Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A Prescription from the Universe - Self-care, Soul-Keeping & Sun

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Self-care, Soul Keeping and Sun. The Universe does a good job of nudging me…. And I”ll explain in a bit.

As I drove home after work yesterday, I was looking forward to changing from the office Gayle persona to the farm-gal Gayle and play in the dirt in complete and absolute solitude. 
After changing, I grabbed gloves, seed packets a hand shovel and headed outside.  After planting just two seed packets, I felt exhausted…. And I thought, what’s up with this?  All I had done was sit with laptop in hand and be the behind the scenes guru for a work Retreat.  So I listened to my body.  On a whim I made a plate of nachos, which felt decadent as I don’t usually do that, grabbed a beer, a book and sat in a lounge chair in the sun.  I seriously didn’t move for over an hour, just munching, reading and soaking up some vitamin D.  Pure bliss.

Me, my awesome executive officer's, Stephanie & Sue
When the shadows started creeping in over the patio, I put the book down and just sat and looked at all of nature’s beauty.  It dawned on me that my emotional bank account was drained.  In the course of the day, I had learned that a close family member was facing some serious health issues, I had been taking care of all my council people during the day as well being “on” all day,  and I had received a sweet text from my daughter Jen,  who confirmed she is now starting a new chapter in  life as a single person.  I thought to myself, yup your body said ENOUGH! I need food, sun and some respite… the beer was optional but oh so tasty. Lol.  The short down time was  exactly what I needed to recharge this girl’s soul  and my energy was back.   Self-care is a practice that has come with a price from lessons I’ve learned on my path, and I realize isn’t a luxury, but a necessity.  I know this and most days I give myself permission to be good to me when I need it.

As for Jen, well she is coming into her own power and her life light is burning brightly.  This makes her momma’s heart happy.  This has been a hard journey for her and I know exactly “the road” that she is on, as I have been down it. I also know from here on out that there will be more ups than downs – and that she will bravely navigate the speed bumps of life.  I can show her the roadmap and can be her beacon of light should she need it.  Her other sister, Kaitlyn can as well, we are here for my beautiful girl.

And as you navigate your own speed bumps in life, remember to slow down, and take the time to recharge. And I have to share today’s lesson from my daily devotion books…. June 12

June 12 caption says it all

 “Recharge your Battery”.  Then in my other book, the quote “the art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness form common things" ~ Henry Ward Beecher.     Okay Universe …. I hear you.  =)

As always, thank you for stopping by and I’m here if you want to drop me a line at or leave a comment.  Enjoy the gorgeous day, do what you need to do to take care of you so you can move those mountains for others if you need to.  All my best, Gayle


  1. You are such a good writer, and I am love what you shared. Good for you for listening to your body and enjoying a much deserved break. This is a good reminder for all of us who strive to get a lot done! Thanks for sharing your experiences and heart with us.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza! That seriously means the world to me coming from you. For far too long, I didn't listen to my body and pushed it so hard and to the brink of chronic fatigue. Now I listen and obey! =)