1. Lara Wood says:

    Inspiring post! It’s is actually very necessary to do the things that nurture our souls. I believe we have these desires to be creative/dance/cook (whatever makes our heart sing) not just to fulfill a need for self TLC but to bring pleasure to those around us in some way also. It’s a win win when we make time for the beautiful and not just the ordinary. Even if it seems just self indulgent, we will be happier to be around:) Thanks for the reminder!

    October 29, 2013 | Reply
    1. That’s a really lovely way to think of it, Lara – what may start as something self indulgent often ends up benefitting people close to us, too. Just another way for us to connect with people around us. Thanks for the insight!

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  2. Marta O. says:

    I really, really miss dancing too and playing the piano as well.
    I hope someday I can comeback to both of them.

    October 29, 2013 | Reply
    1. Marta, I know that feeling too well! Hope you can find a way to make room for these things you love again.

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  3. skysf says:

    This is awesome! And a topic near and dear to my heart. Feeding the soul is essential, to myself for health and for those around me and in the bigger world. It’s a trickle effect.
    Writing is my food of choice and makes me feel fully alive. I am in the process of making it my daily practice after many starts and stops (fear, procrastination, lack of discipline). Making time for it is everything…without it I am not whole.
    I’m going to go feed myself now;) You do the same….and thanks for a wonderful post:))

    October 29, 2013 | Reply
    1. I’m so glad this resonated with you! You nailed it when it comes to ‘feeling whole’ … It’s easy to list the reasons it’s tough to make time for the things that nourish us, but at the end of the day, making the time is critical. Thanks so much for your kind words. :)

      October 29, 2013 | Reply

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