and a half!
It has been very strange to stay away from all things business over the past 11 days. Those who follow me on Facebook and Instagram have seen some of the very cool details of the past ten days, but other than that I been on a true vacation.
The day before I lost my car to a storm, It was sad to see a change, but actually turned out very much for the best. So change is still coming into my life, just in odd ways.
The first half of my vacation was spent visiting family and a long time friend. I also spent quite a few hours by the pool and yay, no sun burn. I walked more than I have walked all year and plan on keeping it up!
I ate without worry, but logged everything, and for the most part ate way under my calorie allowance according to My Fitness Pal. Granted I had to estimate much of what I was eating, but all of the exercise helped to undo some of the damage.
I went to Epcot twice and went around the world two times. Just that part was shy of three miles and I Walked through Universal Studios on a 100+ degree day to see the Harry Potter section. That was a difficult walk but I did it and still had enough enthusiasm to explore Harry's world.
I rested hard, but re-attuned to my body. I drank lots of water, swam every day that would allow (7 I think) and ended up connecting with new people and even some wild life. I was sitting at Epcot and an Ibis walked up to me and stayed with me for almost 10 minutes. I even got it on film! I also got quite close to a lizard and got a great shot of him too! I think it is because I have reconnected with my physical self, that my connection with nature has gone back to where it used to.
It is very nice to be home again and cuddle with the doggies and have a meal with the family. But I will tell you all that I will never again wait 20 years for a vacation. I am in fact going to reinstitute my unplugged weekend once a month. Where you will not see me for at least a full 24 hours.
Working too much has taken a toll on my health and connection with myself. We all do this now and then but for me it has become a habit. I am taking back my time, my sleep, my physical self and I hope all of you who are like me do the same.
Love and peace to you all,
Hello my friends,
Many of you have been following me not only on my spiritual journey, but my personal journey as well. If you are not into the personal stuff, then come back for another post. Today we get a little personal. This is like a diary of sorts and I periodically invite you in, as so many of you have invited me into your lives. You have shared your blessings and pains, your struggles and successes and for that I am incredibly blessed. Today I share mine with you.
Three areas of my life that I constantly work on have been my weight/health, my clutter, and like many of you my finances.
Over a year and a half ago I got my first fitness tracker as a sort of commitment to myself and I just got my third one about a month ago. I love it! The Garmin Vivofit: waterproof, light weight, and clear display. I even got some cute wrist bands to go with it. Today I exceeded my goal for the third time this week. and I have started to go back to the gym, and even took a wonderful yoga class over at the Yoga Tree in Haverhill, Ma. If you are ever in the area, check out the Yoga class with Sally! I plan on going a few more times while I am in town.
While I have not lost any weight, I have been regaining my flexibility, strength, stamina and energy. I also started a food blog as a way of holding myself accountable for what I eat. I still crave all the bad stuff but I have been making some great choices and will continue on that path.
Before I started my summer schedule, I went through my home and rid myself of over 14 bags and reorganized many areas of my home, that desperately needed it. Like my health this too is a long way from my goal line, but I am working through it and learning to say good bye to unwanted items without the guilt. Through this process I discovered that my home and my body are completely tied together. I neglected both, turning my focus to the spiritual and keeping it there. I have spent half of the year forcing myself to do challenges, to bring change into my life and it has. These are not the only two areas, but they have been the biggest struggle and I finally feel like I am making strides in the right direction.
Like many of you, I have struggled to stay afloat, I have seen my bank accounts on Empty more times than I care to count, but for the first time, I am in a state of abundance. This too required big changes on my part. Now When I say abundance, I mean I can go groceries and get gas without worry, I can take a vacation for the first time in my adult life and even planning trips for the future. I am investing in my self, taking courses and time for what is important for me. Before I was investing in everyone else, time, energy and on occasion financial.
How did the change happen? I stopped worrying every time I had to buy something and had faith that more would come in. No this is not frivolous spending or gambling, rather, paying off some bills early, and being grateful when I could. Gratitude rituals and releasing the thoughts and worry of poverty. Realizing that when opportunities arose that I should take a chance and go for it. One of the best ones was the move to share my center space with a wonderful woman: Kimberly McAlindin Reiki Practitioner and owner of The Joyful Heart Empowerment Center Kmcalindin@yahoo.com. It was a perfect fit and a huge blessing! It was not easy though, I had to let go and for those who are close to me, you will understand what a big move that was. Other opportunities that came up are taking a certification course, going on a long vacation, working with new people in new places, and more that I cannot even list. The blessings are indeed flowing and I will be on a little 2 week hiatus, but will be back ready to go.
1. Change is good, even if it is scary.
2. You are worth your own time, love, and money.
3. There is no good reason to stay stuck out of fear.
4. Your home and Body are linked in ways that mirror to you areas, you need to focus on.
5. Play, take time off, and enjoy your beautiful life.
Many Blessings my beautiful friends <3
It has been a long time since I have blogged here with you. So the past few months have been a roller coaster for me of physical and emotional highs and lows. A few months back I has sprained my ankle, took a fall at work, then re- injured my back and shoulder and to top it all off ended up in the ER for dehydration.
So some good came out of all of that. During the examination after the fall they did some blood work to see if there was a reason why I have been so klutzy recently and it turns out there is. The Workman’s comp Dr. made a few recommendations for me to follow up with my regular Dr. and I did. Everything for a reason. While all my numbers looked pretty good there was a red flag for my blood sugar. After the test with my regular Dr. It turns out I am pre-diabetic. Not a complete surprise, but what I needed to boost me on my continued quest for lowering my carbs and finally releasing this extra weight.
I tell you all of this not as a complaint, in fact as of right now, I am feeling great. I have passed my walking goal twice this week, and just saw a personal trainer to establish some short term goals. This is a tale of how our bodies and spirits tell you to give yourself some TLC. Over the years I paid so much attention to my soul work that my physical self-got quite neglected. I started to make changes in my life at the beginning of this year, but then one thing led to another and I got off track again.
Well this summer I am paying attention to me and my needs.
So my question to you, is: What have you been ignoring in your life? Is the Universe sending you signals that you keep missing and are you becoming irritated with what the Universe is handing to you?
Remember that you are a magnet and that you are important to the Universe. So important, that it will hold up a mirror, to you each and every time, to help you to see what you need to do, to bring yourself back into balance.