This week Awesome Stories brings you love, soul food, and digital holidays.
This episode will be the last Awesome Stories for now. My interest in these stories has been waning for a while. I need to find what inspires me. It may not even be writing. Lately, I seem to have to force myself to write and that is no fun! So I’m listening to my inner voice and will likely take a break from writing and blogging to see if I find inspiration or clarity as to what is next. Or maybe I’ll come back full of passion for writing and connecting online. Either way, this 6-year blogging journey and 5-year run of Awesome Stories has been delightful. I’ve made heart connections around the world, broadened my views, learned about distant lands and cultures, and found a joy for sharing ideas. I am very grateful for this amazing blogging journey!
Thank you for touching my heart and broadening my life.
Feed Your Soul
Here is a fun article by Martha Beck on 6 Ways to Feed Your Soul. I resonate with all 6 of her ideas; being still, nature, connection, talking it out, wisdom, and music. Music and time in nature are two of my favorites, but what I probably most need are more stillness and connection with friends. I also like her summary of wisdom from traditions around the world; love, peace, unity, and compassion. May you find what nourishes your soul and partake routinely! Touch is another soul food for me and being single, I don’t get nearly enough. Hugs for all!
Many of us have become dependent or even addicted to our digital devices. Studies show that too much digital time can increase depression, anxiety, and aggression. Taking breaks can give us time to wind down, refresh, recharge, and listen for the whispers of our soul. In case you’re not convinced, here is an article highlighting the health benefits of taking a digital break.
And we don’t have to take an extended break, we can carve out blocks of time away from our devices like an hour before bed, during meals, the first hour of the day, etc. It’s good to put limits on our digital use. I’m considering a digital break to see if I find some inspiration for my life.
May your week be full of soul food, love, and inspiration.