Wednesday, December 26, 2012

So, what's the deal with New Years resolutions? Seems everyone makes one to either lose weight or get a new job etc.. I don't have a resolution that is going to start on January 1st, I like to make changes all throughout the year and look at the bigger picture. My weight loss/healthy journey started in December with changing to a Paleo/Primal lifestyle.

I am most excited about 2013 because we will build our cabin that we will live in while building our earthship over the next few years. We will start our first garden here, my first outdoor HERB (!!!) garden that will appeal to my witchy side and finally get "settled" in. I guess moving here in August wasn't the best idea, we're just powering through the winter at the moment, but baby steps!!

All that aside, many people feel empowered when they set a date to achieve a goal. Whatever goal that may be, I hope for many that it comes true!

Some things I hope to accomplish, aside from what I've already stated, is to find a homeschooling group close by for my kids to get some interaction, sign them up for dance classes and hopefully some singing lessons for my oldest.

Personally, I hope to find somewhere I can volunteer and help out, maybe an animal shelter or a soup kitchen. I want to step out of my comfort zone in 2013 and do things I've always wanted to do.... I can't wait to see what 2013 will have in store for me, my family and friends!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Some R&R. . .

When one of my best friends asked me to take an impromptu trip to Florida with her shortly after Thanksgiving, I wasn't quite sure if we would seriously go or not. My mind was reeling with thinking about what to pack, being on the beach again, listening to the roar of the ocean, and the sand between my toes. All I could manage to say was a loud, "SHOOT YEAH, I'll go with you!"

A few short days later, by short I mean three days, we were on the road to my spiritual home. Not necessarily Florida, but the ocean. (I am an avid collector of shells, dolphin pictures, etc. etc. All the more so if it specifically from the ocean.)  The journey there was long, we had her four kids ranging from 10 years to 4 months old, which is why we traveled mostly at night.

Our first day on the beach, and I was already in heaven! The temps were so warm, and the water was cool. Shells were everywhere, the literally covered this beach! And yup, I brought some awesome ones home too!

To sit there on the beach, even with everyone around, was the most amazing feeling in the world! The only people I wanted there more was my husband and 7 year old son! Sea shell hunting is an amazing time where you just browse through what Poseidon has washed up for you. It's like you're own present from the God of the Sea! When you find a good one, it's like he's telling you, "Good job! You came home!"

My heart couldn't be any happier on the ocean, unless my boys were with me! Walking down the shore line, going for a stroll on the pier  it didn't matter, I was HOME! I had finally made it back to where my heart was calling me to go!
Nothing more beautiful than a sunset and palm trees! Or at least to my heart! THIS, this, is what life is about! Stopping and smelling the salt in the air, watching the sun sink beneath the ocean, feeling the breeze on your skin. . . all silently thanking you for coming home to them! Reminding you where your whole heart needs to be, me, my husband and my kids! I was so happy I cried several times just to be on the beach. . Just to sit in the presence of such beauty, to know I could reach out the sift the sand through my hands, feel the waves on my feet, I was in awe!

Life will always pass too quickly. No matter what you have planned, or don't have planned. Being back on the beach, watching the waves, reminded me that the here and now is all we have. Planning and looking toward the future is great, but we aren't promised that. Make the most of today, tomorrow won't come, and yesterday is but a dream. Don't take for granted yourself, or others. Love and be loved. NOTHING is more powerful than love!

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

What in the world is going on?

This week's blog is just going to be some random thoughts from - well - us as a collective.  There have been a few things that we've all been talking about privately for a couple weeks and I'd like to get the opinions of the masses.

We know that the shift is coming and it's coming soon.  Earth asked the all important question of wether or not all of us being sick (most have colds, with mild fevers, the kids have been sick, and I personally ended up with a sinus infection) could remotely have to do with the idea that the shift is coming. I told her that I thought that it was a very good possibility, ya know, a purging type thing.

I'm seeing, in my local community, more and more awareness with natural health and natural healing practices.  I'm seeing so many more people that are willing to take hold of their own health and not just go with the masses.  What are you seeing in your community? What are you seeing in your everyday life?  What are you seeing within your core group?

We're really seeing that the natural health alternative is what is making our lives easier and that it has been coming down to taking control of your own health.  Here's a link to a video that we've all watched recently.  Please, take a look at it and see what we mean when we say that NOW is the time for taking control of your health and your life.

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