What are the things you're craving most in 2022?Simplicity, connection and love. A sandy beach, salty water and cerveza would be nice too ...
LESS: stress, overwhelm, complexity, clutter, burnout and exhaustion.
As our world continues to be a super challenging place; as stress, fear and lockdowns take their toll, now is the time to find and savour simple moments of joy, as much as we can.
Joy helps our minds and bodies stay healthy and spirits strong - something we could all use more of, at the moment..
Here's FIVE, that are keeping my cozy pants in place these days: ace these days:
Netflix – OZARK new episodes! Marty, Wendy and the family have really gotten themselves into a pickle. And Ruth has stepped her potty mouth up to a whole new level.
Not seen it yet? Brace yourself and start from ground zero, you won't regret it.
2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
This book has some of the most beautiful writing, I've ever read.
A gentle yet symbolic depiction of the valiant survival of Kya Clark - a reclusive young girl who's been abandoned by her parents.
it takes you into the delightful and hidden world of the North Carolina marshes. It's Author Delia Owen's one and only book, that I didn't want to end.
She's a zoologist whose lived a pretty interesting life herself.
They're now making it into a movie, produced by Reese Witherspoon ... I can hardly wait.
Photo: Book Cover - Where the Crawdads Sing
3. Gabby Bernstein's "Dear Gabby" Podcasts
If what you need right now is love, sweet love, then Gabby's your gal. Once you get through the self-promotion and product promotion breaks, she's got some engaging guests for what she calls her BIG TALKS.
For more than sixteen years, she's been transforming lives - including her own. She was featured on Oprah's SuperSoul Sunday as a "next-generation thought leader."
Feeling down? Gabby'll pick you up ...
Photo: Gabby Bernstein
It's a LIVE class on Zoom with Erika ... and the only thing you need to show up, is an open mind. She offers guided meditations to calm your body, mind and heart.
She offers the class FREE, but of course welcomes any donations.
Erika is a local from my community and I've had the pleasure of attending her "in person" classes in the past. She's a wonderful, warm, kind soul, who you'll fall in love with.
Cozy pants and PJ's are encouraged!
Photo: Yoga gratitude
5. Nature by Mother Nature
Almost every morning just as the sunrises, I watch the world wake up. My favourite thing to do is get up while it's still dark (easy to do these shorter days!) and ease into the morning; preparing for my day ahead with quiet thought and gratitude ... realizing how much the world gives us for free ...
Photo: A Sandy Hook, Manitoba, Canada - winter morning sunrises
What we now know, is we can't predict what tomorrow will bring, but here's what I know for sure.
Practicing compassion - for ourselves, for our families and for people out there struggling with extraordinary pain and stress right now - is essential.
So when things get challenging, blanket yourself in love. And please don't be hard on yourself. Give yourself "extra" time to slow down, to be, to feel, to think, to rest and to heal.
Need a vacation?! I HEAR YOU ... CONTACT ME when you're ready and let's start planning your next adventure ... cause Planning A Vacation Makes You Happy (me too!).
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