Slow down, feed your soul

 

I woke early this morning at 5 to continue reading my favorite book so far this year, Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.  It weaves a true tale of strength, love, and resilience and the complex identity we form by straddling two worlds, our family of origin and the life we choose for ourselves.

 

The writing is riveting and the book is hard to put down.

 

In this hectic time of year, take some time out for quiet contemplation on your own, in whatever way feeds your soul. Perhaps meditation, reading, drawing, or a walk in nature. 

 

While I’m on this topic, I'll share with you one of my all-time favorite blog posts I wrote several years ago that was also a reader favorite:

 

What I learned on my 7-day silent meditation retreat

 

I am back from a 7-day meditation retreat outside Baltimore. This retreat, and the meditation retreat I did in the spring have been two of the richest experiences I’ve had, and really helped to deepen my practice.

The best way I can describe it is that it was like hitting the reset button and restoring myself to factory settings. Here are 23 insights I gained from being in silence for two weeks. (Continue reading)

 

Wishing you a peaceful day,

 

Janice


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