A Difficult Decision

Hello all of my readers and followers. I haven’t written a post in a couple of months now, which saddens me, but life has been busy in a lovely way, which fills my heart with joy. I’m working full time in a job I love! With people that are great! It’s been a long time since I’ve been in this place and I’m just enjoying it all.

I’ve been through a lot of change and growth since I moved to Vancouver in August of 2011. Almost 6 years now! Every bit of it has been worth it. Every difficult, challenging experience; every happy time with friends and family; it’s all been worth it. I have learned and grown so much and never could have predicted this is how my life would be. A lot of my growth has been recorded for you and others to see/read here on my blog. I have loved sharing it all with you.

I still love to share my experiences and educate myself and others. I will never stop learning and growing. I truly believe that is what we are all here to do. Finding new ways to share my skills as a nutritionist and hypnotist is also exciting. Being able to do that in a way that is truly me, is even better!

I had planned on a series of blogs about eye health, as that’s where my energy is focused right now, and yet it wasn’t happening. I would plan and research and save materials for the topic but my heart wasn’t there to inspire me to write them. I know myself well enough to listen to my heart. To listen to my gut.

After a couple of weeks of deep thought and evaluating, I’ve made the decision to discontinue writing my blog. At least for the foreseeable future.  It’s been over 4 years and I’ve loved every blog I’ve written! I write that with the utmost sincerity; but it’s time to move on. Do something different, even though I don’t know what that is…yet. 🙂

I wish all of you the best and hope you all experience and grow the way you were meant to, this time around. Be open to opportunity, to change, to life! Learn, grow, feel, live in the moment, and remember to be kind. It costs us nothing and yet can have so much impact on others.

~Namaste~

 

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Stuff vs Experiences!

Over the last 3 days, I did a 6 session Mind Clearing intensive with Sara Gabriel (sara@presenthealth.ca), the practitioner from my last blog about Mind Clearing (https://nourishment3.com/2016/07/29/mind-clearing/). This intensive was 2 – 90 min sessions per day for 3 consecutive days, with about 30 min break in between each pair of sessions.

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It’s called intensive for a reason, lol. It was amazing, powerful, and intriguing to watch almost from outside myself the duality of my brain at work (to see what came forth from my subconscious), especially the last 2 sessions on the 3rd day. I’ll probably write a blog about the whole experience soon but right now I want to share one of the big things that came out of it for me.

I’m not a rich person, and neither are any of my family or close friends, but I think we’re all comfortable enough that we do buy birthday and Christmas presents for each other, and we’re usually able to buy ourselves (most) material things that we want.

What’s changed for me and has been shifting for the last 5 years but especially in the last year or so, is a desire for less material “stuff” and a desire for more experiences with the special people in my life. The intensive really clarified that for me, and even having more (simple and quick most times I think) experiences with strangers is a desire.

In regards to experiences with family and friends I’m going to be working towards creating those more and more often starting as soon as possible. Christmas is going to a big one for change, at least that’s my plan. 🙂

20160717_162153Experiences don’t have to be big, either in cost or what we actually do together. For me it means being fully in the moment the whole time I’m sharing space and time with that person or persons. Whether it’s a free walk along the seawall or an event like Cirque du Soleil (for which I always buy the best tickets I can), these experiences, sharing them with someone I love is what is important to me. I think it’s also important for my emotional/mental growth and health over the long term.

 

Don’t get me wrong, I do love and appreciate all of the stuff that loved ones have given me, and I appreciate all of the things I am able to buy for myself. I will never not buy books, for example! booksExperiences though, time spent with those loved ones means more, means something deeper, means the most. We never know how long we have with someone (and it isn’t always death that separates us) and I want to create great memories over and over again in my life. I can’t take the stuff with me when I die, but I can have my memories of special people, special times and special moments that I create, that I participate in, that I seek! Emphasizing that I mean from the simplest and/or shortest experience to the longest/most in depth, with a loved one or a stranger.

create your own experienceCreate your experience!

Live in the moment!

Be present and enjoy life!

Every day!