I didn't immediately look for research. I looked for women who had it, who were living with it. What was their experience? What had they tried. What worked for them?
I interrupt this 30-day blog series... to offer contemplations on LS and well-being.
This morning, I woke up and looked out the window at the Rocky Mountains in the distance. It's been a year-and-a-half since I've moved into this home. Our last home had a full view of the Rockies to the west. We lived there for fifteen years. This home has a partial west view and more … Continue reading From past to present moment
I woke this morning contemplating 5th chakra. The first word that came to mind was TRUST. Of course, that made sense. Trust is a major issue of fifth chakra. Trusting the world, trusting your choices and words, trusting life... all reside here. I also feel an element of trust in sacral chakra. In that chakra, … Continue reading Healing 5th chakra: it’s a matter of respect
In three separate incidences within the span of several days, two women and one teenage girl were bitten by coyotes in NW Calgary. When my friend told me of the first biting in our neighbourhood, I was shocked. Coyotes don't behave that way. The city said they felt the coyote may have been displaced by … Continue reading Mother Earth is calling
I don't often write energy forecasts, but I'm compelled to write this one. Two days ago, my nephew fell and broke his wrist in two places. It happens. And it's interesting how often those things happen at the start of summer holidays. There's more. An hour ago, on my way home, I passed a serious … Continue reading Energy sandwich
When my son was born, the cord was wrapped around his neck. Each time I pushed, his heart rate slowed and nearly stopped. When I rested, his heart rate returned to normal, well, as normal as the heart of a newborn about to emerge into the world can beat. My sense was to stop, let … Continue reading Time to push
Buddha became enlightened and so will I. This is the level of conviction we are instructed to practice from. This level involves more than hope. I'm reading Pema Chodron's book, When Things Fall Apart. In her book, she writes about hopelessness: that it is necessary to stop hoping and start being with whatever is. "The … Continue reading On Hope: Thursday morning musings
This is an interesting one for me. I've pulled these out many times. "I'll wear them this summer," I'd say. "No," would come the voice in my head, " they're too precious to wear. What if they break?" "Let's donate them then." "We couldn't let go of those!" I wore these at my wedding 17 … Continue reading Clinging to things: memory lane decluttering #3
I toyed with the idea of letting go of 50% of my stuff. There is something freeing about continuing to move things along with gratitude. I feel lighter and my heart is happy honouring each item with a simple thank you. As my new linen closet filled up this week, I added old towels to … Continue reading No backsies: memory lane decluttering item #2