Weekly Wrap Up 01.17.14

commitment to morning pages Sleepy dog

Vision and goal setting prep

Lovely ladies from Vision and goal setting workshop

I'm going to the West Indies!

Presidents club love

The Green bean on a rainy satruday morning

View from my room in Orlando

Morning pages

Weekly Wrap Up

taught 1 vision and goal setting workshop  Ran 4 miles shopped for a new navy suit for NSC worked on studio marketing wrapped up loose ends for work before leaving for NSC packed for NSC had a saturday night dinner with my by friend 5 days of morning pages 5 days of personal mediation practice 3 Days of personal yoga practice worked a lot but not entirely sure how to measure it flew to Orlando for NSC accepted presidents award gave two work presentations spent time with awesome co-workers in Orlando penned Unchain Your Dreams  penned Handstand Lessons read the first part of The Desire Map by Daielle Laport made myself a yummy spinach Quiche!

Weekend Wish Run have dinner with tumbleweed spend time with tumbleweed teach yoga at Lululemon and GCY ride my bike take a nap replace my toilette

 

Meaningful Monday 08.12.13

gifts
gifts
preparation
preparation
gifts!
gifts!

The weekend is over and Monday is upon us.  I've been reflecting on the meaning of home.  What is home to you?  On Saturday night I had my house-warming party, and I was overwhelmed by the love that existed in my house.  My eyes are swelling up with tears as I reflect on it.  My life is full of tremendous and powerful amounts of love and friendship.  Most of my Greensboro friends were there and the ones that were not were certainly there in spirit.  Getting to share my home, my space with the friends in my life was an experience second to none.

This house I've purchased feels like mine in every sense of the word.  I knew the house would be mine from the moment I spotted it on listingbook.  I have the sense that this house was built 75 years ago in preparation for me.  I'm not telling a tale here that is really how it feels.  Each piece of cedar siding nailed in with love was put in place for me.  The porch in its perfect size was placed for me.  The hard wood floors laid for me, but I still had a task, my task in nesting, my task in making this house my home was to fill it with love.  We brought the love, the laughter and warmth on Saturday.  Each room was filled with perfect caring friends, talking, laughing and being who they are.

As I sat in my living room yesterday reflecting on the party the night before I noticed that the energy of the house had shifted.  I didn't even know that was possible.  The house did feel even more mine.  It felt warmer and cozier, it was thick with love.  This  isn't  exaggeration of words, something changed, the rooms were brighter and happier and I couldn't have felt more loved.

I feel overwhelmed with Love and thanksgiving.

P.s. I have no photos of all of the people in my house because I was too in the moment to be bothered.

Meaningful Monday: 3 ways to deal with Anxiety 7.22.13

Trellising the garden was a #1 to-do this weekend
Trellising the garden was a #1 to-do this weekend

Welcome to Monday  My friends,

Sometimes I find the Weekends difficult.  I'm out of my normal routines and sometimes a little anxiety creeps in (or maybe a lot).   Yesterday I just felt off, all day.  It felt like there was something I was supposed to be doing, but wasn't.  This is a normal Sunday occurrence  for me blue's/anxiety whatever you want to call it.  You'd think I'd figure out how to have deal with it by now.  In some way's  I have, at least I know how to live with it constructively.  Here are three way's to deal with the Sunday Blues or anxiety in general.

1) Make a To-Do list: Make a list of things you know you need to get done and make an effort to complete at least 90% of the list.  Being able to check things off the list will give you a feeling of accomplishment.  It will also help cut down on the anxiety by giving you a place to start.  Yesterday working in my garden, making chicken stock, picking up the house all helped significantly and I knew that even though my head was not in the right place at least I was getting stuff done.

2) Sweat: This is on my list of how to deal with anything.  A good workout will cut anxiety in half if not completely.  I'd be a crack pot if I didn't work out as much as I do.  Yesterday the yoga definitely helped, this morning an early run helped get the day off on the right foot.

3) Take a little time to do something just for you:  Yesterday I read for hours.  It felt like a complete indulgence, and it was, but it's good to be gentle with yourself especially if you've done the first two items on this list.

What are your go to's for dealing with anxiety or starving off the Sunday Blue's?

Meaningful Monday: Amazing Parents 07.08.13

This weekend I was reminded what a lucky lady I am.  If you read my post Friday Raised Beds or my post yesterday Kitchen Before and After you know that my parents were here helping me with the new house.  I don't take it for granted that my parents are incredible.  How many people have parents that would make a 10 hour drive through the night to come help with a weekend full of work?  I'm completely grateful.  It's not lost on me just how lucky and blessed I am. Here is a quick recap of just how awesome my parents are.

My dad brought a ton of tools because he didn't know what we'd need,

Tools
Tools

We got straight to work,

kitchen torn apart
kitchen torn apart

My mom is a very hard worker too!

Cleaning brushes
Cleaning brushes

I couldn't let them do everything!

painting
painting

The two of them make a good team!

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They wouldn't let me put my table together, they had too much fun doing it.

New Table!
New Table!

On this meaningful Monday take stock of the amazing people you have in your life.  I'm grateful for the ones in my life.

-Lish

Meaningful Monday: 07.01.13

Fear Happy Monday My Dears,

last week was tumultuous for sure.  Saturday when I read chapter 7 in "The Artist's Way" I was astounded with the synchronicity of the topic. "Recovering a sense of Connection" It also touched on Jealousy which I was feeling a lot of last week.

I want to share this passage from "The Artist's Way"

"Jealousy is always a mask for fear: fear that we aren't able to get what we want; frustration that somebody else seems to be getting what is rightfully ours even if we are too frightened to reach for it.  At its root, jealousy is a stinging emotion.  It doesn't allow for the abundance and multiplicity of the universe.  Jealousy tells us there is room for only one-- one poet, one painter, one whatever you dream of being. 

The truth, revealed by action in the direction of our dreams, is that there is room for all of us.  But jealousy produces tunnel vision.  It Narrows our ability to see things in perspective.  It strips us of the ability to see other options.  The biggest lie that jealousy tells us is that we have no choice but to be jealous.  Perversely, jealousy strips us of our will to act when action holds the key to our freedom". -Julia Cameron

Don't be afraid to acknowledge your feelings.  I've been embarrassed by my feelings of jealousy in the past.  I pushed them away, I stuffed them down deep, I thought they were bad and ugly, that I was the one being ridiculous or unreasonable, but maybe I made them worse by not acknowledging them.  I might have missed what was actually the truth sitting in front of me by not letting those feelings bubble up.  By acknowledging what you feel you can address it, work (it is certainly hard work) past it and you can get to the heart of the truth.

I hope that these words will help you on your journey.