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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 …

Mason Jar: The Kindness Project

I think that this is an absolutely smashing idea and I have already started my own jar! I can't wait till the end of the year to read all the good things that happened during 2013. So many times we dwell on the negative when there is so much positive all around us. I know that I am often guilty of this so this year my resolution is to spend more time focusing on the positive! How about you? 
Photo and idea courtesy of the Ripple Kindness Project on Facebook. 

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