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Friday, August 5, 2011

Day 22

The key to transformation is to make friends with this moment.  What form it takes doesn't matter.  Say yes to it.  Allow it.  Be with it.  Eckhart Tolle

Oh where oh where have the days gone?  Is it really already August?  Could it already be day 22 of my 41 days?  

I'm coming up for a moment of air to check in and say hello!  Life this summer has just been so all over the place--in and out of town, packing and unpacking, lots and lots of time with my kiddos, pool time, beach time, Bikram yoga time, the many many tasks of domestic life with children, and very little time for whatever it was that I did pre-summer.

This evening I am busily getting ready for yet another family & I are leaving tomorrow morning for a canoe trip.  So, I'm really working on letting go, being with what is, knowing that when these wild days of summer come to a close, I will have time to come back to this space and reconnect with all of you lovely ones.  I apologize for being so absent on your lovely blogs these days...something tells me we're all pretty much in the same boat on this.

A quick update on my 41 days...

*Today is day 22!  I'm continuing to tune in and listen to my body and it feels like it's becoming habit...I'm amazed at how, when I take the time to pause before/while I eat, my body tells me just what it tells me what foods sound good, how much to have & when enough is enough.  I've really become conscious of the sensations in my body that tell me when I'm hungry and when I'm satisfied.

*Bikram yoga...I've done it five out of the last seven days and it's been seriously amazing.  I feel my body loosening/relaxing in places I don't think have ever relaxed.  My breathing feels less constricted, freer.  I'm wearing tiny little shorts and a tank top during yoga (it's too hot and there are too many crazy poses to wear much else) and this has been quite healing...having to expose so much of my body (to myself & others) is starting to have a healing effect.  I'm very grateful that I've taken up this practice.  Rebecca, my dear friend, thank you for the inspiration---your enthusiasm totally kicked my butt into gear.

*Though I can't say I've made peace with all of my curves, I feel some significant shifts happening...things are definitely moving in a more peaceful direction.

Thank you so much for being here, even when I've been absent.  Okay, onward!  Sending love and more love.


  1. I love the top quote. It is just perfect! I never really thought about applying this to the body but it makes sense.

  2. Enjoy all the moments of your lovely summer! Sending love back your way...


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