Does Your Inner Yard Need Tending?

WeedsThe title for this blog came to me while mowing my lawn. So far this spring, my husband has had the task of lawn maintenance.  With his being out of town this weekend, the job fell on my shoulders.

My husband and I own a modest home on a city lot. When we moved into this home 10 years ago, I launched myself into a full-fledged landscaping adventure—zealously tilling the lawn in huge swatches, piling yard after yard of mulch and planting high-maintenance, but beautiful shrubs and perennials.

Then I opened the spa…

Today, all but the hardiest of plants have passed.  My flower beds are an ocean of Creeping Charlie and errant clumps of grass. There are anthills and thistles popping up in the middle of my lawn. As I pushed the mower from the back yard to the front north-facing lawn, I noticed that the majority of my grass had not recovered from last winter but the area was bright green with clover.  I had the thought “If it weren’t for the weeds, there would be nothing.”  So I said a little “thank you” to the clover for hiding the ugly truth of the dead lawn, and kept on mowing.

Now, anyone who knows me knows that I am extremely fond of parallels.  I believe that one’s personal space is a direct reflection of oneself, so this little bit of insight hit me squarely between the eyes.  At that instant I decided to dig up the weeds in my yard, and my Self ,with extreme gratitude for how they’ve served me and what they’ve kept hidden.

You’re welcome to join me if your inner yard needs tending…

WEED: NEGLECT

SEEDS TO PLANT: INTROSPECTION & GRATITUDE

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Putting Yourself “Out There”

Helping People Feel BetterHello out there…this is my first attempt at writing a blog.  Here goes…

My name is Angela, but before I explain who I am, please allow me to explain who I am not.  I am not a gardener, as you will soon learn.  I am not a writer—the last time I wrote anything more than a Facebook post was my senior year of college. I am not a photographer—please excuse the amateur shots.   I’m not an expert—I’m just feeling my way through life like everybody else and reporting what I see from my reality.  And last, but not least, I am NOT consistent—so if I have the honor of your readership, please be patient with me…

Now, on to who I am…

 

I am a business owner.  My business is a charming spa/wellness center located in Wisconsin. I direct the spa and am in charge of marketing, data-entry, human resources, creative direction, etc…

In addition, I have the amazing opportunity to work with people all day as I still maintain an active hands-on massage and esthetics practice.  I love to help people feel better—physically, emotionally, spiritually.  This is my passion in life.  Up until now, I have invested about 85% of my waking energy (in all its forms) into my business.

My intention for this blog is to share my experience of shifting energy from the external to the internal.  I hope that in sharing this, it will help others struggling with similar issues, as well as help me to get past my extreme discomfort in “putting myself out there.”  I’m sure this blog will ramble.  Come along if it suits you.

Thanks for reading so far…