Happy Summer to you! I'm having a really great summer reconnecting with friends and enjoying my warm weather uniform of skirts and cute dresses.
I'm sorry I haven't been in touch for awhile, I've started at least a dozen letters and blogs to you over the past weeks but something is stuck. So instead of beating my head against my writer's block, I decided to take the pressure off and just post a little something.
You may know that I facilitate groups for people with eating disorders at Sheena's Place. This summer (my 9th summer at Sheena's - holy cow!) I'm facilitating a meditation and healing group and I'm just loving it.
This week I recorded a simple breathing exercise for my group, and I thought you might enjoy it too.
It's called "Slow Down Let Go" breathing and it's a gem that I keep in my back pocket for times when I'm waiting for the never coming street car or have chosen the wrong line at the grocery store. Four words to get you back to centre and give you a break from your worried thoughts.
I found a version of this exercise on an Oriah Mountain Dreamer audiobook called Your Heart's Prayer and have used it ever since.
It's my summer gift to you, because if this isn't the time to slow down and let go, I don't know when is. I recommend downloading it so you can get offline, but it's also always here if you need a little reconnect during the day.
Try it floating on a lake as you merge with the water. Try is as you walk through the woods listening to the buzz of this year's cicada emergence.
Slow down... Let go... Ah...
Oh, and if you're more in a dancing mood than a slowing down and letting go mood, check out the song I sang with choir!choir!choir! this week and see if you can see me singing and dancing like a loony (it's not too hard to pick me out).
I'd love to hear how your summer is going, let me know. Oh, and if you have a friend who is always anxious and running, pass this along, it might just help.
p.s. If you're reading this and you're not on my list, you should really get yourself on it! Just pop on over here to get on! All the cool kids are doing it!
p.p.s. I don't know about you, but I love a summer project. I have four coaching spots this summer if you want to get unstuck and reconnected to what makes you shine in the world this summer. Just email if you're interested.