Nurturing Thursday # 11

 

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“Shut the door not that it lets in the cold

but that it lets out the coziness”

Mark Twain

It’s a wonderland around here, we had a snow storm last night, 8 inches of snow! It was a madness to come back home, generally, it takes 1/2 hr for me to get back from work, yesterday I spent almost 2 hrs.

School buses have been canceled, so the kids are sleeping in and I’m debating if I should go or stay in the coziness of my home. Well for while I have a cup of coffee in my hands and enjoying the moment.

Have a great day and stay safe!

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December vision board

hello my dear friends from all over the world. we have a lovely sunshine morning here in my part of the world, and the news is that we will have a white christmas.

i make a vison board for every month (of course, if you follow me for long you know it), this is my december one that I made yesterday. november wasn’t an easy month for me, lots of up and downs, and i almost lost my true-self a long the way. i’m in a process of recovering mind and body. somethings are clear now in spite of all the darkness that had laid on me. more than ever i’m grateful for each moment, for being here and now.

few things for december:

  • practice gratitude daily
  • enjoy the beauty of the holidays
  • cook/bake lots of good stuff and savor each bite of them
  • keep (or better, rescue) my focus on simplicity and minimalism
  • and the most important of all: enjoy my family and enjoy myself

wishing a wonderful december to you.

hugs and love,

E.

Nurturing Thursday # 9

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“Give your stress wings, and let it fly away. ”

Terri Guillemets

November hasn’t been an easy month for me, thanks goodness, today is the last day of it. Looking forward for a great December with lots of mindful work and grounding. Hoping to return to the gym for spin classes and resuming my morning yoga and meditation. Little things that really make a difference, they make a better person to me, and to others around me as well.

Hope you have a great day and a wonderful new month ahead.

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Nurturing Thursday #7

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance,

and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

I don’t understand why my mind can turn things upside down, can create memories and erase others. Exactly one week ago I had to make a split second decision, I was in lots of pain, I couldn’t think straight so my husband and son decided for me. I don’t want to go into details right now, I’m still processing the situation, but what I want to say here is that since a week ago I’m fighting with myself because I was weaker, I let go of my body and my will.

Yesterday my co-worker said that these feelings are part of the TRAUMA, takes time but eventually will go away. This word stayed in my mind, Trauma! I thought, it can’t be! I wasn’t in a car accident, I wasn’t raped … those things are the ones that cause trauma.

I did lots of reading last night about Trauma, and yes, it fits perfectly to my situation.

The process of recovery is long, and acceptance and understanding are part of it. So I’m journaling and journaling, trying to find answers between the lines.

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Have a lovely Thursday!

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Nurturing Thursday # 6

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“Stop focusing on how stressed you are,

and remember how blessed you are. “

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I love to collect leaves and bring them indoors to decorate my home.  I put them in my tiny vases and spread beauty around my home. When they dry I return them back to nature. I got these ones in my front yard where my beautiful maple tree is letting go of them, getting ready for the long winter that is coming. I collected these leaves, I gave a hug to my tree and I said thank you!

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I made a mandala as well. I organized the leaves on the table and when I took the photo I saw that the light was reflecting exactly in at the center of the mandala. Isn’t it magical?

On Tuesday I didn’t have an easy day at work. So, instead open the door and bring all the work stress inside home I stopped in my yard, took a deep breath and saw all nature beauty around me. The few minutes I spent collecting these leaves and talking with my tree were enough to put a smile in my face to greet my kids.

Have a lovely day!

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