As I write this, it’s nearly the Winter Solstice. We’re getting ready for our annual Solstice gathering, and for the family Christmas festivities after that. The moon, when it peeps out from the clouds, has been so gorgeous this week. We’ve been having rain rather than snow, which isn’t quite as festive, but makes for easier driving.
Last night a friend and I went to a Winter Solstice ceremony that another friend, a yoga teacher, was offering. It was lovely to relax into some restorative yoga, meditate to the sound of the singing bowls, and set intentions for 2016. It was a really nice break from the holiday preparations.
Here are some links for you to explore, whenever you get a chance – once the holiday gatherings are done, curl up with a cup of tea and enjoy. There’s so much wonderful stuff happening as the new year begins, and many ways for you to nurture yourself. Remember to take some time for self-care in the meantime!
This website has some really good information about how to work with the phases of the moon. Concise and useful.
Here’s a review of Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, which I know is showing up everywhere, but through the lens of unschooling. I loved the book, and this take on it is pretty cool. Here’s a talk by Gilbert that’s really good, too.
This talk by Brene Brown (I know, another popular author who’s everywhere you look right now, but hey, they’re good!) on trust is well worth your time.
Are you a planner? I’m a bit obsessed with them, I admit. This self-love planner from Blessing Manifesting is completely awesome. And of course there’s Leonie Dawson – her business bundle is on my wish list for Santa (that one’s an affiliate link – how could I not be on her team? She has mermaids and unicorns!).
Last but not least, I want to let you know that my third book is now available! I’m so excited! Get your copy of Centered In Spirit: Crafting Your Daily Practice, in paperback or for Kindle, on Amazon.
Enjoy your holidays!