popsicle     Happy almost end of July, Well Beings! It’s been a pretty good month, so I want to share a few highlights of things I felt gratitude for during the month of July. Are you ready? Go snag a popsicle out of the freezer and let’s get started!

I officiated a wedding! I was able to help a good friend and her super cool new husband say their vows over the Independence Day holiday. I’ve helped tons of imaginary couples get hitched during my fantasy-filled childhood but this time, there were wonderful, real-life people involved and my heart is totally overflowing with love for this awesome family. Grateful doesn’t even begin to cover it.

wedding

I am in the process of creating my next set of tutorials for the blog, and have really enjoyed the process of coming up with fun things to teach you. Feedback is always appreciated, but it’s always a joy to learn how to do something that interests me, and then share that knowledge with the world. I guess I’ve always really been a teacher at heart.

tutorial

I took a much needed break for a couple of weeks this month. I’ve been wrestling with adrenal fatigue and some serious burnout on the job and truth be told, it was starting to take the joy out of the things that bring me joy (a totally uncool thing that can happen when your hormones go haywire). I’m working on a wonderful holistic treatment that I plan to write about soon, made some better-for-me dietary adjustments, did a lot of meditative coloring, but mostly was just a really good listener during that time and I have to say, I think the vacation was exactly what I needed. My creativity has exploded, I’m wildly more productive, and my motivation is ten times what it was going into the break. Self-care takes many different forms, and sometimes the best thing you can do is nothing.

coloring book

What joys did July hold for you? Did you go anywhere exciting, or have the best staycation ever? Are you working on a new project? Did your garden yield anything tasty? Let me know in the comments so we can be happy right along with you. I hope the rest of your month is lovely!

Wishing You Total Well-Being,

Jennifer