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Please Excuse the Mess & PSA

IMG_7877Happy New Year everyone! I hope that you all had a beautiful Christmas and that you are enjoying the excitement that the new beginnings of the fresh start the New Year brings.

We spent a late Christmas in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It was beautiful, fun, and I had some time to reflect while we were there. I feel like 2014 was a year that I spent both losing myself completely and finding myself in new motherhood. I am incredibly grateful for the past year. Grateful doesn’t even seem to describe how I feel about the gift of becoming a mom. I finally feel that I have a purpose beyond any I have ever known and beyond anything I could have even imagined before having my son. Being a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend are & will always be my purpose above anything else.

IMG_8374But I still have a passion that I can’t help but want to share with everyone. It’s the passion that inspired me to quit a successful teaching career and cash in on my retirement to pay for California College of Ayurveda and Institute for Integrative Nutrition. It’s the passion that guides me to my yoga mat and inspires me to teach (even though I am not nearly as flexible and strong as many yoga teachers or as good at asana as I once was). It’s the passion that makes me care more about packing vegetables than clothes when we go on vacations like the one we’ve recently returned from. It’s the passion that inspired me to become a DoTerra Wellness Advocate & start sending out samples of all the oils I have. It’s what I read about late at night and early mornings and any chance I get. It’s changed my life and because of that sparked my desire to help other people looking to create balance, health, and happiness in their lives.

So, I’m in the process of changing some things around here. This year I’m excited for all that I have planned for this space, and I can’t wait to share them with you! But. In the process, things will be a little messy for a bit. Hopefully, not longer than a few weeks. I’m grateful for all of you who will bear with me and keep reading despite my absence over the holidays and despite the mess around here right now.

IMG_7906Life is messy sometimes too. Yesterday afternoon, while I was out on my run, I was thinking about this. And when I came home, I shared this short PSA on Instagram, so I’ll reiterate here:

Maybe you were up most the night nursing a teething baby. Maybe you couldn’t sleep because you are in love. Maybe you are feeling heavy-hearted because you are in loss. You’re tired. There is no maybe about that.

Go anyway. Find the nearest park, woods, or trail and go. Walk, hike, run. Hear only the sound of your footsteps and breath. It will give you new life. I promise.

12 thoughts on “Please Excuse the Mess & PSA”

  1. Keri, I found this article on “Urban Yoga” via Twitter and thought of you. [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/07/urban-yoga_n_6425974.html?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067]

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