Things That Make Me Feel Great
Getting enough sleep
Taking a time out/alone time…..
Hi everyone! We just returned from two back to back summer vacations. We’ve been on planes, in cabs, and spent loads of hours driving. We had a great time in both Las Vegas and Boise, Idaho but we are excited to be home now, and a big part of that is coming back to the routines and healthy…..
It’s important to give yourself treats. I went through a period in my life where I was pretty unhappy and once I became conscious of this unhappiness and was working to understand and dismantle its hold on me, I noticed that I had been withholding treats from myself. I wasn’t doing it consciously but I was allowing…..
This may not come as a shock to anyone in the medical industry, but I noticed that sometimes after I visit the dermatologist and he cuts out a little wobbly shaped freckle or freeze dries one of those spots my pale Irish/Russian skin tends to get, I feel like crying…..
A large glass container is set out in front of the audience and a few large rocks are placed in it. Then pebbles are added in to fill in the space between the rocks. Is the container full, he asks the audience? They say it is. So he takes a bucket of sand and pours it into the container filling the space between the…..
Yes I am someone who makes resolutions. I don’t usually make the very measureable kind anymore like save $10,000 by the end of the year or read 15 books, although I’ve made those too in past, they definitely have their place and from what I hear they’re supposedly the best kind of resolutions because your…..
I came down with a pretty rough strain of head cold last Wednesday and was forced to dial back all my activity. It wasn’t easy to do sometimes. The compulsion to keep running at the same pace becomes ingrained and can be hard to let go of. But at other times I let myself sink into the me that is under and beyond the doing.
Maybe your clothes are getting a little tight, or you haven’t been writing as much as you want to, or it’s taking forever to finish that book you’ve been reading. At times like this I find myself drawn back to using a technique I used when I wanted to cut back on drinking.
We were in Big Sky Café the other day in San Luis Obispo on our drive down the coast from Big Sur where we had been camping. The whole way down in anticipation of lunch my body could not wait to have a huge bowl of salad, veggies it cried.
It’s easy to overlook the effect our routines have on us. Once they get established we don’t usually give them much thought unless they are interrupted. But a bad routine can be having far more impact on your life than you imagine, even when it is not a drastically unhealthy one like say…