Do you experience a greater sense of expansion, freedom and relaxation during the summer months? Perhaps it’s the sunshine and longer daylight hours, opportunities to be with loved ones, time off from work… Many of us feel more alive and connected during the pleasant weather and slower summer pace.
And the transition into fall can feel abrupt. I know it felt that way for me and my children. Even though I was ready to be in a more regular routine and I normally welcome the change in seasons, the transition was harsh and at times overwhelming. Adjusting to new schedules, planning meals, buying clothing and supplies for school, picking up the pace at work– getting back to business is tough stuff.
Here are some steps you can take to ease the transition and not diminish the expansiveness, mindfulness and freedom that summer can afford. Continue reading →
I’ve been hosting the Women Warrior’s Self Care Challenge twice a year for three years now. I was thinking this summer I would take a break. After all, the exercises are offered in the free e-book. Many of the women I know are aware what self care is and have some idea how to do it…
Yet clients are reaching out. Friends are mentioning wanting to make a shift or change. Many of us are grappling with the same questions:
How do I generously care for loved ones while taking into account my personal needs?
How do I honor my own passions while fulfilling obligations to the outside world?
How do I take care of myself? When do I push to do more? Or do I need to do less?
I know the power in offering this self-care curriculum in a community of like minded women. And I know no matter how awakened we are, the journey of loving ourselves is a life-long practice. So let’s dance into summer on a good note, together.
As you prepare for our first exercise starting tomorrow morning think about what it means to deepen your self care practice.
A warrior must use her discernment, skill and prowess to make decisions in the battle of life. And in her everyday routines she cultivates practices that develop her skills and ability to engage in it fully. She strives to be aligned mentally, physically and spiritually. She is a peaceful warrior, motivated by love. Forging ahead when she needs to and choosing compassion and mercy as her guide.
This is a sample from the Self Care Warrior Challenge, offered here every January and June. It is a 30 day regimen with daily exercises and prompts to cultivate your self care practice. xoxo E
Who is that part of you that is wise and knowing? When does she show up? Sense her grace, beauty, courage, wisdom, compassion.
Think about and write down the times when your inner goddess has showed up for you. Does she show up at work but not in your personal life? Does she show up on the dance floor or perhaps on the open road? Honor the goddess in you.
Step it up:
Embody your goddess self. Wear what she would wear. Conduct yourself with the grace, beauty and knowing of a goddess.