While I have been a bit unplugged from social media, we have been back in town since last Wednesday and I have been back on my regular work schedule since Thursday. So yes, I will be at the gym for all my regularly scheduled classes this week and for as far as I can see! It is definitely Ellen’s turn to take vacation next (though that is not until May).
Whenever I am on vacation or spending real quality time with friends/family, I try to unplug from almost all technology. My photos suffer from this choice, but everything else benefits. I have noticed that people seem to look at at their “devices,” and then often are annoyed. Whether it’s an email from work, a voicemail that could wait, or a post on Facebook, our “device” often alters our mood, even if just for the moment.
So if I have missed your birthday/anniversary or a special Facebook holiday–(as if Hallmark holidays weren’t enough!) I apologize and send you lots of love and good wishes!
One thing I have not detached from is the 21 day meditation challenge. While I am a couple of days behind, I have managed to stay on it and today my centering thought was “I find myself in a world created by love.” I am not sure exactly what has happened in our world to cause some to think ANYTHING is more important than love. I do know love begins in our own hearts. The quote shared on the meditation site is timely—
“This world is in deep trouble, but it can be swiftly healed by the balm of love.” RUMI
So as you go through your day, and I do understand that we have become dependent on our “devices,” notice how you feel or what you see in others after they check their messages, or catch up on social media. Awareness is EVERYTHING. Whatever doesn’t serve you—let it go! And above all else, remember that love IS the answer!
I admit to being conflicted about the importance of un-plugging, yet still opting to blog. So please read or don’t read……whatever makes YOU happier! Namaste
This one is for my students…….
I will be teaching all my regularly scheduled classes this week (Monday – Saturday) and additionally I will be subbing for Ellen at 10 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Friday morning there will be NO Low Impact at 8:30 and NO SilverSneakers at 10–those are the only 2 classes of Ellen’s that I am unable to sub this week (so if you want to get in a SS class this Friday the 13th, come on in at 11:30)
It’s been nice seeing classes so full since the new year! Keep up your resolutions. When it get’s tough staying with them, remember why you made them in the first place!!!! You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to be the best you possible!
Good morning and happy fall!!! Our cat, Roxburry, took that quite literally when she decided, first thing this morning, to take a …fall…into our swimming pool. Cats are amazing and they really do have 9 lives. This isn’t her first trip in the pool (only when something scares her and she isn’t expecting it, has this happened, which I am sure is what happened at 5:45 this morning!) She once ate some wires and the electricity went right through her body. She tore her collar with her ID off in an instant as it must have been burning hot. She survived that one and who knows what else?!?! Animals are amazing. If you watch those incredibly beautiful animal videos on the internet, it’s hard not to be impressed with their sensitivity and intelligence.
Yesterday’s celebration for Charlotte and her regional Swanson Award presentation was just lovely. What a happy occasion! 95.5 and still pulling a crowd of over 60 people. More about this when time is more plentiful!
For now I am off to train with a client. A little on the early side as we sadly have a funeral this morning. Mitch’s (our) Aunt Pearl was an amazing woman. I have so many fond memories of her feisty personality, starting with the very first day we met. She was wonderful to Mitch, Derek, Kyle and I and was a great friend not only to my mother-in-law, Esther, but also to my mom, Ruth. I hope they are all laughing together on the other side. Since we will be coming back to our house after the service, I will NOT be teaching at 11:30 today but Ellen WILL be there so go!!! I WILL be at both of my classes tonight.
Enjoy your day. Be productive. Take Charlotte’s sage advice and exercise more…worry less!!! It sure works for her. If you are on Facebook you can find a few pics there. I will repost them here at peaceandfitness.com later in the week.
HAPPY FALL. Enjoy the changing seasons. There is a purpose to them all!
To clear up some confusion, I am on a regular, full, work schedule this week, through Wednesday the 30th. Check back next week for schedule changes the 1st through the 5th.
Nice to know all my kids had a special weekend. Me, too. Today it’s back to reality. Sending warm hugs to Jolene and her family in California as they travel through their reality, today. Hoping Kyle and Nicole are back in one piece this morning. Rest up for another crazy weekend is coming very soon!
My time blogging and on FaceBook will be rather limited the next couple of weeks so I can be present with all the great stuff going on. Kyle and Nicole are asking for an unplugged wedding. More about that when it gets a little closer. In the meantime, I am practicing!
Keep moving and keep spreading the peace. Remember the next 21 day meditation is in just a few weeks. I will be so ready! Much love……….