How to Keep Your Balance When a Relationship Gets Messy

How to Keep Your Balance When a Relationship Gets Messy

Have you had those amazing days when you’re firing on all cylinders? I did, just last week. It felt especially good because the day before I had been exhausted and dragging. You know the kind of a day when you go through the motions with nothing to give those around you. So the next day when I felt so fabulous I made a point of openheartedly greeting my husband when he came home from work.   Unbeknownst to me he was feeling crispy from another in a long string of hard days. No sooner did I welcome him home than he began to unload his fatigue, stress and frustration on me. I was stunned.   Then it got worse when he raised a touchy topic that is best discussed when we are both feeling balanced and grounded. I became defensive, angry and all stirred up. Within a matter of 90 seconds I went from the top of the world to a fury of judgment and anger.   Ah, the joys of relationship.   Have I mentioned I have a pubescent daughter with all the intermittent drama and attitude to boot? A simple request to shower or do a chore can unleash a whine and fury s#!t storm if the conditions are right. So again, I can be minding my own business feeling personally content when my lovely daughter not only rains on my parade, but seemingly wrestles me into her personal rainstorm.   I don’t suppose this kind of thing ever happens in your life.   That’s what I thought.   I love my husband and daughter like mad...
Claim your time for Sanctuary. Replenish and renew with us.

Claim your time for Sanctuary. Replenish and renew with us.

    How would you like to immerse yourself for a whole day and replenish, renew and remember what really matters to you in a circle of supportive women?   Over the years I’ve discovered and come to rely on the power of unplugging – even for short periods of time – from my day-to-day commitments and concerns. When I take time with another or a group of women with that common intention I always come away feeling renewed and revived. Like a sun dried plant that’s received a replenishing rain – I come away resilient and more alive. I can then meet what’s before me with fresh reserves.   I wanted to share that opportunity with other women so I created Sanctuary Day. A day long retreat where you can join other women, set your burdens down and reconnect to the you whose gotten lost in the errands, commitments, care giving and to do lists.   If you are…..   ♥ Exhausted from all of the work or “fun” of your Summertime ♥ Ready to unplug from it all ♥ Need some time and space to rest and be still   Come join us for a day of Sanctuary!   Friday July 24th from 9:30am-4:00pm at the Sacred Sisterhood Sanctuary 213 Roseneath Rd. STE 205   You can expect a small circle of women; to be still, listen deeply and rest; to move and relax into your body; to connect with the earth; to access your creativity; and to have space to share.   You’re sure to come away:   ♥ Feeling renewed, relaxed and recharged ♥ More centered...
Mamie’s Wisdom: Living with Ease

Mamie’s Wisdom: Living with Ease

“I believe every woman over 50 should stay in bed until noon.” First Lady, Mamie Eisenhower. A client recently shared this quote with me and I was so struck by it I had to find out more. From what I learned, Mamie had a dedicated practice of meeting her life and responsibilities with a relaxed and easy manner. She refused to get ruffled about anything; and she frequently began her business of the day, whether it be returning correspondence or ordering groceries from the comfort of her bed. She would emerge to meet the day come late morning. I was so inspired! Not only because she knew and lived the practice of ease – not unnecessarily pushing or whipping herself into a frenzy to meet the demands of her life – but more importantly because she valued herself enough to make supportive choices on her own behalf. Mamie got it. And this long before the expectations of women became the outrageous demands of today – to do and be it all perfectly while looking young, fit and sexy. We could all learn a little something from Mamie about how to practice more ease. How about you? Are you able to pace yourself? Relax and listen to your own needs for rest, support or more ease? Do you know what that looks like for you? Can you recognize you have needs and that you’re worth making yourself a priority? Do you know you have a right to consider what would make this task, or situation easier or more pleasant for you? You see, to the extent we can slow down...

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