Hello all! I know what you’re thinking, “Well hello to you too, and where the heck have you been?!”. The last couple of months have been a bit hectic for me. I was dealing with some health issues that caused me to really take a step back and re-evaluate my approach to what it means to live a healthy, full life. The lessons I have learned from these experiences have sparked a new fire in me and have furthered my desire to grow and learn even more about healing, wellness and personal fulfillment, so I can then share these lessons with others and encourage them to seek their own sources of these qualities as well.
Therefore, I am taking the first step in this journey and moving away from New York City at the beginning of June. First to Brevard, North Carolina where my family now resides, then eventually on to Asheville. Although I have lots of ideas percolating about the things I want to do and what direction I want to take my life, as of right now my plan is…no plan. I want to take some time and enjoy the space that this change will bring. I have been overwhelmed living in NYC and never really felt able to connect with myself and my deepest desires, or really even my basic needs. Taking some time now to hike mountains, be in nature, practice yoga, write, enjoy family time, cook and generally just BE, is exactly what I need. I don’t look at this as a “time out” from life; I look at it as a chance to actually stop and listen. To refocus, reground and reconnect to me.
Although I don’t know if this is a permanent move for me or not, I feel that at this particular time, it is exactly what I need. I am incredibly excited about what the future brings, and for the first time in as long as I can remember, I’m not worried or stressed about that; I have lived a life in fast-forward for far too long and I have realized that in living that way, I have caused myself a great deal of suffering. I want to live in the now and enjoy every bit of it, and I know in my heart, that this change will facilitate that. I don’t expect everything to be sunshine and daisies overnight, I know I will still encounter suffering and anxiety. But I have an incredible support system, both here and in North Carolina, who only want the best for me, and have shown me boundless encouragement and kindness, and I know I can rely on them to help me along my path.
I hope all of you dedicated readers out there will continue to follow me as I begin this new chapter. I don’t know what will arise from it, but I plan to make a concerted effort to keep you all up to date. My ultimate hope we can continue this conversation of how to feel your best, both inside and out, so that you can discover what steps you can take towards making that a reality for yourself. I will share my experiences with you, and invite you to do the same. Let’s all make the commitment to nourish ourselves in the best ways possible.
Until next time, yours in health,