Transform Your Work and Family Culture...
How do we create and live not only the picture of health in our work and home life? How do we live congruent with our beliefs and values? We're bringing together Elan's ideas on wellness, education, family and whatever comes up along the way-a little Waldorf and Steiner, a little Network community, and any other gurus that we meet along along the way to help our family and office in transformation.
I feel I have accomplished something great this holiday when my daughter is bored.
I am sure you are familiar with the, "I'm bored. I have nothing to do." In our house, it has shown up as an insistence on play dates. She has her play date arranged-which friend is coming over, what toys both of them will play with, what scenes they will act out with their ponies. That's all before she asks us to have a friend over, or we have a play date arranged.
Instead, and partly due to the fact that she's temporarily sick, and the basement was torn up for re-arranging, and the Christmas decorations were in the middle ground between packed and unpacked, she's been forced to play with us, or with Raven, or by herself, or out in the yard. Not to count the attention she received from Grandparents and family all last week up to Boxing Day. We have still taken her to a few activities-play places, parks, the zoo, but really I've been wanting that nothing time. Yes, the TV has been on a few times, but definitely less than usual. We've read, painted, played with the new and old toys, cleaned, gone for walks...
Why do I like this state of boredom? I believe we need that to clean the slate-to recharge, to allow room for creativity, to think. To dream as the crone (yes, year of the Goddess and all). It gives us that chance for introspection that I think we are missing day-to-day with all of our over scheduling. A tiny part of me questions if our extroverted daughter needs that as much as I do, but I still think she does. She will have busy days ahead-laughable when I think that our 4 year old has a scheduled life.
We still had the loose boundaries of a schedule around our house over the holidays, although probably less schedule than I would have liked. I would start her days with her outside everyday but just haven't managed to do that. Regardless of how the rest of the day goes, I do enjoy the feeling of success when she voices her boredom in her social girl way.
Welcome to our office-we look forward to seeing you!
In case you haven't been by yet, I thought I'd give you a preview of what you can expect when you come for a visit.
We hope to share our office space with you soon! You can help us to celebrate the new space by joining us for our Grand Opening Celebration (AND 10 year birthday party!).
Join us Friday, December 5th 5 pm - 7 pm. We're building our collaborative mosaic, and will have gift bags for our first 50 in attendance, a door prize draw, drinks and snacks, and crafts for the kids! We're also kicking off our season of giving, by collecting donations for our Adopt a Family from the Bowness Boys and Girls club. Please RSVP at 403 217 5577.
I may have left you in suspense out there...what's she going to do to as a countdown to her 45th birthday?!
I was not entirely sure when I started. Back in December at the Solstice, I attended an Intention evening when we released what we needed to for 2018 and welcomed in 2019. Mine didn't entirely make sense, I released my need for a defined location for sacred space and moved forward on challenging myself physically and spiritually, KNOWING this was going to be a big year for transformation.
The next day I still didn't know WHAT I was training for, but I started training/ working out, and started by doing the 128 stairs near our house leading up to a nearby development. I managed 3 sets and exhausted myself! My postpartum state of activity has not been pretty.
The next day I visited Calgary's beautiful new library and left with books on hiking and trails. My brain was thinking the Camino in Spain or Portugal, or some more nearby adventure hikes. A spiritual journey…
Thanks to Dr Robert Clarke, Chiropractor at Elan Family Wellness Centre in Bowness/ NW Calgary, for these thoughts on Perception-part of the Triad of Change.
After looking at Structure and Behaviour the past two months this time we will look at Perception and how we can sometimes use our Perception in creating change in our lives. For some people finding their inspiration or motivation is key before taking action. The feeling of accomplishment is what drives them create a structure or to get things done. If you are one of these people, it is essential to get to know what makes you feel good, where in your life you get inspiration from. For me personally, I lead with Structure, take action then feel that sense of accomplishment. The shift in perception is the reward for me.
Take a little time to think of things that make you feel good: being with family, mountains, water, certain colours or a nice tidy work space, etc. Once you have identified some, hold them in your consciousness, see …