My stairway to heaven…
In February I embarked on a journey I wanted but didn’t realise how much I needed.
After an unexpected turn of events in November last year (and a few big years of shifts) and months of crippling self-doubt, it was clear in February that I was continuing to harbour strong anxiety inside me. It was showing in things like chest tightness and stress, digestive issues, an inability to concentrate, and beyond. I would often wake up with a sinking feeling of failure before I had even begun my days.
I knew I needed meditation and self care but I was stubbornly refusing to listen to my cues.
On the brink of burnout, I began a 28 day Radical Self Care Project.
Sydney yoga teacher, yogapreneur and yoga mama Kate Alexandra (@K8alexandrayoga) guided a beautiful group of women and myself through soul-nourishing self-care prompts, lessons and stories.
Each day of meditation and journalling helped to put a new fire in my heart and calm in my belly. I had begun a journey like this long before, but this was different. Connecting with other women and meditating to the serene spirit of Kate transported me to the place I needed to be and helped me to detach myself from my thoughts that, uncontrolled, spun around my mind like bees and distracted my peace.
I am blessed to say that I haven’t experienced anxiety like it since.
Any time I feel the pain of stress or the anxious tightness in my chest, I seek out Kate’s otherwordly meditations, like the yoga nidra that helped me surrender and come back home.
I still have moments of anxiety but I know that I can come back to this anytime.
I deeply care about our physical wellbeing (and I’ll talk about that more soon), but our emotional and spiritual health are equally entwined with creating our ultimate body, mind, spirit equilibrium.
Us women, we’re blessed to have beautiful guides like Kate in our world and I share my journey in hopes that it may inspire you to celebrate and support the launch of Kate’s Radical Self Journal. To support not only Kate but to dive deep into your own self-care practice, go to https://startsomegood.com/radical-self-journal
We need your courage and compassion, so let’s bring this baby into the universe.
To find out more about Kate, go to my podcast with Kate during the Radical Self Care Project in Feb.