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In today’s world, it’s easy to get lost in the complexity of our society. Our life can become a whirling mass of chores, things, people, responsibilities and places, leaving us feeling lost and joyless.

When that happens, take some time to make yourself a top priority. Decide what really matters to you…your well-being and peaceful existence. Eliminate as many of the “shoulds” as possible, and let go of unnecessary things and people. Take some time to do what makes you happy and clears your mind. Relax and go with the flow of life; don’t complicate it with overthinking. When you return to what you absolutely have to do, you will approach it more lovingly because you’ve found time to nurture yourself and relax back into yourself.

My favorite go-to place locally is without a doubt, Cape May, NJ. The beauty of the ocean and rhythm of the waves relaxes me and helps to clear my head. The same is true to some extent for writing and genealogy although those activities can at times be bittersweet. 🙂

Do you have a special place or activity that allows you to relax and free yourself from your routine?

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  1. Love what you say about simplicity. I couldn’t agree with you more. Yes I have a place where I step outside of my life that can be consuming with responsibilities. Mother Nature 100%. All of Her. She is my Gift to me where I find solace, peace, joy, bliss, love, and healing. Beautiful post!! xo

    • Thank you AmyRose! I totally agree that Mother Nature is the ultimate nurturing Gift. xo

  2. Meg Meg

    This is good advice Shirley – the ocean is a wonderful place to get refreshed!

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