Have you ever noticed how every single skyscape, sunset or cloud cluster is absolutely unique? As if every day an artist decides to paint you a picture for pure contemplation, and that, since the dawn of time.
There is so much beauty to absorb with an endless number of magical symphonies. Colors, contrasts, depths and rays that waltz through the celestial panorama… always in motion, constantly animated.
How lucky are we to get a lifetime of original canvases free to appreciate from wherever we are? I get lost in their splendor. I get inspired daily. I feel thankful. I look forward to each new painting.
Whether you keep mental images or capture them on camera, don’t forget to look up every day!
As you might have noticed, it’s been a little while since my last post. This is not due to lack of inspiration or writer’s block. On the contrary, this is due to a voluntary time out. Regardless of our life situations, we all spend way too much time online these days connected to cyberspace as opposed to being connected to the land and each other. We’re online at work, at home and via mobile on the go. I truly believe that once in a while we need to just disconnect and replenish the old fashion way!
A bit off my usual topic, this week’s daily prompt got me thinking and inspired the following blurbs… Next post shall definitely include a bowl 🙂
Life without purpose is really just passing time. A countdown featuring good and bad times that leads towards an end, a transformation of what is known followed by stepping into the unknown. Regardless of whether you believe in life after death, I feel that purpose is the most valuable gift humans have been bestowed upon with. Purpose gives us meaning. It shapes us and allows us to grow. It offers us something to strive towards that both motivates and inspires. It makes true accomplishment possible.Read More »
In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share with you one of my healthy practices that not only improves my overall well-being, but also helps me stay connected to Mother Earth.
Grounding or Earthing generally refers to the practice of connecting to the Earth’s surface electrical field and absorbing good electrons into the body through direct contact with the soil. Simply put, it’s standing, running or walking barefoot on the ground. Something humans have done for centuries naturally, until the invention of modern shoes. From then on, the umbilical cord was severed and slowly but surely we started suffering the consequences without even realizing it.Read More »
If you were born prior to the year 2000 chances are you had a playful childhood. After the new millennium, things took a bit of a turn and there’s a whole new generation of youth that has spent their early years staring at a screen or connected to a virtual world. Either way, we all grow up. And one of the casualties of growing up often seems to be the inner child. After all, adulthood is associated with responsibility, caring for others, developing careers, networking, acquisitions, important decisions, serious paperwork, tight schedules, daily stress and so on…
So what happens to the inner child once we reach the adult stage? Does it just fade away? Does it get buried under paperwork? Or is it that we simply no longer have time to foster it?
Part of healthy living involves being present in the moment! And there’s no better time of year to indulge in the beauty of our surroundings than Spring time. Spring is the season of renewal and new beginnings. It’s an ideal time to set healthy goals and get inspiration from the natural world.
Spring is also my favorite season! Being born in May might have something to do with it or the fact that I live in Canada where winter often feels endless. Regardless, it’s the time of year that brings me the most joy. It’s when I get motivated to increase physical activity and where the added hours of sunshine impact my mood in the most positive way.
Taking long walks in Spring feels amazing mainly because of ideal temperatures, as oppose to Summer that can get extremely hot or Fall which is often too rainy (not to mention Winter – hibernation season), but also because of the added bonus of stunning scenery! When everything around you is blooming you get the notion of living in a fairy tale. I know I do 🙂
So get your sneakers ready, it comes only once a year!