Self-Care For Fall

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Self-Care for Fall: Get with the times Self-care time, y’all. Now that it’s fall how are you doing? If you’re like me there was the brief Pumpkin-Spice euphoria that summer is over, and then it hit you that fall is just as nuts. Between school, and work projects, and the trees that won’t stop dropping leaves …

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Connecting with Nature Spiritually: Mark the Seasons In Your Life

Golden fall leaves backlit

Living by Nature’s Rhythm Connecting with nature spirituality is a growing desire among modern humans. And there is no better place to start than the rhythm of the seasons. There is something absolutely magical about the natural rhythm of the changing of the seasons. I grew up in Michigan, where we joked that there are …

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Photo Friday: Wisdom

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Wisdom. Meet Zulu, a twenty year old Boer horse (native to South Africa). Zulu has learned wisdom. He has literally tangled with a rhino, and he learned from his experience I can tell you. We don’t often value wisdom enough. We see scars, and grey hairs, and a steady step and we think boring, or ugly, or old.

But wisdom is earned in the struggle, it does not come without scars and grey hairs and a few aches and pains as reminders of past adventures. Youth and exuberance can accomplish much but wisdom can do much, much more if we’re willing to listen. Wisdom can heal, guide, and enlighten. Who are the wise sages in your life, what gifts do they have for you?

Friday Photos are weekly prompts intended to invite you into reflection or action. Each week’s theme is reflected in the image(s) provided. Be playful though and use these images for your own meditation, journaling, or other reflection as you see fit. The prompts are simply a guide, a jumping off point if you will. There are no rules.

Friday Photos: Horizons

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Sometimes we are so fixated on the things right in front of us that we miss the big picture, the wide open horizons in our lives. And sometimes we are so focused on the horizon, the out there, the next thing; we miss the beauty right in front of us. Take some time today in your journal, or in your meditation or prayer practice to notice where you focus as been recently. Can you see the wide possibilities on the horizon? And can you also see the beautiful things that are right in front of you? In different seasons of your life these two questions will be more or less difficult.

Remember: there are no right or wrong answers. But there is an opportunity to refocus, pay attention, and even to make changes if we do not like what we find.

Friday Photos are weekly prompts intended to invite you into reflection or action. Each week’s theme is reflected in the image(s) provided. Be playful though and use these images for your own meditation, journaling, or other reflection as you see fit. The prompts are simply a guide, a jumping off point if you will. There are no rules.

Self-Care Strategies: The Ultimate Holistic Guide

What Is Self-Care 10 years ago I’d never heard the word self-care, now it’s everywhere. Generally it’s used to describe (or let’s be honest, sell) things like massages, bath bombs, or manicures. There is of course nothing wrong with any of those things.  But more and more of us are realizing that pampering falls short …

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