Life is pretty incredible, yet the crazy busyness that comes with can be unbearable. From raising incredible human-beings full of potential and juggling all that goes with it to working and providing a home and sustenance and much, much more, you do it all! Even when you aren’t doing something physically you are likely working your list mentally or solving a problem. Yet, think about the moments when you force yourself to be completely still… to do literally nothing. Those moments are rare for most of us, but there is great value in being still and embracing quiet. Think about it this way:

When you hear meteorologists talk about a hurricane they often reference the hurricane’s center as it applies to its strength. Guess where a hurricane is quietest… it’s center! The strength and stillness at the hurricane’s core shapes and defines it’s characteristics, and the same can be said of us.

In stillness and the doing of “nothing” is where you ultimately find your greatest strength.

Now, I’d like to think we don’t create the same sort of havoc a hurricane does, but we all have our moments, especially the three-year-old and teenaged hurricanes we know, and we certainly have a lot of life happening around us!

So, how do you find time to quiet yourself in your already busy life?

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With just a little more than a month of wintertime officially yet to go, many people are finding that the season has taken its toll. Some may have slacked off on their commitment to exercise and others may have used the cold, dark winter nights as an excuse to bury themselves in their work at night, simply because “there isn’t anything else to do.” Over the course of several months, the roots of these habits grow deep.

So, rather than wait for spring, how about we do some weeding now?

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