Winter Blues

Reality does not interest me. Only the surreal and unreal. 

ImageWhen winter is before Christmas is cheerful. Maybe the warm glow of strings of lights permeates the skin and warms the heart strings. The winter of February is icy and cold. Void of inner warmth and even the light from the sun is icy. 

 

Obligatory New Years Post

At the risk of sounding morose and melancholy, 2013 was just not my year. I broke up with a man I thought I would marry after three years, lost two friends that had been centers of my little world for over ten, and made a few bad mistakes along the way. 

As painful as these events have been, I have grown and am learning to find peace and forgiveness. I hope 2014 will be a year of light and laughter and triumph. I want to bleed pain on my yoga mat, photograph beauty with my camera, find truth in the comfort of books, peace in the presence of horses, and company. I am still searching for my tribe. 

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Soothing my Strained Heart

I have been so overwhelmed with emotional stress and pain lately I am doing what I can to alleviate the strain. Clean sheets, a hot cup of tea, lavender oil, journaling with black ink, and watercolors soothe my strained heart. Image

I have some chronic pain issues and woke up very early this morning just aching. I soaked away in a hot bath listening to the dreams and night time rhythms of Stevie Nicks, letting the pain drift away with the steam.

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I am a huge fan of bath products and these bath salts by Knopp are truly incredible. Today, I chose the Juniper to help ease my strained lower back muscles and alleviate the pain. They are extremely high quality, foam beautifully, and are pure.

I’m spending the rest of the day trying to nurture the soreness out of my heart reminding myself that all is well. Everything is working out for my highest good. I am free.