let’s warm this winter up

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I have to be honest with you, I’m more than a little tired of hearing myself complain about how cold it is outside, how rough this winter’s been, and how much I want to sarcastically comment “well, aren’t you lucky?” on every tropical picture floating around social media.

A day hasn’t passed that I haven’t woken up and obsessively checked the weather forecast and when that stupid groundhog announced 6 more weeks of winter, I contemplated abandoning all that I know and love by hopping on a plane to Mexico with no date to be returned.

Call it want you want but i’ve been in a winter RUT — and I just know I can’t be alone on this one?!

There’s a quote from a book that I love:

When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor E. Frankl, Mans Search for Meaning

If you’re not familiar with Viktor E. Frankl, he was a psychiatrist and holocaust survivor. Whenever I re-read this book or hear this quote, it’s all I need to keep me grounded.

He survived the holocaust and throughout still managed to find peace within in himself by accepting what he could not change and i’m whining about my winter?

talk about perspective, people. 

A situation I can’t control? I’d say the weather is high on that list.

Since winter isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, I’ve created a 7 day winter warm up to challenge and change my perspective. I’m hoping an assignment a day will keep these winter blues away — Contact me here to be added to the list for email updates!  OR you can play along here

And tell me in the comments… what are you doing this winter to keep your mind, body, and spirit warm? 

Thanks for reading!

Amy K Hall

what i’m reading: february 2015

Winter is cold here in New York and sometimes the best thing you can do is curl up with a good book (or a few) and keep your mind off of these freezing temperatures and away from day dreams of waves, sand, and sun.

Before I share my February reading list with you, I must preface it with a few things.

  • I read multiple books at once. Do you guys ever do that?  I read mostly non-fiction; without a major storyline to follow, I find it easy to bounce around from book to book.
  • Although I almost never read fiction, I love it and my goal is to read at least 1 fiction book per month in 2015
  • I began reading some of these books in January. My plan is to finish them in February!

Leave a comment and let me know what you’re reading in February or I’ll always take a good book recommendation!

What I’m Reading: February 2015:

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The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

I have rule. If a book is recommended to me by three different people on three different occasions, I must read. This is one of those books.  

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Discovering your Soul Signature by Panache Desai

A great friend recommended this book. There is a short passage to read in the morning, afternoon, and at night for 22 days. I’ve already learned so much and i’m only half way through. I included one of my favorite passages in last week’s post on finding gratitude in our darkest moments. 

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E-Squared by Pam Grout

Energy experiments that work. I’ve already manifested yellow butterflies in the middle of winter in NYC. It works. This is a very great go at your own pace or rather experiment at your own pace kind of book. 

 

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

This classic probably needs so explanation for you but I will leave you with my favorite quote:

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.”

#truth

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We were Liars by E. Lockhart

My escape into fiction. Yes; I realize The Alchemist is also fiction but the classic story resonates with so many of us that I cannot mentally file it in fiction. digress. I read a preview on my kindle and went out to purchase the very next day. I can’t wait to curl up with it.

Now, let me know what you’re reading or what should be next on my list!

Thanks for reading! (pun intended)

Amy K Hall