Listening

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Taking easy, listening to the wishes of my body. I’ve learned I can’t hurry. I need to stop and check with my body. Listen to all parts of it and respect my limits.

My mantra is STOP, BREATHE AND LISTEN. I put these words together a few years ago. My intention was to listen to the things around me, mostly the sounds of nature. Now I know the most important sounds I need to listen are inside me; in my mind and in my body.

My morning has started slowly. I was still in bed at 9 am! I did heart space meditation that my friend Delicia posted on her blog today. It’s a simple but powerful meditation. You can find it here.

I hadn’t practiced yoga for more than 6 months, today my body asked for it. I felt ready to start this practice that was part of my morning routine for many years.  I was surprised at how well my body responded to the poses, of course, they weren’t perfect, but good enough to know that I’m ready to practice yoga again.

Now, after a healthy breakfast, I’m writing this blog post for you. How is your Friday going on?

Love,

E.

 

 

 

My Art Journaling Practice

Hello,

It is a lovely evening here in my part of the world. I can see the trees, they have a luscious green, and listen to the birds while I write this post. It has rained for the major part of the day, the plants needed it, we had few days of heat and dryness this weak. I like to listen to the sound of the rain, it’s calming, and the smell of the earth after the rain is refreshing.

I shared with you my journaling practice last week, you can find it here. This week I want to share with you few pages of my art journaling practice. Sometimes it is easy to express ourselves through images and only a few words, or no words at all.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Elizabeth 🙂

Art Fun

I joined an art party on Instagram during the weekend,  #jangluebookparty18.

This month the party was hosted by @the.butterfly.artist and @the_intrepid_goddess.

They provided 4 prompts and we made art pages with them, basically collage, since the party lasts 2 hours.  It’s such fun, we have one party in the first Saturday of every month.  I hosted one last year, and I’ll host another one in April. We have people from all over the world and prizes too. If you are interested in join them please let me know and I’ll send a message with the details close by. Here are my pages.

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fresh start
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this year I dream of
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my word of the year
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a cup of cheer

Nurturing Thursday # 14

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“For your beautiful vows to flourish, it’s necessary to silence that critical voice”

Soul Vows – Janet Conner

I’m using my Hobonichi Techo for quotes. Before I was writing them in pieces of paper and of course they disappeared after a while, now I’m being more organized and mindful when writing them, like for this one I painted flowers using watercolor pencils.

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Nurturing Thursday # 13

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“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction

you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort. “

Deborah Day

It’s cold around here, I’m glad I don’t have to go to work this week. This means I can be cozy indoors without the hush to go out early morning.

Few things I’m doing to nourish myself this week:

  • Sleeping and sleeping
  • Lots of art journal pages
  • Eating warm and health food
  • Going out in the afternoon to take photos, it’s cold but it’s pretty out there
  • Knitting a scarf for myself
  • Reading and writing
  • Drinking lots of tea
  • Watching movies with hubby and kids in the evenings

And you? how are you nourishing yourself this week?

Happy New Year!

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