Friday, July 24, 2009

Do I Really Need Reminding... Apparently So!

OK gang! I have not run away or fallen off the earth, I've been taking a little break. I've been out in the forest getting in touch with my inner nature girl. And BOY have I been roughing it! I already broke a nail, and there is not a lick of cuticle cream in sight! All kidding aside, this particular trip out of the heat reminds me how important hydration really is! In the cooler climates we sometimes forget to drink our water. This is probably the single most important nail growth tip that I have learned over the past 8 months.... dehydration=broken nails. It's as simple as that!...

I have also noticed that my breathing has been shallow, and for how long, I don't know. I do know that it's been a while. But now I'm out in the forest, it's been raining the past couple of days, and the earthy smell is HEAVEN! I am really breathing it in.... and I'm noticing that I've been missing those deep breaths. The strong, invigorating breaths that only come from moments of calm and peace. I remembered today that I've been a little lax on taking that "down" time. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the day to day we forget how important it is to stop and find your peace. Maybe some of us don't EVER do that. Yah, I'm remembering today how desperately my body, my health and my life need that. So, that is what I will be working on next week. I'm "purposing" some time for myself to relax, hydrate, find my peace and take a few deep breaths. I hate it when I forget to breath. The hardest part will be remembering to do it AWAY from this beautiful and natural surrounding.... I just don't see how aromatherapy could get any better than this... those wonderful cool pines of the forest!

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