Wellness Challenge Week 5
As I write this post, I am laughing a little inside at my messages that keep popping up around me to slow down. “Ok universe, I am listening.” This week the sinus infection has mellowed, but I am still feeling it. My energy is back, but my body is still recovering. I don’t think the construction dust in my house from the basement project is helping. The construction war zone that was formerly known as my living room sanctuary, has taken over our home. There is something so essential about balance to wellness. Throw off the balance, throw off the wellness. This is something that is making itself very apparent to me right now. Losing my calm home and my quiet morning routine of green tea, meditation, and gazing the flowers with my dog has definitely put a serious cramp in my style, and my wellbeing right now.
The week started off with an amazing retreat to our dear friends newly acquired farm in the Catskill Mountains of New York, Silent G Farms. Hanging out at their farm was so inspirational, and it was so lovely to see two of the most creative Brooklyn hustlers I know chilling at their farm, cooking food, being with family, and watching the clouds' reflection drift by over the pond. Where the biggest outing of the day was driving to get eggs from the neighbor’s chicken coop, the pace as the farm is a drastic change from their lives in Brooklyn and our lives in Denver. The farm was pure medicine. We stayed in their once chicken coup, once schoolhouse, turned guesthouse. In the morning I did yoga on the front balcony, and on the evenings we soaked in the hot tub. It was serene. We then returned home, to our not so serene construction zone of a house that was so dusty we had to immediately get a hotel for the night until we could get things clean. I slowly felt the feelings of the farm drift away like the cloud reflections drifting over the pond at the farm. Finding balance and wellness in the chaos can be a challenge for us all. We all strive to go with the flow, or adapt when the flow takes us somewhere unexpected or maybe undesired. And sometimes life challenges us to the task of adapting, flowing and finding a different way to handle your current circumstances.
When we lose balance, we lose wellness. When life gets off balance, how do we work to find our balance?
This is a question I will be working to answer over the coming weeks as I adapt and flow with what life throws my way.
Sunday- 11 miles walking and dancing at music festival, Magnaball.
Monday- rest/travel day
Tuesday- yoga at the farm
Wednesday- yoga at the farm
Thursday- walked 2 miles
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