Hey everyone! Happy New Year!
Sorry I was incommunicado the past couple of weeks - my son was home from University and I wanted to spend as much time with him as possible.
And now it is the end of the first week of January and I am desperately trying to catch up with everything!
I don't know about you, but every time I take down the Christmas tree and decorations - and you know how many I have - I feel an overwhelming desire to purge and bring order to my universe after the chaos and gluttony of the holiday season.
And as is my wont, that typically includes everything in my life - clothing, body, space.
I am about to turn 53, I am about to have my first book published, I am doing things in my life that make me happy and am surrounding myself with people in my life that are of a like mind and all is good, except...
I need to get back into shape. That isn't just weight loss, it's getting stronger. To help me on that journey, Barry bought me a fitbit for Christmas - I love it!
I am back doing my yoga regularly, lifting weight again, meditating daily and walking, walking, walking. I am not snacking. I have already lost 3 pounds and I feel great!
I have also, on top of everything else I've been reading, feng shuing the whole house. Do any of you use feng shui techniques to help the energy in your space?
Last fall I took an online course from Kate Northrup about Feng Shui and loved it. Her course focuses mostly on the wealth and prosperity sections of the bagua map, but I wanted the whole meal deal, so followed up and read a great book by Terah Kathryn Collins that Kate recommends and since then have been going room by room to make the changes.
I need to keep that good energy flowing in our house! I am nowhere near done, but each room I do gives me a real sense of peace. While I liked the konmari method, it was a bit too Spartan for my tastes. Feng Shui help you focus energy to feel content and prosperous in all areas of your life. Everyone's approach will be slightly different and there's nothing wrong with that.
In particular, I wanted to focus on the health and family and career areas and have been making my own little shrines and removing things that have bad energy.
More than ever, I feel that the transition I have been undergoing these last few years is finally slowing down and I am where and with whom I ought to be. It is a lovely feeling and one I want to cultivate! I will let you know if the Feng Shui helps!
And am vowing to buy nothing superfluous clothing-wise this year. I really have too many clothes as it is, and I am getting off the hamster wheel of shopping in 2016, less about my pocket book and more about being more frugal and leaving a smaller footprint on the planet. I will keep you posted on that!
Finally, today is David Bowie's birthday AND the release date of his newest album! We love David in this house. In fact, we danced to his wonderful song, Wild is the Wind at our wedding many years ago.
So maybe that's where I'll end. Who knows where the winds of life will take us this year? I can't wait to see!
Have a great week!