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Life Happens: Sporadic Posting Notice

written by Head Health Nutter September 9, 2011

If you’ve been reading Live Lighter on a regular basis, you’ll know I’ve been dealing with a Spiritual Kick-in-the-Ass and it’s consequences. This courtesy post is to let you know a little bit about what’s going on in my life right now and to give you a head’s up about how it’ll affect the blog.

While thus far I’ve taken responsibility for my part in my Spiritual Kick-in-the-Ass (and still do), I’ve since realized that it wasn’t only my actions that precipitated the current circumstances. (Yay! Self-blame sucks.) There were lots of factors precipitating the event and I understand now how this needed to happen for the greater good of everyone involved.

Truthfully, I feel a little manic-depressive right now. On my “good” days, I feel enlightened and confident that this painful life event is necessary for all those concerned, that everything is as it should be and it will all work out in the end.

Even though everyday I believe this to be true, on my “bad” days I still find myself lamenting the past and resisting the moment. I’m fully aware that most of it’s simply ghost tentacles of the attachment; nevertheless, I’m experiencing feelings of hurt, anger and frustration, and I struggle between the fear and excitement of the upcoming changes.

I’ve intentionally left out details of this life event to protect my privacy and yet still try to share with you the lessons I’m learning during this trying time. However, I must reveal another clue because it affects you, specifically regarding the time needed to maintain Live Lighter.

As part of the repercussions of this life event, I’ve been apartment hunting and preparing to pack up all my belongings. (As a side note, I’ve also been working with a team to redesign Live Lighter!) Yes, I’m moving, and besides moving, I’m also looking for part-time work while maintaining my freelance writing business.

Whew. It’s a big load and I’m doing my best to deal with it all, including the emotional aspects of this major life event. On a daily basis, I do what I must to maintain my healthy living routine in order to handle the stress – and I’m doing it!

The above picture is recent – I’ve shed almost 20 pounds since July and I’ve gotten even leaner and meaner since this picture was taken! A big thank you to Rudy Ens of ENspace Photography for not only being a good friend and lending his emotional support but also in contributing his skills and talents in capturing a new, stronger and emotionally mature Stephanie!

Meditating, exercise, eating well, taking vitamin supplements (especially vitamin B complex), having fun time, avoiding drugs and alcohol (for the most part) and getting incredible social and emotional support have all helped me keep it together and avoid self-destruction.

(The only thing I haven’t successfully been able to incorporate in my stress-management health routine is sleep – I’m doing my best but for the most part deep and restful sleep alludes me.)

So, things have come to a culmination this month. I’m finding it increasingly difficult to maintain a regular posting schedule here on Live Lighter. Since a big part of what I teach is healthy selfishness and balance, I’m notifying you now that I’m prioritizing my personal life. Please expect that posting will be irregular for at least a month.

I hope you understand. I’ll post when I can to the best of my ability in each moment. (We’ve got a bunch of great guest bloggers lined up, by the way.) I’m excited to return to you completely refreshed, enlightened and, if all goes as planned, with a brand new look for Live Lighter!

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8 comments

Dee Turner September 13, 2011 at 9:52 am

Dear Stephanie,
I just read this post and felt compelled to respond. THANK YOU for always being your authentic self, and so forthcoming with your readers. Especially during this turbulent time.

As you say ~ life happens and the only thing constant is ~ CHANGE even when we have the perfect plan, and do everything right!
Everyone experiences highs, lows and in betweens, on a regular basis because life is dynamic, not static. I think John Lennon (and Bob Dylan before him) said ~ “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” So, I hope it is comforting to know you are not alone, and we’re all in this together.

My sincere hope is that these lessons you are experiencing will serve a higher purpose ~ making you even stronger. happier & wiser. From your thoughtful, well researched blog, we know what a smart, strong, and beautiful spirit you are, and that you walk your talk! But this most recent photo clearly shows that you are equally successful and beautiful on the outside too! 🙂

So whatever you need to do now is perfectly fine ~ no apology or details necessary. Take as long as you need. Live every moment as fully as possible ~ there’s plenty on your plate to keep you Uber Busy! My sincere hope is that you find daily peace, joy, love, gratitude, contentment & personal redemption in the next chapter. Maybe you will even share some of your journey with us.

If I could quote from Master Cheng Yen’s teachings ~ “Every day of my life is a new page, and every person and event is a living story.”
I wish you blessings of love & light, luck & laughter to greet you every step of the way! <3

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Head Health Nutter September 15, 2011 at 9:42 am

Dee! Thank you SO much for your comment! I AM comforted knowing that I’m not alone in my struggles, and really, how can I feel alone when I have an amazing support system, like yourself!?

Your words are always so encouraging, thank you. And you make me *blush* with your compliments! 🙂

Thank you, Dee, for your understanding and wonderfully calming reminders as well as your lovely blessings!!!

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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman September 17, 2011 at 8:18 am

Thank Steph for once again being so courageous and sharing your journey with the world. Your honesty is what makes your blog unique. I am always inspired when you write about your personal challenges. Plus you look FANTASTIC in that photo!

Keep moving forward my friend!

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Head Health Nutter September 17, 2011 at 9:59 am

Aww, thanks Emmanuel for your kind and encouraging words, And for the compliment. *blush* Doing my best to move forward, one day at a time. It helps with such great support! 🙂

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Alan Penn September 17, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I’m a friend of Emmanuel’s.Great Blog.
You look great Steph.

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Head Health Nutter September 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Thanks for the compliment, Alan! 🙂

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Jan Howey September 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Good Evening Steph:

I always loved your comments and suggestions on The Daily Challenge.
I , too, have had a very challenging year and foune mediatation, prayer and especially help with sleep and quiet private time very helpful.

Take Care of your self. I, thank Dee for letting me know and showing myself the above live lighter newsletter.

You look FAB!!!!
Sincerely,
Jan

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Head Health Nutter September 19, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Thank you for sharing your challenges with us, Jan, it really DOES help to know we’re not alone. 🙂 And thanks for the compliment, too! *beam*

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