It's the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and a wonderful time to celebrate growth, abundance, and summer. It's the perfect day to get outside, kick off your shoes, and soak in some of our planet's natural beauty. And since it's also the International Day of Yoga (as declared by the United Nations) maybe sneak in a little yoga practice - or at least a couple of deep breaths.
I always find seasonal shifts to be pretty intense and consistently need to remind myself to simply ENJOY. My to-do list is endless, the house constantly in need of picking up, but there's also always time to get outside and soak it all in or roll out my yoga mat and sneak in a 5-minute practice. Because most of the emails can wait, the toys can stay on the floor, and I know I'll be so much happier returning to it all after a little break.
And since reading e-mails is not the best part of summer, I'll let you go! I hope you'll find ways to make time for the things you really enjoy - and join us for yoga, a mamas circle, or a babywearing play date!
Oh hi there!
I'd like to tell you a little bit about self-care's less sexy but much more important big sister: community care. I struggle with its blah name and hard-to-explain content, but it's what literally keeps me thriving.
I've struggled with the idea of self-care for a while - yes, I love taking a yoga class, reading a good book, and getting out for a walk, but I am suck on this: why do we have to do everything ON OUR OWN? Why do we so greatly value independence over community when it is the very thing that has helped us to thrive as a species for as long as we have existed?
I'm so over independence.