Mid-February 2016 Newsletter
Hello, and a marvelous mid-February to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
In the photo above I'm watching with anticipation as a beloved teacher
opens a gift from our class at the completion of a year's training. Are
you letting your teachers and helpers know how much you appreciate
Today's issue has an article on the importance of self-care.
How is your self-care?
To many people, the concept of "self-care" means pampering,
lazing in luxury while taking a bubble bath or receiving a
massage. Yes, these activities constitute self-care, but so
does spending time with people who love you, or simply getting
In our accomplishment-oriented modern culture, we can often
be overly focused on "getting it done", and neglect the doer,
namely ourself! We can rely on caffeine to give us artificial
energy, when what we really need is more sleep or a healthier diet
or going at a more reasonable pace.
Are you rushing most of the time? If you're running on adrenaline,
yet not living in a war zone (except the one you've created in
your mind), this is not good for you. I've had a few
friends who are usually in overdrive tell me that when they went
away on vacation, they spent the first half of it sleeping! If
you're racing through Life, I guarantee you're not only hurting
yourself, you're missing some golden moments you won't get back.
I used to be rushed and stressed myself, especially when I was in a
corporate job. No matter how much I did it never seemed like
enough. Working for myself now, I am probably more
productive, and quite busy, yet I rarely feel frantic. Self-care
has become a priority for me, a primary focus so I can continue to
do my best every single day.
What are my self-care tools? Daily meditation, twice daily
when I can fit that in. This is near the top of my list, and
I credit it more than anything else with reducing my strong lifelong
anxiety. Next is exercise. Though I'm not running obsessively
any longer, I work out with light weights every other day, and
make sure I walk and stretch regularly, not spending hours non-stop
sitting at the computer. I spend time outside, even in colder
weather, as there's something about Nature that both energizes and
comforts me at the same time. Finally, I maintain my connection
with some close loving friends.
I invite you to take an honest look at your life, and see where
it might be lacking in self-care. Don't blame yourself -- you've been
doing the best you knew how to do. Yet isn't it time to put
yourself first now? It's not "selfish" to take care of yourself --
you'll actually be better able to give to others if you're
emotionally and spritually nourished. And who deserves that more
than you do?
To read about how self-care directly affects vision, click
Notice: session price increase coming soon
Early in the second quarter of the year I'll be raising my price on sessions
and session packages. So if you've been hesitating about booking an
initial session with me, or booking more sessions if you're already a client,
you'll want to take advantage of the current 2014 - 2015 prices.
There's no time like the present! And you are totally worth it.
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Enjoy the second half of your February.
I'll write again in a few weeks. Take care!