Every effort is being made to spend more time reflecting. Out of habit, I often go from one reaction to the next without considering the context or content of what is happening around me. Late last year with the help of meditation, diary journaling and learning to trust myself again, I have started the practice of sitting back and reflecting upon my month. Indeed, often I don’t wait until the end of the month, usually I reflect and evaluate at the end of each day. There are lots of lessons to learn if you simply hold still long enough. I am learning to hold a place for unoccupied space in my life. January was full to overflowing. I run into friends who ask me about the holidays and I can honestly say I can’t remember that far back.
Teenagers, like toddlers, thrive in an environment with firm boundaries, open communication and unconditional love. It is an emotional challenge but worth every minute. | Just because you sign up to do something you are passionate about doesn’t mean you have to be the very first on the block to offer the program – if it’s good and worth it, offer it when the timing works best for you. Yes, that means I am reworking my calendar and will offer my Desire Map workshops only after everyone has broken their New Year’s resolutions and March Break offers a new breath of possibility. | Hello Mercury Retrograde. Usually a favourite time has not been kind this go around. | FLOW, my word for 2015 is off to a rocky start. Perhaps that’s the point? | In my next life I’m coming back as a designer. I am good at it. | I reached the never-considered-possible conclusion that once my current courses conclude, I am finished taking intense self-realization courses for a while. It’s time to just let the endless courses over the last few years marinate. | It hit me that I avoided going to the movies not so much because of the (real) germ factor, but because of the derision I received for “not understanding the movie” properly or my needing to “get over” the gross factor or disturbing content. I enjoy going to see movies and will see more. I’ll even venture a different opinion than others and not give a shit if they agree, and not put up with any put-down of my opinion. | I love my friends. | Sometimes a house is a house, sometime it’s sale is a catalyst for much more. Interesting times ahead. | Civil servants are not lawyers and should not be allowed to have the authority to interpret custody agreements based on their vast knowledge of the law. Another shining example of too much power and too little knowledge. | When things are not working as advertised, believe your body. The IV treatments are a waste of time and money so after giving it a year, I’ve canceled them. Along with the unauthorized NuSkin membership. | I am determined to read more fiction this year and by following an idea I once rejected, I do believe it will get done. Two books have been read so far! | After weighing the options, doing the right thing for the right reasons is always the only choice. Time to armour up. | I am an introverts introvert and often feel socially awkward when in a large group. That being said, bringing a dozen or more mums from school together for regular lunches is really important. The importance outweighs my fear. | After years of denying my intuition and ignoring my instincts, I have fully invited “gut feel” back into my life. I am trusting myself. What I have experienced has been fascinating and accurate. Amazing. | To punish one kid and not both is wrong. Full stop. | JANUARY 2015