Fertile Void

Fertile Void

It’s official, Southern California has had its first days over 75 degrees in 2019, and we are ready to start spring seedlings. Perhaps it’s too early? It is January after all. It’s hard to tell, but after weeks of rain, the earth is soft enough to be worked with, which can be rare! I am holding visions of bouncy, vibrant spring flowers.  Fingers crossed!!

It’s only been a few days since we planted and we are already in that phase where you wake up every morning and rush to see if anything has happened overnight while whispering encouragement to the damp soil. Maybe that's just us? We are eagerly awaiting some kind of sign that the process is moving forward. I mean, it’s been 2 days!

As I write this, I can feel in my bones, that it’s such good practice to be in this process. We are feeling similar to these tiny pots of fertile soil these days.

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Taking Time to Be

Taking Time to Be

Have you been hit with a rush of NEW YEAR, NEW YOU, RESOLUTIONS, WORD OF THE YEAR, SALE, SALE, SALE? We have! We are having to remind ourselves that even though we live in SoCal, and there are a hundred different signs pointing to how we need to take 2019 by the you-know-what and run with it, it's still winter.  With that in mind, maybe we don't need to have it all figured out just yet.  Maybe we can take some time to feel and breathe and tune our presence "up" after the rush of the holidays.

In honor of winter, we have decided to give ourselves time at the beginning of the year to press pause and allow ourselves to "go dark". 

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Savoring Summer

Savoring Summer

Ahhh, sweet summer!

I have to be totally honest, summer is not my favorite season.  In fact, it can be downright kryptonite for my spirit and body. Erika, however, thrives in the summer and finds it a sweet spot in the seasonal wheel.  Despite my tussle with the heat, I am excited to say that with my commitment to honoring the cycles around me, I have decided to embrace the season for what it is. The results? As an active participant, I have found myself able to delight in more of summer's gifts. #Winning! We set summer intentions as a way to embrace the season. In bidding farewell to the longer days, it's time for a Very Official Violet Report on our #summergoals. 

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