“Be you, love you. All ways, always.” ― Alexandra Elle
I just have a short message for you today.
It's a simple reminder that I could use, so maybe you need it, too.
You are enough, just as you are.
And you are allowed to do things for your own happiness.
You are allowed to take that trip (Croatia has got your name on it!)
You are allowed to invest in your health.
You are allowed to take time out of your day to move your body.
And yes, you are allowed to ask for help.
I say these things, but I know how hard it can be to give ourselves permission.
We feel guilty, selfish, and maybe even ashamed.
But it's all a story we keep telling ourselves.
And maybe, just maybe, repeating it again and again will help all of us rewrite that store.
So, I hope you take some time to yourself today. Move your body with this free class. Ask your partner for help with the house chores. Get a massage. Sit in a bath. Take a mental health day.
You deserve it, and you're allowed to have it (and enjoy it!)
❤️ Sat Nam
“I lied and said I was busy.
I was busy;
but not in a way most people understand.
I was busy taking deeper breaths.
I was busy silencing irrational thoughts.
I was busy calming a racing heart.
I was busy telling myself I am okay.
Sometimes, this is my busy -
and I will not apologize for it.”
― Brittin Oakman"
I'm not going to lie, I've felt conflicted these last couple of weeks about sharing content and continuing my business like there's nothing going on in the world.
But things are always going on in the world, aren't they? Whether they're all over the headlines or not. I suppose, when you really think about it, we have to become somewhat numb to all of this if we have any hope of getting through our days without falling into a heaping mess whenever we hear about senseless deaths.
But at the same time, we can't be too numb without risking losing our humanity.
Where is the middle ground?
While there are wars all over the world, and hate crimes, and murder, and racism and sexism and homo and transphobia, how do we find a middle ground of standing up for peoples' rights while also taking care of ourselves so that we can try to function normally in society?
I don't have an answer, unfortunately, just never ending questions.
But I do know that we cannot get far when we are mentally and physically exhausted.
We must secure our own life mask before those of others.
Because we're no good to anyone if we can't face the day.
So when you're tired, I say rest. Find a class like our free class this week, and move the body in ways that feel good.
Allow yourself the time to hit the reset button.
Give yourself permission to flow, gently, through the emotions of this season.
This, too, shall pass. (Hopefully sooner rather than later and with the least amount of pain)
From my ❤️ to yours,