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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Nurturing Thursday # 12

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“Stop focusing on how stressed you are,

and remember how blessed you are. ”

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This week could have been a crazy one. Too many things to do, here are few of them:

  • gifts wrapping
  • two potluck lunches (this means, hours cooking)
  • doctor appointment for one of the kids
  • hairdressing appointment for me
  • Pick up packages at the post office

I was getting stressed before the week started, how could I have time to do everything that needs to be done and still be a full day in the office?

Monday morning I made a list of all the chores for this week. At the end of the list, I wrote:

” You control your rhythm, nothing can steal your inner peace without your permission.”

I’m taking easy, step by step,  and more than 1/2 of the list is already checked. The best thing to do, when the stress starts to take over, is to slow down and do something unrelated to the stressed situation. This week I’m having lots of ‘me time’: journaling, reading, watching the snow or simply stopping and admiring the lights around me.  Everything is ok!

Happy Solstice to you!

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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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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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