As I was washing the dishes last night, rerunning all of my current stresses, to do lists and plain and simple things I want to get done, I realized that I could really easily collapse tomorrow and not wake up.
I know the likely hood of that happening is slim, and I know it’s not helpful to get myself worked up about the what if- could be -maybe of tomorrow but it did make me think. It made me think of the million things that are currently on my mind in this moment. And that instead of not really focusing on any of them, I could be focusing on what’s going on in my body in this moment. And where I am. And what really matters.
STRESS: a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.
To me stress looks like shallow breathing. And the inability to take a juicy deep belly filled breath. It looks like a racing mind, a multi tasking body and feet that are most definitely not grounded to the earth. I feel everywhere and yet no where all at the same time.
This is just one of the things we’ll focus on in the next 21 days. When you put your mind and body to it, there is so much incredible healing that can happen within the body. Regulating hormones, ridding the body of toxins and unwanted hormones, healthy skin, sleeping better, more balanced energy levels – all such important things.
I know there are a lot of cleanses and 30 day challenges out there – I never aimed for this to be a cleanse or a challenge. This should feel like an adventure. It should get you off of social media for a bit which will hopefully get rid of some of the not -enough ness we all tend to feel when we spend too much time on it. It should slow your head down and get you into bed earlier than you have been in a long time. It should help you connect more to your partner and help your body feel balanced. It should motivate you to cook simple, nourishing meals. But most importantly, it should help you learn to love yourself just a little bit more because when it comes down to it, each day is worth embracing and we are the only way we get to experience that.
Local oats cooked in water with chopped apricots and cinnamon.
Hers: Topped with local whole fat yogurt, maple syrup. pecans, chia seeds, blueberries + sunflower seeds
Mine: Topped with maca powder, ground seeds, pecans, hemp seeds + maple syrup
SLOW LIVING IS GOING TO BE YOUR NEW WAY OF BEING. A BACK TO BASICS. ENJOYING THE SMALLER, TINIER PLEASURES IN LIFE. WE WANT TO BREATHE LIFE BACK INTO YOU. IT’S GOING TO ALLOW US TO WAKE UP AND FIND EXCITEMENT IN KNOWING WE’RE TAKING A FEW SMALL STEPS IN THE DIRECTION OF HEALING AND LOVING OUR OWN SELF.
If you’re interested, send me an email with your contact information so that I can send you the initial email + information!
WHEN: March 12 – April 1
WHY: To learn to love your whole self EVEN MORE.
I can’t wait to share the love with you all – firstname.lastname@example.org