Waking Up

*I do love Lang Leav's writing. I keep her book of poetry Lullabies together with her boyfriend's book, Dirty Pretty Things in the nightstand cupboard for when I crave some reading before bed.

Hello. I am tired. So, so tired. I did not sleep last night. Not because I wasn't tired or because I didn't try to sleep. I spent the entire night "trying" to fall asleep. I might have even nodded out a couple of times before violently jolting awake. Once I know sleep will elude me, it just becomes so and my body will fight off sleep like it's the plague.

As I lay there waiting to succumb to sleep, I thought about how 2017 will be the year that I finally wake up to my life. That sounds weird, I don't even know if I'm saying it right. I'm making an effort to be more present to my life as it unfolds. To avoid less and to engage more. To feel my emotions down to my toes, the good .. the difficult .. all of it. 2016 was the year I let go of all physical crutches and dependencies. It is also the year of our biggest health scare with many nights spent on my knees praying. We really have come out completely changed on the tail end of this year.

I'm putting rituals and practices into play for 2017 that will help me feel more present in my day to day. One of those will be to minimize my social media . . . oh, dear how annoying, I know. It's just too much and it hurts my brain sometimes. I am choosing more face to face engaging, more books, more cards, more movies, more nature, more music and dancing, more art, more photography, more tangible life engagement to fill the reserves when they run low.

I'll be writing more about this in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, I'm going to be working through Susannah's Unravel Your Year workbook and well as the Your Word course she has! You can get it in on that here.

And one more thing . . . have you heard this song? I am in love with it.

As a photographer, Bella Cirovic is curator and keeper of life's most sacred moments. Her clients have said she has a way of capturing them in instances of magic and whimsy and that her steadying presence helps them feel at home in their skin.


She witnesses stories while living her own healing adventure. Bella's photography and video work have been featured in magazines, print, books, and documentary films, including 2017 Manhattan Film Festival pick, Bright Lights by Jen Lee.

An impassioned lover of nature, Bella works with earth and plant medicine for  purposes of deep soul examination, sacred ritual, and ceremony. From this passion her enchantment​ with perfume blending was born. She now offers her handmade talismans and treasures in the form of anointing oils, elixirs, space cleansing mists, and oil concentrates in her soulful online boutique. She considers herself a light bringer, a companion for the journey who adds a playful and trusting energy to the circles she is invited to or a part of.

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