Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Monday, April 8, 2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Out of the blue, a phrase for my book popped into my mind and I decided to stop and take just a moment to write it down. ( a book I shelved a couple of months ago, deciding it just wasn't the time.) Three hours later, I had the outline PLUS of 6 chapters, along with more than the bones of a new course.
I don't know how many of you are writers, but this used to happen to me all of the time when writing. It's almost like an out of body experience, where something just clicks and suddenly you're watching yourself confidently write at lightening speed as the words are divinely downloaded.
I'm sick, tired, my houseguest just left this morning, and hubby is home recovering from heart surgery. This was NOT a writing day....and yet.... IT TOTALLY WAS!!
And......I was so Jazzed after that, I managed both yoga and meditation! I am so happy that I followed that little voice. I know you have all had similar experiences, where you followed an unexpected whisper, and something miraculous happened.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Day 8 was surgery day, I did not do any self care, so I am 7 of out of nine right now:)
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
Photo credit to livestrong.com
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Apparently when you schedule time to cry.....it does not happen. As planned, I lit the candles, laid in the tub, played the moody music, but all of those tears I have been holding back went into hiding! I find this really annoying, because that means they will rear their little heads at the most inconvenient of times!!!! So.....what is your self care go-to?
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Then came the holidays, then I had some very tough business deadlines to meet....blah, blah, blah. So, when the most recent business deadline was met I said "Yay- now I can restart my 30 day challenge".
Then..........hubby's most recent heart procedure failed, and we found out he will be having yet another heart surgery on April 3rd. So then I said to myself "okay, let me just get through this next surgery, and all that entails...(working 2-3 weeks ahead in my job, getting caught up in the house, the things I need to have in place to make this time run more smoothly)etc, then after that I can restart the challenge."
Well ladies, that is just not going to work. If any of you have had an ill spouse, parent or child, then I know you can relate. I love my sweetheart dearly. Having said that, the truth is, we are starting year 15 of his ongoing health issues (heart, cancer, heart again) More than ever, I need self care.
So, instead of restarting the health and fitness challenge, I am going to start the 30 day self care challenge, RIGHT NOW, TONIGHT. I am not complaining, and I want this to be a forum where we share and build each other up, but I would just like to know someone can relate. And if you are in a similar situation, I want you to know that I can relate. I know I am not alone in this. Is there anyone at all who is able to just say "I've been there"? The emotional rollercoaster is exhausting. I am a life coach for heaven's sake. My job is helping other women to navigate their life's journey personally and professionally, so at the risk of totally losing my credibility,.
I am just going to say it.....I AM EMOTIONALLY EXHAUSTED at this moment.......there I said it ......publicly....to all of you. ( well, not really publicly, this is a private group.) I cannot wait another couple of weeks for extreme self care. I was going to ride the peloton, then work until midnight, but instead, I am going to light some candles, run myself a hot bath, and allow myself to cry the tears I have been holding back for weeks.
It's not a pity party, it's therapy. Did you know that when we cry, our tears are full of cortisol( the stress hormone)? That is why we usually feel so much better after a good cry...we are physically releasing stress. So this is DAY 1 of my 30 day self care challenge. I am going to take a bath and cry:):):) Hugs to all of you, and before I begin that cry, I am going spend a few minutes in a quite state sending love, light, joy and healing to each and every one of you:)
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Friday, March 1, 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Tuesdays we have our sweet grandsons ( they are cousins) Ziggy and Ollie. Today is our sweet Ollie's first birthday! Yesterday we celebrated a day early with birthday Mac & Cheese and warm Cookie Sundaes at Nordys Cafe.
This little darling is just about to walk...any day now. Our little 4.5 lb newborn is now about the size of a 5-6 month old, with the brain and skills of a one year old, so it is just soooo cute to watch this little tiny guy doing things that he looks way too young to be doing. What a beautiful light he is in the Conrad family. He's giving Ziggy some competition these days in the toy arena- we are working on sharing:):)
Every stage of life is so very unique and precious. I think the Grammy stage is my favorite time of life so far! Sometimes I think "how could life possibly get better?" And yet, it does.....every stage seems to be more rewarding than the last. I try to stay in the moment and savor every day, and yet sometimes I have to work to harness the excitement over what tomorrow might bring.......because I know it's just going to get better and better!
Monday, February 25, 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
In the interest of total transparency.......my Christmas tree is still up!!!!!!! and the kennels I got out at Christmas for the granddogs are still out as well.... Tomorrow night is my show, and then I have to get my business tax data to hubby by next weekend, so it will probably be two more weeks until they are all put away!! Maybe I should redecorate the tree with an Oscars theme for Sunday night.....oh......but that would require time....not happening. All of that being said, my business and life in general are off to a fabulous start this year.....so I keep telling myself what I tell my clients." you CAN be fabulous at all of it....just not all at the same time:):) I love wearing lots of hats, in life and on my head. I just have not yet mastered how to wear them all at the same time. I am open to suggestions of you have any!!?:):)