I'm sitting in a comfy chair, hot water bottle on my lower back, laptop on my lap, summer breezes caressing me through the open windows. It's a very slowed-down version of the Friday I had planned. Yesterday I hurt my lower back. This is a new one for me. I know lots of people who have back troubles, but mine has been blessedly healthy until now. I'm not even sure what happened. I went strawberry picking, but I sat down in the rows to pick, rather than bending over, so why would that do something to these core muscles? I think perhaps my body is just enforcing the message it has been giving me recently: it's time to freaking slow down. Seriously. So now I'm informed, in a very emphatic way. I'm listening.
Here are my favorites from this week. Despite a fairly busy week (up until today), there are quite a few to share. I hope you can take the time to slow down, receive, and be inspired, in whatever way you please. Have a peaceful weekend!
Love this treatise on how to actively adore yourself. Go you!
The title and opening lines of this one cracked me up, and then its deeper message sank in.
Being you. That's what it's all about.
You're doing your best. And yes, that is marvelously enough.
When you're in an especially busy patch, that's when you need even more nurturing. Here are some suggestions.
Ooh, I totally want to declare a Dream Day! Anyone else drawn to this?
For my fellow writers and artists, here's an article about the new way of getting the word out.
How to follow through on a meaningful goal. Keep on keeping on!
And last but not least, 100 Things to Do Instead of Procrastinating on the Internet. Ironic, eh? Heh heh.