Daily Archives: December 20, 2013

#reverb13: Day 20

reverb13Reverb13 prompt: “Forward is the only direction. The mirror never lies, but everything in it is backwards. Look at what you see in the mirror. How does it change if you view yourself with eyes that can only look forward?”

If I can only look forward, there is a lot of promise: teaching, offering e-courses and in-person workshops and classes, intuitive eating and moving my body, publishing books and articles, swimming, playing a ukelele, more dogs (please let them be healthy), being at the beach, financial stability that funds it all, like a house at the beach and traveling and a few new cars (because ours are 10-15 years old and won’t last forever).

Project Reverb prompt: “Gratitude | How did you show gratitude this year? Did you keep a gratitude journal? How do you want gratitude to play a role in your life in 2014?”

I publish a Gratitude Friday post every week. I say thank you, write cards and letters, send gifts and emails. Sometimes all I can do is cry because I’m so grateful. In the new year, I’d like to show more gratitude to myself, my body, for who I am and all the good things I do.

Besottment Reverb 2013 prompt: “What was your most surprising revelation in 2013? Big, small – it does not matter – just something you realized and surprised yourself with.”

Biggest surprise: I can have what I want, trust my hunger as well as my fullness, be satisfied and not have to feel guilty or ashamed about it. I am allowed pleasure, I don’t have to earn it. I can have what I want.

Gratitude Friday

1. Eric laughing.

2. Guest posting. I just did one for Rachel Cole, The Way of the Bodhisattva, and there was another request in my inbox this morning from one of my favorite bloggers. Now, if I could only figure out exactly how to make a living off this writing thing.

3. How well Sam did at the vet. They were really pushing him past his limit, but he handled it.

4. The Red Table is moving, they signed a lease on a new space so are not disappearing! The only obstacle is they need funds to make the move. If you feel like pitching in a few bucks to save my favorite place to eat, hang out, you can do that through their Community Funded project. It’d be just like taking me to lunch.

5. That even though the package I sent my brother turned up trashed, (seriously — one whole side was split open, as if they’d dropped it off the back of a truck or off the side of a building), everything seems to have made it, nothing fell out.

Bonus Joy: The pictures like this that Eric texts to me when he and Sam are hiking.


he was convinced there were deer up there