I don't know about you, but as I walk through my years on in this life, the Winters feel longer, more harsh, and more difficult to get through. Every year, I wish for the crocuses to pop up, the smell of dirt to return, and the salt to be on the rim of my margarita, instead of
on my boots.
I once read an article by the brilliant life coach Martha Beck about "Having a February", which, as I've interpreted, is basically having a month long Monday.
I don't know if it's Seasonal Affective Disorder, the lack of fresh air from staying out of the cold weather, or the post holiday blues combined with the pre-spring apprehension, but what I do know, is that now is the perfect time to create small but powerful shifts in your day-to-day focus.
Shifts that will enhance your quality of life, making this typically challenging time, feel joyful, healthy and serene.
Sylvia Plath once wrote:
“If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.”
I feel this is a fitting sentiment, because as eager as I always am to get winter over and done with, I equally love digging my heels in, engaging and indulging in the warm and grounding vibe this season gives us.
I love having a reason to throw on a gigantic sweater, make a comforting beverage, and allow some things lie dormant, even if just for a while.
Cold Hands, Warm Hearth
Winter Lifestyle Nourishment Instagram Challenge
Why Cold Hands Warm Hearth?
The hearth has long been the symbol of the heart of the home, where nourishment of the body and soul come together. When I think if hearth, I think of love, warmth, good cozy food, a toasty fire, hot delicious beverages, the comfort of family, and close friends. The hearth is the spatial host for winter bliss. It is the spirit of The Hearth that I hope to awaken, in order to joyfully close out the remainder of this month feeling integrated and ready to greet the spring feeling rested, taken care of, and nourished in your body and soul.
That's why I've created this challenge, so for 15 days, we can nourish our souls, and nurture the summer that lives inside all of us. Taking the time to engage in these pleasures in the depths of this season, to focus on the sensuousness and grounding we can experience in our bodies and souls.
THERE WILL BE PRIZES
Every time you post a picture of you doing a challenge with #CHWH2016 and tag me on Instagram (@CaitlinWalker11) or on Facebook, you will be entered to win one of THREE incredible prizes:
1. A carefully curated mystery gift box of self-care treats, tailored and chosen just for you.
2. A winter care package of pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements from Usana including:
1 month supply of Usana's famous HealthPak,
1 bottle of Vitamin D
1 bottle of Proflavanol C
3. A scholarship to my Signature 3 Month Health Coaching Program!
Instead of having a February, let’s have our way with it instead.
Are you in?
Click to sign up!
Lunar New Year - Year of the Horse
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, a number of ladies joined us at East End Eden for a night of visioning, manifesting, and sisterhood.
The main event was the creation of beautiful Lumenarias to bring light and energy to our dreams.
We each pulled a card from Dr. Northrup's "Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom Healing Cards" and read from "The Secret Language of Destiny"
I've dabbled around with creating vision boards, writing out my goals, and let's be honest, Pinterest, but actually being able to light up your dreams took it to an entirely different level.
This activity really couldn't be easier, you'll need the following:
All you do is pick out the words and images in your materials that speak to you, rip or cut them out, then paste them onto the jar using the Mod Podge.
They dry completely clear.
Place the candle inside, set an intention, and light up your vision!