The pretext of my blogging is that I write about balance – about ways that I nourish my heart, my soul, my mind, my body, and my spirit.
Every once in a while, I find myself with a scattering of thoughts I want to share, and I include a snapshot – just a little list of ways that I’m nourishing each aspect of self. These lists help me to feel grounded and less scattered. They’re also a good reminder of what I am nourishing and what I’m neglecting.
Here’s today’s snapshot:
-I am on a crazy Book Binge right now! It started with Glennon Doyle’s two books, followed by Roxane Gay’s Hunger (incredible), and then Before The Fall by Noah Hawley (so good). I just finished one of my Book Of The Month Club books, The Love Interest, and have moved on to No One Knows by J. T. Ellison. #mind
-In early June, I spent several days my commute listening to Brene Brown’s latest CD, Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice. She is amazing. The CD is amazing. My number one takeaway was this: you have to recognize when something – a conflict, a resentment – has you hooked. You have to make a note when something has gotten under your skin, and get curious about it. #mind #soul
-I am trying something new: posting a quote-slash-picture on my heartsoulmindbody Facebook page every day. I really don’t know why I decided to do this, but I’m enjoying it. It’s almost like a little daily check-in or prayer; the quote reveals itself when the time is right, and I put it out in the universe. I have maybe three followers on the heartsoulmindbody Facebook page (you can follow here if you want), so it’s not really about connecting or publicizing. It’s just a little message from me to the universe, or from the universe to me. #soul
-I wrote a story! It’s been a really long time since I finished a short story, and I have felt wonderful ever since the idea for their story popped into my head. It is flawed and needs editing, and it will never be perfect. But I wrote it, and I’m so, so grateful. #mind #soul