The Power Of Numbers And Making Your Own Rules

Please allow me to apologize and/or warn you in advance, I try to keep things on a very positive vibe on this blog and will continue to in the future but in all honesty, I’ve been going through a lot the past couple of months and well, things just aren’t good. I’ve stayed away but miss writing and at the same time, want to keep the honesty and authenticity I started off with.

I love being a Pisces but being so sensitive of nature also means the hurts run deep and you seem to feel things so strongly it’s almost too much at times. I don’t think I’d ever change it, but – wow sometimes. If you’re not familiar with the sign, this description is very fitting:

Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac, and it is also the final sign in the zodiacal cycle. Hence, this sign brings together many of the characteristics of the eleven signs that have come before it. Pisces, however, are happiest keeping many of these qualities under wraps. These folks are selfless, spiritual and very focused on their inner journey. They also place great weight on what they are feeling. Yes, feelings define Pisces, and it’s not uncommon for them to feel their own burdens (and joys) as well as those of others. The intuition of the Pisces-born is highly evolved. Many people associate Pisces with dreams and secrets, and it’s a fair association, since those born under this sign feel comfortable in an illusory world. – Astrology.com

The following post is what I’m feeling. Much more positivity to come friends but right now, this is just where I’m at.
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Staying Healthy, Loving and Peaceful This Season

Small presents in a gift box, with curly ribbons

I really love Christmas and the whole holiday season. Yes, it can be crazy, overwhelming and stressful but it can also be exciting, fun and feel so good.

Happy and Healthy Holidays

Each month, I write a piece for a sweet little website called Do You Yoga.

Ironically, my post this month was titled: 4 Ways To Stay Happy and Balanced Through the Holidays. We’ll just ignore the fact that right after I wrote it was when my killer cold hit! But I’m thinking it could have even been a kind of good thing to happen now.

It was after Thanksgiving, just when I would have been getting all stressed and crazy. I was already doing too much and getting run down. Getting really sick forced me to slow down and in fact, stop – sleep, rest, eat well and take really good care of myself. All things that were included in my post as well. Funny how that worked out!

Now that I’m better, it’s like I’m still on this slow, restful, relaxation groove. I’m working and getting things done but also making sure I get lots of down time as well. Honestly, I think this is one of the most relaxing Decembers I’ve had in years and I absolutely can’t complain about that.
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Holiday Rush Jitters and a Little Danger With My Romance (Books That Is)

It’s day 11 of what I will be referring to as the respiratory infection that stole pre-Christmas (the beginning of December). Today was the first morning I woke up and my throat did not feel like it was on fire. Still coughing a bit but things are so much better that they were a week ago.

So now I’m looking around, assessing my holiday situation so far and deciding what to do, how and when.

Here’s where I’m at:

– No Christmas tree
– No decorations
– A total of two Christmas presents have been purchased
– I will be working the next two weekends
– Preschool winter break starts next week

I think it’s all of this and looking around our neighborhood at all the houses completely decked out on the outside with softly glowing trees inside that is making me feel a little…panicked? Overwhelmed? Like I’m way behind on this whole holiday thing but I’m really not, too badly anyway and it just couldn’t be helped.
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Images and Illness

Hello friends!

Unfortunately, I’ve been sick for several days now and am still not feeling 100% so for now, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite recent pictures while I work on a post about how to not take care of yourself properly and end up sick during one of the busiest times of the year – ha!

Seriously though, listen to your body, slow down, don’t say yes to every commitment or request that comes your way. Sit down and eat real meals, make time to exercise as well as relax and get lots of sleep.

Basically, everything I failed to do for a little while. It’s a good reminder for me, one I won’t soon forget again.

Anyway….

image from Yoga Journal magazine of a home buddist alter
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Gratitude

rock with the word gratitude written on it

I know I’ve said it before, but these holidays just keep sneaking up on me!

On Tuesday, after a brief panic when I realized the toddler was off from preschool until next week and I had not done any dinner planning yet for Thanksgiving, I sat down and started making lists (my go-to planning strategy) and realized I don’t really have too much to do or worry about.

Which makes me SO very thankful. Thankful for our laid back life, our little family and how much every day good I have in my life right now.

Here’s what I’m super happy about this year:
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Halloween, Oreos and Why Yoga Wins Again

Woman doing yoga outside near a tree, in the leaves

Hello November!

I guess this means the holiday season is officially upon us – yikes! But there are some good things ahead.

First, let me tell you about the interesting but fun Halloween we had with the toddler.

My son is very headstrong. Once he makes his mind up about something, it’s not easily changed. This year, he decided he would not be dressing up or trick or treating.

I thought he was bluffing. I was sure once he saw all the other kids in costume, he would want to join right in, especially with the crazy sweet tooth he has.

Nope. I was wrong.
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Awesome Scary Movies I Probably Won’t Be Watching For Halloween

vintage looking woman, screaming

It’s almost Halloween!

I am completely unprepared but that’s ok, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. My only disappointment is that I usually wait until the last minute to realize I desperately want to dress up when I take my son trick or treating and then have nothing and walk in shame.

But it hasn’t always been this way, I have such awesome memories of Halloweens past. My earliest ones being of my brother and I heading out around the neighborhood, pillow cases for candy bags, then returning home to sort our treasures and watch a scary movie.

Maybe that’s why I’ve always had a special place in my heart for horror films. Not the crappy, blood and guts, slash and torture movies like Hostel and Saw 48 or whatever they are up to now.

I’m all about the psychological thriller, the monster you don’t expect, the killer you never see, the mystery of the darkness and everything we don’t understand.
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