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    Microblog Monday #36 Insights from Van Morrison

    “Smell the sea and feel the sky.  Let your soul and spirit soar”.  —Van Morrison. (Grammy Award winner, Northern Irish Singer-Songwriter) One of my favorite quotes, it teases our senses and encourages us to be very present in the moment. It suggests we experience the sounds, the scents, what we see, and how we feel this moment and our space. It reminds us to let our spirit and soul soar. A sunset  is a beautiful moment which reminds us of the beauty of the passing day. A moment to pause and express gratitude. Let your spirit soar.

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    #MicroblogMonday 22—Self Care

    “Caring for one’s self is not selfish. It is an act of spiritual gratitude.” Many years ago, I was told by someone I love that taking care of myself was selfish. I later realized that positive self-care honors my whole being. By taking care of myself in positive ways, I am expressing gratitude for my energy and my life. Self-care replenishes my body and my spirit, so I can show up in the world the best I can be.

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    I’m Healthier (and May Live Longer) Because I Live Gratefully

    It didn’t start out so well back in March. With little warning or mental preparation, Covid threw us into a silent, empty world, with only essential services open. I struggled with the stay at home orders, not seeing my family, and the associated fears of this unknown pandemic. My overall feeling of well-being and optimism had been dismantled. I was stressed, sad, not sleeping well, felt disconnected, and many days unable to focus on anything except binge-watching movies.  As we near the end of a very challenging 2020, I realize I am feeling good. I am relaxed, sleep well, no longer depressed and now able to enjoy my life as…