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Whenever big changes are on the horizon, I forget to nourish my body and mind. It’s all too easy to let stress overwhelm me, so this week I’m going to focus on activities that nourish my heart which include:

-Diving into Blogging from the Heart.
-Mapping out my next ecourse.
-Writing & taking photos.
-Creating inspiration boards.

In the inspiration board below, you’ll find a nourishing micro-action. Remember to take care of yourself when stress seems to dominate your life.

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  • DarrenKeith May 14, 2012, 9:05 am

    What application do you use to make collages like this…very cool.

    • Tammy Strobel May 14, 2012, 9:42 am

      I created a template in Fireworks, that I use for my iPhone photos and photos from my Nikon D5000. 🙂

      I also use a fun app called Diptic.

      I hope that helps! Thanks for reading. 🙂

  • Rose Byrd May 14, 2012, 9:21 am

    Tammy, I am going to nourish myself this week by:
    1) writing more on paper and not just online;
    2) having lunch with my prayer partner;
    3) writing snailmail letters to both my adult children!

    • Mohamed Tohami | Midway Simplicity May 15, 2012, 4:44 am

      I like the “writing on paper” action. Back to the old beautiful days. Wasn’t everything simple and peaceful?

  • Alicia (Nika) May 14, 2012, 9:45 am

    What application do you use to make the inspiration boards? Awesome post.

    • Tammy Strobel May 14, 2012, 9:48 am

      @Alicia – See my response above. 🙂 I’ll have to write a post about how to make inspiration boards using fireworks. It’s really fun!

      And thanks! I’m glad you liked my tiny post. 🙂

  • Emily May 14, 2012, 11:26 am

    I took an UrbanZen yoga class this afternoon. Wow. Totally nourishing. I’m going to have to make this a regular part of my week! Also taking another yoga class (hatha) tomorrow.
    * Wednesday I am making dinner for my best friend, whom I haven’t seen in a few weeks
    * I also want to catch up on my handwritten journal. I don’t put *everything* on the blogs!
    And I Love your Make Time course! That’s #4 for this week.
    Thanks for this gorgeous post. Perfect for a Monday.

  • Katie May 14, 2012, 11:46 am

    These are beautiful photos Tammy, and lovely, simple micro-actions that we all can do to look after ourselves. It’s the small things that are the most importantest. Thank you for always reminding us of that 🙂
    Katie. x

  • Jill May 14, 2012, 12:22 pm

    I am going to nourish myself this week by:
    *letting myself cry
    *hot pink roses and peonies
    *lots of cuddling and walks with my dogs
    *deep breaths

    I hope you love Blogging from the Heart as much as I did.

  • Jen May 14, 2012, 2:22 pm

    Oh, no WAY! I’m taking Blogging from the Heart too! =) =) Yay!

    • Tammy Strobel May 14, 2012, 4:08 pm

      Right on! 🙂 I’m so looking forward to the class. Fun fun!

  • Caroline McGraw / A Wish Come Clear May 14, 2012, 3:51 pm

    What beautiful photos, and what a timely reminder to prioritize self-care and nourishment.

    This week, I will:
    1. Watch a cheesy TV show that I love.
    2. Take time to prioritize each day, so that I know just what needs to be done.
    3. Go to supper at the home of family members, and let their hospitality nourish me.
    4. Select books to take along on an upcoming vacation!

    Thank you, Tammy.

    • Tammy Strobel May 14, 2012, 4:09 pm

      @Caroline – Sounds lovely! Thanks for stopping by.

  • I love that you are asking this question….

    Years ago, my Buddhist teacher asked me that same question and for years she has continued to pester me (in a loving way) about it. What I’ve learned over time is that nourishment is quite different from indulgence.

    Things that nourish me take care of the deepest part of my soul… so doing things like creative writing, meditation, and working out at the gym are great forms of nourishment for me, even though they take some discipline. On the other hand, my forms of escapism like eating doughnuts or reading trashy novels may feel good initially but are the opposite of nourishing. So… I keep learning!

  • Mama Minou May 14, 2012, 9:09 pm

    this week I will…
    take an evening walk
    snuggle and read 20,000 leagues under the sea with my younger son, a cuddlebug
    try not to guilt myself with the things I *should* or *shouldn’t* do, just be aware of feelings.
    thank you

  • Frank Martin | Modern Monkey Mind May 15, 2012, 7:56 am

    * Go to yoga Wednesday and Saturday.

    * get away from the computer and read a book for an extended period.

    * eat at my kitchen table instead of in front of my computer.

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