Ok I admit I was just in a dark place & feeling alone, overwhelmed & like I could just give up on all my hopes & dreams to live out life grumpy, in a sullen state of disenchantment! When this happens to me, I know I need to reconnect with loved ones, Nature & my creative spirit. Plus take extra Niacin (B3) & Vitamin C for good measure. The two work synergistically to raise ones spirit. Look up Dr. Linus Pauling & Dr. Abram Hoffer's work on this. Life altering really, especially if you tend to swing on the mood pendulum. I was also reminded by a dear friend (whom I'd been counseling for her issues prior to heading down myself) that we are the LIGHT, not the darkness. If the darkness comes, we must bravely tell it that it is not welcome and must go now. Of course remembering what we are grateful for is imperative in this healing process as well as getting proper sleep, nutrition, exercise, loving. In the end though, when the mind demons come knocking, it is up to us to tell them to go away. So I did just that (and took my vitamins) and then completely LET GO OF EXPECTATIONS. This is really important too! Be free to live the moment & truly enjoy what we have here & now. I swear this is the key to bliss! I watch my students during Learning Centres (free choice time with a variety of stimulating, creative materials) and they are completely blissed out. I also get to witness them tap into some incredible genius in their freedom to simply be & create for 30 mins at the end of the day, 3 times per week. So where am I going with this? Oh yes...I remember! So when I let go of expectations & reconnected with my true spirit, I got news that my song "This Dish" was nominated for a VIMA, otherwise known as a Vancouver Island Music Award for Pop Recording of the Year. The beautiful island I was born & raised on, a place I have deemed paradise, is the first to recognize my songwriting! I felt truly honoured. So that is all! I honestly don't expect to win but the nomination is timely & wonderful in itself!
Be blessed & honour yourself.