So here is my dirty little secret, I give myself 10-15 minutes before I even get out of bed most days to scroll through my newsfeed and find an article that resonates, touches my heart and moves me into my morning practice. I think I'm pretty fortunate to have profound wisdom, hope, humour and tools for leading a healthier, more balanced life at my fingertips upon opening my eyes. Once I find one of these glorious nuggets of sacred knowledge, I am suddenly ready to throw off the covers and hit my meditation cushion. I was speaking with a colleague last week who insisted "you just need to blog for your clients". I couldn't think of what to write, then I found myself facing a dilemma a couple of days later when I came across one of these social media articles and thought "Now this is something I want to share! This is something worth discussing!" Like everyone else, I fall into moments of self-doubt and fear of judgement. I went back-and-forth on whether or not I would expose myself as a screen-loving, social media supporting therapist by posting quotes and links to articles that move me found through (gasp!) Facebook. After a few more consecutive mornings of indulging in my regular routine, I decided to throw caution to the wind. I was resolved to join the digital world and to link my clients/readers to the small articles that might provide a spark of inspiration . Even more importantly, I want to create another space for community (sangha), for discussion and for growth.
This is an important part of my self-care ritual, and my greatest hope is to offer all of you the largest possible selection of tools and resources to combat anxiety, grief, depression, fear, insecurity, low self-worth, shame, relationship conflict or anything else the world tends to throw at you. I have somehow managed to tap into to a community of beautiful human beings that share powerful messages and I hope to connect you to these people, these groups, and these perspective-changing teachings! This will be the basis of my blog, and yes I may suggest a few more minutes of screen time to you, if you are willing to set some healthy boundaries in your newsfeed first :)
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