I am coming to the end of my health coaching course and I have learned so much. I am ready to get out there and help women move through transitions in life with their health and vitality intact. The transition could be a divorce, a change of diet, a health issue, a move, a new job or relationship. We really are in transition always if you think about it. We transition through seasons every year. We transition through stages in life. We transition through people. I hope to help women realize that transition is a good thing and a time to grow, learn and did deep inside. I read this story today and it describes exactly this space that I want to help women move through gracefully. Continue reading
Do you ever have those days when everything feels right with the world for a split second; not for any reason at all except that it just does? A sense of joy comes over you. Today I am feeling that way so I decided I should write about it. I have a TON to accomplish today and I can feel the pressure of it in the background but I think today I might be able to keep it at bay for a while. The way I will do this is through gratitude.
This blog is a place to discuss whatever comes up. It will include health and nutrition, since I am currently studying to become a health coach; it will cover all the questions and thoughts on spirituality that plague us all in our daily lives; some parenting issues may get brought up and of course I will talk about all the things I love in the world i.e. books, products, photography, food, etc. I feel like I am a pretty well-rounded soul with lots of interests and really, I think we all are. We also change and evolve over our lifetime so what you are interested in today can certainly change in a month or a year.
Today I need to discuss an issue I keep facing in my life. Maybe all of you can shed some light on this for me. I want this to be a forum where we can discuss and help each other out. It is new right now and I know sometimes it is intimidating to share but please do! There is no one else who thinks just like you do, who will say something exactly like you or who has had the exact same experiences. So share, share, share! What you say here may be just the a-ha someone else needed to hear, which is exactly why I want to write it in the first place. Continue reading
I am in a constant state of learning. How, you ask? It is through books that I learn so much. I have had a love affair with books since I could first read. I love books almost as much as breathing. It has become worse over the years and these days I have a serious case of ADD with my books. I am reading about five at any given time. This makes my husband jump for joy because he loves when I have my reading light on in bed every night. Well, not really. In fact, he gives me a new quote every night about why the light should be off. I so wish I had written them down over the years because that in itself would be a great book!
But as usual, I digress. I did have a point with all this. My point was that last night reading Arianna Huffington’s book Thrive (so excited to have the opportunity to meet her next month!) I came across this gem of a quote by Frederick Buechner: ” If I were called upon to state in a few words the essence of everything I was trying to say both as a novelist and as a preacher, it would be something like this: Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis, all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.” Continue reading
In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?. ”The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.” “Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?” Continue reading
I heard this story in a workshop I did over the weekend and it really resonated with me…
There was once a monastery that had fallen on hard times. It was once part of a great order which, as a result of religious persecution in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, had lost all its branches. It was decimated to the extent that there were only five monks left, the abbot and four others, all of whom were in their seventies.
Deep in the woods surrounding the monastery was a little hut that the rabbi from a nearby town used for a hermitage. One day, it occured to the abbot to visit the hermitage to see if the rabbi could offer any advice that might save the monastery. The rabbi welcomed the abbot and commiserated with him. Continue reading
I have heard that you teach what you need to learn and that rings so true with this post. I told myself and the Universe that this year is my year of action. Ever since I said that out loud, I have been seeing this message everywhere, which just reinforces that I was right on. I am the queen of sitting my ass on the couch with a good book, putting things off and “getting ready to get ready”. I do this so much, that I finally got sick of myself enough to actually make a change.
Martin Kipp from The Daily Love calls this “spiritual entertainment”. There is so much information thrown at us daily that we become overwhelmed to the point of inaction. We can read all the spiritual books and posts we want but it is not going to make us more spiritual if we don’t DO the work or USE the tools. I bet each and every one of you could tell me what you would really like to be doing with your life. When we step up and make a change and move in the direction of what we want, the Universe really does rise up to meet us and help us along. I can not stress this enough. It does not have to be a giant leap (like moving to another country as I did) but rather baby steps. Forward movement is the key. Pay for that course, start a blog, join that group, write a page of your book, forgive that person…you will feel the momentum start the minute you make the decision.