Spent yesterday preparing for my trip and working quite a bit. Got some significant exposures (going to get gas, etc) so it is a bit of a blur.dedication
- bed at 11… Could have been worse
- tidying in the form of tidying out my car some, doing dishes, and running laundry
- saw two of my own clients
- caught up with a good friend
- had my sweeties complete support, including his help putting rainex on my car etc.
- relaxing away from self imposed “have tos” 1 day ago
This is definitely ramped up compared to where I have been for the last little while. And let me tell you, I am sore!
Not sure if my back and rib cage pain is comin from my own emotions, exposures, pure physical labor, or if I’m empathic lay picking crap up and not clearing adequately. Think I better have my sweetie white sage smudge me tonight.
Love my work. Just don’t want to hurt. 2 days ago
- Cauli/broccoli pack
- Green pepper
- Power bars
- Quinoa pasta
- Mac and cheese + coconut milk
- Crystallized ginger
Travel containers for shampoo and soap
Pack can opener 3 days ago
Food for trip to Canada:
Lunch Wednesday: chickpea sauté
Dinner wed: pesto power bowl?
Lunch thurs: lentil soup with chips
Dinner thurs: potbelly salad
Lunch fri: detox salad
Dinner fri: out with auntie Trish?
Lunch sat: left overs? Out with colleagues?
Dinner sat: pasta pesto
Lunch sun: salad?
Dinner sun: stop on drive home?
Breakies = protein shake. Carrot muffins. Egg and potato.
Before I leave:
- chickpea sauté
- falafel dirty rice
- pesto power bowl
- pre cut veggies for M.
For me while gone:
- chickpea sauté
- pot belly salad
- detox salad
- pesto power bowl
- egg salad and chips
- quinoa pasta with pesto and egg
- lentil soup
- protein shakes
- falafel dirty rice?
- crystallized ginger
- carrot bread
Out to eat a couple lunches and dinner with auntie Trish
For M while I am gone:
- large pot of quinoa
- pre chopped veggies for yum bowls
- hard boiled eggs ready to go with pasta
- pesto power bowl
- chickpea sauté
For when I get back:
- corn chowder
- latkes 3 days ago
Feeling relaxed and internally quiet after a slow morning. Now maintain this peaceful feeling while crunching through my to do list:
-Eat- -Shopping list for food- -Go to bank- -Buy groceries- -Go to Kwan yin for supplements-
Clean out fridge
-Talk with N- -Codes to M-
Google food near venue
-Get in touch with S about paperwork and availability- -Email chiro availability- 3 days ago
Working all weekend and facing a big business trip later this week, I am a bit tired and overwhelmed this morning. I am inherently happy about everything, just on the edge of exhausted and stressed. So nurturing myself is going to be the key to staying upbeat, productive, and allowing myself to rest as much as possible.
- go back to bed and sleep as long as my body wants
- enjoy a mug of warm tea
- take flower essences
- put together a cute outfit for the day
- play gentle music
- eat nourishing food. Thinking lentil soup made with healing herbs as the best place to start (I make a really simple lentil soul and add herbs near the end based on what my body needs: this time carrot, onion, celery and lentils (plus Kombu) then added lemon balm, fever few, and nettle. Yum.
I also want to encourage myself to let go of the belief that I must do anything beyond preparing well for my trip. I have to have priorities, and making sure I am set to go and well is by far the most stress reducing thing I can focus on today. 3 days ago
It is going to be an on call back up therapist status for each. Still excited to have these new income streams though!
Seeing clients at FS this weekend (covering for a sick primary) saves my ass cause now I will actually have the funds I need to travel comfortably later this week.
So far to go, but at least now I’m headed te right direction! 3 days ago
Hashbrowns, bacon, and eggs was the order of this morning. Done and consumed by 5:30.
If you’d told me In the past that I would voluntarily go to bed by nine and be up and in the kitchen by five I would have laughed in your face…
As it is, I am glad to be working from home today and able to take a nap later :) 3 days ago
I enjoy Shakespeare. And love Jane Austin. So I’ve read a whole bunch (if not all) of their work.
I devoured swallows and amazons when I was in my pre-teens. I’ve kept the whole series. What fun and good lit too!
Read the entirety of gone with the wind when I was about 13 – again, consumed in a single 30 hr stretch… Oh the joys of homeschooling and having time o read!
Nibbled through a lot of Louisa’s work as well… Little women, eight cousins, rose in bloom… And old fashioned girl was my most well worn book for a while.
Also enjoyed the HP series for the most part. Though doesn’t compare over all.
Most of the rest I read as I was introduced I them by my phenomenal high school lit prof. A college prof tracing American, English, and world lit as well as the classics.
Fond memories :) 3 days ago
Some of my favorites are on this list. I think I’ve read at least 19-20 cover to cover and in depth. Another four or five I think I’ve read , but it was ages ago and I may or may not have completed. And then there is another handful where I’ve heard excepts read out loud, etc but definitely haven’t pursued cover to cover. Hmm. Interesting to start working on this. 3 days ago
And thank you notes within a respectable time frame is no mean feat! I always get hung up on ten and then embarrassed for being tardy… 3 days ago
- got into bed at 8 pm (planning to sleep soon)
- showed up well prepared for my interview
- made modestly good food choices
- took supplements
- salt bath for health/detox
- seems like I have a wonderful new part time job!
