Friday, February 21, 2014

Nourish Your Soul

Nourish Your Soul
By Desiree Leigh, Wake Up to Live

When was the last time you nourished your soul?  Many of us in the capitalist world are over-stressed, under paid, work long hours, get less sleep than desire, and usually lack the exercise needed to sustain ourselves from day-to-day.  To move through the day with a sense of inner strength and a clear head, we must (not should) nourish our selves daily and then again weekly.  It really doesn't take long at all.  

I take an Epsom salt bath everyday to relax my body, to release toxins, and to just chill.  It's my "look forward to" every single day!  It doesn't take long, perhaps 15 minutes at most; but it gives me so much.  Weekly, I like cook a different meal; I like to be creative in the kitchen.  I don't have the time everyday; but I do try to fit in the creativity at least once per week.  I find baking especially to be meditative (for me anyways) when I finally get inspired to do that, too.  In the spring, I like to tinker in the soil, planting seedlings or flowers.  I like to dehydrate kale (especially) or make dehydrated cereals, crackers, or cookies once in a while.  I also love to walk my yard of forest.  I call it the woods, and I love it.  The ocean is nearby, and it's another beautiful serene spot to nourish my soul.    

What about you?  What is it that you like to do?  It shouldn't always be the same thing.  That could get mundane and work against you rather than nourish your soul.  Every week, month, and season will spur something different.  Take time for yourself.  Life is pretty short, really.  Give it a try and nourish your soul.

Wake Up to Live with Desiree Leigh


Wake Up to Live is about awareness in every aspect.  Waking up to live life is about questioning the social norms and the things that feel uncomfortable to talk about.  Wake Up to Live is about becoming awake to our biases, prejudices, and injustices. Waking up to live life is about waking up from unconsciousness to see what is really true.  Although waking up to live life with awareness and clarity may be difficult to do because now we must begin to make the hard choices, we must strive to Wake Up to Live and be responsible for our actions and the actions of others.  We are in this life together!  


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