Take time for breaks.
Get a drink.
Listen to music.
And explore the California landscape.
begin the day
sun salutations ( 15 minutes of yoga )
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"We conceive our children in deepest night, in blazing sun, outdoors, in barns and alleys and minivans. We have no rules, no ceremonies, we don't even need a driver's license. Conception is often something of a by-product of sex, a candle in a one-room studio, pure brute chance, a wonder. To make love with the desire for a child is to move the act out of its singularity, to make the need of the moment an eternal wish. But of all passing notions, that of a human being for a child is perhaps the purest in the abstract, and the most complicated in reality. Growing, bearing, mothering or fathering, supporting, and at last letting go of an infant is a powerful and mundane creative act that rapturously sucks up whole chunks of life."
- From The Blue Jay's Dance by Louise Erdrich ©2010. Published by HarperCollins.
How am I feeling?
Sensory Awareness Exercise
UNC - Chapel Hill's Center for Women's Mood Disorders
A Guided Meditation
UNC Wellness Centers
Try this Breathing Exercise.
Box breathing relaxation