All of your struggles are simply growing pains, shaping you and making you stronger and better equipped for what lies ahead.
Every now and then, challenge yourself to be vulnerable. You never know, it could be the start of an amazing relationship.
Depending on where you are, the autumn is a wonderful time to enjoy seasonal foods. Of course, there are pumpkins aplenty, but also beets, rocket (arugula), spinach, cabbage and sweet potatoes – all of which lend themselves to delicious, nourishing meals. Take care of yourself from the inside out – and sweet potatoes and pumpkin especially are wonderful fillers for one of my favourite fall foods – PIE.
The goat pictured below is Harriet, who is friends with Cindy, yesterday’s goat. They live happily together on my friend Pippa’s farm.
There is a saying that “Rome was not built in a day” which is absolutely true! It took over a millennia from Rome to expand from a city on the Tiber to an empire reaching from the farthest corners of Europe across the Fertile Crescent and Northern Africa. Most likely, your goal is probably not inter-continental domination, so luckily whatever it is you are trying to accomplish won’t take that long, so keep at it. If it is important to you, then it is absolutely worth the wait.
In addition, today’s goat is a friend of a friend of mine. Her name is Cindy and judging from her easy grin, she quite likes October so far.
Nothing really worth doing ever comes easily. Conceptualize your set backs simply as challenges to overcome. If it is really worth it, you’ll get there, but always expect there to be challenges. Just think of it as adding interesting chapters to your future victory story.
Last weekend’s harvest moon has really got me thinking about nourishment. As the seasons change, sometimes so do our priorities. The back to school vibe of September is a great time to check in and figure out what best fills you up – nutritionally, emotionally, even spiritually.
Let whatever light shines inside you shine bright for everyone to see. There is beauty and bravery in doing your own thing without regard for what anyone else thinks.
Today is an exceptional day. First, it is Friday the Thirteenth. Second, it is a full moon, specifically the Harvest Moon. It is called the Harvest Moon as it is the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumnal Equinox. In addition, it is also a micro moon, which means that the moon is positioned at its apogee, its most distant point away from the Earth along its orbit. Full moons are wondrous times to sit back and reflect, let go of what no longer serves you, and the harvest is the best time to gather together what nourishes you and leave the rest.
If at first you don’t succeed, regroup, have a sit down, relax for a moment and consider what happened and how you’ll try again. You’ll get there and you’ve got this!
When it feels like a door to one possibility is shut, don’t despair. Other, potentially even more amazing possibilities are all around, you just have to look.