Steve Jobs crafted an incredible essay while in his last days.
“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success.
However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.
At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.
In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer …
Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth…
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Yogis tend to be environmentally conscious people. We recycle, mend, and reuse. I’m pretty much like that, but sometimes the girl in me simply craves a new piece for my wardrobe. I’ve always been telling myself that it’s okay to shop as long as I buy things that last long and don’t just go to landfill after a year of constant use.
But now there’s an even better solution: Yoga and fitness gear made of recycled plastic bottles or even recycled polyamide fabric. Really, it’s genius. Why waste all those bottles, and why wait 30-40 years for polyamide to degrade on a landfill if you can recycle it?
Wellicious’ bra and leggings – made of discarded products!
There are quite a few brands that offer an eco-conscious way of taming the shopping-tiger in you:
Gaiam generally produces in a sustainable fashion, using organic materials; Hugger Mugger sells a yoga blanket…
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I have just finished a meditation challenge and what a week to do it in. Bah! My toddler has had a crazy week (not just on the full moon!) and doing this meditation challenge has helped me to:
- feel more energised (what every sleep deprived mom needs right?)
- release physical tension (I lie down to meditate)
- release emotional cr*p from relentless toddler meltdowns
- feel more refreshed (even when my to do goes round and round in my head while meditating)
- in all honesty, it was just what I needed to cope this week (I just didn’t know it!)
I have created 10 daily sleep tips including a 10 minute meditation to help sleep deprived moms feel more energised. Get better sleep and get an energy hit here!
As a recovering sleep deprived mom I know how you feel.
I have created this with you in mind…Sleep Deprived Moms – With Love
If you are looking for a community of sleep deprived moms head over and like this Facebook group: Sleep Deprived Moms.
If you are a sleep deprived mom (or know one!) looking for support and ideas to have more energy, sleep better and feel good, I’d love to see you in our recently formed group.