To be a #Wayfinder is to learn to consciously turn our attention to be #PRESENT and in #AWE . This is a practiced expansion of our human ability to look for the positive, the meaning, or the truth in what’s around - In the commonplace, the exceptional, even the hurts and disappointments. A #Wayfinders practiced curiosity and paying attention opens us to noticing the magic everywhere, inspiring awe and strengthening our peesence. 💫
The psychologist, Abraham Maslow, spoke of awe as the peak experiences that are “rare, exciting, oceanic, deeply moving, exhilarating, elevating experiences that generate an advanced form of perceiving reality, and are even mystical and magical in their effect upon the (person).” He considered these states of mind to be the mark of the fully actualized human and, in fact, the goal of people desiring to become more fully #awake , #alive and #purposeful .
This adventurous little story was sent to us this week: -NH girl joins Army.
-NH soldier gets stationed in DC.
-She buys a mint seedling at local garden center.
-She grows seedling to monster mint plant.
-She shares with other soldiers.
-She transplants mint into a new pot and discovers the seedling came from an NH business.
-NH soldier gets a taste of home on Memorial Day weekend with mint in her Mojito....she is a soldier after all.
For all those who serve and protect our country, we thank you...and cheers!
In general I try to avoid eating red meat, but sometimes you get Waygu 5 and you cannot pass it up. Small portions and savoring the experience make it worthy of an occasional splurge. Not an every day experience @ Harishi in SF. #foodporn#happiness#savor
Oh my word. This book was absolutely wonderful.
It was certainly unexpected. I forced myself to take chapter breaks, because I knew I wanted to savor this one and I’m so glad I did! Even if it put me hella behind to spend four days on this book 😳 WORTH IT.
My review is on goodreads! And I’ll attempt to post it on amazon when the time comes. •
Thanks to @netgalley and @stmartinspress for this advanced copy 😍🙌🏻
Do you struggle like I used to, always living for the next moment? Wondering about what will happen? Dwelling on a dream? Yes, I said, "used to." Somehow, some way, God has taken my intentionality to #savor over the last few years and turned me into a woman who really only wants to live in the moment.
I heard Bob Goff on the Story Brand Podcast recently talking about only knowing his plans for the next three days. Of course, he has a staff to worry about all the rest. I'd like a staff, for sure. But since I'm the one running the staff . . . aka . . . my fam-a-lam, I'm constantly the one being asked, "Mom, what are we doing? Mom, when we will . . .?" In the recent months, those questions have driven me nutso, but now I finally know why. To answer those questions, I need to know what's next. But I don't even want to think about it. Maybe that's because three years ago. everything that I thought was next got thrown out the window.
We really don't know the Lord's plans.
We really don't know what will happen.
So we live in this tension of living in the present with wonder about tomorrow.
We can choose to live intentionality with purpose.
We can plan, but our plans may not come to pass.
And maybe, because mine have been rerouted enough times, I've decided it ain't worth investing so much time in figuring it all out.
Tomorrow will come.
Why not just live in today? *** How do you find peace in the tension between what is today and what will happen tomorrow?
Press PAUSE. Make the time to find five minutes for yourself. Or a whole hour. Or a whole DAY!
In our current culture, the “hustle” narrative dominates our brains, thanks to the dysfunctional heteronormative patriarchy (which we see crumbing all around us with each passing day). If hustling worked so well, why does it lead to so much burnout and neglect of vital life-enhancing self-care needs like SLEEP, EXERCISE, HOME-COOKING and REST DAYS? If it worked so well for “success” then why are so many people medicated for depression and anxiety instead of highly mediTAted? 🙏🏻☺️
Don’t internalize the money-focused patriarchy that tells you to hustle endlessly to try and compete or keep up (with what? and whom? Is this f$&king middle school?) Don’t neglect your own health. Focus on the fabulous work of taking care of your mind, body & soul. Tomorrow isn’t promised so you should savor each day to the fullest. #life#savor#healthylifestyle#rest#pause#relax#alonetime#selfcare#selflove#healthcare
In order to seek God with all my heart, I have to first rid my heart of all the garbage I keep there. Garbage like bitterness, unforgiveness, worry, anxiety...even seemingly less rotten things like my busy schedule and agenda, my plans and ideas and seek first God. I must be willing to surrender my idea of best for His best for me. His desire is for a relationship with me and that takes time on my part. Instead of rushing through my drive-thru prayer time with the God of the universe, He wants to be with me! I don't want a fast food experience with my Lord and Savior. I want to savor every moment with Him. #seek#jesus#ridthegarbage#savor#allyourheart
Slowly but surely I'm nurturing myself back to being healthy. It's been a tough May as I've been battling laryngitis and than a secondary infection that has caused my asthma to flare up like mad. Just a great reminder about how priceless our health is.
🌻So remember to cover your coughs and sneezes...you may be fine but others may get sick from what you're spraying!🌻 SALAD: This is a yummy Seacliff Spinach Salad filled with feta, candied walnuts, hard boiled egg, carrots, and dried cranberries.
Yes, slightly high in sugar with the dried fruit and candied nuts but loving the other nutrients.
TIP: Don't be shy to ask for substitutions in your food and speak up about any food allergies you may have. Sometimes not all ingredients are listed on the menu.
Today, it was a simple slow moving turtle that reminded me it's more about the journey then it is about the destination. And no matter the size of the load you carry, focusing on the journey requires taking one step at a time. Stopping on occasion to rest.
As my good friend @danecramer said to me in a recent conversation...take time to savor.
Today, I savored every moment in the woods. Breathed in its energy and enjoyed the journey.
I get by with a little help from my friends ✨🙏🏻✨
From long phone chats with some of my long-distance besties to dozens of hugs, texts, catch-updates, and even last minute can-you-help-carry-boxes I’ve been wanting for nothing when it comes to support over these last few weeks.
I am humbled and in-awe of the power of connection, and I’m so thankful for every amazing soul in my life. I also feel immensely blessed to be a yoga instructor as it has enabled me to make even more authentic connections than I could have ever imagined. Even social media has proved to be an outlet for love and support, a testament to the positivity it can bring when wielded a certain way. Thank you, dear community, for creating the possibility of love, support, and connection. I am left moved and inspired by all of you 🙏🏻✨🙏🏻
5•18•18 | I'm a little over a week late in posting this, but we intentionally fasted from social media while we were on vacation | Sometimes life throws you some major curveballs in a very short amount of time - the week before we left, we found out that both my grandpa and our sweet pup have metastatic cancer - our hearts have been very heavy, and there has been many a tear shed in the last two weeks | But you know what we did? We celebrated - we celebrated my wonderful husband's birthday and the amazing human he is; we celebrated that Bowser ate well all week (first time in about 2 months) and looked forward to our daily walks; we celebrated that we were able to take "wedding pics" with my grandpa before he leaves this earth; we celebrated the ability to feel the sun and the sand and freedom and JOY | Life is short and fragile, precious and beautiful, and we've been deeply reminded of this recently | All this to say, make time to savor and celebrate - the big things, but especially the little things, for those are the pieces that carry us through the harder seasons of life | @nathanpage12 - I love you deeply and I celebrate you with abounding joy! Happy (belated) birthday, my love 😘| #nateturns28#turninganotherPage#slowyourhustle#celebrate#savor#belatedhoneymoonpics