Weekly Share–March 23, 2018

Margi DehlinHealth & Wellness, Hygge, Seasonal Reflections, Weekly Share6 Comments

Hello again! I have returned from my coaching training days. Man-oh-man, is it difficult for me to remain largely stationary for 7 to 8 hours a day!! I must say that I learned a lot, met some marvelous people–and am now, working hard to read, process, and experience all I can so that I will be able to finish up all my certification requirements by the end of May. It is good to learn new things, yes?? It keeps us alive and growing. Are you learning something new currently? What is it? Feel free to share below in the comments section!

But now, on to the share!

For your soul

Joanna Goddard interviewed Kate Bowler on “How Stage IV Cancer Taught Me How to Live”. Kate is 35, a college professor at Duke, and married with a young son. Confession. I tend to rather gravitate toward memoirs around illness and death. I find them to be filled with a clarity that is lost on the rest of us, privileged and healthy folk. This clarity and perspective seems to accompany loss or rather grave circumstances. Have you ever noticed that? So, I guess I read to witness, to feel, and to hopefully, be reminded– that living can never wait.Β  And that wisdom is what occurs when an open heart is challenged mercilessly.

For your viewing pleasure

So, who doesn’t need a little joy these days? A little warming of the ol’ heart muscle? It is a pleasure to walk into the world of Love, SimonΒ and experience these characters for a while. High school has been redeemed (albeit fictionally) with this small clan of kids. Go ahead and check it out at your local theaters. Get ready to see a sweet love story that will make your heart sing!

For your health

I have been trying out a new podcast called Optimal Living Daily. Have you heard of it? The podcasts are short (think 8 minutes long, short). They consist of extremely condensed writings that are read out loud in the form of a podcast. Or at least, that is what I have experienced so far. There is Optimal Health Daily. Optimal Finance Daily. Or Optimal Living Daily for Relationships. I just subscribe to the general, Optimal Living Daily. A few favorites?Β  I listened to Mark Manson’s “Subtle Lies We All Tell Ourselves” (Part 1 and Part 2) and found it to be highly amusing. Give it a go! He is the author of this bestselling book! I also enjoyed Angel Chernoff of Marc and Angel Hack Life website. She shares “10 Habits You Must Quit to Be Happy.” I rather think happiness is a faulty goal (and an unrealistic expectation for life) but it is still worth a listen. What do you think of the short format?

For your mood

As mentioned previously, I am a fragrance girl. I am spending a little bit of time thinking about a spring/summer perfume for the change of season. Might I ask–doΒ  you have a favorite scent for the warmer months of the year or do you wear a signature fragrance all year long? I would love to hear. Fragrance so affects our mood. Whether it is the smell of fresh flowers, the wind entering our home from an open window, the smell of our dish soap, or a warming candle–I love considering the scents around me. Or in this particular case– on me!

Happy spring wishes to you. Perhaps some fresh flowers might be the perfect celebratory act for the first week of spring! Yes?

Thanks for letting me share a few simple things with you! I would love to hear what has been lighting you up these days.

6 Comments on “Weekly Share–March 23, 2018”

  1. Reading what you post lights me up these days. You have such a practical, smart and easy approach to life. I love that you help me “remember” what I already intuitively know. Thanks Marghi!

  2. Hi again, Margi! I feel rather committed to commenting on your blogs πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ So much of what you share resonates with me. Like you, I gravitate towards stories of strength through loss.. .solidified in part to watching my best friend journey with her cancer. This beautiful girl, who sang like an angel, worked as an emergency nurse for 20 years. She left behind a 5 and 7 year old last year. Miss you, Jacqueline. There is so much I could share, observing someone in their last moments. What is important takes centre stage…Jacqueline in her last hour, struggling for her own breath, asked how Evie is (my daughter). Jacqueline showed me what love is….giving of herself to the end.

    One day I will work in Palliative care. The seeds have been sown.

    I know you walked beside your Dad, Margi, during his final journey. From what you shared, he taught you what love is. What a precious gift.

    Moving along to something lighter…..smell is important!! Hugely!!! I’m always sniffing.

    In the home I burn orange/peppermint oil – a lovely mixture of sweet and fresh.

    I rather like the idea of a signature perfume….I’ve settled on Calvin Klein ‘Obsession. It isn’t too strong so suits summer or winter. Probably my all time favourite is Coco Chanel Mademoiselle. This is a heavier and pricier perfume. But I do love it.

    Your Life-Coach course sounds great! Life-long learning πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’

    1. Fiona– I appreciate your comments on my blog. Thank you. I have a connection to palliative care as well. I think it would be difficult to witness the end of life of someone you love and all that it entails– WITHOUT feeling some sense of having a wish to alleviate the suffering that so often accompanies it. Don’t you think so? Jacqueline sounds like she offered such light and love in her life. Truly working to heal those in her reach. So inspiring. I appreciate you sharing a bit of her here.
      I love hearing of your perfume choices. I know Obsession well. It is a classic! But I do not believe I know Coco Chanel. I will have to check it out!

  3. Fragrance suggestion: I just bought the “At the Beach” lotion, body spray, and body wash from Bath and Body. Loving it…it is light, fresh, and makes me feel like summer is on the way. Using it every day right now!

    1. I love recommendations! And I especially love fragrance or body care recommends. Thank you! I will have to check it out for sure! It sounds so perfect for this time of year.

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