I know, I know; that line is used SO frequently but I am going with that vibe today. Btw, Happy November 1st! It has felt like FOREVER since I last connected with you and, honestly, I have needed to take a step away for a bit. I shared a couple weeks ago on my blog that my family has been through a lot, and the emotional toll it has taken on me has not been conducive to fabulous writing and creativity. I will, however, tell you that we have been able to slip away to our absolute FAVORITE happy place for 10 days – St. Maarten. Could you guess by the photo? It is what we all have needed, and where I am writing this from today. The sun, sand, and warm weather just do something for the soul. See, we are starting off with a “November to Remember.”
In all seriousness, it has been such nice down time to relax, recharge, refocus, sip on amazing cocktails, and eat delicious food. I have even taken this time to take a breather from my workouts, and focus more on the relaxing elements of vacation such as swimming, body surfing, and laughing. Yes, laughing! I have been in a chronic state of stress for however long now, and what it has done to my body and health felt debilitating. When your usual “perfect” blood pressure is through the roof…yeah, stress sucks and things need to change big time.
As we head into one of my favorite times of the year (can you believe the Holiday season is upon us?), my hope is to hold on to this feeling of being centered, present, and just remembering how precious life is and this fabulous gift we have been given.
The gift of health, happiness, and our amazing life!
I promise you will be seeing more of me in the coming weeks! As is life, sometimes you do need to take a step back in order to take some monumental steps forward!
Here’s to a very Happy Monday, week, and November to Remember!
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