I am in a very new season in my life, and I can see the evidence all around. And having lived in New England (well, Massachusetts my entire life until 2 weeks ago) I’ve always experienced the seasons and cycles of Nature as they influence me in various ways.
- New (old) house…check
- New town, new state…check
- Living “in town” (on adorable main street with shops! restaurants! antiques!)
- New position at GMFR, in yet another state-while maintaining Intuitive Body-yes
- Fresh creative inspiration flowing in, to my work, home, relationships
- Nest emptied other than beloved husband and dogs, kids not too far but…they are not here
Suffice it to say there have been significant changes, all in the last 4 weeks.
Yes, my head is spinning a bit. I am a bit disoriented. As in if it’s Tuesday this must be Vermont, if it’s Friday it must be New Hampshire, and what happened to living in Massachusetts for 56 years? My sons are away at school and they have never been to this house as we moved after they left for school. I miss them, a lot. I miss our huge green expanse of land with the willows and all of the birds and bunnies and deer and things that grew, and the big sky facing west. I am starting to miss the little propane fireplace that with the press of a button lit up and provided instant-cozy. I miss the green grocer I loved and my Tuesday morning yoga class.
That said…I feel like I can breathe. The weight of so much worry, responsibility, endless house-maintenance, ongoing uncertainty, are out of my body. Out of my energy field.
Sometimes you don’t really know what certain choices are costing you. You do, but not exactly.My creative self has come back to life.. I am in that kind of flow again. I missed that part of myself more than I can tell you.
In addition to leaving our 1850’s behemoth/white elephant house/barn behind after 11 years, I have made another huge change.
I accepted a beautiful job. Which for the last 18 years, I swore I never would, and truly had no intention of ever doing. I love being an entrepreneur. Fourth generation entrepreneur on one side, third on the other. And that will continue..But this new position was worth it, and what I do “there” and what I do “here”…well, each absolutely enhances and brightens the other.
Intuitive Body is still my love, and my heart and the expression of so much of what I love to give and teach and of what I know helps the women who come to me for help with their relationship with their bodies, their way of eating, their weight.
And my new position allows me to do more of the same, in a new way, from a new platform. In collaboration, and in person. And that has been a gift and a surprise. I was not looking for a job when I accepted the position as Behavioral Leader at Green Mountain at Fox Run. I had been a participant there at age 24 in 1981 after my Dad died, and I needed to escape, everything. Being part of the professional staff there at this moment in time is ….perfect. I am teaching, coaching, creating, and I am beyond grateful for all of it. It is a remarkable place to be.. our mission and way of supporting women, equally passionate and aligned. I am there three days weekly.
And I am still here. Intuitive Body is still here. Always.
I have done this work for 25+ years and what I see is how much having these two places of serving women who feel things so deeply, who often use food to manage their empathic nature, inspires me more in each capacity.
This is very much my harvest. I am 2 weeks into the new house. Almost 5 weeks into expanding my reach with my work. Adjustments aside, I am feeling so blessed. So much of what was meant to go, has gone. All sorts of unexpected gifts and seeds I’d forgotten I’d planted… have come to fruition. I am finding parts of myself that had gone a bit dormant, and developing some new pieces that have added new energies and excitement to the mix. My husband Andy..always holding the vision, even when I couldn’t and helping me adjust to the new mix now, when I often feel scattered at the newness of it all.
I do smile at the wonder of it all.. how the changes happened so organically and perfectly. Even when I was so afraid that they might not. Even when I could not get a whisper of what was or was not coming. Even when it felt like things were so stuck and not moving. All sorts of things were happening, under the soil, beneath the surface, out of sight.
So… having just left a very specific season of my own life, I can absolutely help you do the same. Whether it has to do with a new relationship with your body and how you care for yourself, how you navigate the relationships you’re in, or how you create those that you want, or most anything else.. With 25 years of inspiring and being a seer for women through these times, I can probably help you too. Please email me at Lisa at IntuitiveBody dot com and let me know what’s top of mind for you, and what you think you might need. We’ll talk, we’ll create a plan.
With much love from my heart to yours….