I came back from my trip knowing there were a couple of areas in
that I wanted to clean up
put more directed energy into them
to make them an on going priority.
The top one
By the end of the trip I realized I was pretty proud
content with the strides I have been making in
mind and soul
but I realized
I had not been putting much energy
body part if the equation.
I had for too long
'getting things done'
invested time in
my body and health
On my trip
I really realized
I need to make friends
with my own body
showher more respect.
But this time
it's not about
oh I wish I was thinner
I don't think I'm good enough
so I want to change thought process.
This time it's quite the opposite.
I like who I am becoming
I want to travel this life
in a body that is fit and healthy
to ensure the active lifestyle I pursue
the good I want to accomplish.
I realize I am not young enough to ignore
my own health.
This year at 55 I have begun to notice
that I can no longer ignore.
I have realized
a shift in priorities is necessary.
This week after a trip to the farmers market
we have invested time into
A much needed investment in ongoing
After our trip to the market
with lists in hand
we came home and prepped it all
storing the bounty in jars!
They ended up so beautiful
and were a joy to use!
Even the refrigerator was beautiful!
I must say
making the produce pretty
was a huge success!
It was the first week
that everything has been used up in our house!
I was happily surprised
how fresh everything stayed in the airtight containers!
I can't wait to go back to the market tomorrow!
Making nutrition a priority
means allocating more time
to meal preparation.
I have to continually remind myself
that making time for this
is a good thing!
Figs were made with goat cheese
drizzled with honey and broiled.
I can't believe we have never used these
sweet treats before!
Heirloom tomatoes with burata cheese, basil and balsamic vinegar
made it to our weekly family dinner.
I must say making healthy foods a priority
takes some true effort on our part.
My daughter has been totally on board
so it makes it so much more fun and doable.
I think true changes happen slowly
with intent and grace.
I still love the adage
I began my blog and business
chalked onto my studio board
and it has served me well.
Any positive change has to be gentle
in the beginnings
for it to really catch hold
in your heart
to become a new habit.
Self care intent
must be gentle and kind
it can end up feeling like just one more
I have been on both sides of the journey
enough to know now that
true self care
begins with a gentle hand
nurturing self talk.
One calm step at a time.
As always my friends
I wish you love and joy
as you style your life