What feast did July bring to your table, what treasures were you gifted, what challenges did you allow to make you stronger?
Take a moment to look back and bow to the thousands and thousands of wonders that make up just one month of your precious human birth. Please – it will lift your heart up and give you such energy. Hint: don’t look for big or important, instead recall the small. Here are some of mine, in no particular order::
- Pressing my head into Bob’s chest in the driveaway after 12 days apart
- Sobbing while hiking to William Lake with my friend of 20 years Kris & the vast relief of feelings moving through
- The bone loosening ahhh of sinking into the hot springs at Ojo Caliente
- The heart stunning awe of watching women have the courage to retreat, to be still, to be with themselves – oh, the courage we possess!
- The sweet potato fries at lunch at Mable Dodge. The salad dressing. The gluten free pancakes.
As I write this list, I am overcome with how much life, beauty and sensory splendor one month brings. I could write all day and not touch a 10th of it. May we always remember how blessed we are to be in bodies, to be alive.
A Journaling Practice
I started a practice at the Creative Joy retreat of writing down 10 things I notice every day. The trick is to go for details and tune into all your senses. Notice after a few days if you always focus on one sense, say sound, and then try the next day to notice through a different sense, say taste. Do this for one week and you will never feel uninspired, ungrateful or alone again.
Lovely News Bits
I have a few coaching slots open for August. Details and sign up here. (Told to me by a recent client: “One hour with you was far more valuable than the thousands I have spent on consultants over the years.” Wry shake of head.)
July Blog Love Lights
Can You Let Yourself Be Supported? Enjoy the hysterical picture of me strapped to a strange man and the nourishing conversation with Hiro Boga.
Stop Skipping and Get Unstuck Plug your ears from the Siren’s whines. Borrow the eagle’s eyes. Dive.
I Want to Interview You I would love to know your answers! Respond by August 8th and you could be the winner…
Ways to Be With Fear and Sadness I wrote this in response to the Colorado horror and dealing with fear and sadness is the essential skill of being a warrior queen who savors and serves.
What I’m Reading
The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea – If you need a novel that will make you believe in miracles and infuse you with the power of love, read this book. Thank you Bobby for pressing it on me.
The 100$ Start-Up by Chris Guillebeau – Want to start your own business? A wonderful place to start. Will become a classic in the field.
My Lilly girl made me a beautiful chalk drawing when I got home this week from Taos. I don’t know how to download a photo from Instagram so please go here to see her creative joy.
Please remember that by showing up just as you are is of great service. When I remember that, and stop straining to do or be more, wonders unfold.
Big Love to You!