Realizing I don’t have to boil the ocean…

Over the last week, after coming back from Europe, I’ve been catching up with a lot of opportunities here at home. And it’s been overwhelming!

I’m one who tries tending to everything at once and I’m still learning to prioritize.

There are at least 4 stories about new beginnings waiting to be told with the footage ready to go and the storylines halfway written.

But there is also the balanced living and graceful aging portion of my business, and not to mention the travel group planning and organizing, that is calling for attention.

So what to do?

I’m starting with taking a deep breath, and another one, …one more, one more still, …and a very deep one for good measure.

Taking a breath, enjoying Nature.Ok, I feel better. Calmer. And I know where to start: with my sanity.

Sanity requires a healthy mind. A healthy mind requires a healthy body. And that’s where I’ll be focusing on first and foremost.

My community knows what that means, and whoever else is reading this, you will know the meaning very shortly.

All through my life I recognized that the intake of food influenced my day, my mood, my stability, productivity, and my ability to handle stress. When I paid attention to what I feed myself, everything seemed to flow easier and I could move through my day feeling focused, energized, and motivated. When I, however, indulged on bad food choices and alcohol, my day and the following days, were difficult because I felt tired, overburdened, sluggish, sometimes angry and powerless, and even time seemed to stand still.

Not a good feeling, you would agree!

Needless to say, as I’m getting older, I can do without those days that drag me down rather than uplift me.

And so, on a whim, I decided to do a Cleanse Day today to keep me going through my day and the tasks swiftly and focused.

Here’s to a day of no food but lots of energy through the best detox support a woman can ask for.

In health, for graceful aging,

Where it began, or: Chapter 2

I’m back from my August travels and throughout the month I’ve visited a few countries in Europe. The most important place though, was the southern part of Germany, where I’ve lived right after I left East Germany back in April of 1989 as a naïve 21 year old.

The few years I’ve lived in that southern German region of Lake Constance have been a significant time period for me as I experienced for the very first time what life without family, friends and guidance on any of life’s challenges means. I was truly on my own.

(Btw, I realized after shooting the video that I got the history wrong; it’s actually almost 30 years ago. Be kind, I’m getting old 😉 )

And as I mention in the video, I failed in a lot more things than I succeeded and the time spent, the few years I’ve lived in that area, taught me a great deal.

Some of those experiences followed me for a long time still, wherever I went, because I didn’t handle them well or not at all. Some made me closed off or frightened to try them again.

So the next few posts will be about the most significant of those experiences and lessons that shaped me as they are the areas in which I get the most conversation and counseling requests.

I’m sharing my stories in support of anyone who is going through a tough time, needs some inspiration, a sounding board or even guidance.

With love,