It's Fall!! And my body is so ready. Are you? Do you notice the shifts in your body-mind? If you really tune in, you may notice the desire to slow down a bit, and that is completely natural. Fall is a time for introspection, self care, nurturing, and slowing down. And if you can tune in, you will notice your body craving these things, and if you listen then you can respond to that and ease into the season with grace.
Choices are an important part of daily life and shape our experience. Often choices require will power. So how do we make the best choice for ourselves? As it turns out, developing positive habits can be extremely helpful in our overall choice making.
Instead of being ridgid and uptight or offended, what if we were playful and less attached? Deepak Chopras always says we can choose to be "amazed" or "amused" with any situation. Right away, that brings our defenses down and allows us to look at things from a lighter perspective. What if we bring a more playful attitude into everyday life? What if play becomes more common and we laugh more, and experience more joy. Then maybe we will all heal faster.
So you got all excited about working from home after my last post. I don't blame you. All I needed to hear was no alarms! But there are definitely some difficulties to this avenue and you can read about them below:
So here I am, 8 weeks into working from home. And I must say, it is glorious in so many ways. Here are a few of my highlights!
- I haven't set an alarm since my last day at my previous job - can you imagine??
- I can start working much earlier because I don't have to "prepare for the day" and commute.
- Since I start so early, I can end much earlier, often by 3 or 3:30. Read for more...
Yesterday I attended the second session of my yoga studio's bi-annual cleanse. It's such a treat to spend 3 hours with a group of people all looking to heal their bodies and change their relationship with food. I love all things cleanse-related, however the fall Ayurvedic cleanse atVital is my favorite of them all. This is a food cleanse, where you eat a mono diet of Kitchari,mineral broth a kefir shakes. It is extremely grounding and satisfying, especially as the weather turns toward chilly fall days.
What does it mean to have a balanced life? Balance is so easy to say, but difficult to cultivate. What's a balanced mind? Let the thoughts ebb and flow, but not take you over. The same elements can be applied to diet and body. How you align and move and take care of your physical body. And how you shop, prepare, eat and digest your food. It takes all parts to truly to create a whole self. And really, it's a lifelong process of balance, nurture and love.