Work Life Balance

Wow where did the time go and yes, clearly I’m still alive.
It has been a very busy month for the Helm family, between activities with the kiddos, work and home life this month has gotten away from me.

Work has been a roller coaster ride the past 3 weeks. We were acquired and merged with another small company into one office, only to find out 3 months into our merge we needed a lot more employees for the work load. And what’s crazy is it’s taken us almost 8 months just to find 1 person that qualified. However through all of this I am trying to remain stress free and focus on what my goals are. Find a way to do more work without having to actually do a lot of work 🙂 So far I’ve done pretty good, I come into work at 6:50 am and leave between 3:30 and 4. I’m a morning person, big time, so this work schedule works great for me and my work load.

Health wise still kicking major butt in that department. I’m enjoying my meditation/relaxation room, even Hannah has enjoyed it and my Hubby Dave has joined me for yoga. I had my doctors appointment and sure enough, with the new diet I have lost 10 lbs, my blood pressure is perfect and my iron is great! My Doctor is so impressed with my new diet and even suggested a couple of places to buy a lot more vegetables for half the price and local farmers market. Totally turning the American Food Pyramid upside down has completely turned our lives upside down for the better. My skin is looking so much better, little under the skin bumps that I had on my face, which of course look HUGE to me and no one else are going away. My hair doesn’t fall out as much as it was, I started noticing my blonde hair wasn’t all over the sink and floor after I would brush it out.
Energy level is way WAY up and brain fog, what brain fog? where? yeah don’t have it anymore.

My new way of life is actually spreading throughout my family, friends and at work. I now have coworkers coming up asking Ok, what do I need to do to get started? I always tell them to get mentally there first, do your research, watch Hungry for Change and Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. When you’re ready start with small baby steps, start with the basics. My mom is even trying to give up coffee and add more fruit and veggies into her diet. She became a meat and potatoes eater a couple of years ago after being a vegetarian for a long time. Though she is very picking about her food and doesn’t buy cheap stuff, it’s starting to bring her down physically. Also where my parents live they don’t have the Whole Foods or Farmer Markets close by. So I shipped her a couple of things to get her started. Organic green tea, Yerba Mate Dark Roast, this tea is awesome for those coffee drinkers that like strong coffee, soba and quinoa noodles. So far she loves them all. I’m such a rockstar daughter.

Over the next couple of weeks the Helm Family will be rocking out and living the dream. This weekend Hubby and I are taking a small road trip for some major R & R. We have it all planned out and even found local restaurants that are vegan and vegetarian friendly. The next weekend we have the 5k Color Run with the kids, we even have a team theme, Superheroes and of course awesome tube socks. Got Hannah Batman tube socks that have capes on the back. Max got Captain America with wings, Hubby and I Superman and Supergirl (but of course) tube socks. Got all of these fun shenanigans from http://www.superherostuff.com.
After all of this Hubby and I will start our process in volunteering at our church. We are so looking forward to donating our time and continuing our spiritual journey. Our Starting Point classes have been wonderful and really made us want that relationship with God even more.

So with all of that said I leave you with these words. The human spirit is a beautiful gift, you are loved more than you know and you are worth saving.

From my cup of tea to yours, Cheers!

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Do Work…

So this week flew by, seriously where did it go?

Well I can say it has been a very busy week. I started my new schedule at work, working from 7:00am to 3:30pm and getting up at 5am is rough. Trying to do my normal routine on the new hours has been a challenge. Hopefully after another week my mind, body and spirit will naturalize and find comfort in this new schedule.

Speaking of spirit, we fished the meditation / relaxation room. I am so excited. The rule is the room is to find serenity, not Joss Whedon’s Serenity though I do love me some Joss, but true serenity. Quiet the mind, body and soul. Find that peace with yourself, nature and God. You are not allowed to raise your voice in this room, we speak softly to each other. I can’t wait to start doing yoga more and having a room to do it in makes things so much easier. Having Hubby Dave join makes it even more exciting, YAY!!! Oh I mean yay! 🙂

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Meditation Room passes River’s inspection, silly kitty

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I love Yoga. Yoga is an ancient practice that helps create a sense of union in body, mind, and spirit. It brings balance. Completely clearing your mind, focusing on your breathing and poses you are in is so powerful. Your body grows stronger, more toned and more flexible as you move from one pose to another.
I love what it teaches you without saying a word. Discipline, awareness, handling stress and anxiety. Most importantly it teaches you how to quiet the mind so you can focus on your energy, encourages positive thinking and self acceptance. Oneness.

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On my new journey I look forward to expanding my yoga practice and focus on more poses, aka harder ones ;). I hope to be standing on my head by the end of the year. Due to my practice, not because I went crazy. Just making sure that’s clear.

From my cup of hot tea to yours. Namaste my friend!

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