Happy Weekend, love bugs!
Are you still in vacation mode after this Labor Day weekend?
I sure am! Between working behind-the-scenes on some awesome packages to offer you! and icing my neck + shoulders from an INTENSE massage, I’m listening to my body today and taking it easy.
Wanna join me? 😉
Have a seat ~ I have something for your listening pleasure…
We dish what My Offerings are all about, My Journey, and I expose my ups + downs as an entrepreneur.
What drove me into this mad world?
And what was my 1st dream-business? (hint: it wasn’t this!)
…well, okay, 2nd dream-business — my mom will be the first to tell you that my FIRST dream was to be a cleaning lady! 😉 Guess that instinct wasn’t totally off — I am the cleaning lady of skin + energetic blocks, right?!
So, set aside a chunk of time, grab a nice cup of coffee or tea, get cozy, and take a listen! Even if you’re not an entrepreneur, there are great bits of Magical Wisdom to bring into Your Everyday Life!
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
– M. Scott Peck
I love true quotes. And that’s a true quote! 😉
In the past week or so, I’ve noticed something…and perhaps you’re experiencing it, too.
Scrolling through Facebook, having conversations with friends + my husband, and in what I’m experiencing in my own life, I’m noticing a lot of discomfort happening with many of us ~ emotionally and/or physically.
Yes, even when we are physically hurting, our body, our higher self, or The Universe is trying to wake us up to pay attention!
Well, what IS it that needs our attention?
I don’t know if you’re feeling it, but it’s hit me like a ton of bricks.
Mercury in Retrograde.
What IS Mercury in Retrograde? you ask… Well, first, note that I’m not an expert astrologer, so you’re getting the down and dirty, simplified explanation. Mercury is the planet that rules communication and travel. When the planet goes in retrograde, it appears to be moving backwards.
This retro-action energy creates miscommunication, delayed travels, electronic breakdowns, and therefore angrier people upset that things aren’t going their way.
It can also create the lackadaisical feelings, where you really don’t want to be doing anything at all.
Pshhhaw! And you thought you were longing for those Lazy Summer Days of the Past! Well, you’re not entirely wrong. The two absolutely can go hand in hand!
Mercury in Retro forces us to slow down and NOT start anything new.
Perfect for Lazy Summer Days, right?
This slow down began on June 26th.
Perfect timing as my husband and I traveled to Connecticut (ahem. SLIGHT sarcasm when I say “perfect timing”). Work for him. Relaxation for me…with maybe a TAD bit of work here and there (I can’t help myself!).
On our way home July 1st, we ran into…
Mercury SNAFU #1.
In today’s world, there’s hardly anywhere we can turn without getting stressed:
- work (“FYI we need this – like – yesterday! FYI”)
- family (clean the house, cook, do laundry, take care of the family!)
- email, social media, and television
Even what we consider “breaks” from the world can be stressful — going on vacation, a concert, or the amusement park…
Believe it or not, the “good stress” from these activities raises our stress levels. Not to say that you shouldn’t do the fun stuff! 😉 But finding the balance, or harmony (as I like to call it) is SO important to our health and to our skin. This is where Meditation comes in handy…
But I’m sure some of you reading this are thinking:
My Mind Won’t Shut UP! I can’t meditate. What do I do?”
How are we supposed to DE-STRESS, when our minds won’t shut down?
What’s on Your Summer Agenda?
Pool? Beach? Road trip? Exotic island vacation???
Summertime is ALL about chill-axing and rewarding ourselves for the hard work we’ve put in since the start of the new year! But that also doesn’t come without it’s stresses, right?
Making travel arrangements, getting everything done before heading out of town… Or maybe you’re a mom and doing everything in your power to keep your kids entertained, the home in order, and if you’re working, too…PHEW!!! That’s a lot you’ve got to juggle!
And you’d hate to admit, but…
Your skin is showing it…