|Posted on June 7, 2019 at 3:35 PM|
Welcome June and nice weather! A lot has happened in the last few months since my last newsletter. Rather than look backwards, I am looking ahead and sharing what is coming this summer. I am now in my new studio and in the process of settling in. I continue to offer energy healing sessions at TLC Chiropractic in Lake in the Hills and should be ready for session in my new studio after the 15th of June. In addition to offering Tai Chi demos here and there, and teaching weekly classes, there is a Summer Qi Gong for Women series kicking off on the summer solstice.
Personally, I am looking forward to more time in the garden and weekend travels this summer.
Many of you are familiar with my journey over the last, well awhile now, and I am truly grateful for your patience while I missed a number of classes, and for your prayers and condolences on my mother's recent passing. She leaves behind a legacy of strength, fortitude and grace, along with a bit of mischief and spunk.
Thank you for sharing this Daily Harmony journey, as well as life, with me. I look forward to the rest of this year.
June Tidbit: Make Time For You
Whoa! I just reread the last monthly tidbit that I wrote, from March. It could equally apply now. So, I'm going to use the opening quote again.
"It's ok to mourn loss that may come with life changes, but don't close your eyes to what is happening right now, in this moment, or to what may come next. You just might miss the beauty and joy in your present life, or the promise of what the new season may bring. So, take a deep breath, let go-and go with the flow."
Sometimes that's all we can do is to go with the flow, learn how to navigate the currents and try not to get hung up on the boulders that get in the way. I have encountered a few boulders lately, one biggie just this week. Where might the boulders be in your life? How are you ensuring that you have the ability to navigate them?
In the midst of negotiating safe passage, it's a bit difficult to find time to rest. But self-care is critical, even more so in times of stress and difficulty. Thankfully, with the lovely weather this week, my self-care time is sitting on my patio or gently gardening. Very. Gently. I also make time to journal every morning. I find it grounding and centering. And, of course, I maintain my regular practice of tai chi and meditaiton. And, I am taking advantage of the mild weather to practice outside whenever I can.
Often, summer is a time for gearing up, action, going places and doing things. And that is as it should be. However, it is also good to create a foundation of self-care for yourself, too, sort of "pre-load" so that you have a reserve when you need it. So this month I am encouraging you to also make time for self-care. Make time to rest and rejuvenate to keep your inner well full. Eat healthy, drink lots of water and move your body.
Enjoy the wild ride of life, don't miss the beauty and wonder of it, and also, be ready for the rough waters and boulders that creep up, it's all part of the journey.