We could all say “to hell with self-nurture right now – let’s eat crisps and drink wine”, and that, of course, is an individual’s choice. However, this challenging time will eventually pass and I for one, want to get through it and come out on the other side, along with my family and friends, as mentally and physically healthy as I possibly can be. So for me, self-nurture remains a priority.
In times of uncertainty or darkness, we often look for light, guidance, or support; something to help us navigate unchartered waters. A familiar, recognizable beacon easily visible amongst the darkness. I have used the analogy of the lighthouse as a metaphor during challenging times and have recently considered the question: what is my lighthouse right now, my go-to, my support?
The trees in my garden have taken a battering, and I feel the same would happen to me if I ventured outside the front door! I’ve just taken a break from work and made myself some Haldi Doodh (Turmeric Milk).
We have until recently looked upon menopause as the ‘fall’ or autumn of our lives. But now we are living and working longer, we can view it entirely differently.
Ageless goddesses … go forth and declutter your wardrobes!