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Lost and Found - Choosing a new direction this new year

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Lost and Found - Choosing a new direction this new year

Have you been to the grocery store and wandered the isles trying to remember that one thing you really needed?

Maybe you’ve been really lost off the trail or in a new city...

 

Are you lost?

Do you ever get lost? (or is that just me!)

Dedicate January, a naturally quiet, cold, dark month of the year, to finding your direction. Get re-oriented. Maybe you have been feeling lost in life. Maybe 2022 was too much of everything. If you’re like me...

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Gift of Touch this Holiday Season

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Gift of Touch this Holiday Season

The Gift of Touch this Season This December work miracles: give the gift of touch. I write that tongue in cheek, but the gift of touch is a marvel to the senses. A gentle embrace of the shoulders of a loved one anxiously awaiting test results is a miracle of sorts. A dad scooping up his child, after a fall from his bicycle, is a wondrous miracle indeed. The young child shifts from crying to laughing almost instantly. For you: your friend offering a reassuring squeeze of your hand may be exactly the little miracle of understanding you need. How...

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UpEnd your whole living experience

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UpEnd your whole living experience
Kudos to the teachers, wisdom keepers, and our support networks that help us on this human journey we call life!

How do you begin your own wellness journey then?

Where do you begin? With whom?

I say keep it simple to succeed. How???
Focus on nature.
Focus on one or two skills, at maximum, when learning.
'I don't even know where to begin Monika' - may be your very real, honest, exasperated answer. I get it. I have been there. 'Overwhelm' is real.
To help you, I have taken the time to explore a new online social enterprise called UpEnd! It offers: 

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Baking Spirit Bread for All Saints Day

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Baking Spirit Bread for All Saints Day

In Trataka, which means 'gaze' in Sanskrit, you look upon a lighted candle with intention. Your gaze is soft and unwavering. As you focus on this small point, your mind slows and quiets.

All Souls Day...light a candle

As we honour our ancestors and create an offering, we put aside moments to dedicate to the past.

We may offer our prayers in the kitchen as we cook extra meals with the over flowing harvest. Maybe you are inspired to bake some 'pan de ánimas',  a spirit bread that is offered as feast and a gratitude of abundance. 

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How to bless, cleanse, 'smudge' and celebrate your home: your way

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How to bless, cleanse, 'smudge' and celebrate your home: your way

Your Story:

Honour the origins of burning sacred plants, dried herbs, trees, resins or incense by building your own story into your space. Your home, your altar, your sacred space is waiting for you to bless it with your words. 

Your intentions matter. 

your intentions matter why are you cleansing your space and what are you using

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