Fall of 2018 has brought a bit of frenzy into my life. Our household is in flux, as our kidlet entered kindergarten and we now have a firm schedule which we are all learning to adhere to. Though for many years September has not brought an official start or change in schedule, I have always found there is an energy about it, as projects that were on hold over summer restart and a different pace takes hold.
They do say time flies when you're having fun! I hope that you have been enjoying the longer days of sunshine and making some time for self-care. As you may (or may not!) have noticed, my self-care has continued to involve limiting my screen time, opting instead for other ways to pass my time. What have I been doing you ask?
Well... the past month I have really embraced the concept of minimizing.
It is hard to believe that it has already been nearly one month since I came home from India! What a fabulous trip - full of amazing family visits (including a traditional Indian wedding), some great sight seeing (like Elephanta caves) and unexpected wonder (such as the chance to visit a remote school run by a volunteer group - pictured above)!
It’s not that easy, is it? By now, you've likely heard me chat about the effects of social media and technology on our lives. I continue to see the realities of our dependance on social media and technology coming up with greater frequency in my client sessions and workshops. That’s why I wrote my recent book and that's why I'm taking the time to try and get the concepts from it out into the world.
I hope this finds you and yours well and safe as autumn begins. It has been an intense time in world events - with crazy fires, floods, hurricanes, and monsoons. My heart has has been feeling quite open, and at times I have been feelings helpless to rise against what is occurring around the world. I was reminded of the importance of who we are being, and not just what we are doing, as we cope amidst disasters.