Like catching wafts of smoke in the wind, balance is something that comes and goes for me.
I admire my friends who seemingly have it all together and are constantly meditating, exercising, eating a Mediterranean diet, getting enough sleep, sipping on bone broth and generally being their amazing selves.
But let’s be real here, I am not one of those people all of the time
There are periods that yes, I am more in balance than others, but overall it is a constant endeavour for me.
Periods of intense work, periods of deep calm, and periods of deep immersion somewhere else … is what my life looks like.
The common theme is ‘deep’
I have an over active mind, I am a super sensitive soul, I feel things a lot, I care deeply, and at times the world can become too much.
Thankfully I have an incredibly supportive and loving family around me, who know me and love me completely.
They know that when I immerse myself in a topic or an area of exploration, there is little to be done, but to be alongside me until I eventually return.
I describe the journey as heading to the outer planets and then orbiting back.
Recently I have been in a deep period of learning in the therapy realm exploring internal family systems. It has been somewhat discombobulating and humbling experience.
Regardless of where I am on the journey, dancing, eating beautiful food, time outdoors, journaling, long baths, candles, cups of tea, reading, arranging flowers, and being with those that I love – are constants.
It is the simplicity and the beauty in these things that bring me so much delight and grounding
As a therapist, and as the human, I do believe there is a lot of value in really knowing what supports us
I invite you to wonder what supports you?
In the meantime, here is a sample of some of my current favourite supports …(note there is a very seasonal quality)
- Early morning walks in the dawn, especially with dear friends
- Yoga at my local studio
- Acupuncture & Chinese medicine with the incredible Jen Price at EsoLab (telehealth sessions available for those of you who don’t live in Melbourne)
- Regular therapy sessions
- Lots of journaling
- Burning incense (watch this space …we have something special arriving soon!)
- Shared meals with my family who I love so much
- Sitting in candlelight by the fire and listening to my favourite tunes
- Porridge and poached rhubarb with some yoghurt and seeds for breakfast
- Woollen socks and fingerless gloves … it is chilly here in Melbourne!
- Cups of soup in my favourite oversized mug
- And the best for last … dancing after dinner with my kids!
Wising you love and delight as always.
Be in touch with you.
It is through connection we heal.
Love Sarah xx