I can’t believe it’s Oct. 1st! Where the heck did September go? It is, though, my favorite time of the year. Gorgeous foliage, pumpkin everything, and cute boots!
I had the privilege this month of working with the St. Joseph’s Parenting Center creating and facilitating a Nutrition and Healthy Living Program for their clients. In addition to supporting this important organization, I had the pleasure of partnering with Lisa Corrado who helps busy people eat healthier. Lisa’s fun, authentic style makes you WANT to eat your veggies. The clients were engaged and interested and our time FLEW by and to be honest I didn’t want it to end.
What struck me though was that sometimes getting back to basics and keeping it simple is the most powerful choice you can make. I am two weeks away from undergoing three surgeries (not serious, but slightly complicated) and I’m going into full “surgery prep mode.” As I was contemplating how best to prepare, the experience at St. Joseph’s kept coming to mind. Keep it simple.
My daily prep looks like this. Interestingly these are part of my regular morning routine, but admittedly there are times when I just blow it off. However, when that happens, one day leads to two…and so on.
Green juice – There are tons of resources out there, but Kris Carr is the person who first introduced me to juicing.
Meditation – at LEAST 10 minutes. I like using a variety of guided meditations and to prepare this time I’m using Peggy Huddleston’ s Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster meditations. I had encountered Peggy’s work before my first surgery of 2012 and then interviewed her on my radio show. You don’t need to be facing surgery to benefit from this information.
MELT – I’ve been sharing a lot about this self care technique lately and am making it part of my daily routine.
These simple steps take about 10 minutes each. And if I can’t carve out 30 minutes to care for myself, then I’ll be facing bigger issues down the road. You don’t have to be facing surgery to benefit from any of these self care practices.
Just pick one and give it a try