Why, hello there! Long time no see, huh?
Hello my flower friends!
So you probably thought I closed up shop, huh?
Or that I ran off to an ashram to live my life in peace, quiet and solitude.
Or that I just plain fell off the face of the earth.
But not quite. 🙂
Really, in the year and a half (!) since my last blog post and newsletter, my life has been transforming in ways I never thought possible. Not all of them have been easy to go through, but all have been worth it. There’s been a lot of personal growth, a lot of change and a lot of time away from the internet.
That last part has been a real eye opener. Turns out – I’m not really made for this always connected, 24/7, social media, in-your-face world that we live in. I much prefer lots of time OFF of the internet. It’s better for my physical health. Better for my emotional health. And better for my spiritual health.
I wanted to send out weekly newsletters, and post topical, witty content on Facebook, Twitter and the like. I really did. And I tried for a while to do that. I desperately wanted to follow the media model I was assured was the only way to do business in this day and age. I tried to narrow my focus down to a particular niche audience (moms! moms with anxiety! moms with anxiety who homeschool and own a cat!), to better serve my audience.
But in the end, it just didn’t work. It just wasn’t me.
And, if I’m being totally honest, social media and the pressure to constantly be churning out new content produces a lot of anxiety for me. And an anxious Bach flower practitioner is no good to anyone, no matter how many blends I make myself. I may have been putting out some good content (maybe), but my actual work with clients was suffering. As was my home life and physical health.
So I took a break to reassess and decide how I wanted to move forward.
After taking some time to work my way back to health, it became clear to me that I love working with flower essences. And with people. I love talking about spirituality and Kundalini yoga and all the awesome woo-woo stuff I’m into (crystals! gemmotherapy! reiki!), in a way that is hopefully accessible and fun. And I missed having a space to do it. I missed my clients and my flowers and all that goes along with helping folks find some inner peace and balance in their lives.
I know that part of my calling in this lifetime is to be of service to others. To share my story and my experiences, so that they may help someone else heal and grow. But, if I’m going to do it, I have to do it in a way that feels right to me. Regardless of whether or not it makes sense in the media landscape of 2015, or if every business coach on the planet would think I’m nuts.
All this to say, the good news is, I’m back! I’m mixing flowers and working with clients to support them in finding emotional balance and a bit of happiness. If you’re looking for a session, email me!
The other good news is that, over time, I will be expanding my offerings, overhauling this website, and providing more new content in the way of blog posts here, a monthly newsletter and possibly even short videos. It will likely happen on a slower time-table than most of us are used to. But it will happen.
That’s as far as my internet offerings will go, however. I won’t be trying to cultivate a community on Facebook, nor will I be reposting everything that the Bach Centre puts out on Twitter. I’m not going to be Instagramming every flower blend I make, nor will I be crafting well curated Pinterest boards full of drool-worthy photos of lush flora and fauna, (or my morning smoothie, delicious though it may be).
Instead, I’ll be in my home office working with clients. I’ll be on my website replying to questions and comments that come in through my blog posts. And I’ll be available, as always, via email. I’ll be doing what I know I do best, which is working with people one on one, or in small groups, talking about emotions and tools to help balance them.
I am so grateful we have the connectivity we have via the internet. Without it I wouldn’t have a business (Skype, text and phone are the way I roll!) or a yoga practice (shout out to Guru Jagat at RA MA TV and GuruMeher at Senses Of the Soul), or pretty much any of the tools I have that support my life.
I also wouldn’t know half of the amazingly awesome people I know (Astrotwins and Tess Whitehurst, I’m lookin’ at you!). And without the support of bloggers far and wide, who don’t even know who I am, I wouldn’t have the motivation and strength to live the beautiful, off-beat, decidedly not mainstream life I live.
But I’m going to leave the day to day social media inspiration up to those who are good at it. Those who love it. (Probably those way younger than I!) Those who can avoid being sucked down into a hole of anxiety just from a few Facebook posts. I’ll even point you in the direction of those people from time to time.
There’s a place for everyone in this world, and mine is right here at Seed to Blossom. In my teeny little corner of the internet and in my sweet home in the mountains of North Carolina. If you need me, you can find me here.
Until next time –