Category Archives: Self Care

I am a Fool

093I love teaching classes and meeting new people. I love witnessing people who are secure and those who strive to be. I love learning about my own inner struggles especially when I am helping other individuals.

But I am a Fool and sometimes I like to fool people. Not intentionally of course. I’ve realized that there are times when I claim to love myself, my body and that I am grateful for this or that and all of it is true, but there is a small judgmental voice that says, “You need to lose weight”, “You need to be a better mom”, “You need to help more, and do more, and be more”.

What is that? I have healed this, why is it showing up again? I have let that go. I have claimed this and embraced that. So what’s the problem?

It dawned on me as I was sitting in my photography class on Tuesday night. My teacher said the most profound thing. He said, “If you are not learning or growing (I added the “growing”) you are dying”. Aha, yes, I agree with this. So, there will always be more work to do on ourselves, but if we stop healing or letting go or claiming, we will die.  This process at this point in my life should be fun with a little hint of dread, but still enjoyable knowing that I am improving and living. I am alive, I am walking and breathing! There are things that I have healed from my past, but there are layers that I am still peeling back and that’s ok, because I heal a little more each time I acknowledge it.

I know this works, because despite that little judgmental voice that appears here and there, I really do live an amazing life. When I look back to 5 years ago, I can see the change in myself for the better and isn’t that what life is about, becoming better versions of ourselves?

So now when that little voice starts taunting me, I take a few moments to question what’s underneath it.  Then I love it, thank it, heal it and release it. If it is really bothering me, it may need a bit more attention and this is when I will create a ritual for it. After a ritual I can really feel a huge shift and I can quickly move on to daily living.

The most important thing for us to remember is that we are human. We need to be gentle with ourselves and know we are always striving to be —–fill in the blank.  That voice is there to judge us but instead of looking at it as judgment, look at it as a nudge, as inspiration to heal, to let go, to change, to be better or to accept what is.  There is no right answer, but whatever you do, don’t keep repeating it over and over again until you believe it….because in reality that voice is there to help,  guide and get us moving instead of making its point. In the end we have the power to work with it to create a new positive voice.  I, myself, am a work in progress with sprinkles of love, peace and truth! How about you?

Questions to ponder….. When you look back at your life, are you happier now? Are you in a better place? If not, why not? When your little voice talks, what does it say? Do you believe it? How can you listen and give it a seat at the table? Can you acknowledge it? Will you work with it to make a change? Will you heal it?

Glory Nelson

No More Waiting

Longing to be With You

Anticipating the forbidden encounter,
I take this opportunity
to carefully open myself up,
exposing my yearning
and my unkept promises,
revealing my vulnerability
at its core.

I’m here, I witness myself saying hesitantly,
I feel a little nervous and unsure,
for it’s been so long since we’ve last met,
I’ve forgotten how to be with you;

But we’re here now,
together at last,
I hear myself whispering,
just little ole me
in the forbidden encounter,
alone with my soul.   — Sherry Puricelli

January is our month for Self Care. It sounds so easy. Many of us believe we’re already doing it. But are we really? Ask yourself if you’ve been waiting. No? No “after I help my children with …?,” No “as soon as I finish with …?” No “on my first free day?”

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Well, being one of the world’s best (or worst) students in this game of self care, after several failing grades, I believe I’m off to a great start … um, well this time!

Today’s lesson on self care is — NO WAITING!

Do something extremely radical to treat yourself. Today, I’m hanging out with me and we’re treating ourselves to a spa treatment! Ooo Yay! Then I’m having champagne with my husband and then we’re heading out to a restaurant for a nice, romantic dinner. Tomorrow morning? I’m sleeping in, then I’m treating myself to two more spa treatments! Now, that’s radical! Or at least it is for me.  Aaahh, together at last!

Wondering how you are doing at self care? What grade would you give yourself?

Retreat!

Sherry and Glory have chosen a destination for their next retreat!!! For the month of January we are extremely focused on Self-Care. Before we can tackle the year ahead we must put ourselves at the top of the list. We will be going to the beautiful  www.redmountainresort.com/. After booking our stay, Sherry asked her guides what the theme song would be for this retreat and the song that came on was “The Best Day of My Life”, by the American Authors. The lyrics are perfect. We can’t wait to go on retreat and share all the wonderful messages with you! With love and light, Glory and Sherry.

Hi, folks – Sherry here. Just to provide a little backstory, Glory and I regularly participate in (as well as provide) retreats. We’ve been doing this for years and we’ve developed our own vibe.

Every retreat has a theme, we identify and embody archetypal themes to break through obstacles and stuck-places in our lives.

We usually walk a labyrinth, we create ceremonies, and while we’re at it, we also take good care of ourselves by getting pampered, eating yummy foods, and having plain ole girlfriend time.

Now, are you ready for a retreat with us?