At a time when there is so much going on in our world, so much uncertainty and so much change gratitude softens my heart.
One of my goals for this year is to write a memory that I am grateful for (almost) each day in my diary.
Today I am grateful for technology. For keeping us connected while we stay home.
Thanks to technology I have been able to have video calls with relatives (happy 95th birthday Gpa!) video calls with a friend teaching my kids and I how to draw our favorite characters, virtual cooking classes with Grandparents and chatted to, video called, voice messaged and text messaged my loved ones.
Technology has also allowed me to stay connected to you, my beautiful community and take online sessions to support my beautiful clients which I adore!
It's also allowed me to create my new ebook ‘The 30 day self care challenge’, record and edit new podcast episodes from home and my kids are able to continue school and have virtual play dates all thanks to technology!
(Almost) everyday I write something down in my diary that I am grateful for, big or small.
Something I notice as I am writing and reliving each experience is this warm, fuzzy, feel good sensation it ignites within my body.
When we relive experiences that we were present with in the moment and in our memories we release oxytocin, the love hormone. Oxytocin helps us to feel calm, presence, foster more peace in our lives and supports improved sleep just to name a few.
When we do this practice consistently it helps to build more calm in our days, and what a time we are living in to invite more calm into our days with a simple practice that we can call on anywhere.
Now it's your turn.
What are you grateful for today?
Feel free to share by replying to this email or create a regular practice writing a memory in your diary or your phone for safe keeping.
Be sure to take time to really feel into what it is you are grateful for so you receive your hit of oxytocin for more calm and peace in your days.
Feel free to share your experience in the comments below.
I love hearing about your journey.
Big love and hugs,