It was absolutely incredible to see it on the shelf in Barnes and Noble!!
One of the staff members congratulated me, and said she couldn’t wait to learn about balance! She was eager to read the book because she has been struggling with ‘diets’ and also feels a bit unbalanced in her life.
The topic of balance is funny, though, especially when it comes to life! On the surface, you may even confuse the word ‘balance’ with perfection. I know I did, and years ago I actually believed that ‘balance’ meant filling the empty spaces in our lives, and fixing them immediately…boy have I learned a lot since then!!
Balance, in the form of having all of our ducks neatly in a row, is bunk!! Real joy isn’t something dependent on circumstance or stuff. Finding our anchor to keep us centered during life’s inevitable ups and downs is key. An anchor is a core value – this is part of who we are. We all have anchors, but sometimes we get so caught up in life, we forget!
Over the years, I’ve identified mine. While I value many things, I have 4 ‘anchors’: faith, family, creativity, and inspiration. It took me a long time to realize that these core values would keep me centered even during life’s most turbulent ‘storms’, and when I use my anchors to both center me and guide me, my experience in the world completely changes.
What are your anchors?
In Chapter 2 of my book, you will begin to identify your ‘anchors’ – your core values. So…I wanted to share with you one of the TAKE ACTION exercises from this Chapter, and a long list of core values that may help you become aware and in tune with your ‘anchors’!!
As always, if you have any questions, please let me know!! You can reply to this post or send a message to inspirista at me dot com. Enjoy this day!!