What you need to know about divorce, life.

Good Morning!

Welcome this morning’s light with all your love and strength.

Wow.  So much to say to you all this morning.  My daughter, Kate’s, Spring Break began two weeks ago today.  The family headed to the Shenandoah River for some country living, fishing, canoeing, (ok, and there was a huge indoor water park on the list).  We took our now 6 month old rescue puppy, Emily.  We had family time.  We all got to know one another a little better (not that we don’t already), but the adults laid off the work and Kate laid off the play dates and school.  And, we just kind of hung out for five days.

Then, we all got back and I flew out to Seattle for a 2 day workshop/retreat with the amazing Dyana Valentine.  It was her Woke Up Knowing Anniversary week in Walla Walla, Washington.  And, I felt in my soul of souls that I needed to be there, if only for a couple of days.  I flew out to Seattle and then drove (I love road trips) through the Snoqualmie pass, 4 1/2 hours to Walla Walla.


My BIG take away from the weekend?  Do only what you are available to do.  I am and love being a mom.  I love being a partner to my husband.  I love going grocery shopping and taking care of things around the house.  This is one of my superconditions for being on this planet, and it comes first for me.  So, my work, what I do in this world and why I do it has to always wrap around or fit into the availability my spririt has for those other circumstances.

So, all this to say that I have a hard time standing still.  (In Ayurveda, I am very Vata — air, movement, creativitiy, my mind never stops. Don’t I sounds breathless to you?)

So sometimes, the Universe forces it.  

I drove back to Seattle after the retreat.  I knew I wanted to eat a huge sushi dinner before jumping on the red eye back to DC.  I consulted yelp for the best sushi in Belltown.  I found a place, and I ordered the Omakase.  I ate really well.

And, then I got home and spent the week in bed with what I think is salmonella food poisoning.  There is an outbreak in the U.S., please read about it here.  (I wish I could go on a quick rant about the food crisis in this country, but I won’t here.)

So, what God and the Universe wanted for me last week was bed rest.  (Oh, I almost forgot to say that it was also my birthday last week.)

I am back this morning with a tender heart, reminded how vulnerable I am without my health.  Happy to be getting healthy again.  I start my friend Lisa Consiglio-Ryan’s Spring detox tomorrow.  (You should too!)

I also turn my intentions, my heart, my energy towards making our home run smoothly, to you all here, and my mediation practice.

One thing that I realized while I was away either in form or in my spacey bed state dealing with the effects of the salmonella in my tummy is that I want to know what you need and want here.   Please take a minute to tell me what you need most by filling out this survey.  Those who complete it, will receive a free gift from me.  I have some unique handmade, Fair Trade farmer’s market baskets from Ghana and would love to send you one.  Or, based on your survey, I may send you a book that speaks to me and says you need it.


Action Step

Take action now.

  • Notice where you are right now in your life.  Ask yourself what you need, and listen.  Then, make a plan to get what you need.
  • What are you available for right now in your life?

One More Thing

I am going to hold a free 1 hour live yoga, ayurveda, self-care workshop on Thursday, April 27 at 3 p.m. EST.  I will send around a link with the details on how you can get on the list and sign up.  If you can’t make it, you will get the recording.

And, please don’t forget  a new North Star Sessions is forming.  It will begin on May 2, 2012.  Once you are in, you are in for as long as you need.  Join us!

Go here for more resources on going through divorce and healing your way through it.  Please leave a comment below.  I want to hear about what you think and how you have taken that action step this week.  Let’s talk on the Facebook page http://facebook.com/candacesmyth/ or send me an email at candace@candacesmyth.com.

The divine light in me honors the divine light in you,

P.S. If you live in the Washington, DC area, here is the information on my new office for mediation clients in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia : 1425 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20005.  My telephone number is (202) 587-2772.

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