It's (still) cold outside!
Kind of...So last week when I wrote this newsletter it was snowing and there were a few days it didn't get above freezing. Today I wore a tank top to take the kids to the park! But I know winter isn't over yet... so even if you're enjoying the almost summer weather in the DC area bear with me here :)
Winter is here in full force and for so many of us the early darkness, bone chilling cold, and days and days inside with little people are getting EXHAUSTING. The other night I was texting with a group of mamas and we were all dreaming of getaways - Tahiti and Sanibel Island were at the top of their lists. I'm SO ready for some warm weather and a beautiful sandy beach, but with no island vacation planned I couldn't help but think: what can we do in the here and now to make these days better?
I was reminded of this quote from Albert Camus:
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”
I realized it's time to dig deep. To connect with that fiery, summery part of myself and create a little heat - to really make time for the things that bring me joy, light me up, give me that same feeling I get on long, beautiful summer days. This month, I'll be spending more time in the kitchen, getting messy with toddler art projects, and alternating between cozying up with a good book and turning on some great music and dancing around the living room.
Instead of slogging through the rest of winter, see if you can find a few things that release your invincible summer. Drawing a blank? Let's chat about coaching. Need to move your body? Join me for a group yoga class (pregnant or postpartum? your yoga is here), or schedule a private yoga session.
I can't wait to hear about what will keep your inner fire burning through the rest of winter!