Sunday, November 24, 2013


There are some days when I feel like I want to retreat into myself and not share my time and energy with others. I felt this way much less often before I became a mother, but I believe the constant demands on my body, mind, and spirit over the past several years have solidified this need in me.

That's how I feel today: as if I need to go inward and stay as long as possible to help renew my abilities to give and create and care for.

On days like these, I find solace in things like beautiful photographs of nature and inspirational words. Even when I feel like my words fall short on days like today, inspiration from others fills in the quiet spots with meaning and depth. I am reminded that the quiet retreat is okay, that it is valuable, and that it is temporary.

Do you ever feel this way? What kinds of activities or practices do you engage in to honor your inward pull during these times? I'd love to hear about your experience, if you feel like sharing.

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