Falling in love in the corners

September 6, 2011

It can start in the corner’s of your home. They can breathe a new life into you.

You can start fresh today. Your power is in your thoughts.

I am on a journey to fall in love with each part of myself. The woman, the mother, the partner, the creator…

My story and journey will look different than yours.

I have high anxiety disorder and OCD (I am not a believer in labels but you will understand those terms so I share them) along with a history of disordered eating. I am a chronic rearranger. I move furniture, rugs, cups, laundry…moving things to the point where no one can find where anything is. I used to eat entire bags of corn chips in the pantry closet. Or not eat enough at all.

I don’t eat gluten because it creates this high anxiety in me. I take a flower remedy to help with my fear of going new places, my kids take it before school when they feel anxious. I work with my thoughts. They are my power. They are yours too.

Making a decision to fall in love with my life means that I feel and experience it all.

I desire, I cry, I want, I wish, I dream, I do, I don’t, I use my voice, I know when to be silent.

I am in the flow of discovery and connection. I am fiercely in search of financial freedom from debt while being so grateful for the lessons and the path debt has shown me. I long to live in a larger house while each day falling in love with the spaces I live in.

I am falling in love in the corners. Once full of clutter they hold opportunity for space, for a fresh perspective. (Photo above from my love corner, more on that soon!)

Patrick and I fall in and out of rhythm. Times when we are touching, loving and talking allow the flow to feel like silk. Our children soak up the emotional energy and they feel better. When we fall out of rhythm, out of making space for each other the flow feels like rough water, churning and intense.

I go back to the corners. For me it is physical space, for you perhaps your journal or your movement practice. The corners of my home offer me a chance to find a feeling of settling, of knowing. They are ritual only just begun for me. How long have I kept those plates in that spot? Quite some time now.

We all feel unsettled, unfinished, unappreciated somewhere in our lives. I won’t stop rearranging completely as I love the freshness it opens up, but I am learning to find the ways to settle that part of my body that can’t be still, that needs to learn rhythm and quiet of mind.

As I do the work, as I settle my physical space, I see the connections. My patience, my creativity, my understanding, my voice –each a part of this process. This quieting of mind. It is part of my parenting and my loving. It is my connection to women all around me. It is the strength in my coaching and behind the web of my business.

I want to be your cup of hot tea on a rainy day, where you find comfort and inspiration.

My corners are breathing space. Look around and notice yours. What are your corners asking of you, whispering to you? They want you to fall in love inside of them.

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Learn more about journeying together on the path towards falling in love with your life as woman, business woman, mother.

 

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Jamie September 6, 2011 at 10:55 am

Well, you’re definitely my cup of tea on this rainy day! Thank you for the quiet filling of my corners. This post blossomed and resonated more with each word. Mwah!

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Hannah September 6, 2011 at 11:09 am

mwah back!

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Gretchen September 6, 2011 at 11:56 am

BEAUTIFUL!! I’ve been hearing these whispers in this new space of ours that is far from my dream. And I’ve just begun to embrace those whispers. Thanks for validating that it is important to give attention and love to those spaces. It only increases our love and attention that we experience too, doesn’t it? Aahh…you are always so inspiring in your honesty. Thanks!
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Hannah September 6, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Embrace the whispers, yes!

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Camille Williams September 6, 2011 at 5:30 pm

LOVE this.

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Hannah September 6, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Thank you Camille, always love knowing you are a part of this tribe of women.

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Hip Mountain Mama September 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Great post Hannah…very poetic and thought provoking! Love to you Mama!
~Suzy
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Hannah September 6, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Love to you, thank you Suzy for all your support!

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Tisha Morris September 7, 2011 at 9:54 am

Another beautiful post, Hannah.
In feng shui, the corners hold so much opportunity. They can collect dust, cobwebs, and stagnant energy OR they can be your biggest power spots.
I see you have chosen POWER.
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Hannah September 7, 2011 at 11:39 am

I love that they are power spots. I used to be a big collector of stuff in corners, now I am so careful! Yes, power. xo

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Betsy @ BMooreHealthy September 7, 2011 at 10:26 am

Oh Hannah your posts always bring a smile to my face!
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Hannah September 7, 2011 at 11:40 am

You bring a smile to mine! xo

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Laura September 7, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Hannah,

You always bring a smile to my face and joy to my day! The world stops when I see a new blog post from you. It is definitly my time, my space. Thank you.

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Hannah September 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Laura, that just brought joy to my heart.

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Kerry September 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Just discovered you… and the corners of my room. My eyes have just opened to the possibilities. Love, love this! Thank you.

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Hannah September 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

xoxoxoxo

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