January 2023 ‘Rest & Reflection’

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I read once that if you are at a point in life where you don’t know what to do, do nothing. When everything is boiling over, life is overwhelming you and decisions need to be made, the best thing to do is stop and take a breath. It feels like odd and contradictory advice, yet when I have followed the instruction, downed tools and disappeared into a pool of water, immersed myself in landscape or hidden between waves, life has indeed slowed down and a clarity has followed. 

As we enter a new year on the back of yet another odd and turbulent one, my advice is to do nothing. Pick up a book, swim, walk, stand, rest and reflect. Don’t commit to annual goals, don’t think about resolutions or exercise routines. Let life slow and make time to really think about how you want to live. January isn’t a time for resolutions. Beginnings happen in spring, now is the time to reflect and think about what might make your life full of purpose, adventure and joy.

I hope this month’s issue helps you wonder a little more and inspire you to bathe rather than swim fast or hard.

Ella Foote, Editor

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