Of course, my run was after my morning meditation and personal growth reading. I love to start my day off this way. It allows me to connect with my body and check in as well begin my day on a positive note. My meditation usually consists of scanning my body internally to see if it has any information that it would like to share with me. If there is pain or discomfort, I thank it for the information and move on. There is no attachment and no judgment. This information will determine the stretching or self-massage with a foam roller or lacrosse ball that I do that day before and after my workout. This scanning and connection is especially important to me because of being quite sick in the past. I want my body to know I am listening and also to determine when things are off quickly. Once I have completed my whole body, I then breathe the colour of each Chakra into them to help balance them.
If you aren't familiar with the chakra system, here is a picture that describes the location of each chakra and the link to the wikipedia page that explains all about it. I begin at the Base or Root Chakra and continue in order up to the Crown Chakra.
You can also read more about colour therapy on my webpage located at http://www.pathsforhealing.com/colour-therapy.html.
Ethan did Yoga with me after my run. Here's a picture of him doing Crow Pose at the end of our Power Yoga practice. He can hold it for about 10 seconds which is quite impressive for just learning how to do it! I can only hold it for a few seconds and am grateful to my strengthening arms which can do it as well as abs which are gaining in strength as well! It really is more about balance than it is about arm strength (although that helps too).
The preparation for the yard sale is a win/win for all of us because we get space in our home for new things to be able to come in and it is a wonderful start to our new journey where I will be working our two businesses at home full-time and will get to be at home with Ethan full-time as well! No more commuting to do my consulting work! No more being away from Ethan all the time! Unfortunately, Joe is switching roles and is now commuting to Ottawa for work. This will only be until next summer when he is getting out of the military and coming home to work our two businesses full-time and be with us full-time.
The inside tidying and sorting that Ethan did was part of being a good member of our family. He also did some weeding in my garden for me which I paid him for. He's a good little worker, so helpful. Of course, he also gets his weekly allowance which he has also been saving towards the guitar. He's also asking for money towards the guitar for Christmas and his upcoming birthday. Delayed gratification is a wonderful skill that everyone needs to practice!
Saturday dinner was a spicy turkey goulash that Joe made. One could also call it Garbage Can soup because it was to use up a bunch of vegetables that we had in the fridge. It was quite delicious! The turkey sausage is gluten-free as it has no fillers and is all turkey. It's from a local farm and we buy it at Wendy's Country Market where they source from within 100 km. If you're in the Kingston area, definitely check Wendy's out! Her husband, Rick, also delivers orders over a certain price right to your door! http://www.wendyscountrymarket.com/_index.php and http://www.wendysmobilemarket.com/.
Here's a picture of our dinner.