It’s a Dandelion Life…

DandelionsFor the last several days…I’ve been noticing the pretty little yellow flowers growing on the empty lot next door…AKA…dandelions…now…I know…dandelions get a bad rap…I’ve been known to rant at a few myself when they move on my side of the property line…

But…for all of my adult sensibility of a weed-free lawn…never gonna happen at my house…there’s something about a fluffy dandelion puffball…that I can’t resist…

I have to…make a wish…and…BLOW

I’ve been watching the little crop next door…wondering when I could start…wishing…so…this morning…I was shocked to see…no yellow blooms when I stepped on the porch to welcome the day…

Now…I knew they hadn’t been mowed…or dug…so…what happened to them…well…a quick Google search revealed…that they close at night…something about preserving their nectar when the bugs weren’t around to pollinate…and surely enough…they are all back this morning…

I was a bit surprised…how could I never have known that…I mean…I’ve seen a lot of dandies in my lifetime…how could I have missed that they close at night…

Bertha…was all too happy jump in with the answer…because…I’d never paid attention…I just either saw them or didn’t without giving it a second thought…

She says the same thing applies to other areas of my life…reminding me of driving down a familiar road…and seeing a house that I’ve never noticed before…making friends with someone I’ve supposedly known all my life but never realized how much we had in common…

She says that while…sometimes it’s about being distracted and unaware…quite often it’s about timing…

So…I guess the timing was just right this morning…for me to learn more about dandelions…and friendships…oh…look…there’s a puffball…think I’ll go make a wish…

Jane…

Coaching with Jane Carroll and BerthaWhat about you…do you make dandelion wishes? Let me know in the comments. And while you’re there…I invite you to click the little box to sign up for the newsletter.

 

 

Sleeping in Alabama…

Jane CarrollLast week…I took the week off…it wasn’t intentional…at least not at first…I just really wasn’t feeling well after a little medical procedure…and…I found myself…sleeping…a lot…like ten to twelve hours each night…which just didn’t leave room for blogging…or even social media…many afternoons I didn’t even turn on my computer after I got home from work…and then I slept too late to do anything other than get ready in the mornings…

So…the blog wasn’t written…and the newsletter wasn’t sent…at first…I felt guilty…these were my…albeit self-imposed…responsibilities…

Thankfully…Bertha…got a hold of me about that time…reminding me…of her messages…live your truth…listen to your body…nurture yourself

Then…she got a little smarty…telling me that she doubted anyone jumped off a bridge when the newsletter didn’t come…or threw themselves in front of a train when there was no morning blog…

Well…those comments put a pin in my self-inflated balloon…and I spluttered around the room for a bit…but…she was right…nothing bad had happened…the world was still in orbit…the sun was still shining…

So…by the end of the week…when I was feeling better…but…I made a conscious decision…to…take a break…to sleep later on purpose…to do other things in the evenings…and…lo and behold…I enjoyed it…not something that I want to do all the time…I love to write the blog…I love creating the videos for the newsletter…but…like everyone else…I need a break now and again…and…I tend to forget to give myself permission to do that…maybe you do too…

Bertha’s…final take on the whole situation was…you can’t be there for others…unless you’re first there for yourself…

Jane…

Coaching with Jane Carroll and BerthaI love that I’m a work in progress…I love that I am probably my best coaching client…because I’m continually growing and learning and putting it all into action…and…I love working with you…as you go through the same process. Are you ready to live your truth…listen to your body…nurture yourself? Bertha…and I are ready for you! Send us an email to janecarrollauthor@charter.net to get started.

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