Life got a bit hectic, so I haven't been able to write lately. It seems like this year has been flying by. I'm so happy that the farmer's markets are outside again and I have loved seeing all of you there.
I don't want to talk about the candles in this post. I want to give a bit of an update on my mental health and what I have been experiencing. This business was started to help others and I want to make sure I don't lose sight of that.
I recently have gone a more holistic route in terms of mental health. I have been seeing a professional that utilizes deep breathing, hypnosis and something she calls "deep-work." It is not what I am used to, but I felt that I needed to try something different in order to work through some parts of what causes my PTSD and anxiety.
So far, I am really liking it. I used to think that breath-work wasn't effective, but I was completely wrong! It has increased my productivity, sleep and anxiety.
So, if you got this far into the blog post...take a moment for me and take a few deep breaths.
Remember that any hardships you are going through will pass.
I'll end this post by saying this...
You are important. You are unique. You are loved. You are enough. You are beautiful. You are worthy. You are not a burden. You are valued.
P.S. Today, I went on a walk with my wife and one of my very best friends. There were 3 swings along the way. Most of the time, I am so determined to complete a task that I forget to enjoy the small things. Today, we stopped and swung for a while. The wind felt so good. After that, a cottontail bunny hopped over to me and stayed for a while. I know these aren't huge events, but they are things that brought me joy today and I wanted to share them with you. Appreciate the little things. Enjoy the wind, stop and breathe for a while and appreciate the nature around you.