noticing # 63

How are you doing my friends? I feel the tension in the air, everybody is busy and in hurry trying to finish up things and get others ready for the holidays.

Slow down, take a deep breath and smile. Reading some poetry before starting the day helps too. Writing is the best, only a few pages to organize your ideas and bring your focus back to what is important and what this season is about.

Have a lovely and peaceful day!

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 # 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 # 6

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“Stop focusing on how stressed you are,

and remember how blessed you are. “

Unknown

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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