- being in flow and manifesting clients who were truly ready to receive the unique approach and skills I love to share (Vm mostly)
- more $$ in hand to buffer the finances of my daily expenses while in Canada later this week
- immense emotional support from my sweetie around my career and taking this new opportunity.
- really like the people I am working with
- trusting myself to make choices to sustain my highest good. 4 days ago
Funny story – I was in the middle of my interview when the owner got a call from her primary LMT saying she was feeling under the weather and wouldn’t be well enough to see clients later that afternoon. The owner then turned around, looked and me with a cocked brow, and asked “what is your schedule flexibility today? Any chance you want to jump in and cover these sessions?”
The agreed upon result was that me eating lunch and coming straight back to provide massage for the expected clients was of highest good… So now I am going to get to fill out the paper work via email since I became too busy working the new job to finish the interview – hehe. 4 days ago
- studied for VM
- wrote organizational emails to follow up about work stuff
- ate reasonably well
- taking supplements now
- bed at 10:50 pm (could be worse)
- zero tidying (sigh)
- Got a call from the FS! They loved my email inquiry about working there, and I’ve got an interview for tomorrow!!! Better yet, was able to fill in for them last minute tonight! So I guess they probably plan on hiring me…
- M got the treatment and support he needed today
- Picked up the check and cake I needed to collect from
My parents house before my trip north later this week
- feeling peaceful :) 5 days ago
Spending time at FS recently made me realize once again what a difference intent and healing resources can provide for a space.
Sure I want to clear the clutter in our home. Even more important is changing the inner messaging around how I feel about being home. 5 days ago
Get to interview tomorrow to formalize working part time for a healing center where I really want to share my healing touch. It will be a joy to work there *fingers crossed! And I am also lookin forward to bein able to clip away this old debt more activiely. 5 days ago
I love spending time in quiet sacred space. Gave my first massage at a new healing venue tonight. So wonderful! Working in this nurturing environment is my calling and feeds me beautifully. 5 days ago
And treated us to lunch at our fab burger place next door afterward. Love seeing the healing shift craniosacral therapy creates for those with injured brains/nervous systems. We will be well!!! 5 days ago
Focused on bodywork and integration, both receiving in te morning and then providing sessions for my clients not eh afternoon.
Vertually no tidying. Also stayed up until about midnight. Dinner arrived late (ordered in) and M and I got absorbed in our TV show.
- practices Toaist walking drills and qigong exercises at work.
- 45 min studying visceral manipulation textbook as prep for this next weeks course.
- well hydrated and took supplements
- Thai for D for the first time
- honoring my body’s need to integrate by napping through the middle of my day
- feeling content in my relationship with M 5 days ago
They have a find a practitioner directory by location :) 5 days ago
Two regular clients, first time for Thai for each of them. One in particular is now hooked I think :) 6 days ago
Bagua drills coming in handy to warm me up, keep me calm, and pass the time. 6 days ago
Squiggly wiggly alert! My fascia is taking me for a ride and a half! So glad I know to let it and embrace this continuous unwindinge process! Now to play with my own 3D experience and then nap to integrate more subtly… Love being high on a good massage experience!!! 6 days ago
Received a phenomenal bodywork session this morning. Mostly crainiosacral therapy with a bunch of myofascial unwinding/release thrown in. Got such marvelous releases through my abdomin qnd badk by working my rib cage fascia while face up. Spinal cord shifting too… Oh yeah baby! Love receiving and so incredibly glad I get to give this kind of relief too!!!! 6 days ago
Thanks for sharing. I fully agree that being in the mechehanical hands in healing field “full time” inevitably means something come rely unique to the practitioner and rarely equates to bankers hours.
At this point I am available for client appointments M-F from 1-7 pm. I find this takes care of my stay at home moms, retireees, and after work crowd alike. Occasionally I will take an 11 am appointment, or 7 pm, rarer still work Saturday afternoon. Sometimes I am completely booked for a week, though I just need more volume for that to be a constant.
Yesterday’s excericse was I figure out what my ideal schedule looks like that maximizes desirable client hours and includes enough rest, time for food prep, clerical hrs, excericse, etc for me to be healthy and sustainable as I promote my practice more.
I also wanted to take a good look at
It all, because I am going to start filling in doing massage for a local chiropractors office very part time. The hours there are flexible based on what I wanna to make available. So I wanted to reassess to make sure that I can maximize my availability there without cutting into the profits/schedule for my own practice too much, nor give up the time I need for the activities that keep me strong and healthy so that I can see a full load and be happy doing so. 6 days ago
Yesterday I spent a half hour going over potential schedules for my ideal work life balance filled week. While I might be able to more clients on an overflow week, in general I only have time in my life for about 15 appointments per week. And that is when I’m making work a priority.
I would like to get here – 15 appointments, say 16-22 hrs hands on massage and bodywork per week soon. And make it sustainable. Which means continued focus on self care and cross training. Especially need to work my rotator cuff muscles and do more core focused movement.
Excited about my practice :) 6 days ago