I love this time of year! Spring has finally arrived. My woods are full of green leaves and wild flowers. People are coming out of the winter doldrums to work on projects with new vigor.
What is waiting to burst forth in your life this spring? This is the time to balance the Wood element with a few simple acupressure points at the ribs and the feet. As you hold these points gently for two minutes, think about the things you wish to accomplish and devise a plan to take action and complete your goals.
I’ve been making lots of To Do lists to accomplish my goals. There are many projects and events happening this year. I discovered some creative bullet journal prompts to motivate me to keep on track.
Spring also brings fresh foods back to the market. I’m buying local when I can. I’m also focusing on eating as many healing foods as possible. Here are some great cucumber rolls to try. Or try some healing cardamom in your chai tea!
Spring brings new routines. How about trying these tips for 30 days to a healthier you? Many of the tips are consistent with the Be Well Decks (Balance Resource Cards) that I created to help my Breast Cancer patients make healthy lifestyle changes and prevent the return of their cancer. What are the things you do to be well?
Spring can also bring stress to our lives with all the projects and opportunities available. What are you doing to keep your stress levels in balance? This interesting article suggests showing compassion to others through service is a great way to feel good and reduce stress. Daily meditation is also a great way to slow down the pace. Create space to breathe in your day. Take a breath. Be present in the moment.
I’d love to year what new possibilities are waiting to blossom in your life this year?
As the days begin to get longer and the hot muggy weather is replaced with cooler days, it’s time to look at our routines. I’m focusing on embracing ease as I move in the next few months.
Take a moment and PAUSE. Does your routine flow smoothly, with ease? Are you ready to let go of something so that you can slow down?
Perhaps there is one more burst of energy for a task or project, just like those leaves give one last burst of color. Maybe you are ready to hand over a responsibility to another person, so you are free to focus on a project you are passionate about. I have a project on the back burner that is calling my name.
Just like those fall leaves, I’m ready to let go and move into a slower pace. What about you?
Part of my focus on embracing ease this year is to consolidate websites and blogs, so DW Healing Arts will now be located at www.dwhealingarts.com. I hope you enjoy the new website and newsletter. You can sign up for this monthly newsletter in the bottom right hand corner of my website.
I recently experienced some stress-related symptoms which forced me to slow down and pause. I had an opportunity to practice several different stress management techniques that I usually teach my clients. It was nice to have multiple tools to use. I wonder what stress management tools are most popular and which tools tend to be used less often by my friends and readers.
I need your help. Would you take a moment to respond to the survey below? What technique do you prefer to release stress in your life?
Are there stress management techniques that you prefer to use at work or at home? Are there tools that you use that are not listed in the survey? My interest is to see which techniques are most popular and which techniques may need more education when I introduce these tools with my clients.
I’ve talked to several people recently who are feeling overwhelmed by stressful life situations. They want to know how to regain balance in their life. I often share a wellness tip like breathing techniques, simple stretches or a spiritual practice such as gratitude or creativity. This mini break in their routine can help reset a sense of balance in life.
Does this sound like someone you know? Have you been feeling tired, weary or overwhelmed with life? Maybe it’s time to practice self love with self care! You can find resources like these in my monthly DW Healing Arts newsletter. Check out some of the free “downLOVEables” on my website or purchase a set of Wellness Cards for yourself or a friend. Give yourself permission for self care!
I have a new shipment of Balance Resource Cards ready for my family, friends and colleagues who are seeking wellness and self care ideas. The decks contain a total of 72 cards featuring self care tips to bring balance to your body, mind and spirit. People who already have a set of cards like the daily tangible reminders for self care.
Katherine Carey, one of my Right Brain Business Cohorts, asked several of us in the cohort circle why we pause and retreat. Our responses are in her January edition of Millin’air.
Millin’air is a newly launched online quarterly e-magazine with a tagline of Fashion, Business, Wonderlust. The first issue for 2016 is full of ideas and articles about designing a personal or business retreat. As someone who loves retreats, I really enjoyed this issue.
Why do I feel inclined to pause and retreat?
Do you take time for regular retreats for self care? What do you do on a personal or business retreat? Take time to Relax, Refresh and Renew.