I have been cocooned at home editing nonstop for over a week. I am eager to chat with all of you about an e-book that I am a contributing editor for Whitney Lauritsen...aka Eco-Vegan Gal but we will all have to wait until the book is published! It's been such a valuable experience albeit time consuming. I have learned so much about health and wellness by editing her book that I am almost giddy. I cannot wait to share her book w/ all of my readers. So, stay tuned.
Otherwise, I have been editing and writing for other publications including MindBodyGreen (whom I love). My fingers ache from typing but they are happy fingers.
And this leads me to some musings during all of my quiet time as of late:
You know, there are so many aspects that equate to true wellness in your life. One aspect of wellness for myself is carving out time to replenish my body and mind. I do this in all sorts of ways by asking God what 'next steps' He wants me to take. And I follow His lead.
So, as of late, I have been taking time for myself - away from the phone - away from social media (not entirely but I've cut down so much) & getting quiet so I can actually hear Him. I really appreciate silence sometimes in this hectic bustling city of Chicago. Coffee, reading, editing, napping, cooking, praying, repeat. It's only been about a week and a half of this quietness but it fully replenished my spirit.
It's been a time of so much learning, growing in my faith, diving into healing further and truly appreciating this life we are blessed with. Noticing the smallest of things that make me smile - the leaves outside, warm wind blowing, cozy sweaters, a lovely conversation with my 67 year old neighbor, etc. The simple things.
It's been a magical time really in my spiritual life. And a quiet season of life.
I am learning to really appreciate and actually like organic greens, ripe fresh fruits and an abundance of foods from nature. I am feeling better emotionally and mentally then ever before and physically, I am healing. I believe when we trust God - really truly trust Him and what He says in The Word - life is peaceful regardless of our circumstances.
Created and curated by Kelly, Snapshots of Wellness encourages all of you to cultivate your 'joie de vivre': Compassion for Animals via food, style & lifestyle.