The struggle is real

I struggled with what to blog about this week. As most of you know, my brand is all about finding moments of joy and self compassion, along with colour, texture and creativity. When I left my 20 year career as a homeopath and Bowen practitioner, I promised myself I would do less pushing of the things I thought I should do and more allowing life to unfold. At that time, being diagnosed with breast cancer was a pretty high stress event. Heading into the second year of a global pandemic also qualifies as a stressful event. One that has no clear resolution at the moment.

We are all struggling in our own way with the ongoing pandemic. Whether our jobs are on hold, we are working from home, are back at the office, homeschooling our children or caring for aging parents, the struggle is real.

In preparing this blog post, my usual brand of cheery optimism was failing me. Most of my blogs are inspired by my life experiences and how I’ve approached them. I share my experiences and thoughts in hopes they will inspire and bring comfort to others.

When I’m struggling, I try to write more, to think about what do I need right now? These days, I find myself wanting to spend more time with my hooking, with beautiful colours and textures. Rug hooking is something that brings me joy. It grounds me. Today for a bit a I closed my computer, put on a fire and worked on my latest hooking project.

Hand-hooked rug with journal, pen and latte

My advice for these times?

  1. Push less, allow more ease.
  2. Take breaks when you need them.
  3. Immerse yourself in something that grounds you and brings you joy.

How I can help

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