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Does anyone else feel like hibernating?I been home for over a month now, my Summer in Munich seems like forever ago…yet I still wake up every morning discombobulated. It takes me a few moments to figure out what country I am in, what day, and what time it is.Its really funny…and no surprise since we ‘digest’ all of life’s impressions during our sleep.

How was your summer?

Mine was an absolute transformation. It had all the makings of a dramatic comedy…

I unpacked a ton of baggage.

I danced my soul free.

I probably had two of the best ideas of my life, cannot wait to share those with you.

I been making FUN a serious priority.

I ate so many sausages, and drank more wine than I have in 8 years.

I feel more tolerant, grateful, and relaxed.

Balance morphed and feels more joyful and effortless.

I no longer teach Yoga at 6.30am, and am diving into the night hours more. It is 1:16am right now. Scandalous!!! After over a decade of getting up at 5 or 6am, I crave to jazz things up.

Inspiration is soaring.

I spend very little time browsing on social media and only share when it feels fun.

I am feeling waves of grief come and go. Anger, sadness, and fear come an visit and tell me really good stories.

I am loving myself deeper and deeper, as I learn more ways to show up for myself as my compassionate and forgiving best friend.

I allow myself to receive love, support, and nourishment.

I am collaborating with Dr Dave Albenberg, Josh Silverman, Jenan Maclain, Katie Ashley, and the team from Yoga pop.
(Its next friday, the 21st. Check it out online http://www.yogapop.org/)

I am expanding my social circle with curiosity and openmindedness.

I am coaching more men and couples than usual. And still of course, mostly truly amazing women. The conversations are so inspiring, and each of them is such a rockstar.

I made a playlist with songs that make me cry. Just so I could cry regularly.

Sidenote: If you are an empath like me, you might find this helpful too. I feel so much compassion for everyone around me, that it is easy to forget to tend to my own garden.

Emotional garbage can pile up. If we don’t let it pass, it becomes lodged in our bodies/mind/spirit. Illness.

Taking out the trash daily requires tuning back in. Bringing the attention and awareness back to the own body, breath, and on the baggage of the day.

My coffee consumption is more than I know serves me, I have not formally meditated in 2 weeks, and I am watching more than usual mental gymnastics because of it. And I am resisting some of the tools that I know can bring me hOMe more quickly.

And that makes me laugh at myself. I throw my arms up and dance. Grateful for a deeper understanding how my clients feel and where the resistance comes from. And that accepting and allowing resistance is the only way to soften it.

I listen to my ‘Munich Summer 2014″ playlist on spotify every minute I got.

I hide behind sunglasses and headphones when I grocery shop. I admit, I sometimes go to whole foods twice a day. I tend to forget stuff, because I get shiny object syndrome.
I love that store and one of my ‘hobbies’ is to explore new products…its more fun with music in my ears.

Oh, and I am working on a program called ‘Date yourself’.

It is all feeling very downstream, and I been thinking about you and how you are doing?

I would love to hear from you. Drop me a note.

Ps…I been cooking up a storm. Actually, baking and smoothie making…so if you want to, follow me on Instagram for the deetz.

Mwuuuuuuuuah

elli