Happy St.Patrick’s Day!
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
– Benjamin Franklin
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
– Dr. Seuss
To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Who in the world am I? Ah that’s the great puzzle.
– Lewis Carrol
March is here, I am always so excited to see this month arrive.
After a up and down fairly gentle winter, it still seems like a long time since we were able to wear shorts, sit on our deck and have a meal, walk in the park or ride our bikes without our parkas on!
A couple of days ago as I was working in our Treatment room, the energy both inside and out was amazing. I had my window open to allow the sounds of nature in. I found the conversations of the backyard crows, and sparrows chirping so soothing to my soul. Did you know that science has discovered that by listening to birds chirping, it really does bring in relaxation to our mind and soul? Check it out – when you need a break, listen to nature, and take 5 minutes from your day to be in the now and breathe!
I am in my 2nd course now, with my Nutritional studies. It is fascinating what our bodies are made of and what they are capable of. I am mindful to think before I eat something that may not be in my best interest although that doesn’t always stop me. I am learning to be more conscious of my choices, and adding back things like quinoa, and more colorful fresh produce into my diet. As much as I can, I am buying local.
Finding a balance between work, studies, and family time is a quest for many of us with part time studies. I found I have a schedule that is now working. It does involve me staying up to midnight some nights when I am able to sleep in a bit the following day. Find a schedule that works for you and involve others in the home as they will feel a part of, instead of being pushed away. If you live alone, still, making a schedule of goals and weekly things that need to be done is a good idea.
Enjoy the beginning of the warmer weather, coming in slowly, with ups and downs, that Canadians know so well! Enjoy this wonderful season of change! Make a commitment to learning by taking a class, or reading a book you have been wanting to read.