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Lessons to my younger self...

Lessons to my younger self...

What do you wish you knew starting out as a young woman? What lessons could the present-day you share?

The best ideas are usually the ones that suddenly appear out of nowhere, and this is what came to me today in a rush of words. I've also learned enough to know that these ideas are best shared. This is what I wish I had known and understood many years ago, lessons that have been, at times, hard won:

Taking our own sweet time…

Taking our own sweet time…

This is the 4th New Year that I’ve been choosing themes – or rather letting the themes choose me.  I love this practice. It feels so much more fluid, less rigid, and more feminine.  I’m pleased to experience how much practice does make a difference too. 

Getting out of my head and into my body was a real struggle that first year.

Growth and Resistance

Growth and Resistance

Winter is a natural time for going inside – literally and figuratively in your heart and in your thoughts. It’s become more popular to have a “theme” for the year, and I’m glad the trend is happening.  I think it’s a much more natural and fruitful way of going about life than New Year’s Resolutions – especially for women. In my circles, we come up with 3 words to focus on for the year: “seeds” to plant in the fallow of winter and allow to germinate and grow over the year. The analogy is one that speaks to me deeply, and I have found that the act of consciously planting these “seeds”, as a form of intention, really does set some interesting things in motion. Be careful what you wish for!