Happy May! Spring is in full swing, but are you? Are you finding yourself busy and assimilating back into real life, but struggling at the same time? I know I AM! I frankly did not realize I was until my recent trip with my daughter to the East Coast. As I sat on the airplane with my N95 mask, I took a deep breath and sighed. A tear started to drop down my face, and my daughter asked, "Mom, are you OK? Why are you crying?" At that moment all of the emotions and stress of the past year came rushing to the surface. You see, I actually had no idea I had been holding space for EVERYONE, except myself, which explains my exhaustion and weight gain. I spent the flight writing and journaling meditations, yoga sequences, and listening to inspirational music.
I, like I am sure many of you, do my best work on planes (one thing I used to LOVE about International Marketing – long flights by myself). This experience told me I needed to take a few steps back in order to move forward. It sounds like a negative, but it’s in fact not negative at all – LIFE is NOT LINEAR, and neither are you! As a culture, we have conditioned ourselves to believe we just keep going to get to the goal, but that is nothing short of false. Taking time to reflect and practice self-care is an imperative part of being well.