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Monday, December 23, 2013

Monday Meditation: The Call of the Soul

Guest Post by Tracy Petrucci:

Today, what I'm really feeling like posting is this simple advice from Rumi,
"When you do something from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy."

Elizabeth Lesser said, "Your soul is always sending messages. If you regularly paint or sing or write poetry or listen to uplifting music; or if you meditate and pray; or if you walk in nature, or move your body in sports or dance, you know what if feels like when you and your soul are in contact. You feel a river moving in you, a joy. You can also feel that river flowing when you reach out and help someone in need, when you are in love, when you come through the fire of a difficult endeavor, or when you finally surrender to a painful situation- when you stop fighting the far and heartache, and you give over the reins to something greater. When you tire of your won constriction and you open, come what may, to the flow of life, you and your soul become one, and you feel a river moving in you, a joy."

I also found this post I wrote recently, that describes the feeling of missing that connection, and it's a poem many women have said they really relate with.

I miss some of the things that make me, me.

Is that accurate to say anymore? Or is it more like, I miss the things that used to make me who I used to be?

I miss the arts. Things like guitar strings and writing, those were my arts. Poetry, painting, piano, those things too.

I miss passing my hands through cool water in the ocean, surfing, and the sun. I miss the sand. I miss the snow. I miss sunburns.

I miss napping. I miss reading. I miss shopping at Target with no time constraint.

Missing these things can make me feel unhappy at times. Sometimes I wake up, and I realize everything has happened so fast, and I'm someone else so different. Sometimes I wake up, and it's kind of scary, so I fall back into oblivion.

What is amazing, is how interconnected these thoughts are, even though I wrote them years and years apart. Let's all take a moment today and pay homage to the things we miss about the person we used to be, but give love for the people we have become today. Meditate on where your soul is calling you to be now, and how you can get there if you haven't already started on your way. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday Meditation: Holiday Stress

The holidays are supposed to be merry and bright, right? Well there is a reason why this time of year often brings unwanted stress along with that unwanted fruit cake.

With so many added expectations during the holiday season, we can often lose track of what's important, as well as find ourselves with no time to work out, eat right, or meditate. However, this is probably one of the most important times to take a moment for some "you" time, work it into your schedule, and ensure you stay happy, healthy, and wise!

Maybe you need to set your alarm a few minutes earlier than normal to get some alone time, or perhaps you'll benefit from meditating at night, after your long day is over. Yoga or meditation provide that process of "letting go" whether it be tension in the body, negativity in the mind, or just feelings that can attach during the holidays due to past or current experiences.

In fact, with so much external stimuli during the holidays, taking time to block it all out for a few moments a day can help you find that much needed place of calm you've been missing! I mean, let's be real... it's not JUST during the holidays that we can feel overwhelmed, emotional, or out of touch with our inner peace.

I invite you to browse through our whole collection of Monday Meditations from over the years and find one that resonates with you. Take a deep breath, and give it a try... Browse Here

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Extravaganza with Cocoon And Others!

Come shop local artists and vendors during our Holiday Extravaganza at the home of Suzanne Balestri, owner and designer of Cocoon

Sunday, December 15th
11 - 4pm
985 Windsor Creek Court
Cardiff By the Sea, CA 92007
Enjoy champagne, chocolate, and holiday cheer!

We've gathered together an array of talented designers and artists, and consultants to share their beautiful creations, pampering gifts, and functional products! Take care of any last minute shopping while getting a mini manicure, trying out some hair extensions, or a getting a complimentary tarot card reading!

Check out the merchandise that will be available to you:
Lavender, Hot Peau Design
One of a kind knitwear prints by Siren Skirts
The mattie poncho
Hand crocheted sweaters, purses and more from Mattie & Co.
Thermal Tote
Totes and purses from Thirty One

Spa Products from Apotheque

  See you there!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Holiday Boutique - Solana Beach

Cocoon will be here - Hope to see you too! 
It's open to the public, so bring a friend and enjoy coffee, snacks, and mimosas while shopping. Fun, fun fun!