Sunday Stills: remembering or not!

afternoon sunshine

the day we change the time. I don’t remember this day last year. i was entering my 3rd in the hospital. lots of tubes and drugs in my body. i didn’t have the simple pleasure of adjusting the clocks while drinking my cup of coffee.

today, a year after, i woke up early, i made a strong coffee, the way i like it, i fixed the time, i wrote my thoughts in my journal and i’m trying to look ahead.

the first year isn’t easy, i’m always comparing the ‘now’ with a year ago. hope it gets better.

my thoughts

have a lovely sunday my friends!

Sharing with Sunday Stills – Daylight

noticing # 38

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noticing how vulnerable i’m right now. a look, a word, a piece of clothing can make me sad and unfocus. i want to cry and to hide, i want that the night arrives fast so i can sleep and forget the day. i’m sure this is part of the recovering process. i’ve never imagined that recovery could have many phases, seems there is no end.  i hope a better phase starts soon.

hugs,

E.

fall is in the air

kids are back to school and after 8 months i’m back to my job! i’m starting slowly, part-time for now, it’s incredible that after all these months i still need more time for recovering.

Well, i don’t have words to say how much i’m grateful and blessed to be on my feet and going back to the routine; sitting at my desk, talking with my co-works and students, walking around campus during lunch time, spotting all beauty around me.

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i made this apple-orange-oatmeal loaf, as a treat, for my kids for the first day of school. my little one is starting high school and the older one is starting the university. both are excited at the start of a new path on their journey.

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my garden is each day prettier. the weather is cooling down, so the flowers and vegetables are blooming.

the days are getting short and short, early morning is still dark. it’s time to start turning my attention to the beauty and light indoors. autumn is a wonderful time to slow down and reflect on what matter most for us.

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Hope you have a lovely sunday and spot few beauties on your way.

hugs,

E.

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.