I can’t believe it’s time for another coffee share. Where did the week go? Well, in fairness, it’s been a rather productive week. I’ve blogged almost every day. If you’d like to take a quick look, here is a rundown:
On Monday and Tuesday, I reflected on our visit to a dear friend of mine. The visit reminded me of the importance of self-care and brought back some old memories which flooded me with enormous gratitude for my life today.
On Wednesday, I offered a 1:1 session which prompted me to reflect on the value of compassionate listening.
Friday’s blog post came out in lines again.
Anyway, sorry for chatting away, dear reader, please come through. How have you been? How’s your life? Pet projects? Pets, if you have any? What can I get you?
I myself drink only fruity and herbal teas these days. It started last week-end after a powerful process I had on the Compassion Key community call. You see, as you probably gathered from I have a Drive, I have… a drive which was somewhat running me into the ground. After processing this useful but somewhat destructive pattern, one of the biggest issues in my life fell away: I stopped eating sugar and consuming caffeine in any form. It came as a shock. I couldn’t believe I could sustain it. As if to test my willpower, I’ve been to the community cafe several times. I entered, looked at cakes I used to drool over, and… walked out! On the positive side, I am thoroughly enjoying making up fruity teas: a slice of lemon, three raspberries and a chopped up strawberry make up a very refreshing beverage. Well, apparently, miracles do happen! Don’t know how long this might last, but my body loves this unintended side-effect of giving myself oodles of compassion. Oh, and the pattern? All I can say is I’m much better at resting than ever before.
And to take this self-care a step further, we are packing up to go to Devon on Monday. So this is the last blog post from me for a while. I’ll be back in September with some photos and tales of our holiday adventures. Given how much I benefited from taking a break from technology back in May, I’ll be completely off-line for a week or so.
Enjoy the rest of August and thank you for stopping by. If you’d like to read more week-end coffee shares, visit Diana’s blog.