I'm just back in the United States after a heart-opening voyage to Latin America. It started with a mystical retreat to Peru/Machu Picchu with six amazing women. It was a gift to lead them and learn from their wisdom. To learn more about what it was to be on the other end of the retreat please read this thoughtful piece by one of the attendees, Kelly. I think she gets to the liberating magic of our journey together quite beautifully.
Then I boarded another plane and took a few days for myself in Mexico City--just for a VACATION!! (The caps are because I never do this!)
Once in Mexico, I was having such an amazing time that I extended my trip, which again I never do. Once I started relaxing and enjoying, I realized I needed more time to soak in the amazing culture around me. I feel so lucky to be able to travel and speak Spanish and experience this part of the world.
Last week was also the first time that my newsletter didn't go out in two years! I was so blissfully disconnected that I didn't even notice. I've always felt a tiny superstitious that everything would fall apart if I took a week off. It turns out that life went on quite nicely, which was a relief.
However, I was going to send out this important essay on embracing the shadow side of self-care by Erin, who is completing my self-care continuity program. She's a gifted writer who has done a lot of important work on herself. Please take advantage of her wisdom and read!
Book Update!! I'm still writing away, sharing all the self-care knowledge that I know and have learned from my clients. So far I have over 100 pages and I'll be closer to 150 by this Monday's last deadline. Woo-hoo! It's hard for me to believe that I'm really doing this, even though I've spent so many hours typing away that it should feel real.
I've wanted to write a book for years and never knew how. Then I signed up for support and it's all come together. It's the same thing that happens when brave ladies sign up for one of my self-care programs. All their fragments of hopes and dreams coalesce into a real life experience. It feels like magic but it happens through their commitment and willingness to trust in a process.
Ok loves, it's good to be home! Now I'm going to get back to writing. I'll have more exciting updates next week for you so make sure to read. Until then enjoy the end of your summer and take extra good care of yourself.