Friday Favourites: Patience & Gratitude

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Maybe it was the full moon, or something in the atmosphere (perhaps that unexpected snowstorm in September we got here in Calgary), but it seems like a lot of people have been having trouble sticking to normal schedules as of late, myself included. Instead of freaking out at my inability to meet deadlines, I’ve been using this time as an exercise in self-compassion and trust. I refuse to put more pressure on myself than is necessary. The world will not fall apart if I miss one blog post as long as I get back on track. And I will trust that my loved ones and my readers want what’s best for me, and sometimes that means prioritizing self-care and rest above all else. Things will get done in due time.

So thank you all for your patience. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, and that whatever projects you’re working on start to go a little more smoothly from here on out.

The best things I read online this week: 

  • If you feel the need for some extra oomph and support for something you’re working on (or for those dreams you’re dreaming), try Veronica’s “Circle of Seven.”
  • How to Breathe” is also a good read. Learning basic diaphragmatic/mindfulness breathing techniques has probably been the biggest life changing habit I’ve ever encountered.
  • Jessica’s post, “20 Things I’m Grateful For” was just the kick in the butt I needed to get back to my practice of daily gratitude lists.


‘Til next time,

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*Photo by Rayi Christian W via Unsplash