There are so many changes possible in 2022 and yet there are some deeply challenging aspects from the past few years that remain.
With an eye on the present, and a desire to take good care of myself so that I can continue to grow and be of support to others, I’m focusing on what nurtures me.
What’s nourishing you now?
Several times a week I turn to my Zentangle practice for the creativity and calm it provides me. For the past few months I’ve been experimenting with botanicals and last week I added color.
I’m writing a few haiku almost every day (as part of a year-long program), as it really stretches me. Here’s one of my favorites:
Beauty of first snow
breathtaking and heart-stopping
Meditation almost daily, and a silent retreat for part of this week, are both restful, a respite (from the cacophony of my life), and CHALLENGING.
My daily walks in the neighborhood and a local state park, and my standing desk keep me from feeling rooted in my chair and energize me.
Happily, I’ve found a few groups of colleagues who stimulate and support me and I leave those meetings feeling inspired and connected.
How are you growing yourself—whatever that looks like to you?
What habits have you created?
What is no longer serving you, that needs to be let go?
(And, just knowing that we need to leave that which holds us back, doesn’t make it easy to do.)
What dream do you have that will move you forward? How will you design the ease, growth, play, calm, or whatever it is that you desire? I’m guessing you know those answers if you make the time to ask and answer the questions and develop a plan.
If having a sounding board or a partner to ask some of the questions and support you in the design of your own self-care package, please reach out to me. It is a delight and privilege to walk on the path/be a part of the journey with those who want to take good care of themselves and step into more of their dreams.