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Shortly after Easter this year I got a very bad concussion that left me on full bed rest for three weeks and semi bed rest for another 3 weeks. For the first three weeks after the diagnosis I was not allowed to use a computer or a phone. I could not even watch TV. I was only allowed to sleep or take a walk if I felt good. The first couple of weeks were hard. The following weeks were better as I learned how to pace myself. I realized that my body was quite adept at letting me know when it had had enough. And so I listened to me and surprisingly, I learned a lot about myself. 
For the first time in my life I was able to rest without guilt and it was wonderful. I unplugged and reconnected with nature and it made me incredibly happy. This enabled me to see ME for the first time in what seemed like forever and I started to understand what was missing in my life, what I needed and what I no longer needed. 
For a very long time I have equated my worth with …

Stepping stones

I love stepping stones, whether they be in the garden or along the house, I know they will lead  me somewhere. Here is a fun DIY for you to do and a photo of how they could be arranged alongside your home (home not included!). Just take a large leaf, add a cardboard mold, some cement and voilĂ  a beautiful stepping stone. 

 

Another variation would be to put the leaf over some sand and then pour the cement. Instant patterned bowl!

Pictures via my Pinterest

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