I'm back from a long weekend in Vermont. This may sound corny, but it was a weekend where I was able to reconnect with something so basic inside of me...a feeling, a peace, a calm. It was four days of keeping a focus on a solution. Four days of truth, emotion, cleansing, and healing. Four days with 12 other women, some I've known for years, some I just met. Women who have become my family. There's the family that we are born to and love, and then there's the family that choose and love. These women are my family of choice.
Our group ranges greatly in age and life experience. Our group changes from one year to the next. Our group changes and yet we all have the same reason for coming together. We all come together year after year. Every year in Vermont. And we all focus on a solution. A solution to whatever in our lives is a problem. This year, there was a guided meditation...I've never done a guided meditation before. I have to say, it was a powerful experience. One that I need to make time for in my life. While exercise has always been meditative for me, this was an experience like I've never had before. This was a meditation that felt like it helped me to find something that really matters.
If that makes any sense at all...
chocolate covered pretzel latte, cheese danish and yogurt...by the way, that was the best damned cheese danish I've ever had!
yogurt, fruit and granola
And I'm sure that I had something like a candy bar for dinner again in class...
eggs, chicken sausage and toast
Greek yogurt with fruit, banana, and toast with jam and peanut butter
French toast, sausage and fruit
bagel with scallion cream cheese, fruit and cheddar cheese stick