In Life Coaching, spiritual practice

It had been a hard day. I had back to back coaching calls and I was busy in my office trying to meet a deadline.

Working from home is always a balancing act but this day was particularly difficult.

I had zero time in between “tasks”. I fed my daughter breakfast, then went into a coaching call. Fed her lunch, then went into another coaching call. Then I was on the computer for the remaining hour of the afternoon.

I was feeling overwhelmed. I wholeheartedly love my job and I feel beyond blessed that I get to be home with my daughter.

But on this day in particular, I struggled to find balance. I was so busy moving from one thing to the next, that I wasn’t IN anything.

I remember thinking, “wow, I barely have time to breathe”

 

And then, something happened.

As I was typing on the computer my daughter was busy doing something behind me.

“Mom, look” I heard from behind.

But I was in the middle of typing a sentence so I didn’t turn around.

“Mom, look!” Her voice growing more impatient.

 

I just need to finish this stream of thoughts. Or I will lose it.

 

So I didn’t turn around.

 

“MOM, LOOK!”

 

This time, I turned around.

 

My almost 4 year old daughter was standing, holding a piece of paper on which she had written;

 

“A-I-R”

 

I literally gasped.

 

Did she know that the letters she had written spelled AIR?

 

Probably not.

 

But did I receive the deeply divine message?

 

Absolutely.

I took a deep breath in, shut down the computer and for the rest of the day, I was IN my life. Not just going through it.

That day was a powerful one.

It reminded me of what it truly means to live.

Life isn’t about moving from one thing to the next. It’s about being IN each moment.

Yes, I have responsibilities that require my attention.

But I can also focus my attention more deliberately; more mindfully.

I put that piece of paper up in my office and since that day I look at it often. It reminds me to bring more mindfulness into my day.

Do I always succeed? No.

But I do make sure I make a conscious decision to at least just…

Breathe.

 

**If you are struggling to find balance in your life, book a one on one coaching call today.

Recommended Posts
  • My Babies are Real Even if You Can’t See Them
    My Babies are Real Even if You Can’t See Them

    This is was a post that I wrote for Still Standing Magazine. You can see the original here. A copy of that article is shown below: “Do you see it Mom?’ my Rainbow daughter asked me one morning. “See what”? I replied, half awake “The beautiful colored lights all around us” Curiously, I looked around […][read more]

  • Episode 11 with Erica M Mcafee
    Episode 11 with Erica M Mcafee

    This article originally appeared at Erica’s web site here. I have duplicated the article below for your convenience.   https://www.ericammcafee.com/podcast/ep11 In today’s episode Aditi Loveridge, shares her Pregnancy Loss Story and how healing tools helped her rediscover trust and inner power, so she could engage in life again.  After losing her first two pregnancies, she was […][read more]

  • Learning to Trust After Loss
    Learning to Trust After Loss

    This article originally appeared in Birthing Magazine (Summary/Fall 2014). To download the original article as a PDF, click here. The entire article has been provided below for your reading:   NOTE TO READERS: THIS STORY DISCUSSES INFANT LOSS In the evening of October 2, 2012, I went into labour. My contractions were light in the […][read more]

  • We Are Mothers – A Visual Project showing Connection
    We Are Mothers – A Visual Project showing Connection

    I am honoured to have been a part of this project. The visual project shows the power in connection and in sharing our stories. Having other women who can relate to your experience of loss is truly healing. Each story that was shared and each tear that was shed connected us. It was a deep reminder that.We are not alone. And no matter...[read more]

Leave a Comment

Contact Me

I'm not around right now. But you can send me an email and I will get back to you, asap.