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Let's celebrate the end of a challenging, pandemic year by creating some magic memories this Holiday Season!

 

 Merry Christmas, everyone...heart

 

Phew!! If you are anything like me, then you'll feel like letting out a massive sigh of relief when looking towards the end of this year of 2020. What a year it has been!! ... and we thought we'd seen it all after the 2008 recession, didn't we?

What I have noticed over the last couple of months (when I listen to people around me) and as the year grew older, the attention of people's attention was beginning to shift from hopelessness, fear and uncertainty to a renewed surge of carpe diem, ceasing the day. It is fascinating to witness this shift in some folks from something that felt to me quite egotistic, external and material to heart felt, compassionate and relational. Wonderful timing for this to happen around the season of peace, joy and love, wouldn't you agree?

For me and my family it has been an exceptionally emotional and special year. It has bonded us even stronger together and feels incredibly coherent and invaluable. Since we love to celebrate, we decided to start with our celebrations early. The tree is up, the candles are lit and the house smells of our traditional Austrian Christmas biscuits. We made 10 different varieties and it was so much fun creating them!

 

 

Our evening meal has a special quality of taking time to share the  experiences of the day over a few festive songs. The plans for our holiday period are coming together with excitement and anticipation. There is going to be loooots of food, sleep, games, laughter, fresh air and quality time together. Can it get any better?

 Are you up for joining in making some incredibly valuable memories? I'd love to hear what you have been up to this year, if you feel up for it.

Stay safe and here is to a magical Christmas period followed by an exciting start to 2021.

 

Restored Faith in Humanity...?        


Isn't it amazing that 2020 is nearly over? To me it seems like it has gone by much faster than usual, despite all the COVID 19 restrictions. It makes me wonder how on earth we got ourselves into this situation?   

In today’s article I will be exploring:  

  • What happened
  • What the impact that it has on all of us and our environment
  • What we might have learnt from it 
  • How life might be different now
  • If it has restored your faith in mankind and humanity; and 
  • Why this might be the case

So if you are interested in joining in on an exchange on this topic and on getting inspired to rebuild your trust in what is then please continue to read here.

 

Rising to the Opportunity

Given the current situation in our external world, I thought it might be stimulating to share a short story about a very lucky lady. A lady who had a new heart. In a pandemic world. The lucky bit is that somewhere out there, an inspiring soul had donated their organ at their own will to save someone else’s life.

This story is not only meant to highlight the importance of organ donation. It also is a tribute to modern medicine and some incredibly talented, caring and gifted professionals. Apart from that, it might just help to put things that are happening in this world into perspective and give you some thoughts on how to pull through these challenging times.    

Interested? Please read on and if you feel you want to do your bit, then do let me know and I point you in the right direction.  

 

Tankstelle - I See You

Mindfulness and the power of meditation are still undisputed as an essential part of healthy habits and so we will keep the recommended links because we know they work really well. 

What works well for you to recharge? How do you deal with things that drain you? ... and what do you notice in respect of finding space to revel in solitude to recharge?  

These 9 tips might be useful:

  1. We're nothing without each other: Respect
  2. Undivided attention and the gift of time are the most valuable presents you can give
  3. I am no good to anyone, if I am not well myself: Self-care
  4. Practise a flexible mind set
  5. Take on a different perspective
  6. Back to basics
  7. Daily practice of gratitude, compassion and empathy
  8. Trust in the process of evolution
  9. Do your bit....

Brainwave is a wonderful mobile app which is perfect for a quick recharge throughout the day. In addition here is a guided meditation for those quiet half hours.

 

Quote of the Season

"My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." 

—Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump 1994 

 

Winter is such a great time to hibernate and slow down, just like nature does. It allows us to regenerate, re-evaluate and atune.

I feel this is particularly important this year. By the same token, and you might have sensed it reading this letter, I feel incredibly excited about what's ahead. For the first time in my life, I am going to stay open - without a fixed plan. To do otherwise might actually create a barrier to what might present itself. 

It feels enough to take all the learnings from this incredibly valuable year with me. They made me even stronger, more resourceful and strengthened my belief in the creativity of mankind.  

We got this far because we have each other <3.... is still a very valid mantra to take with me.   

THANK YOU!

   Be well. Here is to a very merry Christmas and a magnificent New Year!

 

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