There is a reason women have been the traditional Church goers. For 1 blessed hour a week, it was acceptable, sanctioned actually, that she sit in silence and no one could ask her “where are my socks”?, or “why is there nothing to eat in the fridge”?
There are less and less church goers today, but we haven’t lost our need for silence and reflection. The number of people interested in a meditation or yoga practice proves that point. It just means we have to be a little more savvy when carving out a sacred time that’s just for us; but it can be done.
This weekly meal planning organizational tool saved my bacon, and it’s time to share. At the ripe old age of 28, I found myself in the midst of a move from Canada to Germany. With a 5 week old and a 2 year old in tow, I left my cushy government job behind to accompany my husband on an exchange posting with the British military on the Rhine. With no family, friends or fellow countrymen to provide support, we arrived and hubby promptly went in to the field for 6 weeks. (That’s army speak for an extended business trip!). To add to the fun, I was the wife of the Major and was expected to provide support to the wives of his men…who were also on a foreign posting. Organization tools became a requirement of sanity…as did a daily meditation and yoga practice.
Women are incredibly resourceful and we come up with ingenious ways to juggle work, kids, house, love, friends and our own down time. Please share your own ideas for keeping it all flowing. We could all use your tips and tools to add to our own tool kit.
Click on the picture below to download your own Art of Flow :)
Here’s the weeks plan, visit this link if you want to download your own copy!
Just in case you want to make your own chicken stock (it is so easy to do), here’s a step by step video how to!