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How was your weekend?
July 08, 2015
July 8, 2015

The Importance of Rejuvenation

How was your weekend? Was it rejuvenating? Are you restored and refreshed? Do you have new energy for your commitments?

Or was your weekend more of the draining kind? Busy, maybe even fun, but not in a way that filled YOU up.

Taking Time for Yourself – It’s Hard for Women

I know it, I read about it, I talk about it. But, I don’t do it nearly enough.

My son and I got away this weekend, and we went to the far side of Loon Lake for an overnight (that’s all we could manage between his work schedule and mine).

At the last minute we changed our minds about bringing his Border Collie, Shasta, and she happily jumped into the car with us as we headed out.

Loon Lake is near the Desolation Wilderness, west of Lake Tahoe. It’s about an hour and a half drive from our house. And it is sheer magnificence.

The thing I like most about being out in nature is the silence. Well, it’s not really silence, because we could hear birds, and the occasional motor of a boat as it went by.

But no cars, no people, no sounds of civilization for the most part.

I find that kind of environment highly satisfying. And, I don’t do it nearly enough.

I always tell myself that’s going to change when I’m sitting in my camp chair looking over the water, perfectly content to do nothing.

But then I get back into my daily routines, and it seems far away and easy to put off.

Don’t do it. Life is short.

Take every moment you can to savor, reflect, muse.

All that other stuff can wait.

When I work with clients I find that often the hardest thing for them to do is take time for themselves.

It’s hard to take care of others if you are not filling yourself up with source energy.

It’s hard to lose weight, get control of hot flashes, sleep, or anything health-related without slowing down, taking a breath, and focusing on YOU.

Even 10 minutes. To sit with a cup of tea, or iced lemon water sweetened with a pinch of stevia.

Without….the computer, phone, kids, tv, or any other distraction you might try to grab in your 10 minutes of me-time.

Just be with yourself.

Until next time,


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