Happy New Year!!
2021 was a big year for changes. After a very long and heartbreaking two years, my marriage ended. I moved into a new home. I changed brokers and joined Ansley Real Estate. You know, the 3 most stressful changes a person can endure. All one right after the other.
I learned a lot and the thing I’m most proud of is that I survived. I’m better and stronger because of it. And I’m so very grateful for all the love and support that I received from my friends and family. Truly! I could not have done it without you.
It took me a minute to get settled in this renewed energy, but then I landed in a fresh new life and I felt happy again for the first time in a really long time. It was glorious. I had made it to the other side and it was awesome. I rode that wave for months and then the end of the year smacked me right in the face.
A water pipe burst in my house and the entire first floor flooded. That was probably one of the most stressful moments of my life. I was in pure panic mode as water was literally filling my downstairs while trying to save Christmas presents, furniture, and my daughter's toys. It was pretty traumatizing, but I’m so thankful I was home and was able to act immediately. A week later I got really sick and it took me down. It was a very rough recovery to say the least. My house is still turned upside down. We have no floors and are currently living on the upper level.
The old version of myself could have easily fallen into the victim mindset. The new and improved version of myself realizes that life is happening “for” me and not “to” me so my focus is now on the new beautiful floors I’m going to have installed and the powerful immune system that took care of me and got me back on my feet again.
“Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful its ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.” ~ LR Knost
So there it is wrapped up in a nice tiny bow for you. I went from awful to amazing to awful again and in between those moments were ordinary mundane moments. I’m learning not to attach too strongly to any of them and not to put too much meaning into anything that happens. I know there are gifts in every moment and mindset is everything.
I challenge you to do the same. See your life unfolding as a beautiful journey that is happening for you. It doesn’t matter if the glass is half full or half empty, just be thankful you have a damn glass.
And take care of your body. It needs you and these viruses are here to stay and as long as our earth is being neglected, they’re only going to get worse. Don’t depend too heavily on medicine. Your body knows how to heal, but you have to take care of it. Practices such as mindfulness and yoga go a long way in strengthening the immune system.
Restorative yoga has a healing influence on the body and mind. It gives us space to slow down and be in the moment with our own breath in a space of loving presence. When the physical body rests in long held supportive postures, the natural healing process resumes; restoring the body and mind back to its former condition.
Props and blankets will be provided so that you feel held and supported as you are guided through a sequence of relaxing and restorative postures. When the body fully surrenders, the mind becomes quiet and you are able to savor the simple sweetness of life.
Would love for you to join me on Sunday, January 9th from 6:30pm-8pm at Wellness & Yoga. You can register on the Wellness & Yoga website. Cost is $40.
Love & Light,