Skip to main content

Being present


Time has truly been moving along. I have not posted anything in a while, because I have been so busy. Between teaching at a college, running my private practice, planning a wedding, and preparing to move, I can't imagine how I am holding it all together. I give credit to the Lord for that. He will never give us more than we can handle, this is a truth that I have learned to accept and embrace. As time begins to drift forward and the wedding (which is literally 29 days away) comes and goes, I want to remember to be present in every moment. I want to take every moment in and not allow it to pass before me. I have always been the type of person who can not allow myself to be present in the moment. I am constantly thinking, reflecting, criticizing my life. In this moment, I want to remain true to me. Yes, I have my hands full, and that is stressful enough and I am finding that the smallest things have come to aggravate me. Yet in spite of all of this, I will not focus on the negative, and embrace the positive. This is the most beautiful time of my life, and it's amazing how we can get drawn into thinking about the insignificant things that do not really matter. 




I am choosing instead to focus on my wedding, being happy, and remaining present at all times. Even if i have to pinch myself, I will embrace each day, hour, minute, and second.

I will continue to chronicle my pre wedding experience- thanks for reading. 

-Dr. Lori

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

My wedding

6*25*17
Hi beautiful readers. It's amazing how quickly weddings come and go, but I have to say that our wedding was fabulous. It was truly the best day of my life. All of my expectations were met and all of the hard work in planning was completely worth it. There are so many parts of my wedding that I truly loved, but a special moment was my Brother walking me down the aisle and both my Mom and Brother giving me away. I honored my Dad through a video and dance that I recorded and played during the reception. Everything was picture perfect!!! My husband and I took it all in and danced and enjoyed being with our guests the entire night. * If you're planning a wedding, my suggestion is to enjoy the process. For the most part, I enjoyed every aspect of my wedding planning and wedding, of course I endured stress at times, but that's also a part of the process with planning any large event and a part of being a BRIDE. 







Self care plan

Happy Friday!
It is so important for Everyone to have a self care plan. We all lead busy lives and can become inundated with the happenings of everyone around us. You should ask yourself, "Am I dedicating time to myself on a regular basis?" Many of us do not. Do you prioritize everyone and everything, except yourself? Are you neglecting yourself in any way?

These are questions that I would like for you to begin to ask yourself. If you answered yes, to either question, it is time for you to formulate a self care regimen.

You may be asking yourself, how do I begin a self care regimen, when there is just not enough time in the day?  Remind yourself that there is always time in each day to do the things that you find most important, and "YOU" should absolutely be at the TOP of your list of priorities. So let me provide you with a few ideas that you can use.

Self care ideas
Take a nap when it is needed (20- 30 minutes is sufficient to restore your energy)
Begin writing yo…

There is no one else like you

Today is such a beautiful day outside. The temperature is warm and the birds are chirping. I can't help but feel great!  As I was getting myself ready to begin my day, I began to remind myself, that although there are so many people doing similar work than me, no one can do exactly what I do! God SPECIFICALLY created me to work with the people whose lives I am PURPOSEFULLY supposed to touch. You see, sometimes even I compare myself to others. In the past, I have focused on what others think about me and the work that I am doing, and less about what God thinks about who I am and the work that I do. Today, my focus is putting God first and listening to His call over my life. We so often compare ourselves to other people, and instead we need to realize, that we are all created with amazing gifts of our own, that we need to be tapping into. Instead of reflecting on what the next person is doing, it is best to align yourself with the gifts that already exist within you! When I learned…