I know it's going to feel like detox. I'm going to yearn to reach for the remote. It's a habit, but I have to get real about what I am willing to consume and when. It all matters.
Too many of us, especially working mothers, put time for ourselves last on our list of priorities. It seems to slip our minds that if we get run down (and it really is more of a "when" than "if") we put ourselves at a higher risk of being out of commission and unable to care for our loved ones.
When life unravels, we're all that seed needing to trust that the darkness we're residing in temporarily, will in the end move us towards our next fertile direction.
The simplest acts of kindness express your thankfulness for life. Every act of kindness is an expression of thanksgiving. It makes you feel happy and celebrates our need of one another.
While I had hoped for more happy inquisitive reaction, I mostly got a full dose of, "But you had it all, Gayle!" "Are you crazy?" and "How will you survive?" My favorite was, "But you were so successful!" Yes, I was, but I was now on my way to being even more successful.
This past week, I visited Trader Joe's in Stamford, Conn. searching for God. I posted two questions. First, what item would be #1 on God's shopping ...
Laughter is your ally, magic potion and all-around salve for the soul. It comes in many shapes and forms, from an inner amusement that just makes you crack a smile, to the wild abandon of laughing till tears trickle down your cheeks.
A well-written, definitive, pleasant out-of-office message, that includes where to go if someone needs urgent help (other than your mobile phone), is without doubt the most important skill one can master for a peaceful two weeks away.
How often do you check your email while ignoring the person next to you? How many of your dinners are spent watching TV, rather than conversing with your companion? How often are you on the phone multitasking when you realize you have no idea what the person is even talking about?
Our ego convinces us that we are important, needed and great at what we do. The more you control your ego, the more your life comes into balance.
To be honest, it was never my intention to be so off the grid for so long but I found myself becoming so refueled and enjoying life so much that it just turned out that way.
A prolonged pity party is not fun for anyone. Get sad. Get angry. Get disappointed. But get it out of your system and move forward with new focus.
Here are a few quick fixes to bring back positive vibrations.
One's level of flexibility affects that individual's form, alignment, the ability to have clean lines, proper technique and it prevents injury.
An attitude of amusement is an antidote to taking the slights and arrows of life too personally. Pretty much most of the time, things are not personal, but a reflection of what is going on in another. Choose to be amused by the human condition -- you will feel lighter.
True luxury is about authenticity, and you cannot create authenticity simply by buying more. Nor can you create it by buying the most expensive items or by trying to keep up with the latest and greatest that someone else told you was a "must have" for the season.