Thanksgiving has come and gone and my hope is that you all had a wonderful day with family and friends, filled with love and joy, and lots of turkey. The month of December starts tomorrow and we all know what that brings - lots of shopping, wrapping, decorating, get-together's, family, traveling, too much food, too much drink, well, in a nutshell, S.T.R.E.S.S. But it doesn't have to be that way...
While researching some articles for work I came across a professional coaching/counseling blog by Angie Mattson Stegall. In one of her posts she wrote about a trip her and her husband had taken where they rafted through the Grand Canyon for 16 days. Being unplugged from electronics for those days allowed her to connect with nature, and by doing that she was able to center herself and recharge. Since that life changing trip she designed a free course called "31 Notes From Nature."
She describes it best this way, the 31 day 'course' gives you "permission to step outside the whirlwind of every day activities in order to get back into your body through breath and movement. To allow yourself to take a pause, perhaps go outside, and see what messages Nature has for you."
Now, before you say you don't have time for a course right now, please hear me out. If you sign up for this free course you will receive a short daily prompt via email written by Angie, inspired by Mother Nature, each day for the month of December. These prompts will allow us to step away from all the madness and focus a little love on ourselves. I've never done this course before, but it sure sounds easy enough. Short. Easy. Free. Self-love. I'm in! And if you'd like to give it a try too, here's the link: 31 Notes From Nature
May your December be filled with peace and (self) love.