5 Ideas GIving me Life This Week


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“In my life I have found two things of priceless worth – learning and loving.

Nothing else – not fame, not power, not achievement for its own sake – can possible have the same lasting value. For when your life is over, if you can say ‘I have learned’ and ‘I have loved,’you will also be able to say “I have been happy.”


Here Are 5 Ideas That Are Giving Me Life This Week  

1.  Sniffing Out My own Lack of Worthiness Was Key. Something odd happened the summer I went on sabbatical from my medical practice and began to explore writing/life-coaching and a more creative career for myself:  I began to think of dinners that my husband Mark might really like to eat and I actually tried to cook them.  Also, when Mark would get home at the end of each day, I would laugh awkwardly and try to justify to him what exactly it was I had been doing all day while we both scanned the disaster that was the house.  I apologetically tried to point out my accomplishments,

“I know things are a mess and there’s no dinner, but I did take the kids up the shore to swim…..”, I’d offer meekly.
I wasn’t used to the frustrating grind…(continue reading)

2.  Being With Those Who Are Dying is Wakan (Sacred).
One of our beloveds is in Hospice now.   If you are being called to visit or to sit with the dying, you may find calm here. 

3.  I have Eaten Everything I Wanted and More Without Restriction Since November 15th 2023 And I Did Not Combust.  As I’ve shared in last few newsletters, I have been reading the book Intuitive Eating and working with a guide .
Good things that have happened: 
1. I get to eat EVERYTHING.
2. My relationships are less strained (trying to avoid sugar and flour made things hard sometimes with going out/being with family).
3.  I feel no desire to binge (eat when Im not hungry a bunch of things like toast + cereal and ice cream etc…because now I can have them wherever I want)
4. I am feeling more comfy in my body and have more respect for my body and what it does.

Challenging things have happened:
1. I’ve gained 9 pounds and had to buy new pants.  After spending 40 odd years trying to go the other way on the scale this has felt hard.
2.  I’ve had to sit with how much time I have spent wanting to be “thin” and realizing how drawn into diet culture I’ve been.
I’m learning how to eat when I am hungry and stop when I am full- kind of fundamental. Ill keep updating you as I believe this process will take a year if not more!:)

3. Quote that’s got me thinking…: 

“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.

I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it”

― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

4.  Liz Gilbert’s Interviews Always Inspire Me!  Here’s one I loved.

“I love that I have gathered so much expertise about how to do my job (writing books) that nothing about it really scares me anymore. I feel completely relaxed in my own mastery as a creator, which I earned through a lot of hard work and focus. I can own that — and I love owning it. “  READ THE WHOLE THING. 

Are you in need of extra support or simply feeling as if 2024 is your year to lean into growth?  You can find all the ways to work with me HERE. 

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