Today, for the first time in a really long time, I spent almost the entire day in bed because I was more than a little bit sick. I actually cancelled my yoga appointments, made Kitchari, drank a lot of ginger tea and reassured myself that not only was this restorative action a smart thing to do, but one that was an indicator of my dramatically improved relationship with myself.

This proactive self-care is new behavior for me, and I like it a lot; sometimes doing one impossible thing appears so mundane on the surface that it takes a while for its awesomeness to rise up and exuberantly wake me up to myself. It’s really important to me that I take care of myself well, respond to my needs, nurture my sometimes aching body, soothe my blazing soul.

Resting has never come easy to me. But as I learn to love and appreciate myself in this deep and unfathomable way, being still and mindful to my own needs to rejuvenate and refresh has become a much more open and illuminating process. There is so much comfort in gentle self-care and, dare I say, more than a little joy. I’m grateful for it.

So, on this day when I reveled in my own nothingness, I realized that this silent, quiet, reflective time was as Big a moment for me as any other I have had throughout this whole year.

Could this be true love? I have never imagined love this way before, but I think it must be; to connect to myself with such mystifying stillness and just breathe….love inhaled, love exhaled, over and over and over again…..quite moving and profound.

And I feel so so much better!

Big Namaste!







About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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