Thursday, May 29, 2008


yuppers, that's right about how fast this month ran away on me. Some much fun jammed into one simple month. YOWZERS!
I've been doing some reading in my not-so-spare-time, my ME time, my time-outs. I came across this today in a yoga journal and thought it was brilliant:
20 Ways to Feel More Alive
  1. Start a breathing practice.
  2. Express gratitude before meals.
  3. Ride the bus or your bike instead of driving.
  4. Begin each morning with a stretch.
  5. Get a massage on a regular basis.
  6. Smile at strangers.
  7. Plant a garden.
  8. Take a class.
  9. Write a letter.
  10. Move your practice outdoors.
  11. Enjoy a 15-minute afternoon siesta.
  12. Anoint your feet with oil - and a little massage.
  13. See an Ayurvedic doctor to discover your dosha.
  14. Smile in the mirror every morning.
  15. Make dinner for your neighbors.
  16. Take a media fast.
  17. Visit an elderly relative.
  18. Return to a hobby you love.
  19. Sit under a tree for an afternoon.
  20. Tell your family and friends how much you love them.

I'm working on #1 (it will be extremely important for me while in labour). 5 was going all right until things fell a tad off the rails. #6 is so special! i've tried it on neighbors that we haven't met and wow, what a difference a simple smile makes. go for it! smile at the world. #7, i planted my flower pots for the backyard and loved it. next to plant is the front area. #8 i'll be glad when it's over. i could use a class break. #11, yes right, 15-minutes = 2 or 3 hours when you're pregnant but really, who's keeping count? #12 HECK YEAH! the oil is substituted with cream but HECK YEAH! I've found new heaven-in-a-bottle (thank you Olay.) #14 has had me working. If i can smile at strangers, i can smile at myself. 16, an incredible step forward for a celebsmut junkie like me. I have refrained from buying any weeklys and do not watch any Celeb-ish tv shows. TRIPLE ARM PUMP to that! 18, well, i've been reading things i want to read instead of things i have to read. It has been a liberating journey. Plus some of my favorite authors have released new paperbacks. YES! I'm also exploring a few new hobbies. #19 i've mosied through the yard, not quite sitting under a tree but absolutely being outside and soaking it all in. #20 perhaps most important and one i will always work on because i really don't think it can ever be said enough.

So now i'm off until the next time...I'm Ready.

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