Experiment #8: A month of Meditation

 
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Experiment # 8 is underway and I am really enjoying this one.  Simple, good way to start the day and I'm already noticing some change  in how reactive and impulsive I am being. 

Meditation has been a part of my life since I was a teenager and through the years I've had bouts of being really consistent and then times when my I didn't do it at all. 

When I discovered Shambala meditation I was happy to know that we can use anything in our life as a meditation.  But I have to say there is something really special about sitting down for 20 min a day to just be with myself.  
 

Thinking of even doing a meditation retreat this month!  

Seems like the best way to keep up with sharing is on instagram.   One thing that have been challenging about this year long project is keeping up with writing about it here on a regular basis.  O well, can't do it all right?

 

 

Day 5-10: Change your question, change how you feel

The biggest take away I would say so far about The Wear Your Joy Project, is simply changing what I focus on and what I ask myself "how can I wear my Joy today" drastically changes how I feel about myself and how it leaks into my day.  

After baby my body has definetly shifted and my style has shifted in many respects as well.  I am welcoming in stronger thighs and gluts but my pants are not as forgiving as I am.  

So in this pic I opted for a new favorite denim shirt, leggings and boots, because boots, boots boots!!! I love me so me boots!  

 
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These last few days have been busy with family in town, birthday celebrations and life so I don't have a bunch of photos to share, but I'm finding that there are certain pieces of clothing that I just keep wearing over and over again.  Some days its just the watch I love, or a jacket and the rest of the outfit is so so, but just that little effort can make all the difference.

Next up: getting rid of clothes that do not spark JOY!

 

Sometimes the Best Advice is so simple

Sometimes the Best Advice is so simple

When I was in the throws of my divorce I was experiencing so much restlessness in my body that I physically didn’t know what to do with it.  So much was moving through me at a rapid rate that my brain couldn’t process it quick enough.  I would go running and sob while pausing momentarily to throw up.  The metaphor of 'purging what no longer served me' became a violent manifestation in my body.  

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