School has started, Fall weather has finally started to set in and here we are wrapped up in our cozy sweaters and……… we’re stressed. Working, running, errands, pulling over to make phone calls when we’re on the road and trying to make every square peg fit in its round hole while helping the world turn on its axis (because it couldn’t do it without us, right?). Am I speaking to anyone here?
As a therapist, I am constantly working with people on how to take care of themselves. And as a fellow human being, I am also constantly working on making sure that I take care of myself, too.
Without self- care, we are frazzled, tired, grumpy and burnt out; with it we can breathe, enjoy the beauty around us- and even look for (and see!) the beauty in situations that may not initially appear all that beautiful.
One of the things I absolutely love about my career as a therapist and the DIY Diva, is helping others. Motivating, empowering, inspiring, creating, dreaming, and going after our full potential. I love seeing people “get it” – that “ah-ha” moment when they see something in a new light that is full of hope- and that hidden vulnerability that dares to dream that life could be better. Oh, how I love that moment!
That is my heart, right there- the awakening to new life within- the realization that you have what it takes, that you are not alone, and that this life is only part of the journey- but oh what a journey! I love those raw, real moments where we can look at each other and say, this is HARD. But we can do this. That right there-that inner strength rising out of the depths. That is what my heart looks like.
This Sunday, I want to offer you a chance to relax, enjoy and maybe even dream a little. I will be teaching a class in Roanoke from 3pm-5pm that is focused on those very things- DIY, massage and relaxing. We will be making some all-natural goodness to soothe your muscles and your mind, as well as help you relax and unwind for a great night of restorative sleep. Sounds great, doesn’t it? We will have a wonderful massage therapist with us who will be offering chair massages to those who would like to participate and will be making our own relaxation products to take with us and bring the bliss to our homes. There will of course be warm, soothing beverages, calm music and aromatherapy to help rest all of our brain centers. It is all included in your ticket so you don’t have to think about anything except how to let yourself enjoy this “Calgon take me away” afternoon 🙂
Ticket info: $35 for event. Covers massage, 3 DIY items- all materials provided, snacks, beverages, and relaxation tips from a professional therapist and life coach.
All-inclusive ticket for class on Oct. 29th from 3pm-5pm at St. Phillip's Lutheran: 8115 Williamson Road Roanoke VA