I spent a lot of Sunday getting ready for a special group today at the office: Nurturing Yourself During the Holidays. Ten ladies, who are experiencing a loss in their lives, will be joining me. We will start with clearing our minds by putting all our 'burdens' in a basket. Then, Sharon, from Infusions Yoga will help us nourish our bodies and minds with yoga. Then, we will enjoy some soup, bread, and sugar cookies and feel support as we nourish our social and emotional self. Call it a clan, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. Jane Howard. While I was baking today, I kept thinking of these ladies that were going to join us and their stories. I also reminisced of fun times baking cookies with my kids. My freezer is full of sugar cookies at the moment.
Last count, 204 cookies, then Kendall came home so it might be down to 183 :).
I am so excited with my new double crockpot. It feels so festive. I think it is going to spend a lot of time on our buffet counter in the years to come. It will make this luncheon easier with two kinds of soup.
We will conclude with reviewing the five realms of self-care: physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual. Dr. Alan Wolfelt, states, if you care for youself "with passion" in all five realms you will find your journey through grief much more tolerable. You can't walk this path alone.
Their "gift" is a Relaxation CD & a gift card to Infusions Yoga. I hope they enjoy as much as I have enjoyed preparing this special nurturing time for them.
Two in distress makes sorrow less. Proverb