1) Most relationships have an expiry date, and too often we remain in a relationship hoping "the person" will change their spots, despite how many times they let us down.
2) When a relationship has come to an end no matter how long it may not have been good - you still need to take time to heal, reconnect with yourself and recharge yourself. Jumping into another relationship will only provide a band-aid solution and you may find yourself in the same predicament in the months, years to come.
Lovelies if you have been reading along for any length of time you will know that I enjoy a nice glass of port wine and Taylor Fladgate is what I reach for ( just take a look at my IG). On a recent adventure to Portugal I made my way to Porto, the journey may have been inspired by the fact that Taylor Fladgate is located there.
The day we had planned to visit was a gloomy, rainy day - but that did not stop us from tackling the cobblestone streets with umbrella in hand. Come along on my experience:
Over the years when I've been at the bottom of my priority list or not on it all (because life happens), I have found that taking a weekend for myself to de-stress and refocus on me is the perfect jump start to getting back on my self care daily practice, especially after a stressful time. Of course you don't have to do it just on the weekend - if two days during the week work best for you, that works too!
This is a dish I created to enjoy on a rainy or snowy Sunday.
Serve with a glass of bubbly , sourdough bread and a Caprese salad.
Everywhere you look social media, lifestyle blogs and magazines are saying 50 is the new 40. I too have repeated that same sentiment, and may have even included the quote 50 is the new 40 on an inspiration board. Perhaps, it was because I spent my forties healing and rehabbing from my accident - and was hoping to "recoup" that lost decade, in my fifties. But we all know that you can not get back time, once it's passed. And I have to be honest - having spent a year at 50 I no longer believe 50 is the new 40. 50 is the NEW 50!! and I'm embracing 50 and creating the next chapter with more zest for life than I ever imagined possible.
Though the temperatures remain crisp here in Toronto, the longer days of day light and sun beckon the start of spring cleaning our homes. It's amazing the heaviness that accumulates during the winter months. Once everything is spotless it's a good time to give the energy of your home a little cleansing too!
How do You know if you need Smudging?
Life can get pretty crazy and sometimes the things we should be doing to nurture mind, body, soul during these times can be the exact things that we are not doing. To help ensure I'm taking care of the self care basics I've recently created a non-negotiable list. What's a non-negotiable list you may be wondering? Well it's a list of things that you determine are important to you, to ensure your functioning at your very best.
When you are driving along, and the GPS begins to say "Recalculating" it's often because you have taken a different path than originally mapped or perhaps an unexpected event(s) occurred ahead - and the GPS is directing you towards a more efficient route to reach your destination. The Universe is like GPS for life ... if we are straying from where we are suppose to be, events will occur to help steer us back. Unfortunately these events may not always happen in the form of a joyous occasion, most often they are gut wrenching, WTF kinda of events.